Happy Days: Sleepy Smiles & Date Days

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

"Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them but you know they're always there.



This week has been one of those crazy weeks, with a blogging conference at the weekend, a date day, and lots of changes going on with the children's schools and nursery. I can't believe it's the weekend again already, as I feel like I just wrote last week's Happy Days post!

What has made me happy this week?

  • Going to Britmums Live for the first time ever. For those of you who aren't bloggers, BML is a blogging conference in London. I traveled there and back with a very pregnant Katy and got to meet loads of amazing bloggers. It's strange because I feel like I've known these people for years already, yet apart from a handful most of them I've never met before. I'm not planning to write a full on post about the event, but I will be writing about some of the brilliant people I met so keep your eyes peeled for that one.

  • Having a date day. We went to Moggerhanger Park for afternoon tea, but we've actually rescheduled for this weekend as I forgot to mention that I'm vegan so that threw them a bit of a curveball. Ian and I still enjoyed some tea and time together, and I can't wait to see what they'll come up with when we return this weekend.

  • Poppies! Kasia, the photographer I met up with last week, had shown me a spectacular poppy field near my house, so I went back with the boys and to say I'm pleased with the photos is an understatement. I've had some incredibly amazing feedback from people, it's given me a real boost of confidence when it comes to my photography skills. And I've been inundated with messages from people wanting to know where the poppies are! 

  • Finding out more about Little N's nursery school. I don't think I have mentioned this before on the blog, but Little N wasn't offered a nursery school place in April when the allocations were done. We thought he would get into the one at the school a minute from our house - but he didn't. So then we had to go on waiting lists for all the other nursery schools. He eventually got offered a place at two other nurseries, but I hadn't visited either of them, so when we picked one we were accepting blindly. On Tuesday we had the new intake meeting and now I am feeling very reassured that we have chosen the right one. Phew!

  • Holding a tiny frog. I mean, tiny. I was planting lavender in the front garden when something jumped past my hand. It was a tiny frog, less than an inch long. I picked it up and took it through the house and into the back garden where our pond is. It was so cute! 

  • Little N smiling in his sleep when I checked on the boys on my way to bed last night. Precious moments like these are what motherhood is all about. 

This weekend we are taking the boys to a birthday party - yes another one, mini socialites that they are! And heading back to Moggerhanger Park for afternoon tea. What are your plans?

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12 comments

  1. Brit Mums sounds amazing - seriously thinking about plucking up the courage to go next year! I adore your poppy field shots, they're just stunning. That's great that you feel reassured by your nursery visit too - that must have been pretty stressful!

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  2. It was really lovely to meet you last weekend, I saw the comment you left on my post and I agree it does feel like I know you from reading your blog. I hope our paths meet again :-) I just love your poppy field photos, you should be proud of yourself. x

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  3. Sian you poppy pics are just gorgeous I would be thrilled if I have taken them,such stunning colours. Congratulations on the nursery school it is always so stressful you can relax a bit now on that score and enjoy all the firsts, sports day, nativity etc xx

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  5. You had some fab moments and the poppy photos are magical! But your last point got me... those magic moments make it all worth while! Thank you for hosting 🌸

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  6. awww I remember tiny frogs in my parents pond when we were kids. they used to hop out and if it was a hot day they'd stick to the patio stones. I used to go around keeping the stones wet all day and popping them back in the water :) #HappyDaysLinky

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  7. Lots of lovely things have happeed over the week for you. Pleased to hear that you feel you made the right choice with that placement. #HappyDaysLinky

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  8. That photo is gorgeous! I haven't seen a tiny frog this year! They are usually hopping about up my parents. I'm glad you enjoyed britmums! Thanks for hosting lovely xx #Happydays

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  9. Sounds like a good week. BritMums was fun x

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  10. I went to BritMums too, but would you go again? I don't know if I would - it was so overwhelming and I really struggled! Your poppy fields photo is incredible, it looks amazing. #happydayslinky

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  11. Tiny frogs and sleeping smiles. Just lovely 😀 #happydays 😀

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  12. So glad you are pleased with the nursery, they really are lovely there so he will do brilliantly! xx

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