Happy Days: Beaches, Friends & An Enormous Cake

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. 




I had a break from Happy Days last week as we got caught in lots of traffic coming home from our holiday to Wales and it was too late for me to write a post by the time we eventually got back. I've loved reading all of your happy posts though to see what you've all been up to!

Here's what has made me happy these past couple of weeks

  • Our big family holiday. Ian, the boys and I went to the Isle of Wight in June and then last week we went to Bluestone Wales, but this time my two stepchildren came too. It was pretty chaotic and my stepson was in a strop for most of the week - he's 9 going on 15! - but the other children had a lovely time and it was good for Ian to actually switch off from work, something he never does. 

  • Coming home to a mahussive Peter Rabbit birthday cake from Willows Farm, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter. The boys have had cake for breakfast every day! I'm giving away a family day pass to Willows Farm if you'd like to enter here.

  • Watching Stranger Things on Netflix. Ian watched it all a few days ago and said it was brilliant, so we watched it again together. It's soooo good. I have been annoying Ian by working out what's going on; I do enjoy unraveling a plot! Do you watch it? The only thing is that it's a really short series, so I will need recommendations on what to watch next. Ideas in the comments box please! 

  • Catching up with friends. We've been to quite a few toddler groups and mummy meet-ups this week and I've bumped into a few people that I've not seen in ages, so it's lovely to chat and see what they've been up to.

  • Hitting 12,000 Instagram photos shared using #MyHappyCapture. Oh it makes me so happy to see them all! Have you checked out July's round-up of favourites yet?

  • Courgettes and tomatoes! I came home from holiday expecting that my veggie patch would have withered and died, so you can imagine my delight when I saw that my first little courgettes and tomatoes have appeared. 

  • New clothes! I adore Joules clothing and I took advantage of the sale and treated myself to a few new gorgeous tops. I rarely buy things for myself so it was nice to spoil myself for a change! 

  • One of my blog posts went viral, eek! I had a bit of a rant about people frequently assuming I'm a childminder and it seems to have struck a chord with a lot of people. In just one day I had the same amount of traffic to that one blog post as I would have to my entire blog in two weeks. Crazy!

This weekend I'm hoping to go to the cinema with Ian. There are so many amazing movies out at the moment and this weekend we're hoping to see either Ghostbusters or Suicide Squad. I can't wait! Have a great weekend! 


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27 comments

  1. Our holiday sounds wonderful. I love that beach photo! Congratulations on your viral post too - how exciting! Thank you for hosting 🌸 #happydays

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  2. You had some good time here and lovely pics as well. I will use #myHappyCapture next time I use instagram! Well done for such a number. I really need to be up to date with it... #HappyDaysLinky

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  3. Happy to hear about such a lovely week! LOVE Beatrix Potter so much that I wanted to call my daughter Beatrix. I didn't win though! :) .. Congratulations on all the Instagram photo's and the viral post! Great week indeed, so much to be thankful for! xxx #happydayslinky

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  5. Yay for the viral blog post. I've clicked on it to read after! And a positive veggie plot discovery. I've just noticed ferral green beans on the plants I planted and basically ignored! #happydayslinky

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  6. What a great week, cake for breakfast and a viral post sound awesome to me! xx

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  7. I love bluestone Wales we have been twice and would go back in an instance looks like you had a fab time super photos thanks for hosting

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  8. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday, despite the strops! ;-) Congrats on the post and Instagram hashtag, I must remember to link up. And yay for homegrown veggies xx Thanks for hosting lovely

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  10. Cake for breakfast? Sounds like my perfect week! Congratulations on the viral post and boooooo to the bad traffic. Last time we travelled back from Wales we were stuck in horrendous traffic and the journey took more than twice the time it should have, not fun with kids! #HappyDaysLinky

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  11. Sounds like a fantastic week! I love love love Beatrix Potter. I never have as much luck with the plants though. I'm looking forward to joining in with the #HappyDaysLinky

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  12. Your holiday sounds wonderful. What a beautiful photo and way to go on your post that is awesome. xx

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  13. Some brill blog news - well done! Hope your holiday was really nice and relaxing :-) I am dying to clothes shop post baby...eek! Heard lots of things about Stranger Things so think should have a watch!! Hope your grown veg is yummy!! Thanks for hosting x

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  14. Great news that your veggie patch survived... the benefits of wet weather in the summer, I suppose! Thanks for hosting #HappyDays

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  15. We love Bluestone, sounds like most of you had fun too :-) I love Joules too and managed to get some nice bits in the sale. I hope you enjoyed your trip to the cinema. Thank you for hosting x

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  16. Wow two holidays you lucky thing and lots of meet ups sounds and more. It really sounds like you've had a great couple of weeks. #happydays

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  18. What an amazing! #happydayslinky

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    1. week.... Whoops. Typing between feeding kids :)

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  19. Sounds like a lovely week, and a great holiday overall. Well done on the viral post! I'm going to pop and read it now x
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  21. I really enjoyed Stranger Things too - they are making another series I have heard although what it will be about who knows! xx

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