Happy Days: Off Grid

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. 



This weekend could not have come quicker! Our wifi hasn't worked properly for months, and this week it has not worked at all. A blogger's worst nightmare! Three weeks ago we had an engineer out who said the cable in the street is broken, but they had no engineers available to fix it until 20th August.  Today is finally the day! 

Here's what has made me happy this week

• Being off grid. It's amazing how much more you can get done when you don't have your phone constantly buzzing and bleeping away. I should switch off more often! 

• Japanese food. We didn't make it to the cinema on Sunday as Ian was put off by negative reviews of Suicide Squad. Instead we went to Kazoku, a new Japanese restaurant in Hitchin. We'd gotten takeaway from there earlier in the week and loved it and couldn't wait to go back for more. It's so good; if you're in the area you must visit!

• Swimming. It's been a long slog with Little N's swimming lessons. He lacked confidence to begin with, and now he is just so up and down each week. He has had two private lessons over the past two weeks and the difference it has made is incredible! On Thursday he got in the pool with me and said "hold my hands mummy" and then started to swim! 

• JJ's speech. He can say "there, mama, nanna, yes, no, down, dada, oh dear" Ummm I can't think of anymore, but he is learning more each day. I feel like we've been waiting for ages for him to start to talk but knew that when he did start it would snowball! 

• Time with friends. I caught up with my friend and her son at an outside play session. We'd not seen each other in a few weeks as we'd both been on our holidays. I also caught up with my group of mummy mates and our kids. We took picnics to the nearby fields and the kids were let loose with their balance bikes and scooters. Little N has definitely outgrown his scooter now, I must get him a new one soon! 

I shall be spending my weekend waiting in for the Internet engineer and then catching up with everything! What are your plans?


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17 comments

  1. What a nightmare for you, I wouldn't be able to cope with no internet! It's so lovely when you can just go to a field throw down a blanket for a picnic and let the kids play. I love summer. Thanks for hosting x

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  2. I totally can't cope with no internet, makes me so stressed! Sounds like you had some lovely moments huni x

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  3. Sounds like a fabulous week particularly the Japanese food, yum! Thank you for hosting #HappyDays

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  4. My boys had swimming lessons and in just 6 weeks there was an incredible difference. I must save up to get them some more.
    This weekend we are taking it easy apart from a family bbq tomorrow which we are all looking forward to!

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  5. So pleased for your little one talking. Ic an't wait for Baba to speak! And I love Japanese food too. It seems like you had a good week, despite this internet problem. Good luck. I hope it will get fixed soon. #HappyDaysLinky

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  6. The idea of going off grid both excites and terrifies me! I'm sure it would do me the world of good, but I'm not sure I could do it! I'm a tech/social media addict!
    Yay for JJ's speech coming on! How exciting!

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  7. I wish I could spend some time off grid, I'm sure it would be a great thing to do but I feel too addicted! I'm really glad you've enjoyed the time away from the digital world though. So cute about the swimming progress too, you must feel so proud! X #HappyDays

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  8. Ah bet a meal out was lovely :-) I feel the need to switch off sometimes...you do end up always being on your phone eh? Your little ones speech sounds so cute...it's the best thing. Thanks for hosting xx

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  9. Sometimes it's nice to switch off, even if it's a little frustrating for work. Yay for swimming and speech. And I adore this photo, by the way xx

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  10. I spotted a new Japanese restaurant in town yesterday and tempted to try it! I have no notifications on my phone, helps feel off grid but know to check often!! Lol

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  11. I'm not sure I could do without the internet. My phone died the other day and I felt so isolated and vulnerable. Sounds like a good plan though and nothing better than being in a field and just spending some lovely time together. Great photos x

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  12. That really is every bloggers worst nightmare! Great news on Little N's swimming. My son hated his swimming lessons and then a week on holiday being in the pool every day changed him completely. And well done JJ, my little one took ages to talk too and this past few weeks she is learning so many new words its amazing to see.

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  13. ah you are near Hitchin. I grew up in St Albans :) we have a Japanese restaurant in Weston and it is fab. such lush food :) #happydays

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  14. Ah a lovely week, the Japanese food sounds fab. I love it when little ones speech starts to develop it is so exciting and cute x

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  15. The thing I am dreading most about moving house is the time without internet, sounds like the break has actually been really good for you though. xx

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  16. What a lovely week! I always dread having no internet, but when it occasionally happens, as you say, it is quite refreshing. I've still never tried Japanese food - I really must. It sounds lovely!
    It is great that your little one's speech is developing. Such an exciting stage! X

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  17. It is always refreshing when you don't have the internet and it makes you realise what is important. Did the internet get sorted yet? x

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