Happy Days: Back To School, Buying Blue and Far Too Much Chocolate - What Katy Said

Happy Days: Back To School, Buying Blue and Far Too Much Chocolate

Welcome to HappyDays! The idea of this linky is to inspire others to make the best out of every day, to see the happy in the little things. As no matter what, there is always something good in every single day- we just need to take the time to see it. Share your happy posts, Sian and I love to read them!


Thank you for all your well wishes last week, I am feeling soooo much better. The antibiotics have kicked in so the dizziness has stopped and I am back to the normal (ish). I can barely remember what I did yesterday so we shall see how many things I can remember from my week haha!!

What has made me so happy?

– Buying lots of baby bits. Now that I know he is a he I am super excited. It all seems real now and we have even settled on a name (fingers crossed anyway!!!).

– The garden. I am going to be sharing the work we’ve done in the next couple of days but it is looking so much nicer out there. The girls have been playing out every day and now I can trust they won’t catch themselves on something sharp or trip over debris.

– Chocolate. I *may* have eaten a large bar of dairy milk three times this week – three bars I mean, not splitting one over 3 days. Oopsie!

– Little G coming out of school smiling. She was so so nervous when I dropped her off on Monday and I did worry how she would get on, but thankfully she was absolutely fine. She came out telling me she’d planted sunflowers and sweet peas. Bless her heart.

– Getting our first choice for Reception class. I had been pretty confident we would get our first choice but on the morning of the results I became very panicked indeed. It suddenly dawned on me that should we have to go somewhere else that G would have to leave her friends behind. She has settled so well into the school and thankfully she will go up to the main school with all of her nursery friends. Yippee!!

– Being invited over to a few mummies houses for coffee. So nice after being away from school for so long.

– A new handbag. Say no more!

– Catching up with Sian. We live just around the corner from each other and speak via FB every day but somehow meeting up in person seems to be something we aren’t able to organise between us haha!

I cannot remember anything else but my overwhelming feeling is that this has been a good week.

I hope yours has been a good one too. 

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    Laura - dear bear and beany
    April 23, 2016 at 6:34 am

    I don’t see anything wrong with eating 3 large chocolate bars! I love handbags and have far too many, but never stops me buying more oops! Well done on your school place. How fab that you and Sian live so close X

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    Carie @ Space for the Butterflies
    April 23, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Yay what lovely happy things, I’m so glad you got the school you wanted, that’s such a relief (and definitely justifies celebrating with chocolate!)

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    April 23, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Awww you picked a name! So exciting! Calories don’t count when your pregnant, FACT! What a lovely week huni xxx

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    April 23, 2016 at 8:14 am

    We also got our first and only choice for Reception – phew! #HappyDaysLinky

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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    April 23, 2016 at 11:27 am

    eeek so exciting buying all the bits and a name! You sound like you have had a great week. So pleased with the school choice..must be a relief! I need to stop feeling guilty about chocolate…I will eat more!! haha. Thanks for hosting xx

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    Emma T
    April 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Even when you know that school choice should be fine, it’s always a last minute what if panic. I’ve so far only heard of people getting their 1st choice so that’s good.

    I’d also eat that much dairy milk given the chance!

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    An imperfect mum (Catie)
    April 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Glad you are feeling better. How lovely that you can now start buying your bits for baby, such a special time! Sounds like a lovely week ????

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    April 23, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    So glad you are feeling better and that you got your first choice for Little G’s reception class – what a relief that must have been for you. I saw your new bag on Facebook and have to confess to a little bit of handbag envy! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend and thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky 🙂

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    April 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Loving the garden now – doors open, no mud, warm.. Feels like summer some days. Milestones like school choices are stressful even when you’re pretty certain of the outcome – our daughter got the same school as her older brother and that was a relief – as if she wouldn’t!
    Thanks for the link 🙂

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    April 23, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic week! And great news about the school place! Keep enjoying the chocolate! 🙂 Thank you for hosting the Linky X

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    April 23, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Pleased to hear you are feeling better. You’ve had some lovely happy day moments. Thanks for hosting.

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    April 24, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Overwhelming happiness! I liked that last line! Getting to buy baby things and boy names are hard, well done on finding something. 3 chocolate bars, that is fine, your pregnant! The extra sugar rush will keep you going! Thanks for hosting again 🙂

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    Louise (Squished Blueberries)
    April 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    It’s so exciting buying boy things after two girls isn’t it? 3 big chocolate bars in a week is perfectly acceptable when you’re pregnant, there’s got to be some perks! Glad you had a good week after being so poorly x

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    April 24, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Oooh enjoy your chocolate and feel no guilt!!! Pleased the reception application went well, it is always a nervous time. Hope you have a good week x

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    Alice Megan
    April 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Congratulations on getting your first choice school. Your little boy must be a chocoholic 😉

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    April 24, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Aww what a lovely week. It is fun buying something a little bit different from what you’re used to. I remember I was like that when I had my little girl after two boys. Glad you got your first choice of school and she is settling in after the holidays x

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    April 25, 2016 at 6:17 am

    So pleased you are feeling better. It’s very reassuring when they seem to like school, it can be really worrying if they are going to settle in okay. Izzy has always taken to everything really well but Clara is a lot more cautious and can be a bit clingy at nursery so I think we will worry a lot more about her when it comes to a school! #happydayslinky

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    Sarah Christie
    April 25, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I am so glad you have hd a better week Kate, and oooh enjoy the chocolate! Our two spend hours in the Garden in fact Joe would sleep out there if I let him, they just love it xx

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    There's always time for tea
    April 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Sounds like you have had a lovely week! Buying baby bits is exciting and well done on being organised with his name! Thanks for hosting xx

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    Mrs Taylor
    April 26, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    What a lovely week! So glad your little one got her place in reception with her nursery friends always a worry. Ooooh new handbag? Details please! #happydayslinky

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    Bridget (Bridie By The Sea)
    April 27, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Sounds like a fab week! Aahh no guilt at all about the chocolate, my main food group was cake when I was pregnant 😉 So exciting that you know it’s a boy – congrats! Thanks for hosting this lovely linky xxx #happydayslinky

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    lizzie ( firstooth )
    April 29, 2016 at 7:45 am

    You only ate 3? You can do better next week… lol! I love visiting mums for a catch up its not as relaxing with my baby beasts in tow but we all have fun. I saw some of your new baby bits and I’m excited for you x thanks for hosting x

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      April 30, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Haha I ate a giant Galaxy bar this week- it was yum!! xx

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    Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    April 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    I think because we chat almost every single day it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since I actually saw you! Tut tut, must be less of a hermit! x

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