Happy Days: Family Time, DIY and Baskets of Strawberries - What Katy Said

Happy Days: Family Time, DIY and Baskets of Strawberries

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!


This week has been so nice as Mr F has had the week off. He hadn’t used any of his holiday allowance so far this year and what with baby coming we probably won’t be going too many places to need him to use many days. So, he decided to take a few random weeks off to spend with us at home, this week being one of those weeks. We haven’t done too much but it has just been nice to spend that extra time together.

So what has made me happy this week?

– Mr F being home. I really miss him when he is at work, sounds slushy but he is my best friend and so spending time together is my favourite thing. 🙂

– Getting my photo wall started in the hall. It has been something I’ve wanted to do for ages and this week we found out our neighbours were going away – perfect opportunity to drill 6 million holes!! I am so pleased with how it is looking and just need to order the photos now!!

– Bank appointments. On Tuesday we had a mammoth appointment at the bank to discuss borrowing some money for a car. Instead of a loan we wanted to extend our mortgage and I was worried because the last time we discussed our mortgage I was working full time. But, they were absolutely brilliant and accepted our situation. Now we just have to find a car!! So so excited!!

– Strawberry picking. Can you believe I haven’t been since I was 2 years old? Probably down to the fact that if I eat a whole strawberry I come out in a rash. Weirdly if it is all mushed up in a blender I have no issues at all. Anyway, we went strawberry picking on Thursday and filled two massive baskets.

– Baking. Due to the huge number of strawberries we picked, I had to think of a few different recipes to use them all up. So, yesterday was a baking day – more to come on that! Yum! 🙂

– Lovely comments. I had this in my happy list a few weeks ago but again this week some people have left some truly lovely comments. They always make me smile so thank you xx

I feel like I’ve missed something but my brain is like mush these days!! Hope you’ve had a good week too 🙂

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37 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura - dear bear and beany
    June 18, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I miss my husband too, we are just better when we are all together. I’m pleased you had a lovely family week. Oh and that is weird about the strawberries 🙂 x

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Totally weird! xx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    June 18, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Hooray for a new car! So many more opportunities to meet up! Whoop! Lots of love huni xxx

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Whoop whoop!!! 🙂 x

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    Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    June 18, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Ooh yum strawberries! Plus I know what you mean about having mr h home. Sometimes actually its lovely when they are just home instead of going away somewhere! Glad you had a lovely week xx

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Definitely- a holiday always leaves me needing another holiday so it is nice to stay home x

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    Gianna
    June 18, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Aww, that sounds like a lovely week 🙂 love strawberry picking 🙂 #happydayslinky xxx

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      We’ll definitely be going again x

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    Charlotte
    June 18, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Love strawberry picking, we are planning on growing our own next year #happydayslinky

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      We have grown our own the last couple of years, although they aren’t growing too well this year x

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    June 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Oh I love those random weeks where my husband has time off and we all just spend it together at home! Lovely to have that time altogether before the next little one arrives!

    I do love strawberries and picking them too! How weird that if they’re blended you’re ok with them though. There really is no explaining allergies sometimes!

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      I know, so weird! I thought I may have grown out of it but a couple of summers ago I got a rash after eating half a whole strawberry x

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    June 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Oh how bizarre that you cannot eat whole strawberries but can mashed up. I love baking with fresh strawberries. I love when the hubby has time off too. Hope you have a lovely week x

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      It is weird isn’t it? It puts me off eating any to be honest x

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    Katie Heels and Hooves
    June 18, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Isn’t it lovely to get a bit of time with your other half sometimes. Exciting about the new car too! xx

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      I am super excited!! xx

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    Angela at Daysinbed
    June 18, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Strawberrys are so yummy. It sounds like a productive week and well done with the car situation! 🙂

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks Angela xxx

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    June 18, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Love the photos of the girls strawberry picking and doing lots of baking is always fun. How lovely to have Mr F home for the week too and glad that you got the mortgage extension agreed to buy your new car. Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky 🙂

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Keep an eye out for the recipes 🙂 x

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    susankmann
    June 19, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Aww what a great week. Those strawberries look fab. And great news on the car and mortgage. Have a lovely week xx

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you lovely xx

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    Sarah Christie
    June 19, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I love new car shopping, so exciting and it will be great to have one with lots of space when little man comes along. Its lovely all spending time at home together isn’t it? Gosh I haven’t picked strawberries since I was about 10, Joe would love it, Jack doesn’t like strawberries, he’s so odd he doesn’t like any red fruit !!

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Haha not even red grapes? I am not a huge fruit fan to be honest so I don’t blame him x

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    An imperfect mum (Catie)
    June 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Oh I said lovely comments too this week, it is just the best feeling when someone leaves a lovely comment so I understand why you would want to repeat. How lovely to be getting a new car! I would love to go strawberry picking with the boys…may have to look into that.

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      Oh yes take them -it is so lovely! x

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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    June 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I feel exactly the same when Mr C is home, I love just having him around ❤️ Congrats on getting the money to get a new car, how exciting! #happydayslinky xx

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      I am so so excited, we’ve seen one we want, we just need to get the funds into our account x

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    New Mummy Blog
    June 19, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    What a lovely week! I so agree with you about hubby being your best friend, I really can’t wait for mine to get home if he’s been away and then turn into some non-stop talking machine! In saying that sometime I do it just after he’s been at work for the day 🙂 Your strawberry picking sounds lovely!
    Thanks for hosting x

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      I am always like that when he is just at work!! x

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    jeremy@thirstydaddy
    June 20, 2016 at 12:28 am

    sometimes the best days off are when there are no plans involved. Great to be able to spend some extra time together every once in a while #happydays

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Definitely the best days x

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    One Messy Mama
    June 20, 2016 at 1:53 am

    What a productive week! Sounds glorious! Envious about that Photo wall, I really need to get mine up! #happydayslinky

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      I am so so pleased with it – just need to get the photos in now! x

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    There's always time for tea
    June 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    The strawberry picking place hasn’t opened around here yet. We’ve never taken the kids, we say we will every year and never get around to it! It’s definitely happening this year. Thanks for hosting lovely xx #Happydays

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      Katy
      June 20, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      We’ve been saying for ages but finally this year was the year!! We did have strawberries coming out of our ears haha! xx

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    Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    June 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Hooray for a new car! We have found ours, just need to sort the finance out then it is MINE! x

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