Happy Days: Freedom, Generosity And The School Bear - What Katy Said

Happy Days: Freedom, Generosity And The School Bear

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!


Must just say sorry about being a bit rubbish at RT’ing last week – my brain is all over the place at the moment. Will try harder this week but do know I appreciate everyone who joins in x

Phew! School is finally over and done with for the summer! It has been so hot this week I have wished the time away – as well as wishing for rain (sorry about that!). But here we are, done and dusted ready for 6 whole weeks with our biggest girlie at home. I cannot wait and Mr F has next week off too so we are going to make the most of the time together, with a few days away to the beach and other bits and bobs.

So what has made my happy list this week?

– Freedom. Having a car this week has cheered me up no end. We have been a one car family for 10 years now, so having one to myself in the week has been fab!

– Kind friends. Mr F came home from work with 4 big bags of clothes for baby – to keep him in outfits until he is 4!! How amazing is that?

– The school bear. Seeing G’s face when she came out holding the school bear was just so sweet. He had great fun with us, playing out in the garden. I got some lovely shots – the one up at the top is my favourite 🙂

Bear Paw Crowns

– Crafts. I’ve been a bit rubbish at doing crafts with the girls recently as I just don’t have the motivation or imagination. We were sent a lovely little box of bits and bobs from BEAR Nibbles and so we spent one morning making these crowns (and scoffing on the fruity treats). They have teamed up with The Wildlife Trusts to encourage kids to get outside – great idea!

– A sprinkler. With the extreme heat almost killing me, I decided that we needed a sprinkler. I picked one up in an Asda sale and it is the best £8 I’ve spent in ages!

– Lunch with a friend. Again, having a car means I can actually leave the house and do stuff! We went into town and had a yummy lunch at our local ‘spoons. Say no more!

– Instagram. I passed 3000 followers and have had a sudden boom in followers the last couple of days too. I got my highest ever likes count for this post too. If you don’t follow me then I would love if you popped over and had a look 🙂

Now hopefully I will have had a good night sleep as you are waking up to this. However, LJ accidentally had soya yesterday (my fault completely) so we may all be feeling a little rough after a night of no sleep at all. Let’s hope not eh?

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20 Comments

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    An imperfect mum (Catie)
    July 23, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Congrats with your IG. I’m loving IG at the moment too! The lavender photo is beautiful! Have a great holiday! #HappyDays

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    Sarah Howe
    July 23, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Bet that sprinkler was lush! Well done on insta. Having that freedom of the car makes such a difference so lovely seeing friends 🙂 how lucky to get all the baby clothes? Not long now!! Xx thanks for hosting x

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    Karen
    July 23, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Love your Instagram photo. In fact all your photos. Sprinklers sound like such a fun idea! Thanks for hosting #hsppydayslinky

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    Gianna
    July 23, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Yay! Summer hols ???? hope you sleep better #happydays. X

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    Laura - dear bear and beany
    July 23, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I loved your lavender photo! Yay to freedom, what difference it will be for you to be able to get out and about more. I love a bargain and £8 for a sprinkler is fab. That first photo is gorgeous x

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    July 23, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Aw they look so cute in their headbands! I am so glad that you have a car! Whoop! Thanks for hosting chick xx

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    Me, You and Magoo
    July 23, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I saw your beautiful lavender photo over on IG…what a special moment to capture.
    And sprinklers! What a genius idea…we often spent hot Summers running through a sprinkler in our back garden.
    I’ve linked up with a post about a sensory activity for adults living with dementia using plants from my own garden. I’m really happy that my homegrown plants bought back some happy memories for the people who took part in the activity.
    Many thanks for hosting #happydayslinky

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    jeremy@thirstydaddy
    July 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Hope you ended up getting that good night’s sleep Katie. Congrats on the car! #happydays

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    Charlotte
    July 23, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Congrats on the followers. I want a sprinkler but my garden is a right tip at the moment so it will probably end up being bog if I got a sprinkler #happylist

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    One Messy Mama
    July 23, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful Summer. With a mixture of rain and sunshine! xxx #happydays

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    Samantha
    July 24, 2016 at 4:16 am

    The crowns are beautiful. What a great way to get the kids out side and really exploring all of natures beauty. Thank you for hosting #happdayslinky

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    Alana
    July 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I love the whole class mascot thing, the smile on my son’s face whenever he comes home with his is just priceless. As for the sprinkler, what a fantastic idea!

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    Lizzie firstooth
    July 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Well I hope you managed to get some sleep! I couldn’t be without my car so I bet it’s been lovely to whizz about in your and meet friends for lunch. Well done on Instagram too lovely! x

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    Katie Heels and Hooves
    July 24, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    HOw lovely to have a car and some freedom! And so cute that she was so pleased with the school bear. Congratulations on reaching such a huge number on Instagram and thanks for hosting xx

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    Helena
    July 25, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Lots of lovely things have happened for you. I particularly love the generosity of your friends who’ve sent you bags of clothes and the crafting you’ve done. You’ve also got me wishing for my freedom now. I’ve not been able to drive post surgery. Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky

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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    July 26, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Wow congrats on your Instagram honey!! I couldn’t agree more with the freedom of having a car. I’d be lost without mine. Thanks for hosting (and sorry for my lateness)!!! xx #happydayslinky

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    Rebecca
    July 26, 2016 at 10:58 am

    What a lovely week! How amazing is hubby coming home with all of those clothes!? Spoons is always good! Congratulations on 3000 followers!
    I hope you had a good night’s sleep and all the best with the last bit of your pregnancy. X #HappyDaysLinky

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    Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    July 26, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    My boys looooove Bear snacks. I hope LJ was okay after the soya!x

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    susankmann
    July 28, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    We love bear snacks here. Love love love the lavender photo! We are into our 5th week of the summer here. Enjoy. That first photo is gorgeous. Have a great week x

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    Carol Cameleon
    July 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I would totally not be without a car… just knowing you’ve got the freedom is fab so I can absolutely understand your happy here Katy! And the sprinkler too – and I’m not even pregnant! Thanks for hosting #HappyDays

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