Happy Days: Great friends, Nasty Germs and Flying Solo - What Katy Said

Happy Days: Great friends, Nasty Germs and Flying Solo

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!


Oh my days I am writing this very last minute and I haven’t managed to do any of my commenting yet – I will get there I promise but it is already bedtime and I have just this minute rushed through the front door after being at an NCT presale. I had totally forgotten that I was volunteering this weekend (why on earth did I volunteer at all with a 2 week old??) and it was only that G brought home an NCT leaflet in her book bag that I remembered!! If you have never volunteered then you really should – you don’t have to be a member and it means you get the pick of the bargains before the general public! Hurrah!!

It has been a funny old week with Mr F going back to work on Wednesday. I kept thinking that it was Monday so that has thrown me all week. In my head it is only Wednesday today so it is a bonus that it is now the weekend! We have also become a germ infested household which has not been fun! I am the only one that escaped so far – fingers crossed I stay healthy!

So what has brought a smile to my face this week?

– Routine. As much as I have loved having Mr F home, I am quite glad to be able to get back into some sort of normal. I am a bit of a control freak so being able to put washing on etc and be in charge of the house leaves me feeling happy, whereas him being home means I get a little bit lazy and reliant on him.

– A visit from Aby and Baby. They made the hour and a half trip round the M25 to come see us which was so lovely. They came bearing gifts too, for me and for Baby – including the most gorgeous Jellycat elephant called Fuddlewuddle!

Baby LJ and Baby Boy

– My new lightbox. Aby managed to pick one up for me and brought it with her when she came. I’ve been wanting one for ages so I am well chuffed!

– Bargain nappies. I managed to pick up some brand new cloth nappies at the NCT sale for less than half the RRP. I am so excited to start using them again as I really slacked with LJ.

– Walking. I have been suffering really badly with my knees and lower back since giving birth but I bought some knee supports and have been driving everywhere and that seems to have allowed me to heal. I managed to walk to and from town on Thursday – including a hike up the steepest hill in town and it felt good!

– Pregnancy news. I have found out one of my friends is expecting, which means we will have 3 children all the same age!

– House Of Cards. We are currently addicted to it and so every night between baby’s 7pm and 10pm feed we squeeze in a few episodes. I so wish we’d had Netflix years ago!!

My arm is now going numb from holding baby and trying to type with the other hand, so I think I’ll leave it there. Baby brain hasn’t left me yet so I’ve probably forgotten something!

I hope you’ve had a good week 🙂

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Karen TwoTinyHands
    September 24, 2016 at 8:16 am

    You keep resting Katy. Sounds like your still recovering. Lovely getting visits from friends isn’t it. #happydays

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    Carol Cameleon
    September 24, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Germs are never good and often don’t get us until we stop…. so don’t stop! (fine chance eh?!) So lovely that Aby came to see you like a wise old ‘man’ bearing gifts! Sounds like a busy week. Thanks for hosting #HappyDays

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    Sarah Howe
    September 24, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Aw bet was lovely to see Aby with gifts! I’m a bit like you; prefer the routine so glad you managing going solo! I loved House of Cards! Watch Making a Murderer! Truely shocking! Thanks for hosting xx

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    Laura - dear bear and beany
    September 24, 2016 at 11:33 am

    You are crazy volunteering with a newborn, you need to rest lovely. So lovely for you to see Aby and Baby and fab gifts! Thanks for hosting X

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    September 24, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Well done on getting through the first few days of solo parenting! So sorry to hear everyone’s been ill – I hope you continue to avoid it and can plough on through. How lovely to have a visit from Aby and Baby though – and the gifts sound fab! I love my lightbox, have so much fun faffing with it! Thanks for hosting 🙂

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    Katie Heels and Hooves
    September 24, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    How lovely to have a visit from Aby! And I’m really pleased you are walking more comfortable now xx

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    Rosie @ Little Fish
    September 24, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Glad you’ve got some routine back – don’t you go over doing though girl, you just had a baby!
    We still haven’t checked out House of Cards – must give it a whirl one of these days! Thanks for hosting. I don’t know how you do it all – you are amazing! x

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    Alana - Burnished Chaos
    September 25, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Sounds like a great week (apart from the pesky germs). My youngest is two and baby brain still hasn’t left me!
    #HappyDaysLinky

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    Susan Mann
    September 25, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Way to go on flying solo, it’s always daunting at first. You know you can do it, but you worry. Sorry about all the bugs, that sucks. Hope you all get better soon. Lots of love xx

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    An imperfect mum (Catie)
    September 25, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I can’t believe you are already back Katy. You are superwoman. How lovely that Aby and Baby came to visit. Love jelly at toys and a light box!!! Wow I want one too ❤️ #HappyDays

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    Rhian Harris
    September 26, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Congratulations! Glad to hear it’s all going OK so far (minus the germs) #happydays

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    Sarah Christie
    September 26, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Ah I remember the days of doing everything with one arm, and hoorah foe going solo, once you get in a routine its great it just the thought of it isn’t it? x

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    Natalie
    September 26, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Oh gorgeous picture it is always nice getting into a little routine! Hope you are enjoying all those newborn baby snuggles #happydays

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    Jane
    September 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    ah the Jellycat Fuddlewuddle elephant – my little boy will be 2 in December. He was given one of the elephants on the first day he was born and ‘Ele’ has been the cuddly of choice almost from that day – they are gorgeous! Congratulations on the birth of your little one 🙂

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