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Happy Days: A new bed, time for reading and happy tears

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!


Wow I need to sit and write this list – it has not been a good week! It started off so well, with a lovely first 2 days of the holidays with the girls. By Wednesday morning it had all gone down hill with me falling, almost breaking my arm and then both Lils and I coming down with a sickness bug. Wills has now caught that bug and so we are a right sorry state!

So what glimmers of sunshine have kept me going this week?

– Instagram friends. I’ve been chatting with the lovely Mother Freckle on IG and she just makes me smile! I am slowly finding my love of IG again – not so much for my own social purposes but for chatting with other people via stories and just general chat within posts.

– New bed. So I don’t know if I said but when they brought our new bed a couple of weeks ago there was a mix up with the divan base. It has been rectified now and so I have spent this morning putting my shoes neatly in the under bed storage.

– Rainbow cake. My friend Lucy made a massive rainbow cake the other day but as she is on a diet plan she can’t eat it. She asked if I’d like a slab and of course I couldn’t say no!

– New trousers. In fact new clothes! I had a really unsuccessful shopping trip the other week but I tried again and managed to grab some bargains in the Next sale. Normally the rails are empty but for whatever reason there was still loads of great things left.

– Reading. I have been reading at night again, Mr F has been reading beside me, but the thing I have realy loved is seeing my girls taking the time to read. We went to the library on Monday and they each took out 10 books. Reading is absolutely everything and so to see them doing it for pleasure just makes me so happy!

– Finding my style. Ages ago I wrote about how I had found my style at last, finding gorgeous clothes in Gap. I still felt as though I hadn’t found a store that I could go to for every day things though but I am really loving Next right now. I always thought of them as being for older women (say 40s, not like 80s) and preferred shopping in New Look or H&M. I guess I am just finally accepting that I am not 18 anymore and I am totally loving Next style!

– Happy tears. Oh I sobbed and sobbed the other night watching a movie. It is based on a book by Nicholas Sparks (of The Notebook, A Walk To Remember (which is my all time fave), Dear John and so many more) and it just had a brilliant ending. Go check out The Longest Ride on Netflix if you have it.

The rest of the week is a blur really, of sickness and aching bones. Hopefully next week will be better – at least hopefully the sun will come back so we can get out of this germy house!

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    Harry's Honest Mummy
    July 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I am so bad in the Next sale. I buy loads of things in two sizes and end up taking more than half of it back. I try and look for my son as well, and I don’t know why it is but there is NEVER anything in his size – no matter what age he has been. Since having Harry I have said I am going to pay to see a stylist. My body shape changed completely and I look at my wardrobe now with dread. I fear I have become frumpy mummy. I’m just going to have to stop talking about it and just do it! Thanks for sharing your week. #HappyDaysLinky

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    Karen | TwoTinyHands
    July 30, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I’m not a huge fan of shopping, I even find next a struggle for things I like. I like their jeans though! I like it when movies give you all the tears my oh laughs at me when I cry at the tv! It’s feels good after!
    Yes please to some rainbow cake!!
    ‪#happydayslinky

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    Susan Mann
    July 30, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I’m not a fan of shopping, I went to the Next Sale once, never again. Aww movies are good. Rainbow cake is so pretty, love it. It is hard to find a style that suits I find as you get older. I am really struggling with my birthday this year xx

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    Beth Owen
    July 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I love shopping but when it comes to NEXT sales, I stay indoors and wait to do it online! We were on holidays while it was on this year. I had a quick look through and managed to get some bargains!

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    Lisa
    July 31, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Aww poor you. You’re definitely due a better week this week! I’m glad I’ve found some fellow haters of shopping. I never manage to find anything in the sales. We’re off on holiday in a couple of weeks and I’ve had to space out the shopping over the last few as I’m so impatient. I can’t do those girly ‘lets go shopping’ trips ? #happysdayslinky

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    Valerie
    August 1, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    I’m so sorry you’ve been sick, we have, too. 🙁 I love the idea of this linky – I’m going to plan to join in next week. 🙂

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    Rosie @ Little Fish
    August 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Oh no, what a week!!! Hope that you are all feeling better now. That rainbow cake sounds AMAZING! Thanks for the movie tip, will check that one out! x #HappyDaysLinky

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    Rebecca Hollick www.tutusandtea.co.uk
    August 6, 2017 at 12:47 am

    I really need to get in to reading again! Feels like all my time is spent on Instagram!

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