Happy Days: Summer Holidays, Days Out And Time Together - What Katy Said

Happy Days: Summer Holidays, Days Out And Time Together

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!

Hurrah for school holidays! No more making packed lunches, no more rushing here there and everywhere. Just quality time with my biggest girl before she starts full time in September! We have been away the last few days and the photo above was taken at Longleat safari park – so brilliant there! I am writing this after walking about a million miles (ok maybe a couple) and so feel completely exhausted! It is worth it though, I would hate for the girls to have a substandard summer because I am pregnant. They are fab though and do understand when I need to have a sit down or can’t manage everything as I would normally do.

So what has made my happy list this week?

– Holidays. Having both Little G and Mr F home has been such a treat. I do wish we could always be together but then I would probably start to take them for granted. Luckily it won’t be too long and Mr F will have his 2 weeks paternity leave and as long as baby doesn’t come too early, he is also planning on working from home from 39 weeks.

– Splash parks. With Mr F being off, we have made the best of the time we have together. One of the days we went along to our local splash park and the girls loved it! We haven’t been in ages so it was even more of treat. I was glad to dip my feet in the water too – really need to get the paddling pool out again at home to do more of that!


– Netflix. I really am loving having our subscription and have made good use of it this week. Mr F went out a couple of evenings and so I snuggled on the sofa and watched a couple of movies. You may have also seen on IG that I managed a day of me time as he had taken the girls out. I laid in the garden and watched a bit more of Orange is the New Black. The girls have been loving the subscription too – so many great kids programs on there at the moment!

– Hair cut. I have newwwwww hair!! I posted a pic on IG if you fancy a look. I just wanted to feel a little more glam as I have been a little bit scruffy recently.

I actually cannot remember what else we’ve done this week. My brain is well and truly mush now and I am forgetting all sorts. Thankfully Little G has a memory like an elephant so as long as I make sure I tell her everything then she keeps me in check!

I hope you’ve had a good week!

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    Laura - dear bear and beany
    July 30, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Great picture! Longleat is a great day out, so much to do! Splash parks are brilliant, we have been to a couple this year and they just love them. Alice has a memory of an elephant too, most of the time its great, occasionally not so!!!!! Have a lovely weekend x

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    Sarah Christie
    July 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Kate your hair looks gorgeous, and hoorah for having a bit of me time. Its so hard when you are due any minute and its so hot, we had a heat wave the year Joe was born and it was so hard. Although I would love a heat wave now! I am literally so excited to see the new baby. I wish we had splash parks near us Joe would love it. Have a fab week xxx

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    There's always time for tea
    July 30, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Lovely photo! I’ve only got around to watching the first episode of new series of OINB. I need to get my act together! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for hosting! xx

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    Carol Cameleon
    July 30, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Theres nothing quite me- time! Love the photo of your girls at Longleat Katy, and i agree that its sooo nice to have family time 🙂 thanks for hosting #happydays

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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    July 30, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Bet that chill out time was lush. We are watching OITNB too and it is pretty funny. Must check out your hair and you remind me to get mine done end of next month. Sounds like a busy week – I feel the pressure to keep going too for the gremlin but really trying to rest!! Have a great week and thanks for hosting x

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    July 30, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    My kids love Netflix too, sometimes I think maybe we should get rid of sky but then change my mind #happydays

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    July 30, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    The splash park looks like so much fun, such a great idea, I really wish we had one near us. And your hair looks gorgeous! I’m the same, haircuts have most definitely become a yearly thing, I chop it shoulder length then just forget about it! #HappyDaysLinky

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    Katie Heels and Hooves
    July 30, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Yay for holidays and new hair. Glad you are getting to relax a bit too mrs. Thanks for hosting xx

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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    July 31, 2016 at 6:42 am

    It’s so lovely when you have the other half home isn’t it!! And your hair looks gorgeous! So glad you’ve had a nice week and the weather didn’t spoil the visit to the splash park xx #HappyDaysLinky

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    July 31, 2016 at 7:50 am

    I love your new hair – I always leave mine far too long and then the relief when I have a cut is amazing! Longleat looks fantastic, and I love a splash park – you’ve just reminded me to look up where our nearest one is. So pleased you’re managed to find some chill out time – enjoy your weekend and thanks for hosting!

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    July 31, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Great to hear you are pampering yourself and the family are taking good care of you. Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky

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    July 31, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    So nice to see you are having a good time – and I adore that photo of your girls. Hope you get plenty of opportunities to have some more pampering before your new arrival x

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    An imperfect mum (Catie)
    August 2, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Oh your hair looks gorgeous, so thick! I’d kill for thicker hair… We love splash parks too, sounds like a great week. Thank you for hosting ????

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    Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    August 2, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    That’s such a fantastic photo of the girls. We have had Netflix for yonks and love it. I originally only got the free trial to watch Breaking Bad! Ian has just watched Stranger Things which he said is brilliant so that’s one for your list when you’re done with OITNB x

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    One Messy Mama
    August 2, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Nothing like kicking back and relaxing for a bit! I’m sure you enjoyed every minute! #happydayslinky

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    August 5, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Ahh that sounds bliss. Enjoy lovely xx

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    Mrs TeePot
    August 8, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Gorgeous new hair, always helps me to get a hair cut, makes me feel refreshed and funky and new!

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      August 18, 2016 at 7:35 am

      I really need to make the effort more often x

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    Rosie M. Jordan
    August 27, 2016 at 4:12 am

    The girls look so lovely in that photo. I love this style of capture. Keep it up!

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