HappyDays Linky #13 - What Katy Said

HappyDays Linky #13

Welcome to HappyDays! I co-host this linky with Jenna (Tiny Footsteps) so please do remember to go over to her post and say hi! We want to inspire you to make the best out of every day, appreciating the little things in life and having happy days.

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in last week, it was so nice to see familiar faces returning for the new year and great to see some new faces joining in for the first time!

I really enjoyed reading Jess’ post- not only does she have a shiny new blog name ‘Picnics in the Rain’ which I LOVE but her little girl is at the same stage as Baby L- mimicking everything including clinking glasses which is so cute!

Over to my week…

Out & About

You may have seen our post about our trip to the cinema at the weekend. Little G and I saw Paddington and it was lovely to have mummy daughter time. I haven’t been to the cinema in the longest time so it was nice to get out of the house and do something a bit different!

On Sunday afternoon we went to a birthday party for a little boy we know. I didn’t take L as I thought she might be overwhelmed by all the 4 year olds, so it was nice to spend some more time with G again. I wasn’t quite myself though and Mr F came to get us after an hour or so.


Mr F had Tuesday afternoon off to go to the doctors so we were able to spend the afternoon together as a family. We went to the park and had fun on the swings but had to leave after a while as both girls were absolutely freezing! The park is going to have to wait until the warm weather appears as their hands were red raw by the time we got home!

In the park“Oops I fell over Mummy”

slide“I can see my sister”

DSC_0968“Whizz me round daddy!”


Wednesday saw the start of pre-school for Little G. I was apprehensive about it all as besides leaving her with my mum, when I go to work, I have never left her anywhere before. I needn’t have worried though as she happily skipped in, hung her coat up and went to play with the playdough. I asked her if it was ok to leave and she gave me a kiss. That was that- all grown up

Fun at Home

We have had fun building tents, crafting and generally just messing about really. I wanted to enjoy every last second of being the 3 of us at home everyday. 

G was given some really lovely crafty bits from her Grandad for Christmas. Tesco sell some great kits and we have had fun putting them all together. They are really sturdy, I would recommend them for anyone who loves to build! She got a pirate ship, a horse and carriage and the castle. I helped paint the castle, I found it very therapeutic!


Time for Me

I have not been very well for the past month, I have been suffering with vertigo, headaches and nausea. Before you all get excited I am 100% not pregnant- can’t be going through that again! I went to the doctors last Friday and was told it is Viral Labyrinthitis- an inner ear infection. I have been given some sort of drug that tells the brain to ignore the unbalanced signals. It seems to be working- as long as I remember to take the tablets!!! The only thing that seems to be happening is that I feel a bit like I have a shadow hanging over me, not depressed as such but just not able to feel happy. Very weird. Anyway, so my time for me this week has been trying to take better care of myself while I feel so rubbish! 

My Happiest Moment

While we were at the park Mr F was messing about with G on the swings. He was grabbing her by the wellies, pulling her right up high and then letting go. She was laughing so hysterically it was so lovely to watch. He is so good with them both, I am very lucky. 

Next week I would like to…

Once I have settled into this new routine of having Baby L all to myself 3 days a week I would really like to try and do some activities with her. It is a bit tricky as she naps pretty much all of the time G is at nursery, but I may try and re-jig that sleep so we can spend some time together as she has always had to share me.

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We want this linky to inspire you to make the most of every day. Share your week and maybe you will inspire others to have happy days.

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    January 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for hosting huni. If the inability to be happy doesn’t improve please go to see your doctor xxxx

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      January 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Since I’ve started the drugs I am feeling much better (unless I forget to take one!!!) xx

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    January 10, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Glad Little G’s first day at preschool went so well and love the castle you created together, it looks amazing. Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell and hope you feel better soon. Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky – lovely to link up each week 🙂

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      January 10, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Thanks Louise, the drugs seem to be working so am much better thank you. The pirate ship was amazing too, keep an eye out in Tesco! x

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    January 10, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I adore that picture of Baby L in her bobble hat! R saw it and patted her head, saying “ha”! I’m pleased Little G took pre-school in her stride.

    Really sorry to hear about the labyrinthitis, I hope you start to feel better soon.

    Blushing a little that you enjoyed my post last week so much, thank you, that’s going on my happiness list for today 🙂 Thank you for hosting this wonderful linky Jess x

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      January 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Aww I am glad it made you happy, was a lovely post and actually I had to fight Jenna to have it as my favourite as she loved it too! 🙂 xx

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    January 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    glad preschool went well. x

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      January 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      I am starting to feel a bit better thank you Caroline x

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    sammy cocopops mamma
    January 10, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Love the pictures at the park, just adorable! Sorry you have been feeling to rubbish, glad you seen the doctor and hopefully the tablets will work. Also glad preschool went well, I think I am going to be a nervous wreck when Pops goes. x

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      January 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      I was a nervous wreck but in the end came away a bit shell shocked that she was so happy straight away! x

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    Gym Bunny Mummy
    January 10, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve heard such fab things about Paddington but I really don’t think Archie would sit through it just yet. Hope you’re feeling better soon x

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      January 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      It was fairly long so yeh, not good for a wriggler. I am feeling better now tablets are kicking in thank you x

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    January 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    That castle looks amazing! I am going to keep an eye out at tesco for that, and the pirate ship too! I’m sorry you are feeling unwell but glad the tablets seem to be working!!

    Love your photos from the park!!

    Was Paddington any good? I was thinking about taking my three 🙂

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      January 10, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      It was good fun, all the children sat entranced for the whole film! x

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    January 10, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Such beautiful smiles

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      January 10, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you x

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    January 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I’m sorry you’ve not been feeling very well Katy. I hope that the medication levels out and that shadow lifts from you soon.

    I just adore Little G’s lion hat! And Baby L looks so chuffed to be whizzing down the slide.

    Good luck with the sleep re-jigging! Vx

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      January 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      I am feeling a bit better, didn’t take the tablets today though to see if I was better naturally but I suffered again, so back to meds tomorrow unfortunately. xx

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    January 11, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Just linked up with a post on our family day out today! Literally hot off the press… tee hee.

    Gorgeous pictures of your babies here, I especially love that last one of your daughter with a massive smile on her face on the swing.

    I know what you mean about the cinema, as soon as Poppy’s old enough (or should I say has the concentration to watch a full film), we’ll be going at least once a month – I can’t wait.

    Feel better soon x

    Thanks for hosting #HappyDays

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      January 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      So glad you have joined up- great to have you! Ah it will be nice when you can go to the cinema, G is quite good at sitting still. I think Frozen helped her to get into movies properly! x

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    January 11, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve been poorly with Labyrinthitis, my mum has had it before and she really struggled with it. I do remember that the pills made her feel very foggy too, so perhaps that is a normal (but horrible) side effect of them? I really do hope you feel better very soon and get your happy back asap!
    I love your photos of the girls this week, their hats are amazing =)
    I hope you have a better week. thanks as always for hosting xxx

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      January 12, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      Yeh I do feel foggy, not at all pleasant! Just hoping it clears asap!

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    January 12, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I’m so pleased to hear that the drugs are making you feel better (sickness wise anyway). You can work on the happy bit – hopefully you were just having a bit of an off week. 🙂

    Hope you enjoy your time with Baby L and do some fab activities together.

    That castle looks awesome – I always enjoy painting, colouring in etc. We are all big kids really

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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      January 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      I know, Mr F and I enjoyed building the bits more than she did I think!! x

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    Sarah Christie
    January 13, 2015 at 12:16 am

    I love Baby ls hat it is so cute, I hope you are feeling better soon, it must be awful. And I just love the castle. I love crafting and the boys do to they are quite creative. Its a great rainy day activity isn’t it x

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      January 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      I had to go out and buy a replacement hat the other day as my mum lost the original!! So annoying! There was luckily one left in M&S though! x

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