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Monday mindfulness {5 happy things}

I’m really struggling to sit down and write today. I think it has something to do with my ridiculously long to do list. My daughters birthday is coming up and I have a fun birthday party to organise! She has opted for a party at our local soft play centre and can’t wait to play with all her friends.

On Saturday I attended the first Mumsnet Micro-Influencers event at Huckletree in West London. I’d stopped going to blog conferences as I found they were always pitched at bloggers starting out. This was a much more targeted event for micro-influencers. I’ve never classed myself as a micro-influencer but I suppose I am since I was invited to attend the event! I have a good following across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest, not forgetting this little blog which started me off 12 years ago. It was a good day which I’ll try to write about later this week.

Mumsnet Micro-Influencers event at Huckletree

Yesterday we attended a service at our very special chapel in Ruislip woods for Remembrance Sunday. It’s always really moving and I was glad both my children are Beaver Scouts and took part. Afterwards we went to watch Paddington 2 whilst my son and husband saw the Lego Ninjago Movie. Paddington 2 was amazing, I might even say it was better than the first film. Whilst we were in town we were given some of the new Lego Collector’s Trading Cards in Toys R Us – something else for the kids to collect!

Lego Collector's Trading Cards in Toys R Us

Did you know today was World Kindness Day? Inspired by the Small Kindness Movement, born in Japan in 1963 when Tokyo University president Mr Seiji Kaya started a crusade to get everyone to practice a little act of kindness. He hoped that by starting small it would spread, and one day be the norm.

I was a huge fan of Animal Crossing and played it a lot on my DS back in the day pre-kids. I was so excited to learn that it was coming to iOS/Android via Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. I’ve been playing it quite a lot and it’s so good. My children keep asking me if I’m playing, which is probably a sign that I need to put my phone down more when they’re around.

And that’s it, I could only think of 4 things this week 🙂


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    November 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I so wish I’d known about World Kindness Day! I must make a note of it for next year and plan some fun ‘kindnesses’ to celebrate! 🙂

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    November 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    i so wish i had known about the day earlier, will keep a note for next year now! thanks for sharing.

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    November 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Sometimes 4 happy things is all one can manage and that is perfectly ok. x

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