Monday Happy List

Monday mindfulness – 5 Happy Things

Smallfoot film preview

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. Each week I start off by writing my Monday mindfulness – 5 happy things blog post. It’s a great chance to reflect on the things that made me happy in the previous week, as well as to record some of our family adventures – it’s a post I always enjoy writing.

Monday mindfulness – 5 happy things

I found work so much easier last week. I work in a secondary school and had a chat with my boss about how I was having trouble settling in. Thankfully she changed my timetable a little which massively helped. A friend told me that if you can survive the first 6 weeks working in a secondary school you’ll be fine.

Now I’m working again I’ve made a super early start on my daughter’s birthday and Christmas presents. November and December are full of birthdays, Advent and Christmas which usually stress me out. So with the addition of working I’ve got to be super organised. I’ve already planned my daughter’s birthday and started to buy birthday and Christmas presents. Rex London invited me to take part in their stocking challenge which helped my focus on Christmas. I have a few other vouchers saved up so am going to be ordering Advent calendars (Hatchimals and Lego City) and some other toys so I don’t have all the expense at once.

The Cactus book

We visited the library on Saturday and I returned a few of the books I had taken out. I felt really guilty when the librarian mentioned how much she had enjoyed one of the books I was returning. I couldn’t admit I hadn’t read it. I find that I either get completely absorbed by a book or just can’t get into it so I’m not sure why I felt guilty. I’d seen The Cactus by Sarah Haywood advertised so bought myself a copy. At school we have weekly DEAR sessions (Drop Everything And Read) and I really needed a good book to take to school. I’m hoping this will be a good one.

I’m trying to make time to craft some homemade gifts for upcoming birthdays, as well as general seasonal crafting. I had fun with the Mollie Makes weaving kit and have been crafting with my children a lot this week. We’ve made miniature pumpkins and witches hats from air drying clay for my daughter’s Sylvanian Families. I treated myself to a few craft books thanks to an Amazon voucher I was gifted. I found the most amazing paper cutting books which I’m going to have to make time for over the next few weeks.

Yesterday we went into London to watch a preview of Smallfoot which is out next week. When Migo, a yeti living in the mountains with his tribe, encounters a human – previously believed to be a myth – he sets out in search of the legendary ‘Smallfoot’. He joins up with a group of yetis who also believe that humans exist, but gets frustrated with their lack of evidence. Setting out into the wider world on his own, he undertakes an incredible adventure to prove that he’s right, and the Smallfoot is real. It was a really fun film which we all really enjoyed.


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    October 14, 2018 at 11:44 am

    This is such a great idea! I love that you made Halloween accessories for your daughters Sylvanians – so sweet!
    I’m pleased to hear your feeling a bit better in your job too, I can’t imagine how stressful it must working in a school!

    Musings & More

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    October 15, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I’ve started planning for Christmas too as we’re now hosting for the family! I’m quite excited as it’s our first Christmas in our new home 🙂 hope you have a good week x

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