Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 267}

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern

I love to start the week by writing the Monday Happy List. It’s a chance for me to sit down and 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. It’s beginning to feel a little Christmassy around here. I changed my blog header to a festive version, baked mince pies and put the Christmas bedding on!

Monday Happy List {Week 267}

Last week I went to see Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern with my husband. I love visiting Tate Modern and we were wowed by the size of Fons Americanus, a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. The Olafur Eliasson exhibition was amazing and very interactive with a walk through a fog filled tunnel and colourful lights, as well as shocking photos of glaciers in Iceland taken 20 years apart.

Blue Peter Music badgeMy son is obsessed with getting his Blue Peter badges at the moment. The limited edition Blue Peter Music badge arrived last week just as he was sending off his special Blue Peter comic in the hopes of getting his Blue Peter Silver badge.

My children rarely have after school activities at the same time. It always seems like they need to be in different places at different times. They recently started karate together so we dropped them off and went and tried our local bar, the Hop and Vine on Ruislip High Street. It was so nice to be out so this is definitely something we’ll have to do more often.

I felt super crafty and finished a load of craft projects I’d been working on including my Playmobil Snow Globe, my wooden block birthday countdown, my advent countdown and the children’s re-useable advent calendars. It feels so good to have finished everything although I’ve come up with a few new projects to make.

crafting with my Cricut

Yesterday I went to watch Frozen 2 with my daughter. We hardly ever get to go out just the two of us, so we watched the film, had lunch and did some shopping. It was lovely to spend time with her and the film was pretty good too.


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    Mellissa Williams
    November 26, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I’m a big fan of modern art so would really love to see the exhibition Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at the Tate Modern. We were going to visit the Tate Britain in a few days but I think you’ve persuaded me to go to the Tate Modern now, especially as we love Iceland too

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    Sarupa Shah
    November 26, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    A day out at the Tate is always lovely – well going on an art date always is – sounds like you had a great day and a few other great evens to add to the mix too!

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    Sarah Bailey
    November 27, 2019 at 12:41 am

    How cool is it for your son to get another Blue Peter badge, I’m sure I remember you writing about him getting another not long ago? Good luck to him getting his silver one!

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    November 27, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Such a productive week! Love that your son is getting his Blue Peter badges, good to know there are still keen Blue Peter viewers out there! 🙂

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    Samantha Donnelly
    November 27, 2019 at 11:51 am

    We love the Tate Modern and have spent a few days there over the years, we recently went on th Queen Mary 2 for a mni cruise and found their art gallery. My husband was over the moon to see some original artwork from his favourite artist

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    Natasha Mairs
    November 27, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I really want to watch Frozen 2, but money is tight at the minutes so we will have to wait for the DVD to come out

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    November 27, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Oh well done in the blue peter badge 🙂 oh I love modern art , would love to visit the tates

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    Lyanna Soria
    November 27, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    That’s amazing and it’s great that he got another blue peter badge. I can’t wait to see Frozen 2, I’ve been busy at the moment I couldn’t watch it.

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    Melanie williams
    November 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    How fab, give a big congrats to your son for me. Another blue peter badge is such an achievement xx

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    Jenni Grainger
    November 28, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I had no idea you could still get Blue Peter badges, that is so great! Fab achievement

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    Rebecca Smith
    November 28, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Well done on finishing some craft projects! We are hoping to go and see Frozen 2 in the next week or so.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    December 1, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I’m starting to feel all festive, I need to get the Christmas bedding out for the children. We’ve been to watch Frozen 2 too this week – great to see the magic unfold on the big screen.

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    Tash @boundforsomewhere
    December 2, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I took the girls to go and see Frozen 2 because I had promised them since the beginning if the year that I would and ohhh we loved it so much!

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    December 23, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    My daughter was such a big fan of frozen 1 and frozen 2 was so great to watch with her.
    I loved sharing this with her over the years.

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