Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 275}

Bichon Frise 10 week old pup

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 love to write.

Monday Happy List {Week 275}

Both my children love watching Blue Peter and applying for their Blue Peter badges. My son was delighted to receive his silver Blue Peter badge over the weekend. He spent ages writing a Blue Peter comic where he got to appear on the show and do an origami demonstration. He received a lovely letter back from Blue Peter along with his new badge. He’s asked me to make a banner for him to display all his badges so I will have fun making that for him.

Last week my daughter lost one of her front teeth. Her teeth have been slow to fall out and it seems like the bigger ones are pushing the baby teeth out. She’s been having trouble eating so my husband pulled the tooth out for her. She was pretty relieved and was happy to receive a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

exploring Ally Pally with a pup

On Saturday we spent the day at Ally Pally in North London. We used to live near it and it was so lovely to be back in the area with all the familiar landmarks. The weather was amazing (if a little cold) and we had a great day with friends.

There’s something about these colder months that just makes me want to stay indoors and hibernate. We’ve been planning a few changes to our house and spent some time over the weekend having a clear out. It’s amazing how much ‘stuff’ the children have that they don’t need or want. I’ll be a little embarrassed to take so many bags of toys to the charity shop, but at least someone else will enjoy playing with their toys.

Our little Bichon Frise pup turned 10 weeks old this weekend. Life with him has been a steep learning curve! I’ve been reading Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy to help with the puppy training which has helped a lot. We’re trying to encourage good behaviour and down play the naughty behaviour (such as biting) and he seems to be learning some good behaviour! He loves to play outside in the garden and his personality is coming out more every day.

Have a lovely week everybody.


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    Samantha Donnelly
    January 23, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Well done to your son on achieving his Blue Peter badge his hard work paid off. How cute is your pup although hard work puppy training is worth it when they finally decide what they have to do x

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    January 23, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Congratulations to your son for his silver Blue Peter badge! I always wanted a Blue Peter badge when I was a child

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      January 26, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Aww congratulations on your son getting his silver badge . Well done! I would
      Of loved a blue peter badge when I was younger !

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    Sarah Bailey
    January 23, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Congratulations to your son on getting his silver badge! Puppies are hard work aren’t they? But what a cutie!

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    Rebecca Smith
    January 23, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Your pup is super cute! How wonderful that your son got his silver Blue Peter badge – I used to love Blue Peter!

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    Rhian westbury
    January 24, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Your dog is absolutely adorable! And that’s so cool about your sons Blue Peter badges, i remember how coveted they were when I was a kid x

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    Jess Howliston
    January 27, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Sounds like a lovely week and well done on your son for getting his silver blue peter badge that’s amazing! My son recently got his very first badge (a green one) and was over the moon. Your new little pup is very cute too, I bet its a big adjustment getting used to have a pup around though!

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