Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 280}

Bichon Frise puppy

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 280}

On Monday we left our Airbnb and headed to Wiltshire for a couple of days. It was really lovely to have a break from the school routine and spend time together. The weather was terrible but we didn’t let it stop us getting out and about. We’re already looking forward to the Easter holidays and we’re half way through the school year!

Our puppy loved being away with us over half term. He had lots of new experiences from dog-friendly cafes such as Finlay Browns in Teignmouth and the Three Daggers Farm Shop in Eddington, to playing on the beach at Dawlish. He met lots of humans and other dogs and seemed to enjoy himself, especially with my sister who came down for a few days so our little pup was able to socialise with her Bichon.

Since we’ve been home we’ve had our first Puppy Training session at the Dog’s Trust Harefield where we all learnt some new tricks to practise at home. It was fun and informative and we’re looking forward to going again next weekend.

We celebrated my husband’s birthday yesterday with a delicious lunch at the Rose and Crown pub and a walk at Rickmansworth Aquadrome. It was the first time we had taken our puppy out and he had a decent walk (with lots of stops for sniffing). We also found some lovely painted rocks which we took home to re-hide locally.

Bichon Frise biscuit

We love to bake so baked some gingerbread Bichon Frise biscuits for my husband’s birthday. I bought a 3D printed cookie cutter and used our favourite gingerbread recipe. We made royal icing to flood the biscuits and they were so good I didn’t manage to take a photo of the finished biscuits!

Have a great week everyone!


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    February 24, 2020 at 10:36 am

    This is so lovely, I love the idea of a happy list. I often make a gratitude list always such a positive thing to do. Sounds like you had such a lovely week, its so great having the children home isn’t it xxx

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    February 24, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    The gingerbread cookies you have made for your husband’s birthday are so adorable! It looks like your puppy is adapting very well into your family. It’s nice that you have so many dog friendly places around.

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    Sim @ Sim's Life
    February 24, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    It sounds like you had a fantastic week! Awww to the little fluffy main man! He is ever so adorable! 🙂 Those biscuits look amazing… but a 3D printed cookie cutter? That is immense, I didn’t even realise they made those! Sim x

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    February 24, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Aw how lovely – I really love the idea of a weekly happy list, it’s so important to practice gratitude! Sounds like a lovely week away for half term 🙂

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      February 25, 2020 at 10:59 pm

      This is so cute and those cookies are adorable and you talking about your puppy is making me excited for when I pick mine up

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    Samantha Donnelly
    February 24, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    The weather has been awful and glad you managed to get away and enjoy your break, it does make life easier when you can take your dog with you and you are welcomed into places as well x

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    Rebecca Smith
    February 24, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Those biscuits are so cute. Glad you managed to get away for a few days – I’d love to visit Wiltshire.

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    Kacie Morgan
    February 25, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Those biscuits look amazing. My sister has a bichon frise and she would love it if I baked her some of these 🙂

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    Liam Wilkinson
    February 25, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Was the design for the 3d cookie-cutter easy to get? they look great btw, myself and son loves gingerbread biscuits

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    Jaime Oliver
    February 25, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    How fab you got to have a few days out of your routine! I am so jealous of those cookies! i love gingerbread

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    February 25, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Those gingerbread cookies look super cute and what a wonderful trip to Wiltshire that was, glad you had a good time despite the weather.

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    Bella at Dear Mummy Blog
    February 25, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    We love the beach at Dawlish too! Sounds like quite a week and glad you found some respite from the rain x

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    Hollie Burgess
    February 27, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Wow! Those cookied look amazing! Where did you get the cookie cutter from? x

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