Family Life Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 282}

17 week old 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 282}

As a family of book worms we just love World Book Day. This year the children took their favourite non-fiction book to school and we were all relieved they didn’t have to dress up. The Secondary school where I work held a scavenger hunt for our KS3 students. All the staff wore something which gave a nod to their favourite literary character and the students had to work it out. I wore my favourite Tatty Devine gingerbread house necklace! My daughter took part in a World Book Day quiz at our local library which she enjoyed.

World Book Day quiz

My eldest child was off school last week which meant I spent a day at home with him. I took the opportunity to work on my Shipping Forecast quilt. I sandwiched the quilt layers together and quilted the Shipping Forecast lines on it. I was going to use the backing fabric to bind it but it hasn’t quite worked out so I’m going to order some binding this week to finish it off.

Do you think that Spring is on the way? We spent quite a lot of time in the garden over the weekend. I cut the grass for the first time this year and the children insisted we put their Swing ball game back up. They were so happy hitting the tennis ball round and round, although it freaked the puppy out.

On Saturday we took our puppy to Dog School London for our third session. He was slightly more relaxed this time as we had already taken the children to Kids Run Free in the morning and he had got to explore the park. He was still very excited to be there though. We learned lots of new tips and tricks to work on with his this week.

The puppy has a big personality. Over the weekend he started digging up the lawn and made a big mess and got quite dirty. We decided to give the puppy a bath and he was really tiny under all that fluff! He didn’t really enjoy the bath but we had to get him clean. He made such a mess all over the bathroom! We wrapped him in a towel and dried him with the hair drier but it took hours for his coat to dry out fully.

Have a great week everyone.


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    Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    March 9, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Looks like you had a really great week. Mine was just the regular stuff, nothing extraordinary, but still thankful for the blessings we received!

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    Sarah Bailey
    March 9, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    How cute is your pup! Oh no to him finding out the fun of digging though! EEkk! Hopefully, it’s something he soon gets tired off or your be doing a lot of bathing!

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    Sim @ Sim's Life
    March 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I remember those days of drying the dog with the hair dryer, would take forever! Cheeky little monkey digging in the garden though! It was so lovely to get out and about towards the end of last week, Spring is definitely just around the corner! 🙂 Sim x

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    March 9, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    What a lovely way to start the week. I agree this weekend felt like spring was on its way but now it’s like April showers again! In March!

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    Liam Wilkinson
    March 10, 2020 at 9:16 am

    World book day was fun this year, our local school finally! got invovled i even got the chance to attend a special stay and play with my youngest. i was going to cut the grass this week! but was to busy, this week though i think we will be the first one.

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    March 10, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Oh my gosh your puppy is adorable! I love how fluffy he looks. I like how the days are already starting to get a little longer xo

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    Rebecca Smith
    March 10, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    I loved all the different World Book Day celebrations. So lovely that your local library did something! I definitely think Spring is on its way

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    Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog
    March 10, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    We loved world book day this year and the school activities we did were fab! Sounds like you had a good time too! Roll on Spring now though! We’re fed up of Winter!

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    March 10, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    So wonderful that you managed to head to the garden and spend some time there enjoying the sun, I managed to do some gardening as well and hope more warm sunny days are coming our way.

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    Nichola - Globalmouse
    March 11, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    A great way to start the week and I definitely feel like spring is on the way, I keep telling myself it is. Can’t wait for all the colour and warmth.

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    Kara Guppy
    March 11, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Awww your puppy is so cute. I am so hopeful that spring is around the corner, there has definitely been a little more sun shining

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    Sally Akins
    March 12, 2020 at 3:08 am

    That photo of your puppy made me smile! I got out in the garden this week for the first time, just for a bit of tidying up but it definitely lifted my spirits

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    Playdays and Runways
    March 12, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Our school celebrated World Book Day for the first time this year and it was so much fun to be involved.

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