Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 308}

back to school 2020

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. Last week was the last few days of our Summer holidays and our return to school. Let’s just say it was emotional.

Monday Happy List {Week 308}

With both children finally returning to school I decided to take down all our rainbow pictures. We coloured all the pictures weeks ago and it seemed like the perfect time to take them all down. I also put all our home learning and the Corona Virus Scrapbooks together in one place. I’m really hoping that the children will stay at school now they’ve gone back, and home learning would have a lot more input from school if it happened again.

Did you see that the new Lego Harry Potter minifigs Series 2 are out? I’ve been waiting for these to come out for months! We have a fantastic local toy shop and have been anxiously popping in looking for them over the last few days and they’ve finally arrived. This is such a fun series to collect although we already have a few duplicates to swap.

My children have loved Rob Biddulph’s Draw with Rob videos on YouTube and have filled all their art books with his characters. We were pretty sad when he announced he was going to end his bi-weekly videos but thankfully he has changed it to Saturdays (from 12th September) so we can still take part!

making projects with a 3D printer

We love our crafty makes and my children have been asking for a 3D printer for a while. They both contributed towards it and have been teaching themselves how to use the software to design projects. The poor machine hasn’t stopped since it arrived and we have a house full of 3D printed dogs, dice, vases and more.

Our street has really come together over the last few months. One of our neighbours has been organising street quizzes and I’m pleased to say that we finally won the Street Quiz and took home the trophy (a real plastic gold one). I knew my knowledge of kids tv would come in handy one day.

winning the street quiz

Have a great week everyone.


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    Yeah Lifestyle
    September 7, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Congrats on twinning the street quiz, it is nice when all the neighbours come together in times such as this. My kids have gone back to school this week and we just like you have just removed our rainbow pictures as well.

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    Rebecca Smith
    September 7, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Well done on winning the street quiz, that must have been such a fab activity during lockdown for everyone. I am going to have to pick some of the Harry Potter minifigures.

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    September 8, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Awww how lovely that you had the street quizzes and actually won as well, what an incredible week it was.

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    Liam | Whatthedadsaid
    September 8, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Wow a 3D printer! we would love one of them one day, yes i do know the lego harry potter series 2 is out lol, i havent bought any but im about to do a big buy of them and the other Harry potter bits that came out recently.

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    Rhian westbury
    September 8, 2020 at 10:08 am

    That’s so cool that they’ve been teaching themselves the software for the 3D printer. My fiance has a 3D printer and he loves his x

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    September 8, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Ha, I’m waiting for my knowledge ofkids tv come comein useful too!! Glad that it does happen. Love the sound of the 3D printer. I think mine would be non stop on it too!

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    September 8, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Congratulations on winning the street quiz! What a nice way to bring the neighbors together, I would have loved a similar thing on my street, especially that I just moved in and I don’t know anyone yet. 🙂 The 3D printer looks amazing, it will provide so many hours of good fun and imagination come to life.

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    Hollie Burgess
    September 8, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Ahhhh I love this! Hooray for winning the quiz, sounds like you have some lovely neighbours around you.

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    September 9, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Yay for winning the quiz!! We love quizzes and it’s always a bonus of you win it ha!!

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    Melanie williams
    September 9, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Ooo I am liking the sound of the 3 D printer for sure that all sounds very cool x

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    September 10, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    the Harry Potter lego set sounds super cute! always fun to have something to collect like that as it is something to look forward to and get excited about! x

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    Georgina @ Culinary Travels
    September 10, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    I love these “happy lists”, they just show how important it is to focus on the positive. It would really do us all good to be a little more mindful. As they saying goes, it’s the small things that matter most.

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    Kristina Maggiora
    September 14, 2020 at 9:32 am

    street quizzes are so fun!!! Congrats on winning as well 🙂 I really enjoy reading happy lists 🙂

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