Family Life Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 242}

breaking his wrist at Centre Parcs

I love to start the week by writing Five Happy Things. 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.

Five Happy Things {Week 242}

Last week my daughter finished her Year 2 SATs. For some reason her school decided to run them over two weeks. I would have preferred them over and done with in one week but the school must have had their reasons for delaying them. My daughter was quite anxious over them even though the school downplayed them as “quiz booklets”. I am so glad they are over and now they can get back to enjoying their last few weeks at Infant School.

visiting the Polling Station with kids

I love to exercise my right to vote and took my 9 year old with me to our local Polling Station to vote in the European Parliament elections on Thursday. He was so intrigued by the whole process and loved coming with me. It’s scary to think he will be eligible to vote in 9 years time. We joked that we would still be voting about Brexit then!

Last week we were sent a bundle of Series 3 SuperZings to review. My 9 year old just loves them and enjoyed finding out about all the new characters. We have made an unboxing video which I’m hoping to edit in the next few days. He has been collecting and swapping SuperZings at school for a while and was so happy to review these.

Straight after school on Friday we headed to Centre Parcs Woburn for a few days. We were all looking forward to it but it’s been a complete nightmare. First my 7 year old was struck down with a vomiting bug practically the moment we arrived. The next morning her brother fell off his scooter and we all spent the day at Bedford Hospital getting him sorted out. He has broken his wrist in two places!

archery at Center Parcs Woburn

We managed a few activities at Centre Parcs but haven’t made it to the swimming pool or some of the activities we booked. We did (just about) manage archery and a ride on a boat. It’s been so disappointing as we’ve been looking forward to our break for months and actually only had one day on site. We had a lovely walk around and the children have been looking at activities they would love to do when they are both fit and well.

Have a great week everyone.


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    May 27, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    It sounds like quite the week and I think it is brilliant your son is intrigued by the right to vote, something so many people take for granted x

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    May 27, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    The SATs have really affected Isaac so I am so glad they are over now, although they did have some handwriting tests this week. Hope your son recovers quickly

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    Mellissa Williams
    May 27, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I hope his wrist is on the mend soon, love the fact he’s intrigued by the voting system. SATS are so stressful, hope your daughter is ok

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    May 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Looks like you have done some interesting activities with you son despite him having a poorly wrist, so glad he enjoyed the voting experience

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    Rhian Westbury
    May 28, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    That’s such a shame that your Centre Parcs trip didn’t go quite as planned, hope everyone is okay now x

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    May 29, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Oh my goodness, that’s a really bad start to your holiday! Hope hey are both doing ok

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    Playdays and Runways
    May 29, 2019 at 8:36 am

    We have Sats to worry about next year. I don’t agree with them and I definitely would prefer them to be over one week not two.

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    Tanya Brannan
    May 29, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Oh no! What a tough time you’ve been having! It is such a shame when your children get ill on a holiday you have so been looking forward to. Even when they get older it is no different; mine was 19 and in St Lucia and close to being hospitalised.
    I do hope that you get to have another break away with no issues!

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    Jenna farmer
    May 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Well done for surviving SaTs-they are so much pressure on little ones!

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