Family Life Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 249}

ice-cream sandwiches in Yolkin

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. We made it to the last week of the school year. Today, after 6 years, I did my last drop off at Infant School which was pretty bittersweet.

Five Happy Things {Week 249}

Last week Little Sis had her Leaver’s Assembly. It was pretty similar to the one Big Brother performed 2 years ago at the same school! She told me she finds these kind of performances “boring” but I loved watching her perform. She was a newsreader and had a few lines to remember and say. They performed it 4 times in 2 days so she’s happy it’s over and she can enjoy the last week at Infant School. I know she’s sad at the thought of leaving a school where she is so happy, but I really think that Junior school will be a place where she grows and finds out who she is.

We signed up to the Summer Reading Challenge at our local library after school. The children have taken part since they were old enough to join in and love visiting the library, taking part in the Reading Challenge events and collecting the rewards. The theme this year is Space Chase which will keep them engaged during the summer.

girl with Summer Reading Challenge poster

Over the weekend we went to the Science Museum as I had booked tickets to the Top Secret exhibition. It marks the 100th anniversary of GCHQ and it was fascinating to learn all about the things it does to protect society. We especially loved the display about the Krogers who were Russian spies living in Ruislip in the 1960s.

Yesterday we were lucky enough to be invited to watch the new Playmobil: The Movie at a cinema in Leicester Square. The children have always loved their Playmobil toys and this is a really fun film, transporting the characters into magical Playmobil worlds. We loved it and can’t wait to watch it when it comes out on the 8th August.

It was so lovely to spend the day in London. We visited the Lego Store and watched them getting ready for the premiere of The Lion King in Leicester Square. We also treated ourselves to the most amazing ice-cream sandwiches in Yolkin, an Asian inspired ice cream shop in Chinatown, selling macaron ice cream sandwiches. I chose a Cookie Monster macaron with Cookies and Cream ice-cream inside. It was delicious and well worth a visit if you’re in the West End!

Have a great week!


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    July 15, 2019 at 10:46 am

    That Cookie Monster sounds yummy and looks fun! Best of luck to your daughter in the junior school!

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    Mellissa Williams
    July 15, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Sounds like an amazing week! I love that the reading challenge is still going, I remember when my son used to do it.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    July 16, 2019 at 8:08 am

    We are yet to sign up to the summer reading challenge as we were out at the weekend. The kids love joining in with this every year

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    July 16, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    It seems that you have been very busy lately. The reading challenge sounds great! We loved Playmobil The Movie too!

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    Jess Howliston
    July 17, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Ok so that cookie monster not only looks delicious but is awesome too! I love these type of posts as it can be so easy to let those happy moments slip by especially when life gets hectic and stressful! I hope your little one has a lovely last week at school and then has lots of fun over the summer, my two keep asking to join the summer reading challenge too!

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    Melanie williams
    July 17, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Sounds like you have been busy for sure. Like the sound of the summer reading challenge xx

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    July 17, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    OMG, that cookie monster looks delicious – not sure i would want to break it up though

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    July 17, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Ooooh, the top secret exhibition sounds incredible! Love Cookie Monster too!

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    nichola - Globalmouse
    July 17, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    We went to Top Secret too, wasn’t it brilliant? My kids loved it too.

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    Michelle Smith
    July 20, 2019 at 12:24 am

    C. Teletubbies

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