Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 444}

King Charles III embroidery hoop

Starting the week by writing the Happy List is something I’ve been doing for a while. This is my chance 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 love to write.

Five Happy Things {Week 444}

We had the second week of our Easter break and it was super busy. We kept the kids busy with a trip to watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie which we all really enjoyed (and made us want to play more Mario!). We also did a spot of clothes shopping and a yummy lunch at Wendy’s.

I took the kids out for a fun day out in London and we did a lot of exploring. Our first stop was the beautiful Guildhall Art Gallery, then London’s Roman Amphitheatre followed by Leadenhall Market and then Birmingham Stage Companies’ Terrible Thames riverboat tour. We did a lot of walking but we had fun and learned lots of fun facts about London!

Are you fans of board games? We’ve been playing a lot of Carcassonne recently. It’s a tile-laying game and easy to learn. We’ve been adding expansion packs as the kids get older and it’s a really fun game for learning game strategy and co-operation with other players.

Today the sun was shining so we took the dog for a sniff around Ruislip Farmer’s Market. He has a few favourite stalls so we picked up some of his favourite pup treats. We also treated ourselves to some delicious Oreo brookies, a delicious mixture of brownie and cookies.

I spent so long out in the garden that I didn’t have as much time to craft. I did enjoy making some cardboard roll cars to celebrate the F1 season. Cardboard rolls are so easy to craft with and we seem to have an endless supply! I have been slowly stitching an embroidery hoop to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, and I’m looking forward to finishing off the mini quilt I told you about a few weeks ago.

Have a great week!


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    Yeah Lifestyle
    April 18, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Gosh, I haven’t been to a Wendy’s since I was at college. One had opened not too far from us, I will have to make sure I take my kids.

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    Lavanda of Appetizers & Entrees
    April 18, 2023 at 10:40 am

    It’s lovely to hear about your Easter break adventures and family activities, from watching The Super Mario Bros. Movie to exploring London and playing board games. It sounds like you had a fun-filled week with lots of memorable moments. Your crafting projects, from the cardboard roll cars to the King Charles III embroidery hoop, sound creative and enjoyable as well. Wishing you a great week ahead!

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    Marie Cris Angeles
    April 18, 2023 at 10:54 am

    I love board games but never heard of Carcassonne. Will try this game, seems enjoyable to play.

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    April 18, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    I want to watch the Mario Bros film, it looks like great fun! Your day trip sounds fun too.

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    April 18, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    I am a fan of board games and I was just looking for some ideas! Thank you. I will check the game.

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    Alita Pacio
    April 18, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    What a great happy week you had. It’s always good to be grateful for things!

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    Monidipa Dutta
    April 18, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Your positive and uplifting tone really made my day. Your creative ideas for spreading happiness are inspiring and I can’t wait to try them out myself.

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    April 18, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    It’s amazing how the weather has such an impact on our moods and outlook. A little bit of sunshine makes all the difference. It’s been so lovely here with the warmer temps to get outside, do some yard work and fresh air. Sounds like a lovey week 🙂

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    April 18, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    I love board games and often host game nights with family and friends. I will check this one for sure.

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    Victoria Prasad
    April 18, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Sounds like it was a wonderful week! I hope one day to visit London. It’s always fascinated me. My kids are adults but we love playing board games when they visit. I haven’t heard of Carcassonne!

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    Rhian Westbury
    April 19, 2023 at 9:02 am

    We were meant to see Mario last Friday but we were both ill so didn’t make it, hopefully we’ll get a chance to see it. Sounds like a fun second week of the Easter hols x

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    April 19, 2023 at 10:27 am

    It sounds like the second week of half-term was very busy for you all but also really good fun. I’ve never heard of a brookie before. Bet they were yummy!

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    Melissa Cushing
    April 20, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    I so love this post and so wish I could stroll around London. Sounds delightful and like a great time 🙂

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    Jupiter Hadley
    April 21, 2023 at 9:45 am

    We went to the terrible thames last year and really enjoyed it! It’s great to hear about all your little adventures – and I love board games too so deffo checking out this tyle laying one.

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