Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 446}

milkshakes at d20 uxbridge

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 446}

Last week we were excited to go and watch our daughter take part in the District Cross Country competition. She trains every week and really enjoys running. The weather was cold and windy but she ran well, although unfortunately not quick enough to receive a medal.

Over the weekend we finally got round to visiting d20 Uxbridge, our local Board Game cafe. We booked a few hours and enjoyed trying The Isle of Cats (too difficult), London Underground Edition Monopoly and the Disney Trivia Game. We treated ourselves to amazing milkshakes whilst we played and spotted a few games we’d like to try on our next visit.

We also discovered a cute bubble tea cafe on the same street as the board game cafe – Teddy Bear Bubble Tea in Uxbridge. My son loves his bubble tea so we tried some new flavours and picked up some cute puppy shaped waffles too.

I finished crafting a sweet King’s Guard decoration to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III next weekend. I’ve also been hand quilting the mini quilt. I think I need to find a new project as I’m just not excited to pick it up at the moment. I have a few other craft kits so I might try working on something else for a while.

hand quilting a mini quilt

I shared a review of Mrs Porter Calling by AJ Pearce last week, and I’m still reading The Dress Diary of Mrs Anne Sykes: Secrets from a Victorian Woman’s Wardrobe. It’s a good book but very full of facts and history, so although it’s really interesting it’s not an easy read. I have a huge pile of books to read so I might have to start something a little easier to read.

Have a great week!


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    May 1, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    That milkshake certainly looks amazing lol! Sounds like a good week!

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    May 1, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    That mini quilt is so pretty! I’d love to see the King’s Guard decoration, too.

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    May 1, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    The guard decoration looks amazing wow!!! You’re so talented. Amazing…

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    Ella English
    May 1, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    That mini quilt is so pretty. That board game cafe sound like so much fun too.

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    Lavanda of Appetizers & Entrees
    May 1, 2023 at 9:42 pm

    It’s always refreshing to take a moment and focus on the positive things in life, especially during these challenging times. Your list of happy things was so uplifting and made me feel grateful for the simple pleasures in life. I also love the idea of keeping a gratitude journal – it’s something I’ve been meaning to start myself.

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    May 2, 2023 at 10:22 am

    Your mini quilt looks so good, I wish I could make something like this! The bubble cafe also sounds great, bubble tea is one of my favorites.

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    May 2, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Wonderful read. I smile at the words written on your crafts, ‘A little happiness in every stich.’

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    May 2, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    It is always lovely to have happy things throughout each week. We love bubble tea too, it is one of those specail treats when we go into town.

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    May 2, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Looks like such a cute place to visit and the drink looks heavenly! What a scrumptious treat and a fun afternoon out!

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    May 2, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    The bubble tea cafe sounds great. My kids love those kinds of drinks, and your beverage looks amazing! It is nice to think of the positives of the week.

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    Monidipa Dutta
    May 2, 2023 at 5:56 pm

    I really enjoyed reading your latest post and it put a smile on my face! Your positive outlook and focus on the small things that bring joy is truly inspiring. Your writing is engaging and makes me want to keep coming back for more. Keep up the fantastic work!

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    Victoria Prasad
    May 2, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    My son ran cross country in high school. It was always great going to the meets.
    I was fascinated by the part about the board game cafe! I didn’t know something like this existed. I would be in heaven!

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    Jupiter Hadley
    May 3, 2023 at 8:12 am

    I need to find this board game cafe next to a bubble tea cafe. Sounds like the perfect day out for me! It sounds like you had a packed week.

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    May 3, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    It’s great that your daughter is into cross country and does it regularly. I’m trying to get mine into getting outside more now the weather is improving.

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    Melissa Cushing
    May 3, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I love the piece you made for the Kings Coronation 😉 I wish I was over there to be able to go myself…. I find the Royal family so fascinating!

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    May 3, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    Omg! That mini quilt is so adorable! Thanks for sharing this!

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