Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 447}

God Save The King sign

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 447}

We finally made it to the Tea Shack at Woodoaks Farm. This place has been on our bucket list for so long and we finally made it. We had typical British Bank Holiday weather but we sat outside and tucked into hot drinks and slices of cake. Then we enjoyed a short walk with the pup. It made for a nice trip and is definitely somewhere we want to go to again soon.

My daughter and I enjoyed a baking session. For once we didn’t bake gingerbread, instead we opted for simple sugar biscuits in the shape of crowns. We decorated the Coronation biscuits with gold and silver icing and they made a fun after school snack.

large crown at Hyde Park London

With Coronation weekend fever hitting London we decorated our house with bunting and red, white and blue balloons. Our street held a street party and quiz. The questions were all Royal themed and amazingly we won the quiz! This meant we got to take home the trophy again and it has pride of place on our mantle.

crowns on bus stops on Oxford Street London

We watched the Coronation at home but headed into London on Coronation Day after the crowds had gone home. We walked all around central London and managed to visit the giant crown installation at Hyde Park Corner, see the huge crowns on bus stops along Oxford Street, saw the flags along the Mall, saw the Coronation banners hanging from Admiralty Arch and the light projections on Big Ben,

Even the London Underground was decorated for the occasion. We spotted the special crowndels at Westminster underground station and heard the voice of the King saying “mind the gap”! We walked around central London for about 2 hours with the kids and the dog and there was a great atmosphere.


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    May 9, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    Baking is always a good time! I love making recipes with my kids, too.

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    Lavanda of Appetizers & Entrees
    May 10, 2023 at 10:01 am

    I always enjoy reading about the little things that bring joy to people’s lives, and your post definitely brought a smile to my face. From discovering new books to enjoying delicious treats, your list of happy things is filled with simple pleasures that remind us to appreciate the little moments in life. It’s a great reminder to focus on the positive and find happiness in everyday experiences.

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    May 10, 2023 at 10:18 am

    The coronation weekend was good fun wasn’t it. We loved watching on the TV and also really enjoyed the concert on Sunday eve on the TV too. So good to see how many people had parties.

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    Samantha Donnelly
    May 10, 2023 at 10:36 am

    I enjoyed some baking this weekend as well, always lovely when C helps me in the kitchen. I never thought to head into London once the crowds had gone.

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    Marie Cris Angeles
    May 10, 2023 at 11:59 am

    I want to watch the coronation in person because I enjoy watching it on TV. Is it just me? The people there looks so happy and enjoy.

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    May 10, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    omg I wish I was in London during the coronation, that would have been amazing….Super super cool.

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    May 10, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    It really was so fun to watch on tv for me too!

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    May 10, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    I got up at 5am to watch the Coronation and I’m so glad that I did! I think it is so exciting to see how the city got all prepared in the months leading up. It’s exciting to be a part of history.

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    May 10, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Knew very little about the Coronation until this past weekend. Really wanted to attend a Big Lunch!!

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    Jupiter Hadley
    May 11, 2023 at 8:13 am

    I loved seeing all the decorations for the King’s Corniation – it was really beautiful! It is so nice reading about your happy things.

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    Zab Zaria
    May 11, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Sounds like you had a fun week. I am so glad to know! Thanks for sharing it

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    Rhian Westbury
    May 11, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely coronation weekend. We didn’t do anything as we were busy, but I did manage to watch the highlights on TV x

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    Monidipa Dutta
    May 11, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Dear author of Week 447’s “Five Happy Things” article, thank you for brightening up my day with your lovely and unique list of joyful moments. Your positive and heartfelt writing style made me smile and reminded me to appreciate the small things in life. Keep up the great work!

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    Melissa Cushing
    May 13, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Love this post and I and all about baking too. I can bake up a storm and always enjoy trying new recipes for my family to try!

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    May 14, 2023 at 10:15 am

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    Claudia Krusch
    May 20, 2023 at 2:10 am

    I watched the coronation and thought it was so interesting! So happy to see the tradition moving on! I’m not a huge fan of Charles, though.

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