Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 466}

National Trust Pooch Passport

Starting the week by writing theย Happy Listย is something Iโ€™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. Itโ€™s a post I always love to write.

Five Happy Things {Week 466}

Both my kids had a full week of school and got on really well. My daughter tried Netball Club too which she enjoyed.

Over the weekend we picked up a Pooch Passport at Hughenden Manor, our local National Trust property. From 1st September to 29th February, you can take part in the National Trust Pooch Passport scheme, running at 19 selected properties across London and the South East. Collect six unique stamps from participating properties and claim a free bag of tasty dog treats. Collect another passport with stamps from 12 unique visits and get a limited edition National Trust ‘ruff’ for your dog to wear!

I’ve made a good start on my 365 days embroidery wheel. I’ve been using the 365 Days of Stitching to pick the embroidery for each day. I’m keeping a little list on my phone to make sure I don’t forget anything and it’s fun to have a little project to do.

I love having something to look forward to and have bought tickets to see Keane at the O2 in May 2024. They are my favourite band and are doing a world tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hopes and Fears. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve seen them live and this time the kids will be coming with us!

Have a great week!


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    Samantha Donnelly
    October 6, 2023 at 9:12 am

    I love the sound of the dog passport it sounds like a great way to have some fun and they get a lovely reward. Love your new embroidary

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    October 6, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Your articles never fail to inspire me. I need to follow your lead and start writing a happy list. p.s. looking forward to seeing your progress on the embroidery project.

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    October 6, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    The pooch passport is soo cute! I love that! I love doing this too – makes you stop and think about all the good things!

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    October 6, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    I love the embroidery wheel you’re working on, the design seems very interesting. I can’t wait to see the completed work.

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    Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    October 6, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    It’s fantastic to hear that both your kids had a great week at school! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ‘ซ And how cool is it that your daughter tried Netball Club? ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

    The National Trust Pooch Passport scheme sounds like a paw-some adventure! ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿฐ Collecting stamps and earning treats and a ‘ruff’ for your dog? Count us in! ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ #FamilyFun #NationalTrust

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    Rhian Scammell
    October 6, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    I absolutely love Keane. I saw them a few times probably 13 or so years ago but they were so good live, I may need to look into tickets x

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    October 6, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    Your embroidery is coming along nicely! I’ve always wanted to learn how to do that.

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    Star Traci
    October 7, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    Your embroidery is so beautiful. That is a skill that I have always wanted to acquire.

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    October 7, 2023 at 11:27 pm

    What a cutie! Look at that little smile on the fluffball! That’s adorable. And your stitch is so cute! I cannot wait to see once it’s complete ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jupiter Hadley
    October 9, 2023 at 10:22 am

    I keep hearing so many people pick up tickets for shows at the o2! I live nearby but have never been to a live music show – maybe i’ll grab a ticket. Your embroidery looks amazing.

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    Five Happy Things {Week 487} -
    February 12, 2024 at 9:35 am

    […] the grounds, before we explored the lovely house. We stopped off for some lunch too. We got our NT Pooch Passport stamped but I don’t think we’re going to get enough stamps to claim our treat before it […]

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