Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 467}

Rogues Quarter Board Game Cafe in Kentish Town

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 467}

My son went to Scout camp for the weekend. The weather has been dry but cold. He went to an outdoor activity centre on the Thames where they were able to try Kayaking, Canoeing, Dragon Boating, Bell Boating, Rafting, Aeroball, Climbing and Crate Stacking.

We’ve been trying to visit different Board Game Cafes in London and went to Rogues Quarter Board Game Cafe in Kentish Town on Saturday. This is quite a large Board Game Cafe in an old pub with a huge selection of board games. We chose Muffin Time and Ticket To Ride: Heart of Africa, neither of which we had played before. The cafe was dog friendly too and we had a fun couple of hours there.

Also on Saturday we went to The Vine in Kentish Town for lunch. We used to eat there when we lived in that part of London and wanted to go back. They had two shufl boards in the back of the pub so we stayed after our lunch and played a few games. In Shuffleboard you send weighted discs down a narrow court, with the aim of stopping within certain areas to score points.

We took the dog for a walk to Parkland Walk along the old railway line between Alexandra Palace to Muswell Hill and beyond to Highgate. We started at Cranley Gardens and walked towards Ally Pally, stopping for some geocaches along the way. There were the most amazing views over London from the old track, as well as works by Ben Wilson, the chewing gum man, to spot and admire.

My sister’s birthday is coming up and I am trying to be organised with my homemade gifts this year. I have stitched her birthday present and it looks great. I am hoping she will like it, so I won’t be showing a picture of it until she has seen it!


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    September 25, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    Oh, gosh. That little guy would be ALL FIVE of my happy things. He’ss o cute!

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    September 26, 2023 at 10:27 am

    The dog walk sounds awesome. You have just reminded me about board game cafes, there is one in town which I keep meaning to take my kids to.

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    September 26, 2023 at 11:08 am

    HA! I love the idea of board game cafes. I don’t think we have any like that here, my kids are big into board games at the moment.

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    Marie Cris Angeles
    September 26, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    What a cute dog! And, I think your idea for your sister’s birthday is definitely awesome!

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    Rhian Scammell
    September 26, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Board game cafes are always such fun, I went to one in London Bridge but that’s the only London one I’ve been to. Sounds like you had a lovely time going for lunch and playing some games x

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      September 27, 2023 at 4:25 pm

      It looks like a lovely time going out for lunch and playing games. Your dog is really so adorable

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    Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    September 26, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    It sounds like a fantastic weekend filled with outdoor adventures and quality indoor fun! Kayaking, board games, and Shuffleboard – a perfect mix of activities. It’s always great to revisit old favorites like The Vine in Kentish Town.

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    September 26, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    A board game cafe sounds like a lot of fun actually! I wish we had places like that out there…and what a cute little dog!

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    September 26, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    This sounds like a week full of happy things, which is wonderful! I also love walking my dog, and it brings him just as much joy as it brings me! It’s a win win. Loved this uplifting post!

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    September 27, 2023 at 7:38 am

    Your dog is so adorable! The Vine sounds like a nice place for lunch. A homemade gift is a very nice idea.

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    September 27, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    I’m so glad you mentioned geocaching. I wanted to do that with my son. I didn’t know you could do it in Ally Pally.

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    Jupiter Hadley
    September 28, 2023 at 10:05 am

    I cannot wait to see your gift for your sister! I love homemade gifts. Sounds like you had a few really fun moments this week.

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    September 29, 2023 at 1:41 am

    It is nice to summarize all the good things that are going on. Always good to look at the bright side!

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