Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 469}

shelves full of pumpkins

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 469}

Yesterday I visited the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally. This takes place every year but I haven’t been for the last few years. It was fun to go back and although I didn’t work any workshops I enjoyed looking round all the stands. There were some lovely textile displays and I really loved the Domestic Dusters exhibition.

Domestic Dusters

We went pumpkin picking at The Pop up Farm which we try to visit every year. As well as pumpkin picking there was a huge hay bale for the kids to climb all over and use up their energy. We filled our wheelbarrow with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes so we can decorate our house.

We finished Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building. I really liked this season and watching one episode a week felt better than binge watching. Roll on Season 4!

I always turn to my family history in Autumn and I’ve spent a lot of time filling in some gaps in my research. I’ve discovered some interesting facts about my Welsh family and written a few posts about our trip to south Wales last year – I can’t believe it has take n me a year to write them!

Have a great week.


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    Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    October 13, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    What a delightful tradition! Writing a Happy List at the start of the week is a beautiful way to reflect on and cherish the moments that bring joy. Your description of the Knitting and Stitching Show visit adds a lovely touch to the post, showcasing the simple pleasures of exploring creative exhibitions. Your enthusiasm shines through, making it a joy to read about your week’s happiness. Keep spreading those positive vibes!

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    October 13, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Those pumpkins are wonderful. I love all the different textures. I know the kids had a wonderful time at the farm.

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    October 13, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    oh, I had no idea they’re showing season 3 of Only Murders in the Building!!! I will check it out and that would be one of my happy things for next week lol…Thank you so much.

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    October 13, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    I really love that sign. And it’s true! Sounds like a nice week you’ve had…pumpkin picking is always so much fun and a lovely way to embrace the fall season!

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    October 14, 2023 at 2:20 am

    That is such a cute pumpkin display! It sounds like a great place to visit. I need to do some more fall activities.

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    Celebrate Woman Today
    October 14, 2023 at 2:50 am

    I love the banner! It is really more than just what we do at home as moms. Wonderful, eventful week.

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    Claudia Krusch
    October 16, 2023 at 12:52 am

    Love when you share happy things! So important to stay positive and be happy!

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