Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 473}

M&S Ghoulish Gingerbread Skeleton Kit

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 love to sit down and write.

Five Happy Things {Week 473}

I couldn’t resist buying the M&S Ghoulish Gingerbread Skeleton Kit for my daughter. This is such a quick activity but always fun to decorate and then eat! My daughter created as many different gingerbread skeletons as she could. Then we shared them with some friends who came over for lunch.

As the kids had a two week half term we decided to go to Winchester for a few days. We found a lovely Grade 2 listed AirBnB overlooking the Cathedral. We loved exploring Winchester, it’s such a pretty city and we managed to catch Poppy Fields at Winchester Cathedral. We also went back to Paws for Thought Cat Cafe and made a trip to Food and Board game cafe.

Paws for Thought

I finally finished reading The Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett. It wasn’t my favourite of her books, I really enjoyed The Twyford Code, but it was a good read. I’m thinking of re-reading one of Jane Austen’s novels after our trip to Winchester, as we visited the house she stayed at and her grave in Winchester Cathedral.

Over the weekend we went to a great firework display at the Rugby Club. We haven’t been to a firework show for years but we were really glad we made the effort. The fireworks were colourful and lovely to watch.

My husband and I watched A Haunting in Venice, an Agatha Christie play adapted by Kenneth Branagh. It was good to watch a film based on one of her lesser known tales, I think Kenneth Branagh makes a good Hercule Poirot.

Have a great week all.


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    November 8, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    That cat cafe sounds amazing! I’d love a place where I could just sip on a drink and pet kitties.

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    November 8, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    You can’t beat fireworks. I love them so much. I’ve always wondered how they make them explode in patterns the way they do.

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    November 9, 2023 at 8:43 am

    We made some similar spooky gingerbread men! I love that you went to a cat cafe too, I would love to do that!

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    Marie Cris Angeles
    November 9, 2023 at 10:46 am

    Ooh! I’ve never been into a cat cafe. And hearing you went to cat cafe makes me want to go one cat cafe here.

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    Rhian Scammell
    November 9, 2023 at 10:52 am

    I’ve never been to a cat cafe before, but I really want to go. Looks like a great time there and in Winchester x

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    Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    November 9, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Reflecting on the joys of the previous week and sharing family adventures is a heartwarming way to capture those precious moments. The M&S Ghoulish Gingerbread Skeleton Kit sounds like a fantastic and fun activity. It’s wonderful to see the joy of decorating and sharing these delightful treats with friends. Here’s to more happy moments and sweet memories!

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    November 9, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    A cat cafe?! My goodness, that sounds like fun and something I would like to do with my family. A wonderful week you had and much to be grateful for.

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    November 9, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Ginger cookies yessss…This is going to be my happy thing this weekend and I can’t be more excited about it…I love baking in general but baking ginger cookies is special and festive…I can’t wait.

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    Lavanda Michelle
    November 9, 2023 at 3:19 pm

    It’s always good to recall the happy things in life!

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    November 9, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    It’s the little things in life! Small joys are something to be celebrated and acknowledged especially during the holiday season it is a nice reminder. Ginger cookies would make me happy too 🙂

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    Jupiter Hadley
    November 10, 2023 at 9:44 am

    Oh wow I never have such good luck with Air BnB! Sounds like a great week.

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    Samantha Donnelly
    November 10, 2023 at 10:38 am

    I love the sound of the cat cafe, and loving the spooky gingerbread skeletons. It sounds lke you had a great week

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    November 14, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    I am inspired to right my own happy things for the week list after reading your post. Such a creative idea.

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