Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 476}

christmas tree at St Pancras

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 476}

Last week we took a trip into London to go and see the Christmas lights. We did this last year too and I like that it is one of our Christmas traditions. We did a lot of walking and saw the Christmas lights on Regent Street, Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Liberty’s, Fortnum & Mason, Annabel’s night club, as well as the decorated Mini outside Koyn. We also loved the amazing tree made from books at St Pancras International. There are some amazing decorations in London this year.

Twist Museum London

My daughter chose to visit Twist Museum for her birthday and we had a really good time there. It’s an immersive experience and the ultimate home of illusion. We spent over an hour there and took a lot of fun photos.

I published my annual gingerbread gift guide featuring some really fun gingerbread products. I love looking out for gingerbread biscuits and treats as there are so many at this time of year, and my kids love to eat them.

My daughter has been enjoying taking a textiles class at school and has wanted to stitch at home too. She chose an advent calendar for the dog so we have been busy stitching it – hopefully we will be able to finish it for the 1st December!

It Always Snows in Mistletoe Square

I also finished reading It Always Snows in Mistletoe Square by Ali McNamara. I seem to read a lot at this time of year and this was a really easy story to read.


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    December 2, 2023 at 9:44 am

    The London Christmas lights look lovely. i remember seeing them years ago and I never forget my experience.

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    December 2, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Just the cover of that book makes me want to read it. I love this series because it really is the simple things in life that make the biggest difference.

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    December 2, 2023 at 11:46 am

    Oh, nice! I have to go check out the gingerbread guide. I love the taste and the smell. I don’t care if it’s a cookie or an ornament. If it’s gingerbread, I’m in!

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    December 2, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    I hope to see the London holiday lights some day! A wonderful tradition you’ve created for your family. p.s. thanks for the book recommendation.

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    December 3, 2023 at 2:23 am

    That book tree is awesome. And gingerbread biscuits, you say? Oh those sound tasty. Hope the advent calendar got done in time. 🙂

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    December 3, 2023 at 3:23 am

    Thank you for the book recommendation, I will be picking it up. I love a holiday story!

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    Luna S
    December 3, 2023 at 3:24 am

    I love going to see the holiday lights with my family too it is such a great way to spend some one on one time together.

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      Tracey Kifford
      December 4, 2023 at 4:12 pm

      I was next door at Kings Cross Station only two days ago – I forgot to go and see the book tree – aarrgghh. I am going to buy myself a festive book to read, you’ve convinced me. There’s only so much Hallmark Christmas a human can take 🤣

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    Jupiter Hadley
    December 3, 2023 at 7:59 am

    I really want to go to the twist museum – it looks like so much fun!

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      December 3, 2023 at 10:41 pm

      I totally recommend it, we spent over an hour there and took so many photos!

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    December 3, 2023 at 8:17 am

    Seeing the festive lights is truly a heart warming feeling. The joy it brings is truly out of this world.

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    Lavanda Michelle
    December 4, 2023 at 9:59 am

    finishing a cozy read like “It Always Snows in Mistletoe Square” adds the perfect touch to the season.

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    December 4, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    Sounds like such a cozy and nice book for the holiday season. Little Women is my holiday book…I just love that story.

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    December 5, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    The Christmas Lights look amazing. I’m hoping to head into Nottingham at the weekend to visit the Christmas Market and see the Panto. It’s starting to feel very festive now 🙂

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    December 5, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    I would love to go to the twist museum and the Christmas lights looks so beautiful.

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