Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 489}

Spring 2023 Craftpod subscription box

Starting the week by writing the Happy List is something I’ve been doing for a while over the last few years. It 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 the adventures we have as a family.

Five Happy Things {Week 489}

I’ve been doing a lot of family history recently, saving all my docs from Ancestry and attending an online weekly class which is really helping my research skills.

Yesterday I picked up one of the new Lego Animal Crossing sets from my local toy shop. I chose Bunnie’s Outdoor Activities set as it seemed the sweetest set with a couple of islands that you can configure in different ways, a tent and one Animal Crossing character. I’ve been playing Animal Crossing Pocket Camp for a few years now. I wish the Lego sets were based more on Pocket Camp than the New Horizons Switch game, but they are still cute.

Lego Animal Crossing Bunnie's Outdoor Activities set

I finished Miss Austen by Gill Hornby which I really enjoyed as I’m a huge fan of Jane Austen and this was a great book from the view point of her sister, Cassandra. I’ve started reading High Wages by Dorothy Whipple which I picked up at Persephone Books in Bath last week.

I’ve started on a pretty embroidery hoop from the Spring 2023 Craftpod subscription box. It features a magnolia flower and it fun to stitch. Our own magnolia is beginning to come back to life so I’m hoping I will be able to finish embroidering this hoop before it is in full bloom later this month.

We celebrated my husbands’ birthday last week so we enjoyed a delicious chocolate cake as well as a fab meal out with friends at the St John’s Tavern in London.

Have a great week all!


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    February 26, 2024 at 10:11 pm

    I love the flowers you’ve started. I always enjoy seeing your embordry. It’s actually inspired me to start myself!

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    Melanie E
    February 26, 2024 at 11:33 pm

    The Lego Animal Crossing set sounds like fun. My son is really into Lego and would love to add that to his collection.

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    February 27, 2024 at 9:08 am

    Sounds like a fun week, glad you went out to celebrate your husbands birthday. I am loving seeing all of the embroidery that you have been doing. I also found a little Lego set in a charity shop.

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    February 27, 2024 at 9:14 am

    The chocolate cake sounds really nice. I hope he had a lovely birthday in London.

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    Samantha Donnelly
    February 27, 2024 at 9:26 am

    My daughter likes animal crossing and lego so will look at these for her. Whenever I see your embroidery it always makes me think I should give it another try

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    February 27, 2024 at 4:38 pm

    Oh your stitching is coming along so nicely…I love the pattern so far. I grew up on Animal Crossing and Lego so I think this is such a cool collaboration!

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    February 27, 2024 at 9:52 pm

    Sounds like a lovely week. Great list of five things that you are happy about.

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    Melissa Cushing
    February 27, 2024 at 10:14 pm

    I am loving everything that you did! I love love love Legos….always have since I was a kid. I also always wnat to learn more about my family tree and such and you may have inspired me to get to it! Hane a lovely day!

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