Monday Happy List

Five Happy Things {Week 506}

Jelly Cat Amuseables inspired cake

Starting the week by writing the Happy List is something I’ve been doing for the last few years. It’s 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 506}

My daughter went through to the next stage of her athletics competition and came second in the javelin. She even got scouted for her skills! She enjoyed taking part and it was good to see her finally using her amazing sporting talent.

Over the week we watched a lot of football thanks to The EUFA European Football Championship and lost of music thanks to Glastonbury (Dua Lipa, Keane and Coldplay were amazing). My daughter has made us a sweepstake for the final 16 teams in the football which makes things a little more interesting.

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition programme

On Saturday we took the kids to see the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. This is a place we’ve wanted to visit for a while as both the kids take extra art lessons. There were 1700 pieces of art on display and we all found pieces we really liked. It was a great experience and best of all, the kids tickets were free.

We bought Thule bike roof racks so we can take our bikes out. So far we’ve taken our bikes to ride around Rickmansworth Aquadrome which is one of our favourite places. The bike racks worked really well and we enjoyed seeing the aquadrome a different way, we even ventured along the canal for a few miles.

We’ve baked a few cakes lately and decided to bake a Jelly Cat Amuseables inspired cake with strawberries and fresh cream. It was actually fun to bake and put together, we even added feet and a face!

What has made you happy lately?


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    Nayna Kanabar
    July 5, 2024 at 9:51 am

    Looks like you have had a very productive week . The cake looks amazing .

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    July 5, 2024 at 10:49 am

    As always, I admire your energy. I am sure it is what keeps you so young! Love the adorable cake – it’s such fun to create with our families!

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    July 5, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    omg this is fantastic, CONGRATULATIONS…I can’t imagine how proud you must be. Cheers to another amazing week.

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    July 5, 2024 at 3:17 pm

    Wow what a productive week and I love the cake. There’s nothing like a good bike ride, I bet you and the family had a wonderful time.

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    July 5, 2024 at 3:34 pm

    I love how you journal kind of thing your week. it makes us grateful of small or big blessings.

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    July 5, 2024 at 3:35 pm

    I love how you journal-kind-of-thing your week. it makes us grateful for small or big blessings. Thanks for inspiring me to do the same.

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    Lavanda Michelle
    July 5, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    That sounds like such a delightful weekend full of creativity and outdoor fun! Visiting the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition must have been a fantastic experience, especially with your kids’ interest in art.

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    Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    July 5, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    This blog post about starting the week with a Happy List is so inspiring! Reflecting on what made you happy and recording family adventures is a wonderful way to begin each week with positivity and gratitude. It’s a great habit that I might just have to try myself!

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    Jupiter Hadley
    July 5, 2024 at 7:34 pm

    Congrats to your daughter – she should be so proud! I love that viral jelly cat cake – it’s so cute.

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