Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 258}

Lego Creator Expert Gingerbread House

I love to start the week by writing the Monday Happy List. It’s a chance for me 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 enjoy writing.

Monday Happy List {Week 258}


My 7 year old was awarded a Certificate of Merit “for always doing the right thing and working independently” – not bad for the third week of term!


I made sure to finish the Over the Rainbow subscription box from MakeBox+Co. It’s been sitting around for a few months and I really wanted to finish it before Autumn set in. I was really happy with the three projects in the sub box and enjoyed making them.

My husband treated me to the new Lego Creator Expert Gingerbread House set. I thought it wasn’t in shops until the 1st October but our local Lego Store had them on display so my husband bought one for me. My children ‘helped’ me make it over the weekend and I’m going to enjoy finishing it off whilst they are at school today.


Ok, I’m still reading The Animals at Lockwood Manor. It’s a good book but I’m just not finding as much time to read now I’m back at work. I have a few more books lined up including The Photographer of the Lost and The Women At Hitler’s Table to read. I need to stop requesting any more books to read from Netgalley until I’ve finished a few!

I put up a review of Pocket Pompoms which is a really sweet craft book.

Have you seen the Mindful Christmas magazine? I bought myself a copy over the weekend because I’ve started planning handmade Christmas gifts. The countdown has begun with less than 100 days until Christmas and I really love to be organised. It’s got some lovely ideas in it. Have you started planning yet?


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    Sarah Bailey
    September 23, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Aww well done to you 7yo on their certificate, what a great achievement for them. I’ll have to check out the sub box it sounds really interesting!

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    Rebecca Smith
    September 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Well done to your 7 year old for getting a Certificate of Merit, that’s a great achievement! Those books sound really interesting.

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    September 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Wow, just 3 weeks into school and your little one has been awarded a certificate of merit. Bet you’re one proud mum!!!

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    michelle twin mum
    September 23, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    The mindful Christmas magazine sounds nice, there is nothing better than homemade gifts. Big well done to your 7 year old too. Mich x

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    September 24, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Awww how lovely, I am sure your little girl is proud of her certificate. I am struggling to read because of work too.

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    Mellissa Williams
    September 24, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Well done to your little girl for her certificate, you can see how proud she is! Love your Lego set too

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    Olivia Jade
    September 25, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Loving the lego set and her achievement is wonderful! well done x

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    Playdays and Runways
    September 26, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    I love the look of the Lego Gingerbread house. I love making lego sets. I find it quite relaxing

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    Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels
    September 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    What a lovely start to the week! I love the sound of the Mindful Christmas magazine and am going to look for it tomorrow. Kaz

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