Family Life Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 262}

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 262}

I’m so happy it’s half term. Seven weeks of school almost finished me off so I’m really glad that we can all have a break from the school routine. We’ve escaped to the West Country for a few days and I already feel so much better.

I started the week by making a random weave basket thanks to a kit I was gifted from Yodomo. It was a really mindful craft and I found the instructions easy to follow. I’d never tried making a random weave basket before but I quite like how it turned out.

crafting a random weave basket

I recently re-joined Slimming World. I’ve always found it works really well for me and was delighted to lose 7lbs in my first week back at Slimming World. I’m trying to be a bit more mindful in what I eat as we’re currently staying in a hotel. Fingers crossed I will protect my weight loss as I’m already able to wear some of my old clothes again!

Although I work in a school I was allowed time out to go and watch my son perform in his Harvest Festival at school. The older my children get, the less opportunities there seem to be to see them at school events. I couldn’t wait to go and see him as he’s been talking about Harvest Festival for weeks. It was a lovely performance and he was allowed to leave school early so we got some bonus time together.

Exeter is one of my favourite cities (closely followed by Bristol) so I an enjoying a few nights away in the city. I love how small the city centre is, our lovely hotel with swimming pool (perfect in you have kids!), and the close proximity to the beach. We had a lovely walk on the beach at Dawlish yesterday and squeezed in a trip to the cinema to watch Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon which was very funny.

Have a great week everyone!


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    Hayley Warren
    October 21, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    I hope you have a lovely, relaxing half term! Sounds like you’re going to!

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    Rebecca Smith
    October 21, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Well done on losing 7lbs! We’ve started the SW plan again although we are doing it from home. Enjoy half term!

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    Nayna Kanabar
    October 21, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    I like the sound of basket weaving, its a craft that is seldom seen these days. I am glad you had a nice break, it helps to recharge you from the everyday routine.

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    October 21, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    So nice to write a list of things that you’re grateful for on a regular basis. I haven’t been to Exeter in ages but I do love Bristol. Hope you have a lovely few days away.

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    Lauretta At Home and Horizon
    October 22, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Nice! I love how you had the time to squeeze in a cinema treat amidst all your schedules. Keep it up.

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    October 22, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    We’re going to the cinema tonight too although we’re going to see IT!! xxx

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    Melanie williams
    October 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Aw I am sure that you are going to have an amazing half term. Clearly lots planned x

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    October 23, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    The random weave basket definitely sounds like a fun, I wanna do something similar.

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