Family Life Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 268}

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 268}

Yay, it’s December! November flew by for us and now we are counting down until Christmas. Thankfully I’ve been super organised this year and feel in control of the gift giving and food ordering. We have some lovely treats lined up for December which should keep everyone happy, including a visit to see ‘TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Saatchi Gallery.

I started off last week by going to the Orla Kiely sample sale at The Music Room on South Molton Lane. It had been a long time since I went to a sample sale and although I didn’t need anything, I came away with two gorgeous Orla Kiely new handbags and an Orla Kiely scarf! It was so bad of me to go shopping the month before Christmas but I enjoyed myself.

Orla Kiely sample sale sign

I loved seeing all the Christmas lights and am hoping to take the children into London one weekend so they can see them. There was a pretty spectacular fabric tree in the centre of Liberty’s, as well as the under the sea decorations hanging above Carnaby Street. Oxford Street and Regent Streets were lit up too, it all felt very Christmassy.

Last week my daughter turned 8! She opened some of her presents before school and some after. She received lots of Pokemon books and clothes. She even had a Pikachu birthday cake. She asked for takeaway pizza for dinner and went to bed pretty happy.

We spent the weekend with family celebrating my mum’s birthday. It was so lovely to see everyone, especially my sister’s dog! We took him for a walk over Westbury White Horse which was fun, if a little muddy. I could finally give the children their personalised advent calendars too, it was lovely to see them open their calendars and start on the advent books.

dog walking in westbury

Have a great week everyone.


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    December 2, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Happy birthday to your daughter! I hope I will make it to this year to see the Christmas lights in London. I have seen some amazing photos from Covent Garden this weekend.

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    December 2, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Looks like you are so organised this year, I need to do so much more before Christmas, having a personalised advent calendar is such a lovely idea and how wonderful that your daughter has turned 8

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    Brianne Tursi Manz
    December 2, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Happiest of birthdays to your girl! Our kids are doing the counting down of days until Christmas as well!

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    Sarah Bailey
    December 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Aww Happy Birthday to your daughter. I’ve always fancied going to a sample sale but never been near one. I think I would probably come away with something as well.

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    Hollie Burgess
    December 3, 2019 at 9:22 am

    omg you sound so organised! I definitely need some help this year. Happy Birthday to your daughter too 🙂

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    rhian westbury
    December 3, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Happy birthday to your daughter. I hope you make it into London with the family as seeing the festive lights is a must at Christmas time x

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    Samantha Donnelly
    December 3, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Happy birthday to your Daughter, I hope you make it to London to see the lights, they are usually amazing x

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    December 3, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Oh my son would love a pikachu cake for his birthday! Sounds like she had a lovely birthday

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    Rebecca Smith
    December 3, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    I love Orla Kiely stuff so the sample sale sounds amazing! Hope your daughter had a lovely birthday, my son turns 8 tomorrow!

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    Afshan nasim
    December 4, 2019 at 9:06 am

    The Orla Kiely sample sale sounds ace. Happy Monday and 8th birthday to your daughter, that’s an exciting part of family life. 😁 Hope this week goes well for you and I.

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    December 8, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Wow it definitely sounds like your organised this year . Can you come to my house and help me please 🙂

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