Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 317}

celebrating Bonfire Night during lockdown

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 love to write.

Monday Happy List {Week 317}

I wasn’t really expecting to celebrate Bonfire Night this year but our street had a socially-distanced get together last week. We lit some fireworks we had and the kids all played with sparklers. It was really cold but lovely to see each other before the next Lockdown started.

The Crew Stop, a lovely cafe at Denham Aerodrome

We had a lovely walk around Northmoor Hill Local Nature Reserve on Saturday. We had never been before but we all enjoyed exploring somewhere new. We ended up at The Crew Stop, a lovely cafe at Denham Aerodrome with amazing views of all the planes taking off and landing.

Yesterday I made a start on some of the delicious gingerbread kits I bought this year. The shops are full of them and I’ve been busy stocking up. I made some cute gingerbread biscuits which hang from a mug and the children enjoyed decorating and eating them.

Christmas is all about the decorations and I enjoyed making the Christmas Wreath Kit from I Do Handmade. It used fresh greenery which smelled divine. I have one to giveaway if you would like the chance to make one for yourself too.

I love tinkering behind the scenes with my blog. I think there’s a lot you can learn and do yourself, but there are also some things way beyond me. Something I wanted to do for years was remove the dates from each post url and this week I paid someone to do this for me. I’m hoping it will improve my SEO and it looks so much neater!

Have a great week everyone.


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    Treasure Every Moment
    November 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    I love idea of making my own wreath! I’m off to enter your fantastic giveaway 🙂

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    Claire Lomax
    November 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Oh I keep thinking about removing my dates from URL so I’d be interested to see if it helps!

    Sounds like a lovely week. We didn’t celebrate bonfire night although we had a great view from our attic bedroom of the skies lit up x

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    Sarah Bailey
    November 9, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    It sounds like you had a lovely week – I used to love playing with sparklers when I was younger on bonfire night! Ohh good luck with the gingerbread kits.

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    November 10, 2020 at 12:14 am

    I love the smell of a fresh Christmas tree and holiday wreath, artificial just doesn’t compare. I can’t believe how quickly Christmas is coming.

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    michelle twin mum
    November 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Oh you are ahead of the game, I need to think about some gingerbread too. I love it! Mich x

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    Rebecca Smith
    November 10, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Sounds like a lovely week! Many of our neighbours had fireworks so we watched from our garden and windows to celebrate Bonfire Night this year.

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    Samantha Donnelly
    November 10, 2020 at 11:27 am

    I have never made a gingerbread house but would love to do one. Our neighbours had fireworks which our dogs hated

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    Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog
    November 10, 2020 at 11:57 am

    We made our own poppy wreath this week! Fireworks night was definitely more low key this year, but we enjoyed sparklers like you !

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    Jess Howliston
    November 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    This is so lovely and I love the idea of starting the week with a happy list! Yay that you got to have some fireworks, we had sparklers too which the kids loved! I am definitely going to go check out this wreath making kit as I love the idea of being able to make my own too! x

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    Melanie williams
    November 10, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Ooo sounds like you are having so much fun Gingerbread kits and also wreath making this is all right up my street xx

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    Rhian westbury
    November 10, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    i need to buy a gingerbread kit this year as I’ve not done one in quite a few years myself. It’s nice that you still got to celebrate bonfire night even if it wasn’t how you’d have planned it x

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    November 10, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Seems like such a lovely week for you. The walk to Northmoor Hill Local Nature Reserve sounds nice and it is wonderful that you have celebrated Bon Fire Night as well with your neighbours

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    Mellissa Williams
    November 11, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Love that you’ve been doing plenty of festive things this week! I might pick up a wreath kit and give it a go!

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    Kristina Maggiora
    November 11, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    awww this post gave me major festive vibes, i need to get a gingerbread kit asap actually, i love making them!!

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