Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 335}

ice creams

Starting the week by writing the Monday Happy List  is something I’ve been doing for a while. 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 love to write.

Monday Happy List {Week 335}

Last week was a little strange with both my kids back to school. They were both so happy to see all their friends again and were kept busy with their sports clubs. This term Little sis is trying football and archery and she really enjoyed them both. I had to buy her *all* the football kit so I’m hoping she will enjoy it for a while!

We had a mini crafting session by making Pi Day necklaces using hama beads. The children re-created pi in the colourful beads and threaded them along embroidery thread to create really pretty necklaces.

knitted Post box topper

On Saturday we visited Kew Gardens for the first time since the kids were really little. We fancied going for a walk somewhere new and really wanted to see some beautiful spring flowers. We discovered they had an amazing children’s playground so the children were really happy they got to climb and play. Then we had time to explore the gardens, re-visiting some of our favourites places like the Japanese Pagoda. They had an amazing installation called The Hive which was very impressive. We finished off our visit with a delicious ice cream just as the hail started to fall.

My son celebrates his 11th birthday this week and we started the celebrations early with a delicious takeaway from Five Guys today. His birthday party was cancelled last year and he’s upset that he will have another lockdown birthday. Hopefully he will still have a lovely day and enjoy being at school with his friends.

knitted Post box topper

More Post Box toppers have appeared in Hillingdon this week. We were delighted to find an Easter themed one on the High Street and passed a few more in the car. Hopefully we will have a chance to walk round and find more of them during the Easter holidays.

Have a great week everyone.


  • Reply
    Samantha Donnelly
    March 16, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    I have not been to Kew gardens for years now and it is not too far from us. We have post boxes around us that are decorated I love them and they put a smile on my face

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    Rhian Westbury
    March 17, 2021 at 9:07 am

    That’s so good that the kids have been happy to go back to school, it must be so nice for them to be able to see their friends again. I’ve only been to Kew Gardens once at Christmas so I’m keen to try and go this summer if we can x

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    Bella and Dawn at Dear MummyBlog
    March 17, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    We’d love to visit Kew Gardens, but sadly not local so can’t during lockdown x hopefully when things open up a bit we’ll travel up x

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    March 17, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Archery, wow that’s interesting. They really must of enjoyed seeing their friends again – think a lot of children missed that social aspect. I’d love to visit Kew Gardens once the weather is drier x

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    Rebecca Smith
    March 17, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I haven’t been to Kew Gardens in years now – I would love to visit again as it is such a lovely place. It is strange having the kids back at school but much needed I feel.

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    Kaz Dee
    March 19, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Kai went back to school this Monday, thank goodness! I have never been to Kew Gardens, though heard so much about them. Kaz x

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