Monday Happy List

Monday Happy Things {Week 369}

gingerbread ghost biscuits

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 Things {Week 369}

The weather was so cold last week that we spent a lot of time at home. We binge watched 9 Perfect Strangers which I thought was pretty good. I also finished The 12 Days of Christmas by Poppy Alexander and am looking forward to taking part in the blog tour for it later this week.

Our street held a pumpkin carving competition over the weekend. We used the pumpkins we had picked at the Pop Up Farm and the kids couldn’t resist carving more pumpkins. Sadly they didn’t win but they had fun. We baked biscuits and enjoyed a catch up with our neighbours over hot soup, sitting around a chiminea (which I really want to get now!).

Our daughter spent the day with her Cubs group at Phasels Wood Activity Centre. She loves being outdoors and had a great time. They did 4 activities including the Cresta Run, a Photo Hunt, Archery and Aeroball. She said she did nearly 20000 steps which I can believe. She slept really well that night 🙂

I completed my Level 2 certificate in the Principles of Business Administration, just in time to start my Level 3 with my new job next week. It has been hard to squeeze it in around work but I learned a lot and it has boosted my confidence for starting work.

We have been baking quite a lot recently. We made delicious ghostly gingerbread biscuits from a Craft Crumb baking kit I bought. My 11 year old made a battenberg cake which was so much more successful than the Union Jack Battenberg we attempted a few years ago. We also made a trip to Ikea to stock up on my favourite gingerbread dough. I bought loads which should keep us going for a while.


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    November 8, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Wow, well done to your 11 year old for making a Battenberg. I’ve never made one of those but would love to.

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    Playdays and Runways
    November 9, 2021 at 7:24 am

    I think we will be doing some baking this weekend as we have nothing planned. Gingerbread sounds like a great choice.

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    Rhian Westbury
    November 9, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    The ghost biscuits look so cute, and well done to your 11 year old for making a Battenberg, I’ve never attempted one of those x

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    November 9, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Oh my god , home made batternberg , at that age? That’s impressive! . I tried once years ago and gave up 🙂

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    Melanie williams
    November 9, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Sounds like you have had a good time, the pumpkins from the pop up farm sound great and your baking is really fun and I bet tasted yummy x

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    Nichola West
    November 10, 2021 at 9:02 am

    I love those gingerbread ghosts and thank you for the reminder about the IKEA dough, we always try and get it but sometimes I leave it too late and it’s sold out!!

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