Monday Happy List

Monday Happy Things {Week 376}

gingerbread house post box topper

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. I’m so happy to have finished work until January!

Monday Happy Things {Week 376}

I treated myself to Box 16 of Hoop Club by Cotton Clara as it was a collaboration with the amazing Donna Wilson. I was happy in arrived before Christmas as it contained an extra wooden Christmas decoration which I immediately stitched and hung on the tree.

There are always a selection of knitted Post Box toppers where we live and we spotted a really fun gingerbread house post box topper. On Christmas Eve we went out for a closer look – it even had a string of fairy lights on it!

I’m a little relieved that our Elf on the Shelf has gone away until next year, even if he did bring the cutest miniature Elf on the Shelf to visit. Christmas Day was busy as the kids had lots of presents to open. I received another version of Ticket to Ride which is my favourite board game. I’ve now added the Japan/Italy board to my growing collection. I also received some lovely books from Persephone Books which I can’t wait to read.

miniature Elf on the Shelf

We always have a Cheese and Potato Pie with left over turkey on Boxing Day. We went for a very muddy dog walk before to work up at appetite. Our poor white dog jumped in every muddy puddle so needed a hose down before lunch.

12 Days Wild challenge from The Wildlife Trust

Between Christmas and New Year we’re taking part in the 12 Days Wild challenge from The Wildlife Trust. The festive nature challenge encourages you to do one wild thing a day from the 25th December to the 5th January. It’s perfect if you need a few ideas to keep the kids busy. We’ve already been on a nature scavenger hunt and I’ve added the pics to my Insta Stories if you want to take a look.

Have a great week!


  • Reply
    December 28, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Cheese and potato pie sounds delicious!! We have a tradition on Boxing Day, cold meats with mash and all the pickles 🙂

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    Rebecca Smith
    December 29, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Ooh I love the sound of the cheese and potato pie! I am definitely going to check out the 12 Days Wild challenge!

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