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Monday mindfulness – 5 Happy Things

ikea gingerbread house

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. Each week I start off by writing my Monday mindfulness – 5 happy things blog post. It’s a great chance to 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 mindfulness – 5 happy things

Last week was super busy with some kind of party every day. December is such a busy month for parents and I really felt like it was some kind of test to see if I could remember who needed party clothes, or a DVD, or a board game, and on which day. Luckily I remembered everything and the children really enjoyed their Christmas plays and parties. My daughter came home with a trophy from Football Club too, which made her day.

We managed to squeeze in some Christmas crafting too. The children insisted on covering the gingerbread house we made with icing sugar, we put together some paper gingerbread houses and finished off our homemade finger print tree decorations.

I was very happy to finish work on Friday, early enough to pick up my children from school. Then we had a mad dash to visit family in Devon. The weather was amazing on Saturday and we spent the day in Teignmouth where the children spent their pennies in the arcade and then played on the beach.

My Winter Craftpod arrived and I’ve already had a sneaky peek. It’s my favourite subscription box so I am hoping for some quiet crafting time over the next few weeks. I’ve piled up the crafts I want to make over the Christmas holidays. Hopefully we’ll have some downtime during the Christmas madness so I can keep my hands busy with stitching and paper cutting.

I am hoping to switch off for a few days over Christmas, so I am signing off and wishing you a very Happy Christmas!


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    nichola - Globalmouse
    December 24, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Ooh I love the sound of a craft subscription box, my daughter in particular would love this. I feel really sad we haven’t decorated a gingerbread house yet this year…I’d better get a move on!!

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    Bella at Dear Mummy Blog
    December 24, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Great result about the football and we wish you a very happy Christmas x That Gingerbread house look spectacular!

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    Rebecca | AAUBlog
    December 24, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Love the sound of the Christmas crafting and the subscription box, great for this time of year

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      December 26, 2018 at 10:20 am

      It was really love to spend some time making it over the last few days.

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    December 24, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    I hope you have a fab Christmas and that you manage to get some time to yourself to enjoy that craft box! merry Christmas x

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    December 24, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    That sounds like a lovely week even though it’s been hectic. Enjoy your Christmas xx

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    December 26, 2018 at 8:46 am

    That’s such a cute gingerbread house! Are the patterns from a baking tray or is it a pre-made one? Hope you guys had a fab and relaxing Christmas day 🙂

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    December 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    My only attempt at making a gingerbread house failed so I am impressed with yours. Sounds like a lovely run up to Christmas

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    December 27, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Hope you had a lovely and relaxing Christmas – by the way, that gingerbread house looks amazing! x

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