Family Life Monday Happy List

Summer Holidays edit {Week 252}

Tatty Devine stickered bench

I love to start the week by writing Five Happy Things. 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 enjoy writing.

Five Happy Things {Week 252}

We started the week by holding a Missing Link viewing party at home to celebrate the release of the film on DVD and digital download. We love sitting down to watch a film (it’s the only time my children are quiet!) and this is a good family film. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway where you can win a copy of the film and more.

Although the children both spent time at holiday clubs we had plenty of time at home too. We made a start of some new painted rocks. the children picked some smooth stones, washed them and left them to dry outside in the sunshine. Then we placed them on a tarpaulin and spray painted them using a spray paint gun. I’ve never had such lovely, smooth painted rocks before! It was the perfect base to decorate them and we all made some to take away on holiday with us.

spray painting rocks

Whilst the children were busy I took myself off to Granary Square in Kings Cross to see the Misshapes the Making of Tatty Devine exhibition. The exhibition celebrates 20 years of Tatty Devine and shows a great selection of their jewellery.

On Friday we travelled to Duinrell in the Netherlands for a holiday. You may remember we visited last year and had so much fun we decided to visit again. Last year we booked via Eurocamp but this year booked direct. The weather has been amazing and we’ve spent most days at the Tiki pool.

Duinrell new Tiki outside pool

You don’t really need to leave Duinrell as it has pretty much everything you need for a family holiday. However the pretty town of Wassenaar is literally outside the park so we made a visit there. It’s a really pretty town with windmills, street cafes with cinnamon rolls and lovely shops.

Have a great week everyone!


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    Laura Dove
    August 11, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    We’ve been thinking about going there next year, I was tempted this year but thought I’d wait til the kids were that little bit older!

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    Rebecca Smith
    August 11, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    We love painting rocks and are hoping to do some this week

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    Elizabeth Williams
    August 11, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Think it’s great to reflect on things that have made you happy. Duinrell looks amazing, my kids would love it.

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    August 11, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Rock painting is on our list of activities for the Summer holidays, where we live it’s something the whole town takes part in, so always great fun x

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    August 12, 2019 at 3:58 am

    That playground in the pool looks like a blast! I haven’t seen Missing Link yet but would like to, I heard it was good.

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    Rhian Westbury
    August 12, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Oh have an amazing holiday, it must be nice if you’re returning x

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    August 14, 2019 at 7:57 am

    It sounds like a fantastic week! I love the look of Duinrell. We’re just been to our first Eurocamp and loved it!

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    August 16, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Ooooh, Duinrell looks amazing! I’d love to take my kids here one day. They would love all the activities.

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