My Happy :: Sunshine & first trip to the duckies

Happy Friday! This week has been lovely getting back to the usual routine after Emma’s birthday and having a wonderful weekend with family too. The sun has been shining on and off so we’ve grabbed the opportunity to go out when we can, not knowing when the potential risk of snow will appear again…

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1. A beautiful walk in Queen’s Park – I’ve been told about this park for so many months and finally got round to going with Emma. It was even more beautiful than was descirbed to me and we had such a wonderful afternoon in the sun, watching the ducks and pigeons before having a go on the swings.

2. Watching Emma embracing imaginitive play – we bought her Bing’s house and a Happyland set, thinking she’ll get into it when she’s older, but she’s loving it. It’s so cute seeing her playing with the little figurines!

3. Weekend with my other half’s family – it was a very special weekend to get all the family together and I really enjoyed it. Emma loved being with her Granny and we had such a laugh – it’s so lovely to be with family and gives me a bit of a breather while they enjoy spending time with Em.

4. Discovering how much Emma loves a trampoline – I kind of avoid them due to the old pelvic floor (don’t we all ladies) so it was excellent to have her several other family members happy to step in. Her face lit up with excitement and my little danger monkey loved it.

5. A few nights just me and my other half – I’ve really enjoyed some quality time together as it felt like as soon as he has been back, it’s been a whirlwind of Emma’s birthday and catching up with family! It’s so nice to just take a moment to relax together and have a few giggles.

6. Getting my hair cut – I only realised last week that it had been over a year since I’d had it cut, 3 weeks before Emma was born. I usually leave it a while as I’m not the biggest fan of the hairdressers (a story for another day) but this is the longest I’ve left ever left it! The kind hairdresser didn’t make the usual cringe face asking “how long has it been since you’ve cut it?!” which I was very grateful for; and so typically for me, I only got a trim so only 1 or 2 people even noticed!! But still, it was a lovely afternoon of pampering for me.

7. Taking it easy where I can – Emma is now in a routine of waking at 5:30am every morning. Which is a bit ouchy at the moment, though endearing when I see her little face light up as I spot her standing in her cot, jumping with morning delight. So at the moment, I’m taking naps when I can and grabbing every chance to sit with  cuppa, which seems to be helping!

8. Getting excited about my birthday – last year Emma was so young that my birthday sort of blurred into the background as I worried about breastfeeding, sleep (or lack thereof) and everything in between. So this year we are having a bit of a celebration and I can’t wait!

What did you get up to this week? Hope you had a wonderful one too!







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  1. May 7, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    What a lovely week. I think the hairdressers was a *very* well deserved bit of pampering if you are up at 5.30 every morning!! That park looks absolutely wonderful- I love taking my daughter around the parks on a sunny day!

    • May 7, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Aw thank you! It’s so lovely with the weather getting better to be able to go to the park more 🙂

  2. May 8, 2016 / 7:44 am

    Sounds like a great week! I used to live in Brighton many years ago, and remember some lovely visits to Queen’s Park. It must be a fun place to live with a baby. I’m jealous! #fortheloveofBLOG

  3. May 9, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    You’ve had a fab week Bridget! I love it when the sun comes out, it makes everything and everyone seem so much better. I bet Brighton was absolutely glorious at the weekend, and very busy too? Happy first birthday to your daughter, it must have been nice to have some breathing room after a hectic time. I love going to the part with my daughter, and I’m looking forward to her enjoying it once she is able to get out of her buggy. Trampolines are great fun, I can see us getting one, as our daughter enjoyed sitting on one at the weekend and being gently bounced. It must have been lovely to have some time with your other half, sometimes you’re so busy it’s hard to find the time for each other. I hope you have a fab birthday this year and that your daughter lets you have a lie-in. Thanks so much for joining our party at #fortheloveofBLOG, I hope you come back next week. Claire x

  4. May 16, 2016 / 9:32 am

    what a lovely post. my boys have been getting up early as well so Ive bee grabbing a sit down here and there alas no naps though! thanks for sharing #happydayslinky

  5. May 17, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    What a lovely week. I love a visit to the ducks. It must be good to get back to normal after the big 1 Birthday! I don’t think I went over a year without the haircut, but I totally here you Im a 6 to 8 month kinda girl!! #happydayslinky 🙂
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  6. May 19, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Oh I love happy days posts! I’m with you on the trampoline and how great that you and hubby have had some time together. Yes to a pamper too, lovely to have some me time to have your hair cut. TY for linking up to #FamilyFun
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    • May 20, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      Aw thank you Catie! It was such a lovely thing to spend time together. It’s funny how the weeks can roll on and you just need that bit of quality time after a bit. Thank you for hosting 🙂 xxx

  7. May 19, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Ahh lovely happy update! I love birthdays, hope you have fab plans, how exciting! Ouch 5am…but good attitude, it won’t last and definitely get in the caffeine while you can! Hurrah for a bit of you time at the hairdressers and I can completely relate to watching the imaginative play. I love love love the development of imagination, it’s amazing #familyfun
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    • May 20, 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Thank you lovely, ahhhh the 5am starts are hard!! But coffee gets you through it 🙂 thanks for your lovely comment xx

  8. May 19, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Sounds like a lovely week and glad you enjoyed the hair-cut, its always nice. #FamilyFun

    • May 20, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you, the hair cut was so good to have a bit of pampering 🙂 xx

  9. May 20, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    So weird – I was literally just thinking I need to get my hair cut and then I read this! It has been over a year for me I think, I am rubbish at making time for things like that. Glad you had a good week! Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx
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