HappyDays #15

HappyDays #15

Hello and welcome to this week’s Happy Days Linky.

If you’re new to the linky then pop over to this post to find out all about it.

Don’t forget, I co-host with the lovely Katy so please do pop by and show her some love if you haven’t already. :)

This week my shout out goes to…

In Kerri-Ann’s post she shared the sweetest photos of her family’s Gruffalo hunt adventure at Delamere Forest. Lil’ G looked like he had the best time ever. It’s made me want to dig out my wellies for a visit to our local Gruffalo Trail.

On to my week…

Out and about

This week I have managed to get for a few walks with friends as well as a few solo walks. I’m feeling really proud of myself for getting out of the house more. A few days this week the weather has been truly awful and yet I’ve still managed to convince myself to put on my coat and head outside. I wrote a post earlier this week about the benefits I’ve found from walking every day. It’s here if you fancy a read and a bit of inspiration. :)

Wednesday was a tough day – Jasmine was particularly hard work, Stephen was at work for 12 hours and I was starting to come down with a bug. It had been sleeting outside but as soon as it stopped I took the advice of my dear friend, Mrs H, and went out for a slice of cake. I walked to the garden centre and had me a big ol’ slab of sponge cake and I began to feel a little better. I got caught in the rain on the way home but I’m pleased to say that I managed to run home most of the way fairly easily so it turns out I’m not quite as unfit as I thought! Totally worked off the cake too, right?

On Thursday we had our second Sing & Sign lesson and we enjoyed it just as much as the first. Afterwards, as Jasmine had a book voucher, I popped into Waterstones to choose a new book for her. There were SO many I could’ve chosen but in the end I settled for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Both Stephen and I read it as children so it only seemed right that Jasmine would have her own copy. I read it to her as soon as we got home!

Fun at home

We finally had some fun at home… can I get a ‘whoop whoop!’?!

I made Jasmine a sensory tunnel which sounds waaaay more impressive than it actually is. ;)

We had a lot of fun in it (well, I had to test it out!) and Jasmine was fascinated by the multi-coloured lights.

When I posted a photo of it on Instagram lots of people asked me how I made such a fantabulous contraption (OK, one or two people) and it’s simply just a large carboard box with Christmas lights pushed through it and a few blankets on top. Voilà!

I didn’t get to do the other activity I was planning to do as I’m still waiting on a delivery of an item being shipped from America. Now you’re intrigued, eh? Hopefully next week, though!

Time for me

It’s currently Friday afternoon as I type this and I haven’t really done anything for me so far this week. My cold and cough are now in full swing (and Jasmine has it too) so I’m not feeling all that up to much. I did go out this morning to get some fresh air and some vital supplies (Lemsip and chocolate). Whilst Jasmine napped, I snuggled up under a blanket and read some more of The Happiness Project book.

 Once Jasmine has gone to bed tonight I’m going to have a long soak in the bath to relax and unwind.

My Happiest Moment

On Monday I got confirmation of our holiday to Bluestone Wales – so incredibly excited about being a #BluestoneBlogger and getting the opportunity to have a family holiday there. I can’t wait to spend some proper time together, just the three of us.

Next week I would like to…

I’m planning to try and go to another new baby group I’ve found. It’s a weekly themed sensory session but only has limited spaces so I’m hoping they’ll have room for little old us!

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  1. January 24, 2015 / 2:45 am

    Sounds like a fab week consider in the horrendous weather and you being poorly! Go you!! (How cheesy is that!!)

    • January 26, 2015 / 4:11 pm

      Heh, a little cheesy! ;) Thanks hun. xx

  2. January 24, 2015 / 8:27 am

    Your sensory tunnel looks amazing! You are going to Bluestone! Us too :) Hope to see you there. Thanks for hosting huni xx

    • January 26, 2015 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks, Aby – I enjoyed make that tunnel way more than I should've! Have a fab time at Bluestone! :) xx

  3. January 24, 2015 / 8:36 am

    Hope you have a wonderful week at Bluestone. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly and hope you feel better soon. Well done for managing to get out and about so much and I love the sensory tunnel – what a great idea. The Hungry Caterpillar is a wonderful book – my girls love this one too :-)

    • January 26, 2015 / 4:13 pm

      Thanks, Louise. Our trip is a little way off yet but very much looking forward to it. The Hungry Caterpillar is definitely a much loved classic. :) xx

  4. January 24, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Well done on getting out even when you were feeling crappy, saw your post about the benefits of walking everyday and it really did inspire me to make more of an effort to do it. How exciting about Bluestone, hope you enjoy it.thanks for hostingXxx

    • January 26, 2015 / 4:14 pm

      Thanks, Sammy – I'm glad my post about walking inspired you to get out walking more. Hope you start seeing some of those benefits too. Yep, we are super excited about Bluestone. :D xx

  5. January 24, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    I love the sensory tunnel. Glad you managed to find the motivation to get out and walk, sometimes actually getting out of the door can be the hardest part can't it. Congratulations on becoming a Bluestone Blogger, enjoy. x

    • January 26, 2015 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you, it was fun to make and Jasmine really enjoyed crawling through it. Definitely agree that when it comes to walking, getting out of the door is the hardest part! Thanks a lot – we are looking forward to our holiday very much. xx

  6. January 24, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Well done for getting out and about regardless though!

    I love Jasmine's sensory tunnel. What a clever idea!

    Congratulations on the great Bluestone news too. I'm sure you'll all have a wonderful time. Vx

    • January 26, 2015 / 4:17 pm

      Thanks, Vickie – my cold is slowly shifting now and Jasmine already seems over hers!

      We are thrilled about Bluestone, very excited indeed. :) xx

  7. January 24, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    That sensory tunnel looks fab, I never manage to pull stuff like that off! Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly, I hope it clears up soon and you enjoy that long bath! Congrats on becoming a bluestone blogger, we are going in May and I am so excited! (I am very intrigued about whats arriving from America??)
    xxx

    • January 26, 2015 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you Becky, we loved our sensory tunnel. :) Oh I am sure you could pull this off, I managed to! I am so excited about Bluestone it's unreal. I hope you have a fab time when you go in May. (As for the thing from America… all will be revealed soon!) xx

  8. January 24, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    Sorry you're not feeling well again Jenna – but well done for dragging yourself out and about anyway :) Really pleased you enjoyed the sing and sign class and hopefully the new sensory class will be fun too! Your sensory tunnel is ingenious! Hope you have a fab time at Bluestones xx

    • January 26, 2015 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Jess – we seem to be forever suffering with colds in this house!

      Ahh we had great fun with the sensory tunnel. :) xx

  9. January 24, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    You saaaaay it isn't impressive but it totally is- gotta find me a box and make one!!
    I have a cough and a cold, so I am blaming you ok? haha!
    So wish I had known you were going the week after as Mr F could have got that week! But Feb isn't too far away and we can catch up then :-) xx

    • January 26, 2015 / 8:43 pm

      It's deffo not very impressive. (Unless you're a Jasmine, in which case, it deffo is!) ;)
      Hey, you can't blame me! Hope you're feeling better in time for your holibobs!
      Looking forward to catching up with you soon. xx

  10. January 25, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    Wow, your sensory tunnel looks amazing, I'm blatantly going to make DaddyBio get our xmas lights out of the loft to make one too! =)
    Well done for getting out of the house so regularly and thank you for encouraging me to do the same, it really does help to have fresh air (and cake)!
    Sorry you and Jasmine are poorly with colds, I hope that you both feel better very soon. Congratulations on becoming a #BluestoneBlogger, you so deserve the opportunity to enjoy a lovely family break!
    Thanks for hosting hun xxx

    • January 26, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      Hehe, I hope you got DaddyBio to dig out the crimbo lights. I'm glad I've encouraged you to get out of the house more (definitely worth it for cake!).

      Thank you so much, we are very excited about Bluestone. Can't wait! x

  11. January 26, 2015 / 12:46 am

    Wowwww that sensory box is amazing! Check you out! I really need to make Isla some things like that, rather than just buying it all off Amazon #lazymummy. Glad you managed to get out and about a bit – cake is always a big lure to go out isn't it?! Hope you enjoy Bluestone! Thanks for hosting :) xx #happydayslinky

    • January 26, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Aw, it's good fun to make things. :)

      Yes, cake can always get me out the house, no matter what the weather!

      Thanks so much, I think you're going to Bluestone before me so I can't wait to hear what you get up to. xx

  12. January 26, 2015 / 9:17 am

    Your sensory tunnel is fab, I love walking it always makes me feel better no matter what my mood is. Hungry caterpillar is such a lovely book. Both the boys loved it xxx

    • January 26, 2015 / 8:49 pm

      Ah, thank you Sarah. Jasmine loved her sensory tunnel and I was a little bit proud of it. ;)
      Hungry Caterpillar is an absolute classic, I couldn't not have it Jasmine's little book collection. xx

  13. January 28, 2015 / 10:06 am

    Jasmine (and the dog) both look so cosy when out for the walk. That sensory tunnel is fab too! You post so many great ideas! Have a great week!

    • January 28, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Yep, usually just me who's freezing my arse off! :)

      We had great fun with the sensory tunnel but it's now been reverted back to a cardboard box because it took up so much room! I loved that tunnel. :( xx

  14. January 28, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    I can't seem to get the hang of how linky's work so I don't think I'll enter… but this is a lovely post. The Hungry Caterpillar is a classic! Thank you for sharing how you made your sensory 'contraption' (hehe) I will have a go as Joseph loves lights! Happiness Project looks like a great book too and, mmm, buttons!!! Might have to make a trip to the corner shop in a bit!

    xxx

    Nicki @ On The Changing Mat

    • January 28, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Oh, linkys are easy once you know how. I would LOVE for you to join in sometime. Give me a shout if you need any help linking up. :)

      Haha, yes, it was certainly a 'contraption' of sorts – I hope Joseph likes it. :) xx

  15. January 28, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    You are sooooooooooooooooo clever with that sensory box! Hope you have a fab time in Wales with everyone. Jealous ! :)
    #happydays

    • January 28, 2015 / 3:25 pm

      Shucks, thanks. Although Pinterest may have played a part in coming up with the idea! ;)

      We're looking forward to Wales very much but going at a different time to most other bloggers I think. xx

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