5 Happy Things #10


It feels like we’ve finally broken through winter and spring has sprung. The temperature has risen, the sun is out, and we’ve had the windows open for the first time in what feels like forever! Our activities this week have definitely been more outdoors based, and my mood has been so much better for it.

01. We had a lovely trip to Bocketts Farm this week – we got there really early for opening and were some of the first people in. It was lovely to have the run of the place, and to see Max be so keen to explore a bit more independently. He loved the little ride-on tractors, and was a huge fan of the big slides in the softplay area – I think we slid down together about 20 times!

02. My parents have bought the cutest birthday present for Max! It’s a joint present for him and his cousin – a little house for the garden, complete with flower boxes, doorbell, phone, oven, and sink. It was so lovely watching him play in it the other day in the sunshine (although I feel a bit sorry for the neighbours – the doorbell is very loud, and it seems like it’s going to get a lot of use!)

03. The last few weeks have been difficult in terms of Max’s daytime naps – he’s refusing to go down in his cot for me and insists on sleeping on me. He’ll then sleep for around 3 hours on me, so it’s definitely not a case of dropping the nap, but for now I’m just enjoying the cuddles as I’m very aware that he’s growing up fast and soon won’t be wanting cuddles at all.

04. We’re planning a trip to St Ives in the near future – St Ives is one of my favourite places and I’m a bit of an Instagram stalker of lots of fab Cornwall based accounts, so I can’t wait to explore a little bit more of Cornwall. I’m really keen to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and to explore a few more beaches. Our last visit was when Max was 7 weeks old – I can’t wait to see him running around on the beach this time!

05. My leek and onion seedlings have come up and are ready to be potted on. It’s my first attempt at growing anything from seed, so I was slightly dubious that they would come up, but they’re doing really well. Roll on May, when they can finally be planted outside. I think I’m going to end up with far more than I can actually plant!

So that’s our life lately. I’m looking forward to spending more time exploring outdoors again over the next few months – it feels like a rediscovery of lots of our old favourite places!

  • Sarah Christie
    March 19, 2016

    Oh make he most of those cuddles I so miss cuddling tiny people, it seems so long ago. I bet the batteries from that door bell go missing quite soon, but what a lovely gift they will get o many hours of fun out of. Hope spring stays with us its been so lovely hasn’t it? x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      March 22, 2016

      Haha, yes, I can see the batteries mysteriously ‘disappearing’ soon! He’s certainly got a good amount of use out of it so far. I think we’re going to plant up the window boxes for spring – so cute!

  • Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    March 21, 2016

    Ahh lovely post hun! St Ives is amazing I love it there too!! Have a lovely time x

  • Elsie Pop
    March 22, 2016

    I recognise that canal towpath! We’re loving the canal at the moment too – aren’t we all lucky? 🙂 xx

  • Louise George
    March 22, 2016

    What a lovely week. Max’s birthday present sounds fab – glad to hear he is enjoying it. Enjoy those cuddles while they last (even though I am sure it can also be frustrating being pinned down by a sleepy child for 3 hours!) Well done on the leek and onion seedlings too 🙂

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      March 25, 2016

      Thanks Louise – we still need to work out what we’re getting Max ourselves! The pressure is on after the house present though 🙂

  • Natalie @memeandharri
    March 24, 2016

    My girls have a little house in the garden and they spend many hours in there playing. It is so nice seeing a bit of sunshine makes me feel so much happier XXX

  • Sian @ QuiteFranklySheSaid
    March 24, 2016

    Oh that house in the garden sounds amazing! My cousin had one when we were little and I was so jealous haha! I need to get cracking with planting my seeds, spring has really sprung on me. Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      March 25, 2016

      To be fair, I think I got my seeds planted way too early! I didn’t think anything would actually happen, so was amazed when it did!

  • Katy
    March 25, 2016

    We are dealing with the same nap situation here, if I didn’t have G i’d probably have a nap myself haha! Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      March 27, 2016

      I can imagine it’s worse when you’re dealing with being pregnant as well! Best of luck in cracking the nap situation soon.

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