5 Happy Things #12


I’m not going to lie – it seems like it’s been a difficult week over here. We have a lot of family stuff going on which is getting me down, and the weather being so up and down is really throwing my mood off. But even in a pretty rubbish week there are positives to look at – isn’t that what a Happy List is all about? 🙂


01. We had such a lovely weekend last week celebrating Max’s birthday. We went to Legoland on Saturday and he was so excited to be back he shouted all the way up the drive to the car park (I’m amazed he remembered it as the last time we went was in December!). He loved wandering around Miniland, although I’m not sure he was as taken with the balloon ride which we tried for the first time. On Sunday we went to the zoo, and he was really taken with the penguins – I think he could have watched them for hours! It was lovely to see him really grasp the concept of ‘his birthday’ – he blew out a candle (after I showed him how to do it the first time) and he definitely knew that it was a special day for him.


02. Max and I made up a game the other night in the bath – he would bang on the side of the bath, and I’d go to the door, pretending I thought there was someone there. When it turned out to be Mr Nobody, the idea that he’d played a joke on me was the funniest thing he’d ever heard and the peals of laughter went on for ages. He’s such a funny little sausage sometimes!


03. The garden is starting to come into it’s own – the tulips and muscari are out, and the lupins, peonies, and allium are clearly not going to be too far behind. Even some lavender that I thought was fit only for the bin has started to show some small signs of growth – it’s been granted a reprieve for now!


04. Last night I went with my Mum and my sister to see Blood Brothers at High Wycombe – one of our all time favourites! Despite a stressful 2 hour car journey to get there (should be about 30 minutes!) it was a fabulous show. I made the mistake of not taking tissues with me though – why do I do this every time?!


05. Isn’t it lovely to have a weekend every now and again where you have no plans? Our diaries for this one were completely empty (which after the busy-ness of last week’s birthday weekend has felt blissful!)


  • Leila Gregory
    April 16, 2016

    Love the Legoland pic. We went there the other week and I don’t know how, but we totally missed that! LOL There is so much to see there and priority for my little boy was Star Wars! Naturally! Happy Birthday to Max xx http://swanny.me/2016/04/16/my-happy-week-1/

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 16, 2016

      Ah, there’s so much to see I think it’s impossible to do everything! We only ever end up doing about 3 rides before it’s time to leave (we have an annual pass, so we only tend to do a morning or afternoon). I can see Max being very into the Star Wars bits in a few years time! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany
    April 16, 2016

    Sorry to hear you are having a bit of a rubbish time at the moment. We have yet to do Legoland, it is top of our list for this year. That is so cute in the bath, its funny what makes them laugh. Have a lovely quiet weekend, sometimes these are the best x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 16, 2016

      Thanks Laura. I’m sure you’ll love Legoland – there’s so much to enjoy for all ages (although I am a little biased as I used to work there!) Very much enjoying our quiet weekend so far – got loads of stuff done round the house!

  • Sarah Christie
    April 16, 2016

    Ah I hope you are ok Katy, sending lots of love. Glad Max had a fab birthday, and Lego Land looked fab, enjoy your weekend and your chill time xxx

  • Sian @ QuiteFranklySheSaid
    April 17, 2016

    Sorry to read you’ve had a rubbish week, I’m glad there have been some positives too though! I do love a weekend with no plans, stress – free and relaxing! Lavender is so hardy isn’t it! Every winter I just prune mine right back and it almost looks like dry twigs, then come summer is it amazing! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 18, 2016

      Thanks Sian – there’s always something positive isn’t there? I’m amazed by the lavender – it unfortunately got a bucket of soapy water poured over it last summer (don’t ask!) and it had only just been planted, so I thought it was a goner! So pleased! Thanks for commenting and hosting!

  • Natalie @memeandharri
    April 18, 2016

    Oh I like this linky – sorry to hear your week has been a bit rubbish, I’m the same with the weather it has been getting me down I’m seriously craving some warm sunshine! Hope you had a nice lazy weekend xx

  • Katy
    April 22, 2016

    I love Blood Brothers! Glad you had a good time. Sorry to hear you are having a tough time at home, hope this week has been better. Thank you so much for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

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