5 Happy Things #13

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After a bit of a stressful week last week, this one has been very much on the up! If you read my previous post you’ll know we’ve had a few days away in lovely St Ives last weekend and got back on Tuesday feeling relaxed and refreshed. We had some lovely trips to various Cornwall tourist hotspots and it was lovely to have some time away together as a family.

Max adjusted really well to sleeping in a new place and in a new bed, and seemed to love the novelty of being ‘on holiday’! He loved the beach, and was really keen to explore everywhere – I’ve never seen him do so much walking! The only thing he didn’t like was the long journey home, where he cried for 3 hours of the 5 hour journey.

It’s been such a lovely week I’m spoiled for things to include here, but here are my highlights:

 

01. It was lovely to have my parents down in St Ives for the first night to take on a bit of babysitting and allow us to have a rare date night! We headed to the Porthminster Beach Cafe and had such a lovely meal, with grown up conversation – it was blissful. The view over the beach was pretty spectacular too!

 

02. This was the week where I unveiled the garden furniture! That’s definitely a sign that summer is not too far away. I chose the best day to do it too, as the next day I had a friend round for coffee and we actually sat outside to drink it – it was lovely!

 

03. We’ve been struggling to find much to watch on tv lately (with the exception of Masterchef which I love), so we’ve started re-watching Breaking Bad – I can’t believe we’ve not done this sooner! It’s just so gripping and so well executed, it’s great to go ‘back to the beginning’ as it were and make that journey all over again.

 

04. Max has been a little angel most of this week – such a joy to be around. I took him to our favourite softplay (I say favourite, what I mean is, least stressful) and he was great! It was really quiet, and for the first time he was brave enough to explore without me – ok, he still wanted to come back and grab my hand to lead me with him, but absolutely loved it, going down the slide by himself, and whizzing around so much that 3 separate people said to me ‘He’ll sleep well tonight!’ And the even better thing was – he did!

 

05. We paid a visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan while in Cornwall – a place which has been on my wishlist for ages. It didn’t disappoint at all, and we saw the famous Mud Head, Mud Maid, and spent hours exploring all the various different gardens. I came away with some major greenhouse envy though! Expect a full blog post next week – I have lots of photos to sort through!

 

And the added bonus is that Monday is a Bank Holiday – a total surprise to me, I only found out yesterday! What a bonus!

25 Comments
  • Catie: Imperfect Mum
    April 30, 2016

    We must go back to Breaking Bad we got so far through and stopped watching – it lost it’s shine for some reason. Lovely to have a visit from your parents and I hope you get lots of use from your new garden furniture this year! ?

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 30, 2016

      Oh you must go back to Breaking Bad! There was a point somewhere where I think the pace did slow down a bit with a few filler episodes, but it just gets better and better towards the end!

      All my fingers are crossed for a good summer this year! (Not sure how it’s shaping up so far!)

  • Elsie Pop
    April 30, 2016

    That coffee in the garden was just perfect! Here’s to many more this summer! xx

  • Laura - dear bear and beany
    April 30, 2016

    I’m pleased I’m not the only one to hadn’t realised it was a bank holiday 🙂 I’m hoping to get the garden furniture out this weekend, we will make summer arrive X #happydays

  • Louise George
    April 30, 2016

    Love the sound of getting the garden furniture out and having coffee in the garden – blissful! So glad you had such a lovely time in Cornwall and managed to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan too 🙂

  • Rebecca
    April 30, 2016

    What a fantastic week Katy! Sounds brilliant. So pleased you had a lovely holiday. Breaking Bad was my pregnancy saviour! I want to make hubby watch it now! Keep enjoying your garden! X

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 30, 2016

      Thanks Becky – it was a pretty good one (always find a good one follows a rubbish one!) You should definitely rewatch! Especially if you’ve watched Better Call Saul too – there are loads of little things in that that I missed as I didn’t remember them from BB – clearly not an obsessive enough fan!

  • Sarah Christie
    April 30, 2016

    That cocktail picture drew me to your post ha ha, I am so glad you have had a fab week, you were lucky with the weather. I too got my garden furniture out last week and then it has all had to go away because we had snow on Friday grrrr!

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 1, 2016

      Oh boo! We were lucky and got away with just some crazy hailstones! We’ve had some nice sunshine today, I’m hoping this is spring now and it won’t change it’s mind again!

  • Savannah
    May 1, 2016

    I’m so happy to hear you had a wonderful vacation-it’s always best when they go as smoothly as possible, especially with kids! I’ve been talking to my husband about getting some lawn furniture out by the fire pit this month so we can enjoy some warm nights by the fire. I agree, sure fire sign of an impending summer! Great post x #happydayslinky

  • You Baby Me Mummy
    May 1, 2016

    Oh I think we might start watching Breaking Bad again, we stopped for some reason a while back. We are off to Cornwall tomorrow, so will check out where those gardens are! x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 1, 2016

      Oh, have a wonderful time! I highly recommend them – they were a bit of a drive from where we were staying but well worth it!

  • Harrys Honest Mummy
    May 2, 2016

    I am so sorry for this, I can’t help myself….”How did you find them?” (The Lost Gardens)….. We say it every time we pass the sign on our way to our holiday spot in Cornwall. It’s become a family thing. Lovely part of the world. You can’t fail to chill out in Cornwall. A lovely list. #HappyDaysLinky

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 3, 2016

      Haha, we may have made that joke a few times! Especially on some of the windy narrow roads leading there – ‘no wonder they got lost!’

  • Island Living 365
    May 2, 2016

    Oh such a lovely post and yaaay for date nights. That is one of things I love about having family coming to stay is that Mr C and I get to go out and have a lovely date night. It sounds like you have had a fab week 🙂 x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 3, 2016

      It’s great isn’t it? We’re dragging them on our trip to Italy in the summer too! Luckily I do actually like my parents!

  • Squished blueberries
    May 3, 2016

    Do you know what? I’ve never watched breaking bad, not a single episode. You’re going to tell me I’m really missing out aren’t you? I’m scared of getting sucked in and losing half my life to it though! Sounds like you had a brilliant week and a lovely little holiday!

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      May 4, 2016

      Ah, you totally are missing out! We started it when season 3 was being shown and just went straight through the first two seasons in a few days – it’s really addictive! I am a bit bad with a series if we have the whole thing – I have no patience!

  • Sian @ QuiteFranklySheSaid
    May 6, 2016

    Breaking Bad is awesome, I loved it! I can’t believe you didn’t realise it was a bank holiday haha. Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

  • Katy
    May 6, 2016

    I really need to get myself some new garden furniture, ours is falling apart. Your photos of your time away were stunning. Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx

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