Finding happiness

Happy Days #1

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One of my main aims for this year is to spend more time being happy. I know that isn’t always possible. We all have bad days. But even when life isn’t perfect there are happy moments. I need to recognise these and be grateful for them.

Two of my blogging friends, Jenna and Katy, host a weekly linky called Happy Days. The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to join in and embrace the happiness that can be found in everyday life.

Jenna and Katy are on week 12 but I am going to start right at the very beginning; a very good place to start.

Out & about

Christmas and New Year has predominantly been taken up with visiting friends and family. It has been lovely seeing Little Miss H have fun with the people that she loves and that adore her.

We’ve also been on a number of walks. On Christmas Day, Little Miss H, Auntie B and I put on our warm clothes and went out for a stroll. Little Miss fell asleep a few minutes into the walk. Auntie B and I grasped this opportunity to have a good old gossip and spend some time in the beautiful sunshine. After almost 2 hours of fresh air and exercise we certainly deserved our yummy Christmas dinner.

Fun at home

We’ve really enjoyed having Mr H home for Christmas. Little Miss H is a complete daddy’s girl and has been over the moon that she has been able to spend quality time with her daddy. We have had lots of fun playing with Little Miss H’s new toys, having tea parties with our animals and watching Disney movies.

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Watching Disney movies with our friends.

Time for me

I have been lucky over Christmas and have had lots of time to myself. Mr H even took Little Miss to the zoo so that I could spend a whole day at home working on my blog. I have also had time to manicure my nails, see friends and grab some early nights. Bliss!!!

My happiest moment

There have been so many wonderful moments over Christmas but Christmas Eve was a highlight. I loved watching Little Miss H’s face as she opened her Christmas Eve box. At 19 months old, she doesn’t understand Christmas but she does understand the joy of getting new things. It was also wonderful to watch Little Miss, Mr H and Auntie B sprinkle reindeer dust outside. They were very methodical with the trail that they left for Rudolph and Santa.

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Little Miss H and I opening up her Christmas Eve box. Happy times!

Next week I would like to try

Next week I plan to introduce more exercise into my routine. I have a mission to be happier and healthier in 2015. Exercise is a big part of that. I am going to a yoga class with a friend on Tuesday evening. Then early next Saturday morning I will be heading over to Rochester Castle for Tough Mumma. Yes, I have signed up to a 6 week boot camp. And yes, the thought of doing intense exercise brings me out in a cold sweat. But I need something to kick-start my exercise routine and I’m hoping that this will be fun. I promise to report back and let you know how it goes.

What has been your happiest moment of Christmas? Do you have any exciting plans for next week?


Mrs H




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    Sammy cocopops mamma
    January 10, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time over Christmas. Pops is 21 months now and was also excited to get her christmas eve box, so precious. Well done on taking steps to be happier and healthier! X
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      Mrs H
      January 11, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment. It is fabulous when they are a little bit older and can begin to enjoy the magic of Christmas. I can’t wait for next year. It will be magical. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Kiran at Mummy Says
    January 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Spending more time on being happy is a brilliant aim for the year! Hope it’s a wonderful year x

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      Mrs H
      January 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Thank you for your kind comment. It is great to focus on being happy and to concentrate on the small moments of happiness that are part of everyday life. Happy New Year to you too. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    January 8, 2015 at 10:39 am

    It’s lovely that you have had some time for yourself, you really deserve it! The beauty of it is that Little Miss is spending one on one time with her Daddy too which it sounds like she loves. My husband is a teacher so we have him off for school holidays and it is nice to have him around, all the boys love it. Wow, boot camp sounds fab! I hope you enjoy it, I quite like exercising now because it is a little bit of me time to switch off, I’m sure it will be good for you! xx
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      Mrs H
      January 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment Hayley. I completely agree. Little Miss H loves spending time with her Daddy and it is unfair that I only get time to spend with her on my own. Plus, it was lovely to have a day blogging. I stayed in my PJs until 15.00 and drank galleons of tea. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    January 7, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Sounds like you have had such a lovely time over Christmas and I’m so happy to see you have set your sights high to be happier and healthier. I love to see you happy 🙂
    I have no idea what this Tough Mumma thing is but it doesn’t sound at all pleasant, so I’m wishing you lots of luck with that one (while being grateful its not me going lol)
    Thanks for linking up with #SundayStars xxx
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      Mrs H
      January 9, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Darling Katie, thank you for your gorgeous comment. Tough Mumma is a bootcamp. It starts at 08.30 tomorrow morning (whatever the weather). It will involve jogging, boxing, squats etc. I have hardly done any exercise since having Little Miss H. It is going to be hell. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Kat | Beau Twins
    January 6, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Reading this… makes me SO happy!! It’s a post brimming with happiness and I love it! Love you lots gorgeous lady! Keep that sun shining hun!! mwah xxxxx
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      Mrs H
      January 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks for your gorgeous comment lovely. I love you too honey. I am so lucky to have met wonderful friends through this here blog. Massive hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    January 5, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Sounds like you have had a lovely Christmas and really enjoyed having Mr H around – am sure you and Little Miss H are missing him this week. How lovely that you got to have a day for yourself too and good luck with starting the exercise regime.
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      Mrs H
      January 6, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Louise.Thanks so much for your lovely comment. We are missing Mr H a lot this week. Little Miss keeps wandering around the flat shouting ‘daddy’. We’re trying to fill our week with lots of activities so that we don’t miss him too much. I hope that you are having a fabulous week too. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    January 5, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Yay, I am SO happy you are joining in with our linky, Mrs H! 🙂

    I love the photo of your little lady watching Disney movies with her cuddly toys – too cute.

    Well done for taking steps to improve your fitness. Just remember the more you do, the easier it gets. 🙂

    Looking forward to reading more of your happy posts.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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      Mrs H
      January 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Hey lovely Jenna. I am thrilled to have joined in with your linky. I have received so many lovely comments from people. And I have already started writing next week’s post. I adore that photo of Little Miss H. It is definitely one of my favourites. She is besotted with her cuddly toys. She walks around cuddling them and kissing them. Thanks for being wonderful and supportive. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    January 4, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Lovely post. I would love a whole day to work on the blog but I do tend to procrastinate! I’m really dreaded Steve going back to work tomorrow, Me and Oliver have loved having him home.
    I hope you enjoy tough mumma, I look forward to reading all about it
    Becky xx

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      Mrs H
      January 5, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Becky. Thank you for your lovely comment. I have to admit that I procrastinate too. Or I get very distracted by social media!!! I have to make a list and stick to it otherwise I get nothing done. I hope that you aren’t missing Steve too much today and are managing to have fun with Oliver. I am missing Mr H today. The flat seems empty without him home. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    January 4, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Sounds like you all had a lovely Christmas. Well done for getting out and about on Christmas Day when most of us were happily vegging out at home!

    Your photo of Little Miss H watching Frozen with all of her stuffed toys is adorable. 🙂


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      Mrs H
      January 5, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Hi. Thank you for your kind comment. That photo is just the cutest, isn’t it?! It always makes me smile. We did have a wonderful Christmas and I really enjoyed going for a long walk on Christmas Day. It meant that I didn’t feel I spent the whole of Christmas in hibernation. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Julia @ rainbeaubelle
    January 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Love your resolution to be happy! I think sometimes we have to decide to make space for the things that make us happy. Me time is a place to start, and for me, less stressing about housework and more living in the moment xxxx
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      Mrs H
      January 5, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Hello gorgeous Julia. Less stressing about housework and living in the moment sound like fantastic aims. I stress about far too much and I need to, as the song in Frozen says, let it go!!! I need to be kinder to myself and not feel guilty all the time. Thanks for popping by and commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Karin Joyce
    January 4, 2015 at 9:47 am

    What a lovely recount of your holiday time Lucy!! Very happy indeed. Thank you for sharing it with the Embrace Happy group as well!

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      Mrs H
      January 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Hello. Thank you lovely Karin for your comment. It was a wonderful holiday. I am sad it is over and that Mr H had to return to work today. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    katy (what katy said)
    January 4, 2015 at 8:22 am

    A lovely Christmas! We did Christmas eve boxes for the first time and also sprinkled reindeer food. G is getting to the age now that the real magic is coming alive!
    Boot camp makes brings me out in a cold sweat til, so much so that I don’t think ill ever sign up haha! Good luck and I look forward to reading about it!! Thank you so much for joining in our #HappyDaysLinky xxx
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      Mrs H
      January 5, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Hi darling Katy. Thank you for your lovely comment. The bootcamp is terrifying me too. But I know that it will help me get outdoors and exercising. It could be worse!!! I will definitely tell you all how I get on. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    January 4, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Love your happy days this week, they sounds lovely! Apart from the boot camp exercise – I have so much respect for you to be able to do that I have no get up and go.

    My happiest part of Christmas was spending time together! It doesn’t happen too often with school and work so it was nice to stop even if it was for just two days. No exciting plans for next week though – just getting organised to go back to school and get the house all back to normal.
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      Mrs H
      January 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Hello. And thanks for your kind comment. You are right, the best part of Christmas is being together and appreciating spending time with one and another. Good luck with all the organising and getting your house back to normal. I actually love doing that after Christmas is over. It feels like a fresh start. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Sarah Christie
    January 3, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Ah lovely, sounds like you had such a lovely time, isn’t it lovely having the husband home, I love family time, especially when you get time to watch movies and chill xx
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      Mrs H
      January 3, 2015 at 11:45 pm

      Hey honey. It is so lovely having Mr H home. I’ll miss him next week. And I can imagine that Little Miss H will be gutted she adores her daddy. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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