Finding happiness

Because I’m happy – the last weeks of September

A baby girl lying in her cot wearing a sleeping suit and smiling_with the title "Because I'm happy..."_Mrs H's favourite things

I can’t believe that it has been so long since I shared one of my Because I’m happy posts. How remiss of me! Sorry.

The past few weeks have mostly been about settling in to our new home in Tunbridge Wells. I love it here but I do miss my friends back in Medway. When we lived in Rochester, I saw one of the yummy mummies most days during the week. It seems odd not having them right down the road.

Anyway, without further ado, let’s crack on with what has made me happy in the last few weeks of September.

Because I’m happy – The last weeks of September

A baby girl lying in her cot wearing a sleeping suit and smiling_with the title "Because I'm happy..."_Mrs H's favourite things

  • Making new friends who live just down the road and who have children of a similar age to Little Miss H.
  • Having a date night at the Giggling Squid with Mr H for our 7th wedding anniversary.
  • Little Miss H finally getting “please” and “thank you” (most of the time).
  • Going for long walks in the wood around the corner and hunting for trolls, lions and tigers. Plus the odd squirrel and a Gruffalo.

A little girl with bunches walking in a wood filled with dappled sunlight_Because I'm happy_the last weeks of September_Mrs H's favourite things

A little girl walking through a wood filled with dappled sunlight_Because I'm happy_The last weeks of September_Mrs H's favourite things

  • Being visited by some of the Medway yummy mummies and their lovely toddlers.
  • Having my mum and dad over to stay and start work on our garden.
  • Putting up new furniture including a sofa, a wardrobe and some fabulous IKEA storage.
  • Discovering the fabulous shops in Tunbridge Wells. Hello Joules, JoJo Maman Bebe, Toddler GAP and Fenwick. Goodbye numerous hours spent purchasing lovely goodies.
  • Turning the grand old age of 37. Woo hoo! Birthdays are always something to celebrate.
  • Receiving a gorgeous necklace and a hand drawn picture of a wobbly fish as my birthday presents from Mr H and Little Miss H.
  • Eating lots of birthday cake.

Two pictures both featuring little fairy cakes with various decorations on floral plates_Because I'm Happy_the last weeks of September_Mrs H's favourite things

  • Being able to spend birthday money on some lovely new clothes.
  • Finding some new toddler groups to attend.
  • Little Miss H sleeping through the night in her big bed.
  • Walking in the sunshine with Little Miss H to have a birthday lunch with my best mate and her two daughters.

A photograph of a mother standing next to he_Because I'm Happy_The last weeks of September_Mrs H's favourite thingsr toddler daughter with a bright blue sky in the background

  • Having lunch at a fabulous little cafe in Tunbridge Wells whilst Little Miss H snoozed. Davina McCall was also in the cafe. As she is someone I admire hugely I plumped up the courage to talk to her and got a huge hug in return.
  • Heading into London to go to a Mother’s Meeting event. The weather was so beautiful that I decided to walk along the river.

A view of the River Thames with a beautiful blue sky, the Shard and St Paul's Cathedral in the background_Because I'm Happy_The last weeks of September_Mrs H's favourite things

  • Hearing Little Miss H ask for a sticker of a ‘baby orange shark wearing a pretty dress’ if she uses her potty successfully. I don’t think even Amazon is going to help me with that one.
  • Watching the new season of Once Upon A Time on Netflix. Oh, Captain Hook, I have missed you.
  • Catching up with old school friends on the phone.
  • Watching Little Miss H play in a large sand pit in a park up the road from us. Even though the weather was horrible she still had lots of fun and made a great deal of mess.

A two year old girl wearing a pink jacket and with her brown curly hair in a ponytail playing with water and sand_Because I'm Happy_The last weeks of September_Mrs H's favourite things

These are now my favourite posts to write. They remind me that happiness can be found in all the ordinary moments of life. I just need to cherish those moments. And look for them at every opportunity.

What ordinary moments in life make you happy?

Hugs

Mrs H

xxxx

25 Comments

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    Su {Ethan & Evelyn}
    October 17, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Happy Birthday! Those cupcakes looks so yummy! Looks like you had a great week. Glad you have found new friends at Tumbridge Wells who has the similar children age as yours. It is always good to have a friend around. 🙂 @SundaysStars

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      Mrs H
      October 18, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Thank you for the birthday wishes and thank you for your comment. I did have a wonderful week and it is so nice to feel settled in our new home. I am so happy that I have made some lovely mummy friends. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Emily
    October 14, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Mrs H! This is such a lovely post and update. I read your last post a week or two ago, so its great to hear that you are all starting to get and hopefully feel settled in your new place. I love that you are able to reflect on and share the ordinary moments of happiness in the everyday, I definitely need to start doing more of that 🙂 Emily #SundayStars

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      Mrs H
      October 27, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      Oh Emily, thank you for your lovely comment. I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to reply. We are feeling really settled in our new home. It is lovely here. You should start looking for the happiness in all the ordinary moments of life. It helps me see what a lovely life I have and how lucky I am. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    October 13, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Wow honey – you’ve had such a busy and positive month!
    I just love reading all your posts because the strong bond between you and your little miss clearly so very strong and loving.
    And DAVINA 😀 you could be BFF’s?!?!?

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      Mrs H
      October 27, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Hey lovely Katie. Thank you for your gorgeous comment. I am sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I am so you like reading my posts. That makes me smile. And OMG, I would love Davina to be my BFF. We could exercise to her DVDs together. How cool would that be? Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Raising Mighty Girls
    October 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    My favourite point is ‘sleeping through the night in her big bed’. How sweet. And I remember the pleasure that it gave hubby and I 🙂 #sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      October 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I am sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Ha ha! I may have jinxed us as I don’t actually think she has slept through since then. I really need to learn to keep my mouth shut. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    October 12, 2015 at 10:03 am

    So many things to be happy about! Are you and Davina BFFs now?! She’s so lovely. And if I come across any stickers featuring sharks wearing pretty dresses, I’ll give you a shout 🙂 x
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      Mrs H
      October 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks for your comment gorgeous lady. I wish Davina and I were BFFs. She is fab and she was so sweet giving me a hug. I did feel very sorry for her though as lots of people were shouting at her as she walked down the street. And thanks for looking out for the shark stickers. I think I might have to make my own. HELP!!! Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Jess Soothill
    October 12, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Gorgeous post and I love these, they make me smile so much! What a lot to be happy for! Yay for playdates and lots of time with friends. Happy birthday again and hurrah for shopping 🙂 Always good for the soul (not for the bank balance though hey!!). Jess xx

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    becca farrelly
    October 11, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Ahh, a lovely way to see all the positives that we are all guilty of missing sometimes, I know iam! looks like you did lots of fun things! Hope you had a lovely birthday, it was mine yesterday and I did the same as you and went out clothes shopping with my birthday money as I was in desperate need of some! Thanks for a lovely upbeat post!! 🙂

    #SundaysStars

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    International Elf Service
    October 11, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    What a fantastic post to read and what a lovely long list of wonderful thing! Happy Birthday too! Not that I’m jealous you’re only 36 or anything as childish as that 😉
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    Harry's Honest Mummy
    October 11, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I just love lists like these. The simple things are always the best aren’t they. #SundayStars
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    Random Musings
    October 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    What a fab time you’ve been having! Hope you enjoyed your birthday. Davina McCall always comes across as so lovely, glad to hear she is like that off camera too 🙂 Thanks for hosting #SundayStars
    Debbie
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    Silly Mummy
    October 11, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    This is a lovely post. Tunbridge Wells is such a nice place, though many years since I’ve been. It was the Mad Hatter in Once Upon a Time for me – they didn’t keep him long enough! (& is he in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland? No, he is not. What a waste of time that was!) I am loving that you have just slipped Davina McCall in there, just casually in the middle! & happy birthday! #sundaystars
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    Stacey
    October 11, 2015 at 9:40 am

    This is a lovely post. It’s nice to recall all the positives in our lives, especially when we can get bogged down in the negatives. I wish you well in your new home; it sounds lovely. Thank you for hosting #sundaystars
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    Morna
    October 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

    What a lovely post and beautiful pics- you and little miss H look super glam! We’ve had lots of weekends away this month- I’m feeling really grateful for all my lovely friends 🙂 #subdaystars
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    Sarah Howe
    October 11, 2015 at 6:39 am

    It must be quite odd moving away from what you know and your friends but it sounds like you have settled in really well and have lots to be happy for! You have done loads of fun things 🙂 how cool meeting Davina too!! Thanks for hosting xx
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    Lady Nym
    October 11, 2015 at 6:16 am

    All sounds lovely. Maybe some of those plain sticky labels and get the felt tips out for the shark in a dress sticker? Haha!

    #SundayStars
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    Mrs C
    October 11, 2015 at 6:12 am

    What a lovely post to read – I love that you’ve taken the Pollyanna approach to hunt down everything there is to be happy (or ‘glad’!) about. I’ll bet you’re right, I’m sure it does bring all those ordinary moments to life. Food for thought there. And Kudos to you for celebrating turning 37, I’m a firm believer that us women in our thirties should be celebrating our birthdays all the more! Mrs C x (Apologies if you get this twice, it jumped back because I typed in my email address incorrectly!)
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    Mummy Tries
    October 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Lucy, what a gorgeous post to read! You have done so much, and have so much to smile about this month. How exciting that you met Davina and got a hug from her, I’m rather jealous I have to say, I’m a massive fan of hers. Here’s hoping that October is just as fabulous lovely lady. Thanks so much for sharing with #DiffLinky xxx
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    Lizzie Roles
    October 9, 2015 at 6:19 am

    such a lovely post Lucy, I can’t believe you met Davina I absolutely love her. Her pre and post birth workout DVD saved my body trust me. It sounds like your new town is lovely, I hope you feel settled really soon, those lovely shops and toddler groups should help! Lizzie xo
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    Mini Travellers
    October 9, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Hurrah these are lovely to read. Still smiling a lot about the hug from Davina, read a fab article in Red about her last night,
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    Kat | Beau Twins
    October 8, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Gorgeous happy list lovely. Wow you had a lot of things to be happy about last month and rightly so. Loved reading this and can’t help but wish I was back in Tunbridge Wells so we could have play dates and catch ups and dinner out. Big love as always lovely lady. Xxxxx
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