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January 2018

Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #1 – a trip to London, Hamilton and comfort food

A photograph of a stain glassed window from the newly refurbished Royal Victoria Palace Theatre which is currently showing Hamilton: The American Musical - Our Weekend Happy #1: A trip to London, Hamilton and comfort food - Mrs H's favourite things

One of my favourite bloggers, Lisa from Mummascribbles writes a weekly post called Our Weekend Happy. I have always loved these posts. They are super lovely to read. But I imagine they are a wonderful record for Lisa too. A way to preserve her precious weekends with her family. I realised a while back that I don’t actually share the mundane moments of my life on my blog. The small moments that make life worthwhile. The times that bring happiness…

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Baby Loss Mental Health Motherhood

The Grief Of Baby Loss

A photograph of a brunette lady looking into the distance and looking tearful, her eyes are misted over with tears - The Grief of Baby Loss - Mrs H's favourite things

Our first baby was due on 14th January 2013. Although, I struggle to remember the due dates for the other babies I’ll always remember the day that our first baby was due to enter our lives. Sadly, that little boy or girl was never meant to be ours to hold. At 11 weeks pregnant, we discovered that the baby was dead. Their heartbeat had stopped when I was 6 weeks pregnant. When the midwife told me that the baby didn’t…

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Books & Bakes

For The Love Of Books – Introducing Bookish Mamas

A photograph of a brunette lady holding a hardback copy of the book "Northern Lights" by Philip Pullman - She is peeking from the side of the book - For the Love of Books - Mrs H's favourite things

I love books. I always have. As a child, my books were one of my prized possessions. I once leant my friend my pristine and treasured Anne of Green Gables collection. Only for them to be returned dog-eared, torn and covered in tea stains. I was heartbroken. Snuggling down for an early night with a good book and a cup of tea is high up on my happy list. Life is always better when I’m lost in literature. I used to…

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Finding Happiness

50 more things that make me happy

A photograph of a mother who is walking in the woods and looks happy. She is smiling at the camera and her little boy is asleep in the Pao Papoose Baby Carrier - 50 More Things That Make Me Happy - Mrs H's favourite things

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” William Morris The past few months have been tough. Yet I’ve entered 2018 with a new and positive outlook. I’ve set myself some goals and I’m looking forward to the year ahead. Like most people, I’m constantly in the pursuit of happiness. I want my life to be filled with experiences and moments that make me happy. But recently I’ve realised that happiness…

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Mental Health Thoughts & Inspiration

When The Words Won’t Flow

A photograph of a woman with brown hair wearing a red plaid shirt and red lipstick - she is looking down and away from the camera - she looks pensive - When the words don't flow - talking to children about Depression and Anxiety - Mrs H's favourite things

Sometimes when I write about my depression the words just flow. It’s as if they were always there just waiting to be written down in black and white. On other occasions, I want to write but the words aren’t forthcoming. They won’t flow. Words are created and deleted. Sentences are written and rewritten. Paragraphs are formed and unformed. I can start a post about one thing and then it becomes about something completely different. For example, when I sat down to…

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