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February 2018

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Reasons To Hang A Chandelier In Your Home

A photograph of the crystal droplets from a hanging chandelier - Reasons To Hang A Chandelier In Your Home - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post When you think of a chandelier, a large, opulent lighting fixture in a grand and exuberant period home may come to mind. Although this image is lovely, most of us don’t live that way. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little style and luxury to your home. With so many varieties, from traditional brass and sparkling glass pendants to industrial and wooden options, you can find a chandelier for any room in your…

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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy linky #5 & #ourweekendhappy February favourites

A featured image for the new linky and Instagram Community Our Weekend Happy - Our Weekend Happy Linky #7 - Mrs H's favourite things

Welcome to the fifth week of Our Weekend Happy. The brand new linky that I host with the gorgeous Lisa from Mummascribbles. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. It was lovely to read your happy weekend posts. I can’t believe that Lisa and I have been running this linky and the #ourweekendhappy Instagram community for over a month. I really am so pleased that Lisa and I decided to take the plunge and run this linky. The posts we…

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Travel and days out

Our Travel Bucket List

A photograph of a woman on holiday in the Maldives wearing a stetson and tying her sarong - Our Travel Bucket List - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a sponsored post. Mr H and I have always loved to travel. Before we had children we would go abroad twice a year. We would try to vary the trips we took. So one holiday would be a city break where we crammed every day with activity and took in as much culture as we could. The second holiday would be a beach holiday where we would just relax. It was bliss! During this time we were lucky…

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Family

How To Make Sure Your Will Is Up To Date

A photograph of her mum and her young son at a National trust property walking and framed by a doorway - How To Make Sure Your Will Is Up To Date - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a sponsored post Before I became a mum, I had a career as a Legacy Fundraiser for Cancer Research UK. I would frequently give talks about the importance of making a Will. Yet, it always shocked me how few people actually had a Will. Or if they did have a Will then it was very rare for it to be up to date. As a parent, there is always an endless list of life administration to take care…

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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #7 – Volunteering, Family Time & a Chilly Trip To The Park

This is week seven of my Our Weekend Happy post. I’m so proud that I’m still writing these posts. They are now my favourite to write each week. It’s so nice to remind myself of what we did during the weekend. And writing the post starts to build up excitement for the coming weekend. Anyway, in case you haven’t seen my previous Our Weekend Happy posts, it is based on a weekly post that one of my favourite bloggers, Lisa from Mummascribbles…

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Mental health

Antidepressants and me – My Story of Taking Antidepressants

A photograph of a brunette woman looking at the camera with a slight smile on her face - Antidepressants and Me - My Story of Taking Antidepressants - Mrs H's favourite things

Trigger warning: this post mentions depression, anxiety, taking antidepressants, self-harm and attempted suicide. If you have personal experience of any of these then you may find this post distressing.  Next year will be the twentieth anniversary of my diagnosis of depression. It will also mark almost twenty years of taking antidepressants. That is huge! It means that I’ve suffered from depression for the majority of my adult life. If you’ve read this blog before then you’ll know that I’m very…

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Family

Fun Things To Do In The Easter Holidays

A photograph of a little girl having just done on an Easter egg hunt - Fun Things To Do In The Easter Break - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a sponsored post. With a soon-to-be 5-year-old now at school, we’re hoping to make her first Easter break extra fun. Easter is on 1st April this year and that means Good Friday is only 5 weeks away. So I’ve been thinking about some of the fun activities that we can get up to in the Easter holidays. As we can’t rely on the weather, I’ve put together a list that includes both indoor and outdoor activities. I hope…

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Family Finding happiness

5 Reasons I’m looking forward to Summer

A photograph of a little girl on a summer day running through a field of wild flowers - Five Reasons I'm Looking Forward to Summer - Mrs H's favourite things

In collaboration with Garden & Camping. On Sunday, we headed to the seaside to have a day on the beach. We spent the whole day as a family breathing in the sea air and strolling leisurely. It was a wonderful day. The sun shone and the sky was blue. And for a moment, I almost forgot that it is still winter. Ever since that day, I’ve been dreaming of the days when the weather is better. Spring is always my…

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