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It is time to link up with Happy Days hosted by the lovely Jenna and Katy. It is a brilliant linky and I am sad that I have failed to link up over the past few weeks. February is going to be the month that I get organised and join in with this linky every week. No excuses!
Out & about
I hate to stay indoors all the time. Even if the weather is rubbish I like to wrap up and head outside for some fresh air and (hopefully) Vitamin D. We mostly walk everywhere or get the bus as I absolutely loathe driving and refuse to do it. This does mean that I get exercise pushing the buggy up all the hills around Rochester.
Last Sunday we put our wellie boots on and headed to a local park to jump in some muddy puddles. Mr H (who isn’t keen on mess) winced every time we went near some mud but Little Miss H and I had a lovely time.
We go to the little play park up the road a few times a week. Little Miss H loves playing on swings and going down slides. I adore watching her giggle as I push her on the swing. It is very cute!
We headed off to the park on a particularly grey and miserable morning this week and had the whole place to ourselves. Little Miss H was thrilled that she did not have to share her slide time with any other toddlers.
Fun at home
We have been quite lazy at home this week. I have been fighting off a headache and have found it difficult to motivate myself. I’m a bad mummy, I know! But we have spent time cuddling on the sofa, reading books, playing with puzzles, watching “Tangled” and enjoying tea parties with all the cuddly toys.
Time for me
Mr H is wonderful and he often looks after Little Miss so that I can have a day to myself. Last Saturday was one of these days. I headed off into London to see my dearest friend Miss W. We met at the Gilbert Scott Cocktail Bar and Brasserie at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel for brunch. It was amazing. It was the most delicious breakfast that I have ever eaten.
We then hopped in a taxi to the Palladium and went to see “Cats the Musical”. I saw “Cats” when I was 13 and I couldn’t remember much about the show. I really enjoyed it. I was impressed with Nicole Scherzinger too. She has a gorgeous, soulful and powerful voice and her rendition of “Memory” actually sent a shiver down my spine.
It was a fabulous day. I got to see my oldest and dearest friend and have a proper gossip and catch up. I got to eat an AMAZING breakfast (which I felt was highly deserved as I had been to bootcamp earlier that morning). And I got to see a brilliant musical.
My happiest moment
My happiest moments from this week have been spent with my husband. We went on a date night to a local Thai restaurant on Thursday. It was great to be able to dress up and go out with my gorgeous Mr H. We talked about the plans we have for this year, about his new job and my blog. And we laughed and laughed.
On Friday we had a blackout night. I stole the idea from Kate at What Katy Said. We turned off our devices and sat down at the table to have dinner together. Then we settled down on the sofa and watched a film.
I am addicted to my iPhone and I’m constantly checking Twitter, Facebook or all the other social networks that I’ve joined. For one evening it was wonderful to forget about all that and enjoy being with my husband. We plan to make it a weekly occurrence.
Next week I would like to try
Next week I want to try to get myself organised. I was hugely organised before I became a mum but I am now hopeless. I barely know what is going on from one minute to the next.
I need to start writing more lists. But these lists need to be realistic as I often write a list of unachievable tasks. I need to use my diary more so I don’t forget important dates or miss sending birthday cards.
I also need to become more focused and organised about blogging. I am a real faffer! Especially when it comes to my blogging. This needs to stop as it can mean that one post can take me hours and hours to write. My post from last week about the NSPCC #ShareAware campaign took me almost 5 hours to write! It doesn’t help that I am a perfectionist and I will check, double check and triple check a post before pressing publish.
I have bought myself a brand new blog planner which I am sure will be a huge help. I am also going to take note of all these fabulous tips from Aby at You Baby Me Mummy. Aby’s blog is awesome and she is my blogging guru. Sensei Aby, I will follow your lead and use your tricks to become a more effective blogger. I promise.
What has been your happiest moment from the past week? Do you have any exciting plans for next week?