The past few weeks have been really busy. We spent our last week in Rochester, moved house and we’ve been on holiday to the Isle of Wight.
There have been ups and downs along the way but it was all worth it. We are in our new house and we love it. Hurrah!
We also had a fabulous holiday and it was great to spend some time together as a family.
After such a fun packed three weeks, it is about time for another Because I’m happy post. I am afraid that there is a lot to catch up on and this is an epic post. So you may want to pour yourself a cup of tea or a stiff gin.
Because I’m happy – catching up – weeks 2, 3 and 4
This is what has made me happy over the past few weeks:
Week 2 – Saturday 15th – Friday 21st August
- Visiting the Rochester Cathedral tea rooms for one last lunch and play in the garden before the move.
- Doing a fairy door hunt around Rochester and hearing Little Miss H scream “mummy look fairy door” every time we found one.
- Having a boozy Sunday lunch with some of the Rochester yummy mummies. I love these ladies so much and I miss having them down the road. But we are now friends for life and I know that I will see them soon.
- Going to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. AMA-ZING! And going on the tour with my bestest and oldest friend and spending the day with her and her fabulous family.
- Seeing how good Little Miss H was on that day. She was barely any trouble at all.
- Catching up with one of the loveliest ladies in the world who I met on the NCT course we attended before Little Miss H was born.
Week 3 – Saturday 22nd – Friday 28th August
- Finishing the packing early so that we could go out and have a pizza. We went back to Don Vincenzo, which was the first restaurant we ever visited in Rochester. It was the perfect way to spend the evening before the move.
- Knowing that Little Miss H was being spoilt rotten with her Nanna and Grampy and avoiding all the stress of moving house.
- Having the most fabulous removal men in the world. They were so friendly and efficient.
- Eating Wotsits and drinking prosecco on our first night in the new house.
- Being able to sit in our living room with the sun streaming in, listening to the birds singing and looking out over our garden and the wood that backs on to it.
- Meeting our lovely new neighbours.
- Picking Little Miss H up after she had stayed with her grandparent’s whilst we moved to the new house.
- Seeing Little Miss H’s love for her new bedroom and big girl’s bed.
- Finding my gardening and DIY mojo. I have already ripped down a cupboard, taken down a door, put up a bed and some bathroom storage and done some serious gardening. This may not sound like much but I am a complete DIY-phobe and I’ve never had a garden before.
- Discovering a lovely little park to take Little Miss H to.
- Hearing Little Miss and Mr H sing “All about that bass” whilst getting ready for bed.
Week 4 – Saturday 29th August – Friday 4th September
- Having our first lunch out as a family in Tunbridge Wells with my other bestie, her hubby and gorgeous daughters.
- Getting cuddles with my beautiful God-daughter.
- Little Miss H shouting “big boat” every time she saw the Isle of Wight ferry.
- Staying in a lovely cottage in the Isle of Wight. It was filled with wood and Cath Kidston fabrics. It was completely idiosyncratic but we loved it.
- Watching Little Miss H dance and run around the cottage garden.
- Eating fish, chips and mushy peas on Shanklin Beach.
- Playing in the sea and sand on a beautiful hot sunny day.
- A lady giving her £1 scratch card win to Little Miss H for being such a cutie.
- Having time to read the fabulous book Become the best you by my friend and fellow blogger Reneé Davis. You must visit her blog, Mummy Tries. It is inspirational and I promise you that you won’t regret it.
- Having honest chats with Mr H about everything that has happened over the last six months and how we move forward as a family.
- Visiting an amazing little farm called Coleman’s Play and Farm Park where Little Miss H was able to feed some geese and a goat and go hunting for eggs. It was definitely the best place we visited in the Isle of Wight and Mr H and I were devastated to hear that it is closing down. Little Miss H is still talking about feeding “nana to goat” (translation: banana to a goat).
- Coming home to find that Rosie the Rabbit had returned from her spa break at the amazing John Lewis spa and had been fully rejuvenated by her holiday. Little Miss H was thrilled to be reunited with her travelling companion and I am eager that Rosie does not go on holiday again.
Wow, when it is all written down like that you can see what a busy few weeks we have had. It has been lovely though.
And one of the happiest things has been the epiphany that I don’t want to be filled with sadness any longer. I am making an action plan to become a better me and it fills me with positivity and excitement for the future.
What have you been up to over the past few weeks? I would love to hear all about it in the comments.