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February 2018

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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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #6 – A day at the beach

This is week 6 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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Travel & Days Out

Chasing Rainbows with Simpson Travel

A photograph of a wooden rainbow toy (showing the full spectrum of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet), two postcards of rainbows and foam letters spelling out "Simpson Travel" - Chasing Rainbows with Simpson Travel - Mrs H's favourite things

Finding happiness and chasing rainbows. Ever since Mr H and I started to try for a family, rainbows have been an emblem in my life. My pregnancy with Little Mister H was filled with anxiety. I was terrified of losing another baby. Yet every time I feared the worst a rainbow would appear in the sky to give me hope. A rainbow to shine the way for our second rainbow baby. Our son, Little Mister H, who appeared in our…

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Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #5 – A Beautiful Manicure, Staying with my Parents & a Disney film

A photograph of a young woman in a white bath robe relaxing at a spa - Our Weekend Happy #5 - A Beautiful Manicure, staying with my parents & a Disney movie - Mrs H's favourite things

This is week 5 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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Health & Welfare

8 Reasons I love working with a nutritionist

A photograph of a healthy lady on holiday in a beautiful location in Rhodes - Why I Love Working With A Nutritionist - Mrs H's favourite things

At the beginning of this year, I decided that I needed to become healthier. I’m going to turn forty this year. And I’m using that as motivation to work towards becoming a happier and healthier version of myself. A lovely lady called Lamorna is helping me on this journey. Lamorna is a nutritionist and works at Lamorna Nutrition and Fitness. I’m signed up to Lamorna’s Gold Package, this is a 12-week programme that will help me meet my health goals. 8 Reasons…

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Finding Happiness Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #4 – Muddy Walks, an Afternoon Nap & Songs at Dinnertime

This is week 4 of writing an Our Weekend Happy post. I love writing these posts. It is so nice to record the little moments that make a weekend happy. Even when we have a quiet day there is always something worth remembering. 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 writes. I’ve always loved her posts. And so I decided that…

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Health & Welfare

A letter to myself as I try to become healthier

A photograph of a beautiful, happy and health woman on her wedding day - A letter to myself as I try to become healthier - Mrs H's favourite things

Dear Lucy I’m writing this letter to you because you have recently embarked on a challenge to become healthier. This is a noble challenge. And something that is very much needed (as I sit here typing you are nursing your fourth cold/ illness in so many weeks). I’m also writing this letter because I know what you’re like as a person. You’re an all or nothing person and a perfectionist. You give your all to something but then at the…

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