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A Good Friday Trip To See Animals Of The Ice Age – A Review

A photo of a Daddy, his daughter and son standing underneath the sign for Animals of the Ice Age at Howletts Wild Animal Park - A Good Friday Trip to see Animals of the Ice Age - Mrs H's favourite things

Today the sun shone. In fact, the weather was beautiful this afternoon. Which was Sod’s Law because yesterday we’d been invited to Howletts Wild Animal Park to review their new experience, Animals of the Ice Age. And of course, yesterday was cold and wet. Not the ideal weather for spending a day outside looking for animals. However, we still had a wonderful time and we were all very impressed with the new exhibit. Animals of the Ice Age at Howlett’s…

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Our Weekend Happy 10 – Slowing down, Baking & Gardening

This is the tenth Our Weekend Happy post that I’ve written for this blog. I sadly missed writing last week’s post as my laptop had died and I had poorly children. But I really missed writing it. My Our Weekend Happy posts are becoming my favourite posts to write and read back. love writing these posts each week. No matter what kind of weekend we’ve had, It’s so nice to remind myself of all the happy moments from the weekend. I’ve also discovered, that…

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Our Weekend Happy #9 – Seeing Grandparents, A Lie in & A Mother’s Day Lunch

A photograph of a little girl wearing a yellow mac and pink sparkly wellies and standing in a wood - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

This is the ninth of my Our Weekend Happy post. I love writing these posts each week. No matter what kind of weekend we’ve had, It’s so nice to remind myself of all the happy moments from the weekend. I’ve also discovered, that writing these posts starts to get me excited 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 writes.…

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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 #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 #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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