I was expecting not to be writing this… I thought I would be manic packing and sorting out for going away, its only a city break to Rome, not 80 days round the world! So I figured that I will be running around like a headless chicken tomorrow anyway… so why not! If this is the first time you have come across the Happy Days Linky it’s hosted by WhatKatySaid and Jenna at TinyFootSteps, please check out their blogs when you get a minute for some inspiration. And if you want to join in then please do, you can find more details here.

Out & About

As it was Bank Holiday Monday this week, we made the most of it and headed to they May Day celebrations at my mums village. It was great fun, Monkey got to play on a bouncy castle, try his first bouncy castle slide (queue – panic he’s not even three yet!) sit on tractors, hook a duck, bash a rat, play in the park, see the may pole dancers, walk amongst the bluebells (again) and win a coconut on the coconut shy. I was so impressed with him he hit it square on with his first ball. Although it didn’t fall the stall owner gave him it anyway. It was his favourite thing of the day not even trusting his bampsey (grandad) to hold it on the walk home. I think he probably went to bed dreaming of cracking it!

Thursday evening we got a break in the weather and I took Monkey for some early evening photos in the fields, we got some last year too so its nice to look back on them!


Friday we went to Music Bus as usual and then to the park for a picnic lunch. We couldn’t go further a field today as we needed to drop the cat off at the cattery. While in the park he saw the visiting fun fair…it was shut. For the rest of the afternoon it was all he would talk about requesting that we pay a visit. It was raining when Daddy got home from work and I was not in the mood to be traipsing around a wet field so I had pretty much made up my mind that I wasn’t going to even suggest it. Monkey had other plans, and between them they talked me into it. I am so glad they did, he loved it.


There were loads of rides for little ones, all the fishing lights and stalls to entice you in. He went on several rides and played a feed the duck game with ping pong balls.. which he loved. It reminded me of the lure of the fair when I was little – it was wonderful seeing it through Monkey’s eyes. We went for food after and it was a lovely few hours, as I will miss him loads while away. Funny how some of the best times are those which are unplanned.


Fun at Home

Been completely rubbish on this front this week, normally my post would include the weekend (thats my excuse and I am sticking to it)….. as I work theres not much time for squeezing things in other than chores Monday-Thursday. Although I did plan to make banana bread following a lovely looking recipe I had seen on Everything Mummy – head over here, for a look if you get a chance. Hoping to make it next week instead.

Time for me

Completely spoilt this week, as I finally made it to the hairdressers on Wednesday evening and got my grey covered up. I have been going to the same hairdresser for almost six years so its always a good excuse for a natter and a catch up.

The best ‘me time’ of all (albeit in June) – I booked a Britmums ticket… eek!! Although I have cheated a little bit and I am going with a friend who writes this amazing raw food recipe blog for kiddies – www.elliesrecipes.com. We are going to book a hotel and make a really girlie weekend of it!

I also spent some time putting together my interview responses for the lovely Kate over at V Family Fun, she runs a regular post on Enquiring Minds which is definitely worth a read when you get a spare few minutes. Please check out her blog at www.vfamilyfun.co.uk.

My Happiest Moment

Just a photo this week:


Next Week I would like to.. explore Rome and have some rest and relaxation – although I’ve packed my copy of Molly Makes Social Media to read cover to cover and Blogging for Dummies – so much for romance :)!

Wishing you all a great week xxx



  1. That sounds like a great week. The pictures are all lovely. I agree sometimes the very best times are those that are not planned. Enjoy Rome x

  2. Look forward to seeing you ar BritMums yey! The fair looks great. We have one here this weekend and I am contemplating the idea of taking this boys this morning before the hubby goes off for his day of golf, mad man in this weather!! xx

    • Great – definitely hook up 🙂 What is it with golf I will never understand, mines the same :). Hope you had fun if you went xx

  3. memybooksandi Reply

    The fair looks so much fun! We haven’t been to a fair for quite a while, I think we’ll have to find out when our next local one is.

    Thank you so much for the mention and sharing my link, I’m honoured!

    Have a fantastic time in Rome x

    • Thank you – sitting at the airport now waiting to fly home! Had a lovely time, hope you are having a good week with the girls xx

  4. travelingchristie Reply

    Oh Rome, I love Rome it is so beautiful. Have an amazing time and I love the last photo it is so beautiful x

    • Thank you 🙂 thinking of printing it and putting it up somewhere at home! Had an amazing time in Rome, sitting at the airport now! Xx

  5. You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy) Reply

    Have a fabulous time in Rome! I adore your pictures, they are beautiful x

    • Thank you – had an amazing time, just waiting to board the plane home now. Hope you are having a great week too xx

  6. Eeeek, have an amazing time in Rome. I’m not jealous at all… nope. 😉

    Yay – you are going to Britmums. It will be my first time too and I cannot wait. I look forward to meeting you.

    Thanks for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • Me too 🙂 definitely, although if I am honest I’m a little scared!! Lol! Hope the wedding plans are all going well 🙂 xx

  7. Awww your happiest moment really made me smile! What a lovely week you’ve had. There’s something about a funfair that brings the little kid out in all of us isn’t there. 🙂

    Have a lovely time in Rome! Vx

  8. Oh my goodness that photo in your happiest moment! Gorgeous! Well done on having so much me time and woo hoo for Britmums!! Thank you for joining in with #HappyDaysLinky x

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