Things that have made me happy this week


This last week has been one of those very mixed weeks, where I’ve had days that have been, frankly, crap, and others where I’ve been ‘woohoo’! The crap has been getting over a sick bug from last weekend (not pretty) and catching up on life-admin, plus dealing with a sudden burst of ‘Threenager’ behaviour after we thought we were over the worst. Nothing like preschoolers to keep you on your toes eh?!Adam also has had a recurring problem with his hip that has been exacerbated by all the football he does, and this week was told he will need a hip-op come the New Year which is worrying 🙁 BUT, lots of good stuff has happened too, and when you’ve had a week where the bad stuff is in danger of overtaking the good, it pays to plug away at remembering the good and to woman-up- life in general is great, we really can’t complain too much!

Here are things that I’ve loved this week:

1. I can’t not put this one first- I have a new job! It’s as social media manager of a local company, and what’s great is I can work from home and manage the hours to suit me. It really is a dream part-time job, and I’m excited to get stuck in as they’re giving me freedom to make the role my own and work with them to devise a strategy. I can’t wait!

2. My dad came to stay this weekend and we all enjoyed a lovely lunch out on Saturday. He’s so good with the children, and really funny- their favourite story books often have bits ‘changed’ by him – F & S get really indignant!

3. We had the children re-tested for their food intolerances, after following the advised 3 months of cutting out cow dairy (both), oranges (Freddie) and cherries (Sasha!). The good news is they are no longer coming up as intolerant to cow dairy now it’s out of their system, and Freddie’s bad eczema has pretty much disappeared.  Whilst we’re going to carry on their largely dairy-free diet, it means that they can have the odd treat/meal with it in every now and again, or food at a party. As long as we don’t overload on the dairy, their skin should be okay. This is such a big thing, as Freddie in particular had such sore skin, and we were putting cream on him nearly every day. Now we count on one hand the number of times in 3 months that he’s needed some on him. Result!

4. I’ve agreed some blog work with a big interiors/homeware brand that I LOVE, and can’t wait to receive what they’re sending me to review!

5. We ordered new sofas a few weeks ago, and they’re not due to arrive with us until November. I got a phone call a few days ago saying that our main sofa should be here this week, and the other chair the week after. Anyone who knows me well knows that I’ve been wanting rid of our current sofas for AGES now, so this is great news. It’s the little things, right?!

6. I thoroughly enjoyed the tastiest slice of Italian baked cheesecake at the weekend- I could eat the stuff all day, every day!

7. My shop will be enjoying a boost as I sourced some beautiful new bowls and plates- hoping potential customers will love them.

8. I took Sasha to the Horiman Museum in Forest Hill on Thursday and had such a lovely time with my little lady. There is a small aquarium, natural history and nature section with loads to look at, and some gorgeous grounds to walk in. Oh, and a fab cafe where I enjoyed nearly an hour of reading the newspaper and scoffing a cream tea whilst she had a rare nap in the buggy. This NEVER happens anymore so I definitely made the most of it!

9. Researching potential honeymoon destinations. We were nearly swayed by Iceland, but I think we’re going to go for a few days in Venice now instead (more romantic we think!). If anyone has any tips or hotel recommendations, it would be really appreciated.

10. Having my hair done and a new fringe cut in- it’s amazing how a new hair do can really perk up your week!

11. Celebrating a month off the sauce and feeling great for it. I’m sure I will write a post soon about this in more detail, but I’m already feeling the benefits of clearer skin, better sleep and more energy. Long may I continue (although it has been tricky at times!).

and finally…

12. A brilliant, sunny Sunday with our two little tinkers. After a couple of shouty days from me during the week where I was trying to juggle too much and not focusing properly on the children, resulting in tears all round, the weekend has been great. We went leaf-kicking, went for cake at a cafe, played outside, did puzzles together and read loads of books. The TV didn’t come on once and we were all better for it and for spending some quality time together. Amen to more days like this!

What have you enjoyed this week?

Linking up with Katie and The Ordinary Moments



  1. October 20, 2014 / 10:05 am

    Yay I love this post!!! Huge congrats on the new job that’s so amazing that you will get to work from home!! So many lovely things happening this week! Cheesecake is the thing that stood out to me on this list because we don’t get it here and it’s my favourite thing ever!! Also a good hair cut is the lushest feeling!!! So nice to focus on the positives of the week 🙂 x

    • Becky
      October 20, 2014 / 10:13 am

      Whaaaat, you don’t have cheesecake there?! This is surely an untapped business opportunity here for you! 😉 x

      • October 20, 2014 / 10:33 am

        I know it’s criminal!!! Problem is that we do to get fresh milk and therefore any cream cheese we get is imported and therefore HELLIsHLY expensive and so if I do make a cheesecake it’s totally unaffordable…..worth it occasionally though!! X

  2. lifeatthelittlewood
    October 20, 2014 / 11:02 am

    Oh my! Such excitement for all the lovely things that are happening for you Becky! Excited to see the new sofa&amazing news about your job. You will be fantastic at that! Xx

    • Becky
      October 20, 2014 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks lovely, I hope so! x

  3. October 20, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    It really looks like you have two little monkeys there! 🙂
    CONGRATULATIONS on the social media job… And interior design collaboration… Can’t wait to see what they send you 🙂

    • Becky
      October 20, 2014 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks so much Steph! x

  4. October 20, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    Ah what a lovely post Becky I absolutely loved reading every single word of this. Firstly sorry you have had a bit of a crap week with bugs and threenager behaviour. But the other stuff definitely outweighs it- first CONGRATS on the new job, how exciting! And secondly home and interiors stuff is always fun and my favourite, as you know we have quite similar tastes so excited to see a post showing what you have got! xx

    • Becky
      October 20, 2014 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks lovely, tis all exciting indeed! x

  5. October 21, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    Oh I love this post! Huge congrats on the new job, it sounds perfect. And the excitement about the sofas? I completely get that – a girl has to be comfortable in her own home.
    We’ve all been a bit poorly over here too lately so it’s very much the little things that count – I may have gotten very excited about a delivery of some new socks with tractors on for the Bean. True to form he loves them, which made me smile!

    • Becky
      October 21, 2014 / 9:03 pm

      Ah tractor socks sound fab, Eline, I would have been excited too! 😉 Thanks for your good wishes, hope you and yours get better soon – there’s so much going around at the moment x

  6. October 21, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    It’s so nice to read that your bad week had lots of good things too. I think I should make a list like this every now and then. Glad to hear your little ones skin has got better x #ordinarymoments

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