Happy Days #43 – Buggys, Ducks and Late Nights

Happy Days is a process for finding the happiness in every day and is something that I enjoy doing with Katy and Sian each week, I really feel it adds value to my life.  It allows me to make the most of each day and leave it on a positive note.

This week I’ve been going with the flow and sort of accepting life with a different out look.  It’s hard to explain but I almost feel like I’m floating along without any real purpose.  It’s a good thing though and as Dave has been really busy with work I have been able to let that happen!   Let’s see what my happy moments have been this week…

– I was meant to be going swimming with robot but completely failed.. Instead we went into town to buy an off-road buggy. Amazing, I really wish I had done this a long time ago!  I walked 7 miles home along the canal to test it out.  Timed with a nap it was a great way to spend the day with the Robot while Daddy was at work.

Robot loving his new buggy

– Hiding in the bath!! Oh to be taller… after my 7 mile hike Dave let me go for a bath while he took the Robot to the park.  When they got back the Robot came looking for me like he normally does.  I ducked down and hid and he didn’t spot me so he turned around and left again to Dave looking at me asking what I was up to!  You probably had to be there but it was hilarious!

– There is something to be said about cuddle time naps.  I love it when the Robot falls asleep on me and even at 18 months I know I could move him off me to go and do something but instead I get comfy and nap too.  It really is the best way to nap!  Boy did I need those naps, the Robot has been really bad with his sleep and either just not going to sleep or being up late in the night.  I did however get this cute picture of him being all awake in the middle of the night…

Robot looking all cheeky

– Taking mugs of the tea to the park.  This was something I discovered while at Coombe Mill this Christmas.  It makes going to the park alone with the Robot so much more bearable.  While he toddles around I get a nice warm drink.  Seriously try it next time you go to the park…

– Back to the buggy, it’s a real game changer for me!  I love carrying him but he’s just a little bit heavy to walk miles and miles with him on my back.  I have been on several spur of the moment walks this week and I am feeling way more energetic for it.  It’s the ducks I feel sorry for though, I caught them ice skating on the canal today…

Ducks ice skating

– Finding a little life balance and doing something creative that isn’t in front of a computer screen!  When the Robot was about 5 months old I taught myself to crochet while breast-feeding.  This was before I discovered blogging, when the blogging happened all other forms of creativeness went out of the window.  I have resurrected this project and am crocheting a play mat for him as designed by Happy Berry.  I’ll have to show it to you when I am finished.

– Tidying the garden for future plans of play outside.  The Robot loves to be outside and it’s not always practical to go to the park all the time.  We don’t have a massive outdoor space but I am in the process of sorting our what we do have so it’s a bit more friendly for him to play in.  It’s South facing so we get some nice sun in the afternoon and I have images of me sat out there drinking (tea) while he plays!  Living the dream.

I know I said this last week, but I do plan to take the Robot swimming this weekend.  Have you got any good plans?



  1. Love the buggy, I love going on walks with ours too (probably not as long as yours though!!) and it’s great when TM naps in it haha. He looks so cute being all awake, the little monkey. How hard is crocheting?? Bear in mind I am terrible at all artistic and creative endeavours… but I feel like I want something to do with my hands while I’m watching telly after TM goes to bed, I always end up scrolling social media or playing games on my phone and want to put the phone down a bit more! I resorted to doing one of TM’s puzzles the other day, ha x
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  2. I don’t know where I’d be without our off-road buggy. It’s certainly stood the test of time now and we’ve certainly put it through it’s paces with both kids and daily dog walks where I have to hang on to two dogs as well as the pushchair. I’m getting back into my crochet again now, I find it so relaxing, finding the time is the problem as I’m pretty slow! Can’t wait to see your mat when it’s finished x
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  3. Oh I totally know what you mean about the naps. Up until my son was almost 2, he would fall asleep in my arms and I would then transfer him into his crib. Because I had to plan ahead for when my little one got here, I slowly started pulling myself out of that beautiful moment to enable him to fall asleep on his own in his crib.
    Now that the little one is 10 months and afternoon nap schedules are better coordinated, I am still able to nap with my older one. We lay next to each other, snuggling and kissing. I don’t even realize when we fall asleep and when I wake up, I feel his tender breath or snore, depending, right there next to me. Love it! #familyfun
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