Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #35 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

It's time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy 35 blog linky because life's for the good stuff. We look back on the week with gratitude

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… well, why not?!)

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In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back and on my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?

If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so in the linky below?

If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic in the linky below?

If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy with #HighlightsofHappy ?

If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.)


…so what’s been making ME happy?

It was my birthday and our daughter found me some pretty nick-nacks from her bedroom (her newly de-cluttered bedroom!) and ‘wrapped’ them up for me!

We went out for birthday food, just the 3 of us.  It was yummy and lovely to spend time with hubby and our girl.

My brilliant mum baked me a lovely cake (apparently she had instructions from our daughter!).  It was chocolate, with sprinkles.  🙂

…and…

Seeing our daughter come bouncing out of her cheerleading club.  I wasn’t sure how she’d be, seeing as she was sick over the weekend.  It can often take a few days for children to recover fully energy-wise can’t it?  Well, she loved it, though she did go straight to sleep that night, with little or no reading to her teddies!

I had pizza for lunch.  It must have made an impression because it’s in my journal!  Well, why wouldn’t it be?  But you see, that’s the whole point.  That day, the pizza was a highlight and I was able to take the good from the day and write it down.  Always grateful, no matter how small it may be…

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So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘nick-nacks’ because having them wrapped up haphazardly with love and then thrust in my hand… what more could you want? 🙂

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #34 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

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Happiness - Time for a dose of happiness and gratitude in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #32 ~ because life's for the good stuff

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… I mean, why not?!)

Time For A Dose Of Happiness In Highlights Of Happy Blog Linky 34 main pic De-clutter Spring Clean Tidy

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back and you my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?

If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so?

If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic here?

If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy?

If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.)


…so what’s been making ME happy?

Getting our daughter’s bedroom sorted out.  By that I mean de-cluttered, cleaned and re-arranged.  She was due to ‘help’ but had a sickness bug so I did while she had snuggles with daddy.  To be fair, it was probably easier that way.  Her room now looks much bigger (and tidier- for now!) with the furniture rearranged!

Sorting out an airbed for her friend coming round in a few weeks for the first sleepover at ours!

…and…

A looong lie-in (albeit due to a poorly daughter who slept until gone 10… so we lounged around until then too!)

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So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘de-cluttered’ because our daughter’s room looks and feels so much better for it.

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #33 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

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Happiness - Time for a dose of happiness and gratitude in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #32 ~ because life's for the good stuff

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… I mean, why not?!)

Time For A Dose Of Happiness In Highlights Of Happy Blog Linky 33 Parenting parents Evening

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back and you my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?  If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so?  If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic here?  If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy?  If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.  You can join in with highlightsofhappy on instagram – share your happy in a giveaway)


…so what’s been making ME happy?

Having a wonderful Mum who helped out and ‘baby’-sat for us while we went to parent’s evening.

Having pancakes with chocolate spread and strawberries – from the shop!  I did consider making them but my escuse was that we were short of time because of parent’s evening!!

Talking of which, we had a fab parent’s evening.  Our daughter is ‘a good all-rounder’.  And when your child’s teacher tells you that, well you really can’t ask for more! 🙂

…and this too…

Having cold and flu tablets in the house… At the beginning of the last week I wasn’t quite myself, a bit achey one and off, so thank goodness for a glass of water to swill these down with, and for having them in the house in the first place!

That I remembered the car wasn’t at home… One morning it was absolutely chucking it down.  Instead of getting soaked to the skin, I decided it best to start the day on the right foot by driving, literally round the corner.  We only live a 10 minute walk away from school but what’s the point in getting drenched when you’ve got a car?!  The rain turned to drizzle by the time I left the school and on auto-pilot, I walked right past the car and home again!  Luckily, when I had to go to somewhere, I remembered the car wasn’t at home!!  Phew!

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So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘egg’ because our daughter is a good ‘egg’ (as in good all-rounder) and we had pancakes!…

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #32 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

Happiness - Time for a dose of happiness and gratitude in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #32 ~ because life's for the good stuff

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… I mean, why not?!)

Time For A Dose Of Happiness In #HighlightsofHappy Blog Linky #32 ~ Because Life's For The Good Stuff

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  That’s why, in my weekly feature, I look back and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?  If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so?  If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic here?  If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy?  If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.  You can join in with highlightsofhappy on instagram – share your happy in a giveaway)


…so what’s been making ME happy?

  • So hubby had a touch of man-flu.  To be fair I could sympathise because I’ve been feeling rough for a couple of weeks… so despite the traditional making fun of our partners who have sneezed and them announcing that it’s flu, I was grateful to be able to get him some proper comfort food!
  • Unfortunately our cat Rosie was run over, which I realise will never be a happy thing to report but the whole point of my blog and this feature is to look at the best of something.  With that in mind, I’m grateful for a few things in the aftermath: our daughter didn’t see any of it, despite it being right near to our front door; our neighbour is a vet, hadn’t yet left for work, heard the commotion and dealt with Rosie for us, taking away a lot of the trauma (we gave her a box of chocolates as a thank you… least we could do); that our cat didn’t suffer, it was clearly a quick departure from this world; that we’ve got lots and lots of happy memories of our cat.  And a few days before this happened, I posted up a short clip of Rosie Posie on instagram  And she’s a very happy cat here…

…and this too…

  • That we kept safe on Storm Doris day!  For non-UK readers, I’m sure that you’re aware of Doris.  She caused havoc and mayhem, we kept our other cat in all day (which she wasn’t too happy about until she sniffed by the back door, felt the air tunnel come through the air block and then nonchalantly reversed back to cosiness!).  Our daughter’s school had to change the normal collection point for safety too.
  • That our daughter got another green letter for ‘getting tops marks in a grammar and punctuation test’.  As I explained in last week’s #HighlightsofHappy post, there is a traffic light system for behaviour and effort, each day each child starts on yellow and it goes from there.  Our girl’s doing so flippin well at school and though some of it might be in the genes, a massive amount is down to interaction and effort in the early years… I’ve said before how we’ve read to our daughter every day of her life (though she now reads to herself or us, or the cat or teddies!)  And we’re really reaping the benefits now.  Or should I say, our daughter is.  So very, very proud.
  • For snuggle time at the end of the week and watching Gnomeo and Juliet.  Haven’t seen it?  Do it!  It’s laugh out loud funny and that’s fine by me!

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So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘safe’ because Doris wreaked havoc…

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #31 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !) because everyone deserves a little happiness …

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for!

(or even more… I mean, why not?!)

Time For A Dose Of Happiness In #HighlightsofHappy Blog Linky #31 Because Life's For The Good Stuff

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  That’s why, in my weekly feature, I look back and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?  If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so?  If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic here?  If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy?  If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.  You can join in with highlightsofhappy on instagram – share your happy in a giveaway)


…so what’s been making ME happy?

Well, as I’ve already shared my latest highlights in a previous post, I thought that, because I’ve sort of converted the feature into this linky, I’d copy and paste to save you clicking over to it!  (but feel free to visit the post again – time for some happy in my highlightsofhappy 30 )

The previous word was ‘better’ and I may have jumping the gun a little.  Because although I feel okay in myself, I’ve been very tired and my throat has been red raw but no spots, thank goodness!  (That was me turning the bad into the positive!)

It’s been half term where we are, and I’ve had some quality time with our daughter, as I shared on instagram…

A surprise package arrived.  Off I went to the post office to pick it up, expecting it to be something completely different… and it was something very exciting for my blog, which I will share very soon.  Surprises are so exciting.  When they’re the right kind!

Lots of chocolate featured this week, which is always good isn’t it?  I just need to add a candle or 2 into the mix now!

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So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘quality’ because our daughter is growing up oh-so-quickly.  She has literally grown in front of my eyes, or so it seems!  And while I truly hope we can still have quality time, hot chocolate and muffins in a cafe when she’s older, I’m soaking up these moments for now…  they really make me smile 🙂

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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I love a blog linky!  What do I love about them?  Lots of things really.

The chance to be a part of a community of like-minded bloggers and the chance to build up a virtual relationship with those bloggers (especially if you link up with the same linkys regularly);

the opportunity to bring more traffic to your blog (as other bloggers know, there’s lots of work involved with blogging and it’s so nice to get the traffic come your way!);

the sheer choice of linkys – there’s something for pretty much any niche!

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So, I’m really excited that Claire from Life, Love and Dirty Dishes has given me the opportunity to co-host The Linky Linky, right here on my very own blog!  Thanks Claire!

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  • Please enter the name of your linky, the date it opens, and your blog name as your title for the link up.  For example mine would be: #FridayFrolics – Fridays – Life Love and Dirty Dishes
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For example mine would be:

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Linky up your linky! (the current linky is below the old one…!)

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In an aga or retro eye-level grill,

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Hello and welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge.  You can find out why I’m taking part in ‘From Alpha to Zulu and everything in between…’

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As a blogger, I take pride in the look and feel of my website.  Of course I do.  When VirtuallyAllSorts moved to self-hosted,

I took even more pride in my work.

When I got this comment on my blog, I knew that I was doing the right thing:

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As the strapline suggests, my blog focusses on writing and parenting.  I also focus very much on positivity and just being ‘me’.

I’m unique and so is my blog 🙂

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A papery goat for Chinese New Year ~ February #PaperyPeep

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A papery goat for Chinese New Year…

Our little bear’s school is currently decorating its walls in sheep and goats for Chinese New Year.  Part of her homework for Half Term was to create something, anything, connected with the occasion.

She chose to make a goat.  First we got the paper, then we got the glue.  Then I got told off for starting to draw the outline of the goat before we’d made a big enough ‘canvas’!  So we got more paper and more glue… and then I started to draw… while our little bear began to decorate her ‘goat’.

The horns are glittery, the fur is kind of swirly spirally (!) and the whole time she was dressed up as Anna wearing her Elsa wig!

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We handed the picture in to her teacher and our little bear had a visit to the Head with some of her classmates to show off their pictures 🙂

I love helping our bear with her homework and especially like the more creative challenges.  So far, this challenge is top of the pops with The Three Little Pigs 🙂

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How to make an alternative family tree ~ January #PaperyPeep

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How to make a family tree …

I don’t generally post or even talk too much about Christmas once the big event has been and gone.  It is, after all, the end of January already.  Resolutions have been made and probably broken (not mine, why wait until new year to make a change?…I made a change with a zing last year!) and the decorations have long come down…  except in our little bear’s bedroom.

Father Christmas knows how much she loves her colouring and saw the paper chains that she made for him which adorned our Christmas tree.  And so, Father Christmas very kindly left our little bear a long tube under our tree which read:

Great paper chains, Love Father Christmas.

Our bear got new felt tips and pens for Christmas (glitter, neon, normal writing) and took great delight in getting started with colouring her paper tree.  Myself and hubby also helped a little and we all enjoyed some quality family time, tucking into the ‘odd’ (!) chocolate coin, mince pie and biscuit along the way.  In fact, the colouring sessions with our little bear will be treasured for years to come, I’m sure.

The tree was cut out by our bear and is now blu-tacked to her bedroom wall.  It looks lovely and colourful.

What do you think?

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