Ten Things to Smile About May

I forgot to link up to Emmy Moms fabulous blog last month but as it was, April wasn't so great and I'm not keen on blogging when things aren't so good. May however, has been considerably better, so here are this months Ten Things to Smile About.
I'm also linking up this week with Mummy from the Hearts Reasons to be Cheerful.

1. My Mum came over today and we cooked lunch together. In these busy times it's the small things with family that really matter. We had a delicious lunch of jacket potato with plenty of butter, side salad and a homemade dairy free coleslaw. So good!

2. I saw my Gran on Sunday which was lovely. Hubby was watching a rugby match in Twickenham and as I was feeling poorly, Mum picked me and the babies up for some time out. I visited the shops, caught up with my Gran and Aunt, then managed some roast which was delicious but couldn't face any more so headed to my Gran's room for a nap! Everyone was more than happy to babysit though and I got to feel a little more refreshed a few hours later! It was a beautiful day as well.

3. I've had so much Happy Mail coming through my post box this month it's unbelievable. I think I have this on my list every month! I've had letters from different parts of the UK, America and from my friend whom I've been writing to for about 6 years now!

4. It's nearly holiday time! In 2 weeks we'll be heading off to Cambridge to have a short break. I should get to meet the above mentioned pen friend which I'm really excited (and nervous) about.It'll be Fathers Day when we're away too and that will be nice to celebrate somewhere different.

5. One of my oldest friends told me some wonderful news today but I am sworn to secrecy. It has made me so happy!

6. Midge brought home not one, but 2 certificates this month from school. Her first one was for being a good role model and caring towards her fellow pupils. Her second award was a Silver Award in reading 25 books. Midge likes books but likes to make up the stories (she has a great imagination) she's not so keen on reading word for word what really happens, so it hasn't been easy getting to 25!

7. I've had some great second hand finds this month and on Sunday my Gran let me have a very old basket which will be perfect for picnics. It's one those 'Red Riding Hood' type baskets where you walk along with the handle on your arm and cover the delights of your lunch with a pretty blanket!

Little A and his £1 Elmo
8. We said goodbye to my cousin Stephanie who is leaving for Thailand today. A number of us all met up at a half way mark for some lunch before we departed on hugs and well wishes. It's not something I could do, but I certainly wish her all the best and hope for some postcards!

9. I've already gone on about this enough but..I passed my Anatomy and Physiology exam! I now have a level 3 diploma (framed and on the wall of course!) I've also chosen which courses in holistic therapy I'd like to pursue, which means the next step is putting every penny I can behind me to make this possible!

10. I have my family, I have my health (for the most part!) and I have my faith. I have a roof over my head, a hard working and dedicated Husband and 2 healthy children. What more could I want?



  1. Congrats on passing your exam! And to midge for reading 25 books!! Xo

  2. precious pics and happy times! i love special surprise secrets, too!

  3. Congrats on your exam that is awesome!! The picnic basket sounds awesome, there is just something so fun and magical about things like that. Vacations are always a great thing, my kids are already on summer break and we are about to take off on our first vacation.

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Thank-you i'm so pleased :) Still a while before summer break here, your kids are lucky!

  4. Congrats on passing your exam! YAY! This is a great list. I'm very happy that school's out for summer here in Alabama.

    Linking from Emmy's,
    Ricki Jill

    1. Thanks Ricki! Ah our kids still have a few weeks before summer break! x

  5. Congratulations on passing your exam, it must be so hard studying with 2 kids about! Enjoy Cambridge, it's a lovely place, have visited when staying at my Aunts. x