Thursday 15 May 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful Week 20 - 2014 #R2BC

So pleased to see even more lovely bloggers joining in last week! It makes me smile to read about all the the things that are making other people smile. There is definitely something contagious about happiness. Here are the things that made me cheerful this week:

1) Weekend away

We had a super time camping in Derbyshire at the weekend. There were so many smily moments like this:

I've already written about what we got up to on the Heights of Abraham and in Buxton. Camping for us is definitely a reason to smile even if the weather was horrendous!

2) Blue Skies

We briefly had some blue sky yesterday morning:

and today was almost wall to wall blue sky which enabled us to have a picnic tea in the park! Definitely smiles all round there.

3) Running

Today I achieved my longest ever workout of just over 11km including walking intervals with a total of 9km of running. Makes me feel that I am really getting back on form

What is making you smile this week? Post your links and grab the badge if you would like:

Reasons to be Cheerful


  1. Not sure if I could enjoy camping in bed weather so fair play to you! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Glad you had a great time in Derbyshire! I have lots of fond memories of camping holiday's as a kid..such fun :) Massive congrats on your run & yay for sunshine!! We've had some blue skies over our way too x

  3. Well done on that run lady!! wowzer xx

  4. Julie@ A Journey. Not A Race.15 May 2014 at 15:39

    Great reasons to smile!! New follower! I hope you can stop by for a visit and maybe follow me too. I look forward to participating again!

  5. In awe of your running prowess - have a longer school run now we have moved and struggle to do it without breathlessness. Derbyshire is such a lovely place to visit and camping is fun. Trying to find an original way to say how I admire how you have family life so sorted. @kateonthinice

  6. Melissa Hopper15 May 2014 at 18:20

    Oh yes I can feel your cheerfulness about the blue skies!

  7. It looks so much fun. And added bonus with the pool :) I love Derbyshire - I only go there for work but drive past a few campsites!

  8. Sounds like you had a great weekend, despite the weather! Camping is really not my thing but the kids absolutely love it and I can see why. Such an adventure!
    x x

  9. next time bring the family and a tent ;-)

  10. WifeMumStudentBum16 May 2014 at 20:55

    Wow looks like you had a great time. I definitely don't spend enough outdoors-y time with the kids, this is something we are hoping to rectify this year now that they are getting a big older. We would love to try camping one day - maybe next year now as the baby is still a bit young for it (I think.) Lovely photos on this post! x

  11. my son had his first camp at 5 months old! glad you like the pics

  12. I can see the appeal of going as a group. The time between children going to bed and your own bedtime, I find the hardest. End up sitting outside and reading by dodgey light. Much better to sit round a campfire with others. Hats off to you on your first solo camping trip. #CountryKids

  13. What a great idea! I love camping but it's not terribly great for Fibromyalgia. Sounds like you all had fun - I hope you get to go in August, maybe the weather will be better!

  14. Coombe Mill (Fiona)17 May 2014 at 11:36

    Despite the weather it sounds like you had a great time and you all made some new friends! Being in a group gives an instant sense of security and a back up when and if you need it. Thanks for linking up and sharing your adventure with Country Kids.

  15. Sara (@mumturnedmom)17 May 2014 at 16:24

    This sounds like a great weekend, and so much more fun to go in a group. We haven't been camping for a while, hoping to do some over the summer :)

  16. Christina Marriott17 May 2014 at 22:42

    Sounds like a great weekend! much braver than me as I'm not a lover of camping! :)

  17. Merlinda Little18 May 2014 at 09:04

    My dream! I want to do this this summer but we dont have the means. No tents no money to go out. Thanks for sharing your photos and experience. Thats the next best thing for me> seeing other peoples camp experience =) #countrykids


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