Thursday, 11 January 2018

Reasons to be Cheerful: Bargains, Weight Loss, Fell Running and Castle Building #R2BC

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart

Thanks to the lovely Michelle for hosting again this week. I am feeling pretty chipper at the moment so I have chosen just a few key reasons to be cheerful:

1) Charity Bargain

Whilst dropping off some books at a local charity shop I spotted this lovely long wool skirt for only £2.50. Its been super for work and I love wearing it:


I had also picked up a brand new Ikea throw in another charity shop for a 1/3 of its normal price. With mismatched furniture throws are essential!

2) Detox

I have been doing a detox for just over a week to kick start my healthy eating for the year. One of my new discoveries is overnight oats which turned out to be scrummy:


In the first week I lost 4 lb which is a good step on the way to a healthier me!

3) Fell Running


I have already blogged about Sunday's fell race and since then someone posted a photograph of my son's finish in which he overtook at least one of the other runners:


The video I took has had the most views of any recent ones so that is another reason to be cheerful!

4) Castle Building

I have been working as a Teaching Assistant in a new school for a short term role and in my first couple of days I was asked to make a castle role play area out of cardboard boxes. The children helped me to paint it and print the stones on to it. I have also made a treasure chest for the dressing up clothes. There will be some flags that they have made to hang from the strings next week:


5) Proud Mum

My daughter is campaigning for better mental health services for young people and her poster has been shared by our local MP. Let's hope she can be a voice for change and get something done as this area of healthcare is badly under provisioned and as a result too many young people (and adults) have lost their lives.

I will be joining in with the linky and hope that you will too!

9 comments:

  1. Sarah Cruickshank11 January 2018 at 18:49

    Loving your reasons Becky. I too am a fan of overnight oats :-)

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  2. I'm going to google overnight oats as soon as I'm finished commenting. Well done on your weight loss. xxx

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  3. Love to read about outdoor active kids and what views for a running challenge! #CountryKids

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  4. Just hope he wants to keep it up! Plenty of kids up here that love running up hills and getting muddy.

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  5. Coombe Mill (Fiona)13 January 2018 at 11:17

    So pleased to see a lovely sunny day for this fell run, I did feel for him on the icy snowy days, this looks beautiful and I hope he did well, he certainly looks like he is putting his all into it again.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  6. Well done to your daughter for campaigning, it is so important to get involved in what you believe in at a young age. God luck with the healthy eating and well done on the charity finds, I love agood bargain. Mich x

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  7. Our friends live in Kendal and are keen runners, so we wonder whether they were part of the race too! Looks a hard ascent, we couldn't run it x #CountryKids x

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  8. Glad it all went well, you live in such a beautiful part of the country #CountryKids

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  9. Well done to both your children, it's great when they make you proud isn't it? That castle looks amazing and well done on the weight loss - my daughter is a big fan of overnight oats too xx

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