Thursday 26 May 2011

Reasons to be Cheerful XI (#R2BC)

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

All this rain and wind could really get a person down as it is miserable and just gets in the way of all sorts of things... but I am still finding plenty to be upbeat and positive about.

1) Freebies and good service

I had cause to send my nearly new MacBook power supply back to Apple for replacement as it was faulty. Due a combination of misunderstandings and Apple mistakes I was billed the cost of a replacement. A long phone conversation on Monday ensued to resolve the issue. The very nice Shaun from KTD Computers verified to Apple that I had only bought the replacement in January so I was refunded and offered compensation. On Tuesday I took delivery of a shiny new iPod Shuffle as an apology! It really does pay to politely complain about something...

2) My kids behaviour

Never underestimate the power of a sticker chart! My kids are getting better at going to bed nicely, getting dressed in the morning and doing chores etc thanks to a new sticker chart. Pocket money will now be based on the number of stickers they each "earn" and not just given on a monthly basis. It will be interesting to see their reactions when they actually see how much they get...

3) Family fun

Yesterday we all had a fab time at my son's nursery BBQ. It was the only day for a week it didn't rain (small miracle!) and there was a huge turn out of children with their parents, grandparents and siblings. The chair of governors had organised a walking treasure trail which took us on a tour of the local area including Serpentine Woods to answer the questions. My kids worked together as a good team most of the time! Then it was back to the nursery for burgers and sausages from Plumgarths - delicious. Great to have a nice relaxing time with my kids.


  1. I am jealous at the thought of a shiny new apple product!

  2. I must do a sticker chart! Your bbq sounds lovely x

  3. Sounds like a lovely week all in all. The treasure trail sounds great fun!

  4. Well done you on assertiveness, finding the positive in a rainy week and parenting with such aplomb. Here's to all things sticker!
    Glad the nusery bash was fun.
    My reasons are over on my new blog at

  5. We love sticker charts here, they make such a massive difference. Hope the weekend is being kidn to you.

    Mich x


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