Thursday 8 September 2011

Reasons to be Cheerful XXI (#R2BC)

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

The skies are grey and the rain may be falling much of the day but I still have plenty to smile about!

1) Holiday

I came back from a lovely relaxing time away with my parents and children in Sussex this Sunday. Whilst we were away my children often selected my parents for doing things with so I could take it easy. It was great to re-visit some of the places we loved when we lived in Sussex and to catch up with old friends too.

Dover Castle

2) Back to School

After what seemed like a lot longer than 6.5 weeks my children went to school yesterday. As much as I love them dearly having them at home all day together is not good for my blood pressure! For my son this is a new school and after one afternoon he seems very happy and excited about getting his first reading book today. My daughter has had more mixed feelings but I'm hoping things will settle down soon. With only a couple of hours of me time so far this week I've already made progress at sorting out the kitchen - wonder how long it will be before my new term resolutions are all completed?

3) Freebies!

Way back in March I did a sponsored post for Disney about Minnie's Bowtique (one of my most visited posts!). Yesterday I went to the post office to pick up a mystery parcel and it turned out to be some lovely back to school Disney goodies from the PR company. My children were dead chuffed with their surprise present and its definitely one of the pluses of doing sponsored blogposts! There is currently a sale on the products on the website if you want to treat your children.


  1. Ohh what a nice little surprise at the post office. I love it when these sort of things happen. Mich x

  2. You've got to love a freebie, especially when it's unexpected!

  3. Wow, great freebies! I do love getting a note in the postbox saying I have a parcel to collect.

  4. He he, DD usually chooses her Nanas over me whenever they're around too (not that I'm complaining!). Great reasons to be cheerful and thanks for linking up *waves*.

  5. Lovely to get a parcel of goodies on such an important week too.
    Glad you had a good break in Sussex. I know it reasonably well as family used to live there.
    Glad Back to School is going ok

  6. Glad you had a nice holiday and are getting a bit of time to yourself!
    Have a good weekend x

  7. Must admit I have been planning lots of jobs while Poppy is at School. Hoping I get them don! Loving your freebies too :-)


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