Thursday 20 August 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful: Proud Mummy #R2BC

Reasons to be Cheerful

When my children have driven me up the wall on one afternoon I have to focus on the more positive things they have done this week! They do feature quite highly amongst my reasons to be cheerful this week:

1) A proper bedroom

Its 2 months since we moved into the house but because my son's room needed major work its been the only room not done. This week my dad and I finally rebuilt the high sleeper (an interesting 3D jigsaw) and I have been moving all his furniture into the house. He now has a room in which he and his new friends can happily play with Lego or whichever toy they fancy:

2) Family Parkrun

My children were bribed to get up and do Parkrun this week with the incentive of their RMR Kid's Virtual Race! My son flew round to get yet another PB 26:03 and finish 2nd in the boys under 10 category (a fab result for an 8 year old!). Big sister wasn't feeling great but managed a sprint finish and a time of 37:19 which was her first proper completion of the course. I am still out of condition but not displeased with a 34 minute time.

3) Garden

My mum is working hard on rescuing our inherited neglected garden. She and my daughter went shopping with a house warming present to buy roses for the flower bed: 

4) Blue Peter Badge

In her last term at primary my daughter took part in a day's Eco project to bash Himalayan Balsam on the shores of Windermere. The class were all awarded a green Blue Peter badge which arrived in the post this week:

What has made you smile this week? 

Reasons to be Cheerful 


  1. I bet your son is chuffed to finally have his room! (You too). Glad you are finishing summer on a high, I bet you'll be back in condition, in no time xx

  2. Looking for Blue Sky20 August 2015 at 13:26

    Well done to you all on the running, and it's great to see the new house and garden coming together x

  3. It's definitely a marathon not a sprint with the house ;-)

  4. I so need to exercise more and eat healthier... Too busy with house at the moment :-)


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