Happy Days #20

We’ve had lots of fun this week, mostly out and about – for half of the week my parents have been visiting and Rosalie has thoroughly enjoyed all the extra attention from Granny & Grandad!

Out and about

Last weekend, seeing the weather was good when we woke up, we took the bull by the horns and went out for a walk. It was chilly but bright and Rosalie enjoyed the view from high up in the backpack. It was a lovely morning spent with my two favourite people.

On Monday we had lots of little errands to run and Rosalie charmed the lady in the card shop, and the checkout man in Waitrose. We then headed to the library to get some new books. We had to return Elmer but we got a replacement!

Granny and Grandad arrived on Wednesday morning and they took Rosalie out to the park and for a walk to see the ducks. On Thursday, a rather wet day, we did the Newbury Town Trail, had a relaxing lunch in John Lewis and did a spot of toy shopping!

On Friday we had a wonderful day at Beale Park, a local wildlife park. We literally spent all day there, and it was definitely worth the ticket price. Rosalie thoroughly enjoyed the Little Tikes indoor play area and the train ride. Her favourite animals were the goats because they were so friendly and came really close to the fence; she’s now learnt to say ‘goat’ and ‘maaa’! We will definitely be going back again as it was a really great full day out, and they even have a paddling pool open in the summer.

Fun at home

We haven’t really spent a lot of time at home this week, but we did have fun trying out the new Gorillapod…

Time for me

I have been very fortunate this week with Granny and Grandad here, in that they took Rosalie out on Wednesday which enabled me to have some uninterrupted time to work. I guess this isn’t really ‘me time’ but it was nice to focus solely on work for an hour or two, without having to worry about Rosalie. I wrote a post earlier this week about how I feel at the moment with regards to being a work at home mum; it was cathartic writing it at least.

My happiest moment

It’s so hard to choose again! It was lovely seeing Rosalie’s energy and enthusiasm in the Little Tikes play area – crawling in and out, around and under the play equipment, trying to climb the steps and whooshing down the slides. But it was also so cute watching her face light up as the goats came closer to the fence and to hear her talking to them in bleating language – I love her so much!

Check out my other Happy Days posts so far and join in too. #HappyDays is hosted by Katy from What Katy Said and Jenna from Tinyfootsteps.


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  • Reply
    Sarah Christie
    February 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Beale Park looks lovely, glad you got a little me time it really helps doesn't it, even if it is catching up with work xx

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    Aby Moore
    February 28, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Did I know you lived so close to me? We are in Woolton Hill and it sounds like you are close, we should get the girls together for a play date! Sounds like a lovely week x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 28, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks Sarah πŸ™‚ A little uninterrupted time was very helpful x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I'm not sure Aby! Woolton Hill, you're very close as I'm in Thatcham! A play date sounds like a lovely idea πŸ™‚ xx

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    March 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    You always give me such great ideas for days out, Beale park looks fab, Rosalie looks so happy! xxx

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    From Mamma With Love
    March 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Wow sounds like you have had a lovely busy week! I love the pictures of Rosalie at Beale park. So cute! Glad you had some me time even if it was spent working x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 2, 2015 at 11:46 am

    It's a great day out, you should definitely take Oliver xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Thanks Sammy, it was a lovely busy week, a nice break from routine spending time with granny & grandad x

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    Vickie Rich
    March 2, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    The photos of Rosalie at Beale Park are wonderful. She looks so happy. πŸ™‚

    I'm glad you've had a lovely week and managed to get some of your work done. Here's to having a wonderful week this week too. πŸ™‚


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    Aby Moore
    March 2, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Wow, it is such a small world! Let me know when you are free huni and we could catch up – youbabymemummy@gmail.com xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 3, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Will drop you an email Aby xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 3, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    She had a really great time in the play area, and I think she loved having 3 big people chase around after her – granny & grandad like to get stuck in with the soft play fun!

    Thanks Vickie, hope you have a good week too x

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    Katy F
    March 5, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Oh how lovely is this post? Your love for Rosalie shines through with every word. And look at you living near Aby! Hope you manage to meet up!! xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    There's nothing quite like it is there Katy? Who new our hearts could love this much, sometimes it feels mine may burst! xx

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