Happy Days #21

Spring has definitely arrived in Berkshire this week, so we’ve managed to get plenty of fresh air and exercise.

Out and about

Last weekend we did a lovely walk over Watership Down, the views were amazing and far reaching. It was really windy on the ridge but it’s always good to blow away the cobwebs, and there’s nothing like fresh air and beautiful scenery to clear your mind.

On Wednesday Rosalie and I went out for a baby carrier walk; when we started out I wasn’t too sure how far we’d go, but once we were outside and realised just how warm it was we decided to make a full morning of it. We did a circular route from the house, along the canal, through the Nature Discovery Centre Lakes and back through the houses. We didn’t see a sole until we got to the Lakes, the canal was so peaceful. We saw a Heron but I couldn’t get my camera out in time. It was a great morning.

I’ve been wearing my step counter this week and on Wednesday, due to also meeting a friend for a walk in her lunch break I ended up doing 14,731 steps!

Fun at home

We haven’t done anything new at home this week. But Rosalie is enjoying practicing her walking just holding one of my hands, I think it really won’t be long before she has the confidence to let go!

On Friday I had a newly acquired mummy friend around, our daughters are just two months apart in age, but she’s on number three, so slightly more experienced than me in the child rearing department. The girls played really nicely together and enjoyed my banana bread. We had a good old chin-wag over a cup of tea and piece of cake, a perfect morning.

Time for me

Even though we had the babies playing on the rug at our feet, I consider Friday morning a bit of me time, because making mummy friends is important – no one really understands things quite like another stay-at-home mum.

My happiest moment

Coming back from our walk on Wednesday I felt really happy – it is so true what they say about fresh air and exercise being a fantastic mood improver. Unusually Rosalie stayed awake for the whole walk and it was such fun pointing everything out to her. I feel so fortunate to have the canal and lakes just a short stroll from my front door.

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
    March 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Ah i am so glad you have met a new friend and you are so right no one else other than a mum understands at times xx

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    Aby Moore
    March 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Sounds fab huni, what lovely pictures! xx

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    Life Through Reb's Lens
    March 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Gorgeous photos! And I'm glad you've found a new friend. I think it's so important to have 'grown-up' time as well as time with the kids. (Despite not having any of my own! Lol!)

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    Jade Morriss
    March 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    That first picture – wow!

    We also live with some beautiful scenery around us – not quite as amazing as those you've shared – but I do feel very lucky to have this wonderful landscape and be able to get out there and enjoy it, especially with spring making some what of an appearance lately. Fresh air does wonders!
    Life’s Open Pages

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    Vickie Rich
    March 8, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Gorgeous photos Jess! How wonderful to have the canal so close. We're not far from a stretch of the Basingstoke canal but I never think about walking there. I'm obviously missing out on a wonderful time! πŸ™‚

    What a clever girl Rosalie is with her walking. It happens so suddenly, that little burst of confidence that has them taking their first unaided steps. Keep your camera close! πŸ™‚


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    March 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Sounds like you have had a lovely week – love the photo from your Watership Down walk – what a stunning view πŸ™‚

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    March 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Such stunning photos Jess, it looks like you really made the most of the Spring sunshine! =)
    It's lovely to hear that you've made a new mummy friend, it is very important to have someone to natter with over a cup of tea and cake xx

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    March 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Such a lovely upbeat post. Great photo's of you and your little lady. I agree that mummy friends and very important, the cake also helps!! hope you have a fantastic week.

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    Jess Eliot
    March 9, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks Sarah x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 9, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Really was Aby πŸ™‚ Thanks, was rather pleased with this weeks' pics xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 9, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks Rebecca, blue sky really makes taking a good photo so much easier!

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    Jess Eliot
    March 9, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you so much Jade πŸ™‚ I'm sure your scenery is equally as beautiful, but it's good to feel grateful for what we have, and I definitely agree that fresh air does wonders! Yay for Spring! x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 9, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Thanks Vickie πŸ™‚ It's easy to feel bored of the things you have close by, but when you take a moment to appreciate it you realise how wonderful it is! I hope you get a chance to head over to the Basingstoke Canal, we did a nice walk over that way a few years ago πŸ™‚

    My camera is never far away!! xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 9, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you Louise, the Spring weather did make for a good week πŸ™‚

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    Jess Eliot
    March 9, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you so much! We did do our best to make the most of the good weather! I'm pleased my new mummy friend shares my love of cake!! xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 9, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you Becky πŸ™‚ I don't think I would survive motherhood without tea and cake!! xx

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    Katy F
    March 10, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    This is such a happy post! It really was warm on Wednesday, makes me long for more of those days. Well done on the step count! I am not sure I do 14 let alone 14 thousand haha!
    Hope you are having another great week in the sunshine xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks Katy! That is after all what Happy Days is about!! xx

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    From Mamma With Love
    March 12, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Such a lovely happy post! Beautiful photos too! Really glad you have met a new mummy friend too x

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