Saturday, 5 March 2011

Reasons To Be's a double!

I didn't get chance to join in with Michelle at Mummy From The Heart and her lovely 'Reasons To Be Cheerful' link up.  So, I'm being extra cheerful this week to make up for it but as it happens Michelle has encouraged everyone to be more cheerful = result!  I'm also being extra cheerful as I'm going to do my first link up with Maxabella Loves on the other side of the world.  I love finding new blogs to read so it's a chance to hop around about 'down under'.

1. I love my new 'job'
I say job but it's not really as it's volunteer work. I'm now volunteering at a local Save The Children shop. If you haven't already read it, you should have a little read of my post from earlier this week called 'Born To Volunteer'. It's something I've always wanted to do but always used the 'I don't have the time' line. Well, I find my days are filled to the brim but I've managed to squeeze in some time and do you know what? I love it!

2. It's my daughters 2nd birthday next Friday
I can't believe that 2 years ago on the 11th March she entered this world.  She is growing up so fast it's untrue!  I am loving my time with her right now - she's really starting to talk properly and it's amazing to watch and my husband and I love having little conversations with her about her day.  She was diagnosed with childhood asthma on Thursday, poor little love, so has to have an inhaler before she goes to bed but she's been great with it.  In 6 months time she'll be starting play school.  Where is the time going?

3. My husband has some time off work coming up
He's off the day of my daughters birthday and he's also off the following week.  We have lots of treats and days out planned and I can't wait.  Just hoping he's fit enough to manage it with his ankle injury.

4. I went to the cinema
I can't actually remember the last time before that I went to the cinema it was that long ago.  I went last night with my best friend and we had a really nice time - especially as we went for a meal first too. My friend picked the film called 'No Strings Attached' which was about 'f*ck buddies'. All I knew before we went was it had Ashton Kutcher in it - nothing like a bit of naked eye candy on a Friday night if you ask me!

5. Spring is definitely in the air
It's finally March.  We are through the dull and cold months of January and February.  We are through the lull after Christmas where we all feel like we've eaten too much and are on the come-down after the festivities.  The snowdrops and daffs are blooming, the sun is shining and everything feels so much better!

6. Bloggy reasons
I was approached by a small company to host an advert or run a giveaway on Tuesday.  It's not what I started this blog for but it's nice to get recognition that my blog is being read and enjoyed.  Also, I updated my blog banner.  I know it's not exactly a reason to be cheerful but it made me a little happy on Wednesday night when I did it.  The one I had up before was thrown together in 5 minutes when I first started blogging at the beginning of the year.  This one is much better - and it took me 20 minutes, so worth the extra effort haha!  The photo of my daughter and I on the right was taken by one of my closest friends who runs Claire Penn Photography.  Oh and Lady Estrogen also wrote a funny guest post for me which I posted up yesterday...if you haven't read it then have a little look here and go check her out, she's fab!

What are your reasons to be cheerful/thankful this week?  Join in the hops and make new friends...

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy with a Heart


Liska said...

thanks for stopping by.
OH MY GOSH I SIMPLY LOVE YOUR NEW BANNER. I didn't think the last one needed improving, but this one's so classy. Will you be updating your badge? or keep it for sentimental reasons?
Off to read your 6 reasons properly now.

Maxabella said...

Well hello there 'other side of the world'! I agree that it's always lovely to meet a new blogger, so thank you for popping by.

I can't believe it's been so long for you between cinema visits. The cinema is one of my 'must haves' and any spare time I can scrimp, that's where you'll find me, happy as a clam.


Inside the Wendy House said...

Double it :) Great banner, love the photos you've used. Have a fabulous time with hubby and Freya. I love family days out. Two is such a wonderful, magical age. And Naked Ashton Kutcher...yes please!! xxx

Liska said...

You set me thinking so now I have listened to 3 versions and mentioned you in the post xx

Tai Tai said...

Love a happy post and this one certainly is! Great to have a read around your site and look forward to following your adventures! All the way from Hong Kong xx

Mummy and the Beastie said...

I too was feeling very cheerful yesterday as the weather was beautiful! Now it's back to grey and dismal :-( and I have freezing feet, yes I am going to put some warmer socks on! X

Kamika said...

Maxabella's blog hop is great, wonderful bloggers read it, you will love being a part of it! Sounds like you have a lot to be grateful for!!!! I cant wait until I have time to volunteer again I miss it, working a mon-fri 9-5 job and working from home made that impossible.

Oh and congrats on the blog recognition. Even if it wasn't what you started bloggin for its still nice to be recognized!

Anonymous said...

Glad you are enjoying life so much. Your little one will grow up so quickly and I know you will enjoy every age and stage.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos! Black and white always looks so classy. A very professional looking banner!

Sorry your little 'un has asthma - hopefully she will gow out of it as she gets older - I'm sure it won't stop her having a fab birthday anyway! :D

And congrats on the blog recognition x

jazzygal said...

Hey there!

Sounds like a good week for you. It is really good to find time to do something you like to do when your a SAHM. That's what I found too. It's especially great when it's something that helps others and shows the important roles that SAHMs (and Dads) can play in our communities;-)

Very cool banner indeed!

xx Jazzy

Anonymous said...

Great I really must do my five reason's to be cheerful!

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Sounds like a fabulous week Heather. So many reason to be cheerful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Mich x

Choc said...

What a lovely blog, always nice to find new inspiration for this newbie blogger.

myevil3yearold said...

Congrats on all your little happy moments this week!


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