Happy Days Linky

My lovely friends Jenna and Kate are running a happy days linky, so I have decided to join in. Why? because I loved doing 100 Happy Days last year on my blog, it will always make me smile, it was part of the start of my blogging journey back in February.

Happy days are a round-up of things that have made me happy in the past week, I love, love, love it. I am all for celebrating the great and simple moments in life; so here we go. I am going to write about the last 2 weeks, just because it has all blended into one and been great.

Out and about; This one is so easy, it has to be Center Parcs, we look forward to this every year. The chance to be outside, no cars on the road, family, time, family walks. I just love every minute of it, we have created so many special memories at Center Parcs.IMG_5125

Fun at home;  It has to be Christmas Eve. I know everything is going to change next year with the boys growing up, so this year I have made the most of Christmas. We have loved getting messages from Peter the Elf, preparing for Santa, decorating the tree as a family, chilling and having family time, watching movies together and going for walks. Its been a wonderful Christmas.

Chris’s Mum and Dad came for Christmas  dinner and we had a great time making balloon animals and playing  jelly bean party games.


Time for me;  My lovely friend Ruth and I had a lovely Girls afternoon tea at the Garden Kitchen. A great opportunity to chat. In fact over a bottle of wine we planned acting and modelling careers for our pets. Ha ha I bet you think I am mad, but I do believe Toby could have a promising career in acting and modelling with his scruffy rugged good looks and  great manners. And Ruth is in the process of training Edward the kitten.

IMG_5333.JPGMy happiest moment;  There has been so many, its been a wonderful 2 weeks. But it has to be Christmas morning, my lovely little family opening their christmas gifts in front of a roaring fire.











Next week I would like to try; I am back at work next week, I need to get back into a routine. Start eating healthy again, I have had 2 weeks off, but am ready to get back to a healthy routine. Try to plan ahead for my blog, I need a bank of blog posts waiting in the sideline. And need to start scheduling ahead for the holidays.

I also need to find Joe some swimming lessons. He used to a be a fab swimmer and swam every week from being 12 weeks old up until 6 then lost his confidence. He is not frightened of water but hates swimming if that makes sense, as a result he has forgotten how to swim properly, I am going to get him some refresher lessons to get his skills back to where they used to be.

So there it is my first week of Happy Days is over, I am already looking forward to next week. Sometimes the little things are the special things aren’t they?


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  1. 5th January 2015 / 7:49 am

    So lovely Sarah. I can imagine each Christmas will be a wait and see for the next couple of years, I hope they continue to be magical.
    Well I cannot wait to hear more of the doggy modelling diaries haha!!
    Hope work goes ok this week xx
    Thank you so much for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky xx

    • SarahJChristie
      5th January 2015 / 10:33 pm

      Yes it will be Katy, I am sure we will make them magical still. Ha ha yes I am sure Toby can make it. x

  2. Jenna
    5th January 2015 / 9:19 am

    Such lovely memories you’ve created over the last two weeks. You’ve made me even more excited about our center parcs holiday in March. 😀

    I love that picnic table with the afternoon tea cakes on it – how inventive, I’ve never seen anything like that before. I reckon Toby would make a brilliant pet model/actor!!

    I am so pleased that you will be joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky 🙂

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • SarahJChristie
      5th January 2015 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks Jenna, you will love Center Pacs. And yes, the picnic table was so amazing x

  3. 6th January 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Love this! Happiness is what it’s all about. I should try this linky.
    Great round up of your lovely week.
    🙂 xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      6th January 2015 / 9:19 pm

      Yes I have really enjoyed doing it Kat x

  4. 6th January 2015 / 10:24 pm

    What a lovely Christmas you’ve had. I know your boys are getting to the age where Christmas loses some of it’s magic but I’m sure it will still be a wonderful time for them in years to come.

    I have to say your me time sounds lovely. I love the picnic table cake display. I’d like a bit of the chocolate swiss roll please!

    • SarahJChristie
      6th January 2015 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks Vickie, and yes i will make the Magic in other Ways. And the picnic was fab xxx

  5. 9th January 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Yay, I am so glad that you ar enjoying in this linky too. I love the idea of getting away for a few days before Christmas. You may have inspired a new family tradition. Those photographs of your house on Christmas morning are gorgeous. Nevermind Toby being an actor and a model, your whole house could be in a movie. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      9th January 2015 / 8:27 pm

      Ah Lucy thats so lovely thank you, and yes I love it. You really should try it Lucy honestly you feel so relaxed for Christmas. We love it x

  6. 10th January 2015 / 9:04 am

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! We love centre parcs and are hopefully going back this spring. X

    • SarahJChristie
      10th January 2015 / 9:23 pm

      Thanks Sammy yes we did, Yes Center Parcs is just amazing isn’t it x

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