Happy Days #5 | Holidays and Hospitals

On my Facebook page last week I shared this post…

Yesterday the sun was shining, Carl had the afternoon off work, I remembered that we live 10 minutes from the frickin…

Posted by Squished Blueberries on Saturday, 12 March 2016

And I must have taken it pretty seriously because on Monday I decided that we need a holiday and we need it now and by Friday it was booked for this coming Monday! I am so exited! I think doing things last minute makes them even more fun because you don’t get a chance to think about the practicalities and the downsides, you just go for it and it all works itself out somehow. Yesterday I did a bit of a grumpy post about all the reasons I feel like we need some family time at the moment. So today in true Happy Days style, I am only focusing on the positives, starting with the main one….

  • While I was trawling through the Internet looking for somewhere for us to escape to next week, I came across the Manor House Hotel. It looked perfect with everything we need to keep the kids happy (soft play – check! Swimming pool with slides – check!) as well as a few things for the adults (full board – check! Hydro spa – check!) And it’s in beautiful Devon, what more could you ask for? I was thrilled when they responded to my email and said that not only do they have space for us next week, but they had looked at my blog would love to work with us. So look out for a full review coming soon!
  • I’ve taken my addiction to all things social media up a notch this week and added in snapchat to my ever growing list of apps to check every 10 minutes. Yes, my 16 year old sister had to show me how to use it, and yes, it makes me feel a bit old, but I just can’t go on feeling like I’m missing out on something by not being on it! The thing I don’t really get about snapchat is how I find people to follow and how people find me. So my snapcode is now on the side bar and my user name is lou7273 if you want to add me and I’ll add you back. If you don’t have snap chat then get down with the kids and download the app. Watch out snap chat, the mums are coming! I’m definitely going to be snap chatting all through our little holiday next week so get involved, it’ll be like you’re there with us.
  • My poor Mummy has been very poorly this week bless her heart. She ended up in hospital on Tuesday night after a couple of days of intense pain and had her appendix removed on Wednesday morning which they found had completely ruptured. Now, I bet you’re wondering where I’m going with this since this is supposed to be a happy list…. Well the good news is, she is feeling much better now, and although she’s still in hospital till at least tomorrow, she’s definitely on the mend. Which is a lot better than the beginning of the week when we were all very worried about her and she basically thought she was dying.
  • Did I mention that we are going on holiday next week? Yes? Ok moving on…
  • I really enjoyed writing my messy play tips post this week, so I made all my messy play posts a little home and decided to call it ‘Good Clean Fun’. It’s all about have a blast doing messy play with the kids, but keeping it simple and hopefully keeping it fun for all involved. Head over and have a look if that’s your kind of thing! I was kind of hoping that some of you guys would join in and share your #OurGoodCleanFun photos with me, mostly on Instagram, because that’s my favourite, but anywhere you want really.

Right, I’m off to start packing the however many bags of crap a family of 5 need for 5 days away. I’m so relived we aren’t self catering this time so at least we don’t need to take the contents of our kitchen with us like we usually do. Still a lot of clothes will be required I’m sure. But first…. lists! Hurrah!


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  1. Sarah Alsford
    March 19, 2016 / 7:57 am

    Wow I hope you have a super wonderful time!! You deserve it so much 😊. I hope your Mum is feeling better now Xxxx

    • Louise
      March 19, 2016 / 7:59 am

      Oh thank you! She’s on the mend, hopefully coming home on Sunday. I can’t wait to get her out of the hospital, it’s not good in there at all 🙁 xx

      • Sarah Alsford
        March 19, 2016 / 8:05 am

        Thank goodness they found out what the problem was so they could fix her! Yay lets hope for home tomorrow, sending lots of love xxxx

    • Louise
      March 19, 2016 / 8:06 am

      They caught it just in time actually, lucky she went to hospital when she did because her GP sent her home with painkillers! Thank you, I’m sure we will! X

  2. March 19, 2016 / 8:37 am

    So glad to to hear that your mum is on the mend – what a worrying time that must have been for you all. Last-minute holidays are the best – hope you have a wonderful time away! Love your photo at the end of the post – so pretty and colourful 🙂
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  3. March 19, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Have a lovely holiday and I hope your mum is getting better now x

  4. March 19, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Have a fab holiday, last minute ones really are the best! Great news about your mum too, lots for you to feel happy about 🙂 x
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  5. March 25, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I’ve just added you on snapchat- i have started using it this week although i’ll be honest I just don’t see the point in it. I agree, silly you can’t just search for people and I prefer the scrolling through a feed of other platforms. But we shall see! I hope you’ve had a great holiday!
    Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

    • Louise
      March 25, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      I’m not sure what I think of it yet to be honest. It’s quite fun to just snap something and send it with out too much thinking, it’s not as contrived as Instagram for example. But then it does all seem a bit pointless when it’s gone 24 hours later…

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