52 Weeks of Happy (38 and 39/52)

A bumper two weeks worth of happiness this week as once again, I find myself playing catch-up.

Happies for week 38:

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∆ Celebrating Midsummer in our village with a party on the green. We supped prosecco and ginger beer, chatted and laughed the night away. The moon lit a path for us as we wended our way home just before midnight, happy boys skipping along, full of toasted marshmallows and memories of their evening of carefree adventures. How summer in an English village should be.

∆ Country dancing at school with the morris men and the maypole. We celebrate Midsummer in a big way in West Oxfordshire. The boys both danced beautifully and my heart swelled.

∆ Another weekend, another festival, this time Rock at the House at Wivenhoe. A weekend away without the boys watching countless bands in a marquee and a beautiful room for the night a mere stumble away. VIP access all areas passes. What’s not to love?

∆ Dodgy at above festival. Each time I see this band, they get better. Too scared to invoke my AAA privileges though and go backstage to meet them. Spence went (said they’re lovely) - ah well!

Happies for week 39:

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∆ The decluttering is well underway. I am planning a little post about it sometime soon but it does make me happy to look around our sitting room and see only the stuff I want to be there. It’s a long process but it will be worth it - ridding ourselves of so much stuff we no longer need is so cathartic.

∆ New lamp. Floorstanding, From Habitat. It’s beautiful. And it was on sale. Score.

∆ Those of you who follow my Instagram feed (thank you) will have seen this one already. I went to see The Who play Quadrophenia live on Friday night. Quadrophenia was one of the first albums I bought and I played it endlessly in my early teens. The show was completely awesome. 10,000 people managing to make the vast shed of a venue feel like the back room of a pub. Immense. If you can still catch the tour, do.

∆ Summer has arrived in our part of the world. Recent days have been sticky and balmy and after-school play has involved making potions in the garden and barefoot games. Long may the good weather continue, especially this weekend when we have Cub camp and Cornbury Festival to go to.


So happy people, there you go. My happies for the last two weeks. What’s been making you happy?

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