Happy Sunday | Week Seven

Whether or not you think Sunday is the end of the week, or the beginning of a new one, I thought it would be a nice idea to look back on the week that has just past and to look at the things that have made me happy and made me smile.
I think it can be easy to look back on a hard week and miss out on those things. A week of bad weather for example can really make it seem as though the whole week was a complete fail. But it probably wasn't. We must all smile at least once a day. I know I do, even if I forget it.

Things that made me happy this week:


The boys have been so good the past 3 days. Wednesday involved a lot of waiting around and uncertainty. Despite being bored and probably just wanting to get on with it and sail already they have done so well to let my husband get on with the jobs he needed to get on with, to not get in the way of any of the men moving boats, and to not get run over by a tractor or dumper truck!

Good News

My nan has struggled with her sight for a while and as a result I stopped sending her letters, as did my mum, because she couldn't read them (edit to add: I realise that sounds mean, we obviously still keep in tpuch via the phone as she lives in Somerset and we can't pop round to see her). She had laser eye surgery on Wednesday and says she can now see perfectly. It's wonderful news and in celebration I'm going to send her some photos of the boys as well as some letters and drawings from the boys.

My Husband

I know I've mentioned him and his passion for our boat a couple of weeks ago but this week he has made me so super proud. Watching him get the boat in the water, set her up, put the sails on, get her moored up without crashing, and taking her out (with the engine on, not yet with the sails up). He really has done so well and I can never thank him enough for following his dreams and including us too. We are going to have so much fun.


The help and advice we have had from others within the sailing community has been amazing. This week seems to have been really busy on the river, not that we know what it's usually like, but on Thursday it was crazy yet this man helped my husband to get the mast up and to make sure we had all we need to get the sails on. He didn't have to do that. Whilst setting up hire boats, filling up boats with diesel and water, moving boats and a long list of other jobs he still kept coming over to my husband to see if he was getting on ok. This was the guy we first met when we went to view this boat so it's great that he was the one to then help us to set her up.

A Week of Him

We have just had our first week of the Easter Holidays and it has been wonderful. I've noticed a real change in Charles, he has grown up so much and has made me laugh until I cry every single day. On Saturday he complained about having an itchy spot on his neck, it looked like a gnat bite but a couple of hours later he came to me again and we counted 25 spots on him....and 5 hours later he had over 50. Hello chicken pox. I'm hoping it doesn't ruin his second week of the Easter Holidays and that he doesn't suffer too much. Thankfully Harry has already had it so we won't have two poorly at the same time.

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