Mama OWL Blog: #R2BC - Reasons to be Cheerful... 1, 2, 3

#R2BC - Reasons to be Cheerful... 1, 2, 3

Thursday, 17 January 2013


To be honest this week has had its ups and downs. Once or twice it has reduced me to tears but not all of them sad tears. Some days are just crap, but then the great days can more than make up for it.

1. Our family holiday is now booked, and we'll be off to Parkdean Warmwell later on this year. I booked it for the bargain price of £68.40 for the seven of us for three nights thanks to collecting The Sun holiday vouchers. The exact same holiday booked direct without the vouchers is £642. Yep. I know. Definitely smiling about that one!

2. Our car decided to die the other day, while the Mister was driving the boys to school. I am NOT cheerful about that, or the amount it is going to cost to fix (and even that might not fix it, depending on how extensive the damage is, which won't be clear until the initial - expensive - repair is done) or the fact that I had to hand over the money I had been saving to go to the BritMums Live conference in June to the Mister, to put towards repairing it. BUT - What I am cheerful about is that I have a Fairy Blogmother (as I like to refer to them) who has sponsored me & enabled me to attend the conference. I can't thank them enough, I am so grateful. Their kindness & generosity towards me, a stranger, brought me to tears and proved that there are some truly wonderful people in the world. There are definitely Angels among us! I am so excited to attend BML for the first time with Jo from Ojo's World (my 'cousin-in-law') where we will also be celebrating her 40th birthday. I am so looking forward to meeting lots of lovely bloggers in person at last.

3. L restarted his swimming lessons this week after his serial leg casting at the end of last year and of course Christmas & New Year. His previous teacher left during the festive season which we unfortunately only found out about last week after some miscommunication, but the pool arranged for a new teacher for his lessons and he has met & accepted her. He had some initial reservations because she was someone new, but the pool managing to keep his lesson on the same day & time has meant it hasn't been too disruptive for him, and he seems to be all right with it. Fingers crossed it will continue!

What are your reasons to be cheerful this week? Pop over to #R2BC host & creator Michelle's blog and link up your post.


15 comments:

  1. That holiday truly is a bargain! Also can't imagine anyone paying £640 for 3 nights, that just bonkers.

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  2. It's crazy! School holiday prices are nothing short of robbery!

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  3. I can feel a fantastic 40th coming on!! We will both be needing to let off steam! Xx

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  4. wow that is a fantastic saving on your holiday, have a great weekend xx

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  5. Ooh Warmwell is lovely, not far from me, we go swimming there sometimes!

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  6. Great to hear about the holiday bargain. Sorry about the car, though and great news you will manage to go to the conference. Also good about the swimming.

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  7. So sorry to hear about your car, what a bummer :( How lovely that someone has agreed to sponsor you for Britmums Live! Will look forward to meeting you there, I finally bought my ticket yesterday!

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  8. Bargain about the holiday!
    What a nightmare about the car though :( Thank goodness for your fairy blogmother!

    Hayley
    http://sparklesandstretchmarks.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. what a bargain on the holiday!!! WTG! I'm sorry about the car, that well and truly sucks at least you still get to go to BML! Yay! :D xx

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  10. Wow, that is a cheap holiday, what a bargain. Have a fantastic time. Advice please.. how do you make those lovely headers for the blog pages?

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  11. wow well done on holiday bargain... that's fab.
    I hope the swimming lessons go well x have a fab weekend x

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  12. wow well done on holiday bargain... that's fab.
    I hope the swimming lessons go well x have a fab weekend x

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  13. Booking a holiday this time of year is great - always lovely to have something to look forward and 'Hello BARGAIN!'. I am going to Britmums Live too - it will be my second year and I can't wait - hopefully will get to meet you! My mum always says 'Car's keep you poor' and that is so true, hope it all gets sorted out for as little $$$ as possible. Glad the swimming pool have been quite obliging after the mix up and that things seem to be continuing to go well with it! Great reasons to be cheerful this week!x

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  14. Wow great bargain ! Our car broke down this week too....it sucks how much the repairs cost. Loving all the blogs you've given make overs to x

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  15. Wow, congrats on the bargain - that's a massive saving.
    And great news about the swimming too!

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