Thursday, 17 January 2013
#R2BC - Reasons to be Cheerful... 1, 2, 3
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.