The Friday Focus – 18/03/16

We’ve been having so much fun over the last week with various days out, blog events, time with friends, time spent doing crafts and going out and about, making the most of this lovely sunshine we’ve been having.  Isn’t it amazing what a difference the sunshine makes – I’ve definitely felt my mood lift this week (and I wasn’t even aware it needed that lift until it happened!) – and to have been able to enjoy so much quality time with my girls has made for a wonderful week.

Fun - this week's word of the week - The Friday Focus 18/03/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

Things I have loved this week:

  • Being back at Legoland again for the first day of the season and having cupcakes to celebrate its 20th birthday.

Back at Legoland for the first day of the 2016 season - The Friday Focus 18/03/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Taking part in the Family Science Challenge at London Canal Museum.

Learning how locks work at the London Canal Museum - The Friday Focus 18/03/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Introducing the girls to Hungry Hippos for the first time – they loved it and we had so much fun. I never realised just how much you could cheat at Hungry Hippos until I played it with the girls – Jessica was actively feeding her hippos with the marbles at one point and Sophie just kept putting all of hers right back on the board.

Introducing the girls to Hungry Hippos - The Friday Focus 18/03/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Being able to get the washing out on the line.
  • Attending the launch party for Boots Opticians’ book #ZookeeperZoe and seeing how much fun the girls had – especially Jessica, who was fascinated by the snakes and creepy crawlies.

Being fascinated by creepy crawlies at the #ZookeeperZoe launch party - The Friday Focus 18/03/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Getting a pass on my first module for my HR course with some really encouraging feedback on my assignment too.
  • My girls’ beautiful new Easter dresses.

Beautiful new Easter dresses - The Friday Focus 18/03/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Having a lovely walk along the canal in the sunshine.
  • Listening to the girls singing along to the CBeebies CD in the car.

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35 thoughts on “The Friday Focus – 18/03/16

  1. Oh I’m envious of your word of the week! I wish we had your kind of week too 🙂 Always enjoy looking at your photos on Instagram especially of the girls. They are always lovely!

  2. It really does sound like a fun week. How fantastic!
    Gorgeous photos! I love that last one of the girls. There Easter dresses are so pretty x

  3. What a fun week! I know how much you all enjoy Legoland so it must be great to get back there again. I love Hungry Hippos – total chaos and definitely the chance to cheat! And those dresses are just beautiful, the girls look adorable x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. Thanks Jocelyn – it has been great to be back at Legoland again, looking forward to making the most of those preschool passes while we still can 🙂

    1. Thanks Merlinda – it’s such a good feeling to get the washing on the line, isn’t it? 🙂

  4. You have fitted so many fun things into your week. The sun does make a difference, but so does swirling around in new dresses and discovering new things. What a lovely week. (whispers: I’ve never played Hungry Hippo) #Wotw

    1. Thanks Cheryl – Hungry Hippos is fun – not much too it other that making plastic hippos noisily gobble marbles but it’s a nice silly family-friendly game 🙂

    2. Thanks Cheryl – Hungry Hippos is fun – not much to it other that making plastic hippos noisily gobble marbles but it’s a nice silly family-friendly game 🙂

  5. What an action packed week huni! Sounds like you have done lots of lovely things. I loved Hungry Hippos! I have never been to Legoland and it isn’t that far from us. Have a lovely weekend x

  6. Ahhh the girs are so adorable in their matching Easter dresses! This sunny weather makes every day brighter & more exciting I think. I loved reading your post about the Boots optician book launch – such a great idea. #HappyDays x

  7. The girls are adorable in those dresses!! Omg! Such a good bloggy week for you. We have a version of hungry hippos too and the grem always likes to win. The weather really does affect mood so much doesn’t it? So glad you have got back to Lego land!! Xx #happydays

  8. I’m so pleased Legoland is open again – I’ve missed it over the winter! We’ve not managed a visit yet but I think we’re planning to go next week.

    I love those dresses, so pretty! And huge congratulations on passing the first HR module too. #HappyDays

  9. Hi Louise, it sounds like you have had a fun week! Even the people at Action Medical Research can see how cute Jessica is in photographs.

    It’s nice to see children still enjoying games like Hungry Hippos, I remember loving that game as a teenager (I was an odd one, I still have my old Busy, Busy Bumble Bee game).

    Your girls Easter dresses are beautiful. Really bright and summery.


    1. Thank you Debbie – I used to love Busy, Busy Bumble Bee as a kid, had forgotten about that one! 🙂

    1. I can’t either – I remember when it was Windsor Safari Park! Hungry Hippos is such a fun game – hope Ethan will like it 🙂

  10. Hungry Hippos is one of our favourite games and always leads to fun and lots of noisy, happy play!
    Sounds like you’ve had a lovely week and great that you managed to get out with Hubbie and spend some time together at the London Canal Museum.
    Have a lovely week xx

    1. Thanks Tracey – it’s lovely that the girls can now play it. Hope you have a lovely week too 🙂

  11. Those floral dresses are so pretty! I love getting my washing on the line, it brings me so much happiness. Hungry hippos is such a fun game I love playing with the kids. Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    1. Thanks Sian – I love those dresses too, looking forward to the girls wearing them on Easter Sunday 🙂

  12. Love their dresses, LJ has a style similar and it is one of my faves. Not had washing out on the line yet, really need to get back in the swing!
    Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

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