The Friday Focus – 29/01/16

I’ve been focusing a lot on trying to stay positive this week. At the beginning of the week, I was inspired by Cuddle Fairy to take part in the #NoComplaints challenge – a challenge to go a whole day without complaints, criticism or negative thoughts. It was hard work at times but it made such a difference to my day to try and focus on the positives and whilst I haven’t managed to be complaint-free for the rest of the week, I’ve certainly been better at not letting the little niggles get to me. It made me realise just how automatic some of those grumbles are though!

 This week's word of the week is "positive" - The Friday Focus 29/01/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

Things I have loved this week:

  • An evening out with hubby going to the church council meal.
  • Watching the girls having lots of fun at their friend H’s birthday party.

Having fun at a friend's birthday party - The Friday Focus 29/01/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

Seeing the Gruffalo's Child - The Friday Focus 29/01/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Having haggis for dinner on Burns Night – yum, yum!
  • Having a chat with Tim from Slouching Towards Thatcham and feeling honoured to be invited to share one of my blog posts for his podcast series – watch out for it coming soon!
  • Hubby’s very impressive Duplo tower creation.

An impressive Duplo tower - The Friday Focus 29/01/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Having my blog picked by Odd Socks and Lollipops as one of her top ten blogs.
  • Having some fairytale fun out in the garden with my two little princesses.

Fairytale fun in the garden with two little princesses - The Friday Focus 29/01/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Jessica teaching me how to curtsey.
  • Jessica’s preschool agreeing to have a ‘wear red’ day in aid of Tiny Tickers for Heart Week next month.

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26 thoughts on “The Friday Focus – 29/01/16

  1. You seem such a positive person and it sounds like the perfect word for you, especially this week with the #NoComplaints challenge….
    It sounds like the girls have had a great week too! I do like your hubbys Duplo tower! Fab!!

    1. Thank you Kim – it has been a lovely week and I was very impressed by that Duplo tower too! 🙂

  2. You have had a good week, at home and blog-wise! That challenge sounds really interesting, I’m sure we could all learn something from it. Great word to have summing up your week 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    1. Thanks Jocelyn – I really enjoyed doing the challenge and will definitely be doing it again at some point! 🙂

  3. Brilliant week hun for you and the blog. I need to read that placenta post – looks fab. That tower your hubby made looked awesome on Facebook! Have you taken it down yet? I hope not. hehe. Have a brilliant weekend xx #wotw

    1. Thanks Sarah – sadly the tower only lasted until bedtime when the girls started dismantling the lower levels – it didn’t take long for it to come crashing down after that! 🙂

  4. Hi Louise, trying to be positive really does make a difference to how we feel or see things, quite often a negative thought can be a natural reaction, but if you rethink it you can turn it into a positive. It must have been lovely going to the theater as a family. My nephew loves the Gruffalo , not sure if he’s seen the show yet though.

    OOoo, how that Duplo tower didn’t fall I don’t know, it’s a creation and a half. It’s nice that Jessica’s preschool is happy to help raise awareness for Tiny Tickers.

    Hope you have a great weekend.


    1. Thank you Debbie – it definitely helped trying to focus on the positives and it’s certainly something I’ll be trying to do again. Hope you are having a good weekend too 🙂

    1. Thank you Dean – I can see why people don’t like haggis but always good to try these things once! 🙂

  5. Love the positivity, it’s so good to try and be positive and to focus on all the things you are thankful for! Your little girls are beautiful x #wordoftheweek

    1. Can’t beat a bit of dressing up! It was lovely that it was warm enough to wear them out in the garden 🙂

    1. Thank you Kate – would definitely recommend the no complaints challenge – I really enjoyed taking part.

  6. A fantastic week for you all – I have to say I am very impressed with the tower! Boo never lets us build anything taller than she is before she knocks it down haha!
    It’s really made me smile reading about your lovely week =)

  7. Sounds like you had a really positive week Louise. I love that Jessica’s school are doing that, great they are so supportive.
    Thanks for joining in #HappyDaysLinky x

  8. The girls look so sweet in their fancy dress outfits. The no complaints challenge is something I would really benefit from, I am such a moaner! The “wear red” day is a wonderful idea. Thanks for joining us for #HappyDaysLinky x

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