Happy days: Horse and baby snuggles and redundancy

I haven’t written a happy days post for quite some time. Things have been a bit hectic in the R-M household recently, but I am getting a bit more time to sit down at my laptop, so I thought I’d share what made me smile this week.

  • Lottie said her first word. You may have already read about this over here, but I’m still over the moon that it was mummy! Sorry Mr M!
  • On the subject of Lottie, she turned ten months this week. I can’t believe we are heading towards her first birthday already.


  • She has also started getting really cuddly this last few weeks and her and I enjoyed some lovely snuggles before nap time this morning (excuse the lack of make up and wet hair.)


  • I managed to get an hour with this old chap last Sunday. I didn’t ride, but gave him a good groom and then did some poo-picking in his field and he followed me around like an overgrown puppy.


  • Yesterday was my last official day of employment. I got made redundant while on maternity leave, which was a fairly crap thing to happen, but I’ve decided to turn it into a positive and today is the first day of me being a self employed marketing consultant. I have a few clients lined up and it means I can stay at home with Lottie.
  • We have a new fence at the bottom of our garden. I never thought a fence would make me happy, but it has. Previously, it was a very wobbly trellis held up by lots of ugly ivy and we couldn’t open the gate. It’s now a clean, solid, safe fence and it’s the start of our garden makeover.
  • I saw my lovely bestie this week, and she has managed, while working weekends and looking after three children, to pass her access course with distinctions across the board. So proud of her.
  • We went to our monthly local playgroup and Lottie didn’t scream at all the other babies as she has been recently. Then my friend and I sat in the pub garden and had coffee and a catch-up. Perfect.

Next week will have lots of Father’s Day memories and one day in the not too distant future, Lottie will start crawling. She’s so close to mastering it now, I wonder if it will be next week…

Have a lovely week everyone.


What Katy Said


  1. June 18, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Aww that is a very happy list indeed and I’m glad that being made redundant gives you more opportunities even though that’s a very shitty thing to happen whilst you were on maternity leave! And as someone in the middle of a house renovation I totally understand being excited by fences… 🙂 X

    • heelsandhooves
      June 19, 2016 / 6:54 am

      It was pretty shitty but I’ve decided to make the best of it! I’m so glad it’s not just me with the fence! Thanks lovely xx

  2. June 19, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    sorry about the job, but good for you for taking it in stride and moving on to the next chapter. Great pics #happydays

  3. June 24, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Well done for turning your redundancy into something positive and YAY for her saying mummy!! Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

    • heelsandhooves
      June 25, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks lovely xx #happydayslinky

  4. June 24, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Sorry to hear of the redundancy but good luck with your self employment, I hope it works out to be amazing for you and your family! Yay for Lottie’s first word and double yay for it being mummy! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    • heelsandhooves
      June 25, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks lovely! I know – good girl 😉 xx

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