Happy days: Mother’s Day and a holiday

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared my happy days, as life has been a tad hectic recently, but I’ve missed looking back on the positive in our week.

This week started off with my first Mother’s Day and has ended with homemade chicken pie and a night in with Mr M – perfect:

  • Sunday was my very fist Mothers Day and it was amazing. I headed out early and had a plod around the fields on Ben. Then I came home to my gorgeous family and some lovely gifts – a spa day and Hotel Chocolat chocolates. Then we all got ready and went out for a lovely lunch together. I was thoroughly spoilt and had a lovely day.

Horse riding

Mothers Day



  • When we got hone on Sunday evening, we realised that Lottie’s first tooth had cut through. This week has been tough for her with teething, but one down, 19 to go…
  • We have booked our first family holiday to Norfolk. We have hired a gorgeous little cottage in Burnham Market in a few months time and I can’t wait to spend a whole week as a family and have a break.
  • Last week we bought a new bed. Our previous one was very old and didn’t survive the move too well. We had patched it up while we saved for a new one and I can’t tell you how uncomfortable it was. But that has made us even more appreciative of our new, memory foam topped super king size bed. It is pure bliss.
  • Lottie and I spent the afternoon with my sister and (unexpectedly) my niece yesterday.My poor niece had fallen over at school and had to come home and Lottie was in the midst of her worst day of teething yet, but despite all that, we still had a really nice afternoon with them both.
  • My parents got back from holiday yesterday and Lottie and I have really missed them. They both look very well rested and brown and we had a lovely afternoon with them this afternoon.
  • I lost a pound in weight this week and am nearly seeing a new stone on the scales. It’s a slow and steady progress but it’s progress nonetheless.
  • We have had some gorgeous sunshine today and it was actually quite warm, so nice not to have to bundle poor Lottie up before heading out of the door.

How was your week?

Quite Frankly She Said


  1. March 12, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    Ooh well done on the weight loss, and what a lovely way to spend Mothers Day, I love Hotel Chocolate. We are at the stage off those baby teeth falling out and adult teeth glowing n their place wow it has flown, have a fab week x

    • heelsandhooves
      March 13, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks lovely. Hotel Chocolat is gorgeous isn’t it. I bet it seems like yesterday that they were cutting through! xx

  2. March 13, 2016 / 8:35 am

    Sounds like a perfect Mother’s Day, that dessert looks amazing! So glad you’ve got your first tooth through too, were still waiting on parkers lol xx

    • heelsandhooves
      March 13, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks lovely. Come on Parker, we need some pegs! 😉 Mind you Lottie isn’t sitting unaided or talking yet, unlike Parker, so it’s true that they all develop at their own rate, isn’t it! xx

  3. March 13, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Lovely week. I think all started off well because of Mothers Day!! We got a new mattress a month ago, it is amazing. I sleep so well now! Well done on the pound weight loss! I’ve halted but I was doing a pound a week for 6 weeks, it was great. I need to start trying again!

    • heelsandhooves
      March 13, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      New beds are life changers aren’t they! It’s hard to stay on track isn’t it, but well done on the loss so far! xx

  4. March 15, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Love the Emma Bridgewater mug! I’m desperate for a new bed, we’ve had ours for about 8 years! It’s going to be our treat when the baby moves into his own room, we’re going to get a huge super kingsize bed so all the kids can fit in with us.

    • heelsandhooves
      March 16, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you! That’s exactly what we did – waited til she moved to her nursery and then got an enormous bed so she can come back in! xx

  5. March 18, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    So much chocolate in this post, jealous! And I am jealous of your new mattress, we desperately need one, ours is so uncomfy. I’m glad you had such a lovely first Mother’s Day, I hope Lottie’s teeth aren’t too much bother now. Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    • heelsandhooves
      March 19, 2016 / 8:42 am

      Hmm I think the chocolate needs to stop soon though! Lol. Oh the mattress is fabulous, so worth saving for. Thanks for hosting lovely xx

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