Lovely Things #8 – November 15

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Another month, another Lovely Things, I do so much love reading everybody’s posts about all of your happy and lovely things each month. Please do link up and share the love, the more the merrier :).

All Change

October has been a time of big change for my family. As I mentioned in last month’s Lovely Things, my husband has got a new job. This is a big deal as my husband has worked for his old company for eleven years. So he has now worked his notice and done his first week (in the States) and has another week in the States to go. This has been quite an adjustment for both the children and I, as well as my husband and he has indeed been missed. He’ll be travelling a lot in the new role, so it took us a while to make a decision about things, but it is such a great opportunity. So it is a lovely thing, because I am really proud of my husband and it will be exciting to see what the future holds.

Little Man’s 4th Birthday

How could I talk about October without mentioning my little dude’s 4th birthday (you can read my letter to him on his birthday here)? I love organising my children’s birthdays so much. I am one of these people who really does genuinely love buying and giving gifts as much as receiving them. Even more so when it’s my children, I have to be careful not to buy too much!

We celebrated with a trip to Peppa Pig land with one of his very close friends, and a small pizza making party at home on his actual birthday after pre-school. All presents took on a decidedly dinosaur theme, with a few Rescue Bots (Transformers) and digger items thrown in for good measure. We were also sent these fab birthday posters and bunting from Hello Party to review for the party too.

As my husband was working his notice from his old job, he had some holidays days to use up too, so we took advantage in order to have some lovely family times. From using our much loved Legoland season ticket, to lunch out at Frankie and Bennys and playing at the park and cooking fun. Awesome times.

Handbag Happiness

Someone commented on last month’s Lovely Things, that it wouldn’t be a Lovely Things without a handbag :), so here is this months bag, sent to me from the fab Povey bags, you can read my review here.

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That was my lovely things from October – what are yours?

The Rules

The first Monday of every month I will host the Linky, all you need to do to join is:

– Write about something lovely, be it a new purchase, a favourite item you’ve had forever but want to share, a great book, home decorating, maybe a lovely experience like a beauty treatment or coffee with a friend, new shoes, make-up, handbag, whatever it is as long as it’s lovely I want to know about it! 🙂

– This Linky is open to every type of blogger no matter what your chosen blogging subject.

– Grab the Lovely Things badge and pop it in your post

– Use the #lovelythings hashtag on Twitter and Instagram

– Comment on the host’s post

– Share the love – try and read & comment on 3 other blogs listed on the Linky

– Tweet me (@laurasummers) with your Link up and & I will retweet it to my followers

– The linky will remain open for two weeks

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28 thoughts on “Lovely Things #8 – November 15

  1. Congratulations to your husband on his new job, I hope the transition is smooth for you all as you adjust to a new routine. A very happy belated birthday to your boy, four is a wonderful age and I hope he enjoys every minute of it. LOVE the bag x

    1. Yes change always takes a while to get used to but we will get there and thank you my son had a great day and the bag is fab isn’t it? 🙂

  2. Looks like your son had a fab birthday and going to Peppa Pig Land was a lovely treat for him. Sometimes changes in family circumstance is well worth it if it’s as lovely as a new job. Yep, I agree, a month won’t be as lovely without a new handbag, I love handbags too! Thanks for sharing and for hosting! #lovelythings

    1. Handbags are fab aren’t they? Peppa Pig world is great (if pricey) for younger children, I think my daughter will be really into it next year too and yes change has to be done sometimes and the rewards are worth it in the long run.

  3. Woot! Great week indeed. Congrats on hubby’s new job and your sweet little man’s birthday. I have to find time to do a birthday post for mine too. This weekend was so busy! Wanna link this up to my #GratitudeGoals linky too? We’d love to have you 🙂

    1. I keep forgetting to link this up to your gratitudes post, I will do this next month 🙂 I look forward to reading about your son’s birthday x

  4. What a fantastic birthday! And well done to your hubby on his new job definitely lots of lovely things to celebrate

  5. I love the idea of a pizza making party, it sounds so much fun! I might have to steal this idea! I hope your little one had a fabulous day and you are all settling into your new routine without dad around as much! Thanks for the beautiful post ????

  6. Look those photos of your little one’s birthday!! So much fun!! I love the dinosaur ones!!! Peppa Pig World is amazing!! I went there before I was pregnant of Sienna so we only had Bella. She really loved it!! I know how hard it has been for you not having your hubby the past few weeks but now he is back so you are in a happy place!! 🙂 Thanks for hosting lovely! Sorry for linking up so late but I can’t keep up. I will need to be more organised! xxx
    #lovelythings

  7. That’s great that you guys had plenty of family fun together before Ben started his new job. We loved Peppa Pig world! Haven’t been to Legoland yet but it’s definitely on the list. Happy birthday to your little man! Thanks so much for hosting #LovelyThings x

  8. What a lovely Birthday 🙂 love the dinosaur theme and very impressed with the biscuits! We love Peppa Pig World too. I hope things are getting easier with your husband travelling must be hard for the kiddies. Mine use to travel long haul frequently although he’s not doing so much at the moment. Thanks for hosting #LovelyThings xx

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