The Importance of Reflection: Gratitude List #23

Gratitude list image - seagull soaring in blue skiesThe last few weeks have been some of the most stressful that I have experienced in the last few months with a lot of big things coming to a head at the same time. However they have also been some of the most enjoyable and positive. Exciting new opportunities, projects and experiences have come into my life that I am hugely grateful for over the last two weeks and want to reflect on here.

Life has been so busy and hectic, especially with the Easter half term and having both little ones at home with me for two weeks, that I havent been able to post my weekly gratitude list for the last two weeks. So even though its late, I wanted to share what I have been feeling grateful for over the last two weeks:

#1 A lovely half term with the little ones and our families

#2 Getting to visit our new local trampoline park with the little ones and our nieces and nephews.

#3 Getting four whole days off with the Mr during the Easter bank holiday weekend.

#4 Making our first family trip to the beach this year and actually breaking out the summer wardrobe for it, even if it was a bit premature!

#5 Finally having the energy to clear out and sort both the little ones wardrobes.

#6 Getting some lovely new bits for the little ones summer wardrobes.

#7 Finding a lovely new top for myself for my summer wardrobe.

#8 Being sent some really lovely things for the little ones to review over the next few weeks.

#9 Getting a few lovely new backdrops for the blog and business.

#10 Collaborating with Bupa on a really exciting campaign for International Families day.

#11 Finally settling on a lovely name for my new business and brand. I am hoping to launch an exciting little venture of my own next month so please sign up for my newsletter if you’d  like to hear more!

#12 Being invited to a blogger and press event at the This Morning studios. I even got to take my lovely sister in law along and make a bit of a day of it. We had such a great day it really made me appreciate all of the wonderful opportunities that I get as a blogger.

#13 Getting to pop into Ping Pong for some dim sum with my sister in law after the This Morning event.

Read last weeks gratitude list here, or start from the beginning with the very first gratitude list here.

What are you feeling grateful for this week? I’d love it if you shared them with me in the comments section below.



  1. April 24, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Something to make me smile #marvmondays
    Thank you

  2. April 24, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Seeing other people’s blessings makes you count your own 🙂

    #marvmondays x

  3. April 24, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Hi, it’s always nice to read your positive lists. I’m glad you had a lovely family Easter together, and trampling sounds like fun #marvmondays

  4. April 24, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    A gratitude list….what a fabulous idea! Always important to focus on what you do have. And congrats on This Morning….going over to read that post now. #marvmondays
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  5. April 24, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Like your attitude of gratitude #marvmondays

  6. Lots of great reasons to be happy! Glad you had a nice half term and love picking out summery kids clothes. Just released my monthly gratitude list if you fancy having a read. Look forward to hearing about your new venture! #MarvMondays
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    • April 30, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks lovely. It was so much fun, one of the best blogging events I’ve been invited to so far. I feel so lucky to have been invited 🙂

    • April 30, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Oh my, literally one of the best feelings 🙂

  7. May 7, 2017 / 10:43 am

    I really enjoyed the easter weekend with Mr A as for the first time in 4 years he actually had a job where he didnt have to work over easter.
    My apologies for the lateness of my comment. #marvmondays
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