Friday Favourites: The One With The Meet Up

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Friday Favourites: The One With The Meet Up

This week was a pretty epic week for me. I worried for half the week that no one would show up to my Westfield meet up, and was so chuffed when so many people did. I have no idea of the exact numbers, but we had a tonne of fun. Well I did – Ronan got a bit bored after 5 minutes but he’s only 3. 5 minutes is like 10 years in kid time.

Don’t forget this is a LINK UP! What that means is you can share your favourite blog from the week (if you run one), or perhaps something you have read. Just scroll to the bottom.

What has been your favourite (or least favourite) thing about this week?  Check out my five things:


FAVOURITE: Books On The Bus NZ

Jade from Books On The Bus NZ contacted me this week to tell me all about this amazing initiative that she started in January. Her aim is to place new and used books in public transport systems across New Zealand. 

Check out the New Zealand Herald Article here:


FAVOURITE: Custom Keepsakes

This week I finally found my necklace that Custom Keepsakes made for me – it’s two discs and on each disc is my child’s name and their birth date. Lois runs Custom Keepsakes and she does hand-stamped jewellery and other amazing things.

Be sure to check out her website here.


FAVOURITE: New World Easter Hunt App

Honestly, I was asked by New World to talk about the New World Epic Easter Hunt app but it is SO much fun that I had to add it in here. You download an app and use it to walk around the shop and collect virtual eggs. The kids had SO much fun and both times I’ve done it have been the easiest shops ever – the kids are so distracted that I can actually think about what I’m doing. AWESOME!

To download the app and find more about how it works, visit their website:


FAVOURITE: Westfield Monty Morning Session

The team over at Westfield Manukau invited me to attend their Monty Morning Session this week, and I had SUCH a blast meeting everyone. Mums and Dads came from all over with their kids to have a tonne of DUPLO fun, and decorate cookies.

Each month Westfield hosts a Monty Morning session at different Westfield’s around New Zealand. This is FREE for kids under 5 and always involves heaps of DUPLO and an activity to keep your kids amused. To find out more details about this, visit the Monty’s World Website.



Thank god it’s Friday. Sometimes I wish my husband would take a week off work to surprise me hahaha oh I can dream!


Have you written a Friday Favourites Blog? Or perhaps you just have a favourite blog of yours that you’d like to share – well you can do it here! We want to encourage everyone: bloggers, parents, human beings, to look back on the week and think positively. No matter how shit it’s been.

Your hosts for Friday Favourites, as always, are myself (Happy Mum Happy Child), and Lisasaurus.

How it works:

  1. Copy the link to a post of yours: it could be your own Friday Favourites, or one you’ve just loved
  2. Click on the ADD YOUR LINK button, which is below
  3. Simply follow the instructions and post the link. TOO EASY!

Any giveaways will be deleted, and the link must point to a blog post, not just your blog. A link back to here, on your post, is always appreciated.

Submissions open every Friday at 7am.


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