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Inspiring Fun With Interest Based Activities

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is the Best MedicineΒ 

I always love it when I have the opportunity to link up to Little Loves, a linky where you get to share some fantastic moments from your week. I’m not going to lie, September has been a difficult month health wise and it’s been really hard to do much more than sleep, write a daily blog post and spend a few hours in the evening with Sylvia.

However we have adapted and whilst most things have been done at the bedside we have had fun together and lots of laughter and I have a lot to write about. I hope you enjoy.


Some do and some don’t but I have a guilty pleasure which is X-factor. I love watching the show. I’m not that much into the music. I think it’s more the psychology of the show, how people act, behave and react. I love reality TV and think it’s because I get to see the way people interact with one another. I find that fascinating!

Sylvia has been watching her favourite movie over and over again. Barbie and the Diamond Castle. I must admit, it has a brilliant storyline, and my daughter loves it, but I love it too! I had no idea when we first watched this how good the story would be!

Barbie and the Diamond Castle DVD


This week I wore a lovely pair of Owl Socks to the Hospital. A few years ago I bought a load of cute socks and as I’ve spent a lot of time at home they are all in fab condition. Do you like them? I love them!

Owl Socks

Sylvia got some new ballet and dance shoes this week and was so excited to share with me when she returned home from ballet class.



Well apart from hearing Sylvia sing her favourite Frozen songs and the songs from Barbie and the Diamond Castle over and over, I have enjoyed listening to my daughter laugh. We have played a few games on the bedside and Sylvia has been so happy and had so much fun.

Here is a quick video about the Happy Feet Game we played which ended up going terribly wrong and turned into a blooper. Please do take a peak!

We have also been listening to the three times tables in “music form” on the Ipad. It is really helping Sylvy to learn her Times tables. She watches things at school and then comes home and we google it and watch it again. I think it’s brilliant as it’s a great way to reinforce the learning at school.

educational apps


On Monday we had family night and Sylvia did some painting. She painted a plastic bottle yellow and blue and made her very own money box minion. We cut a slit in the back and Sylvia will use it to save money as and when she earns it. She always has her eye on a new toy she would love and I decided it would be great to help her practice saving for the things she wants.

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And Lastly

John and I are in the process of building a Dolls house for Sylvia. This is no easy task. I worked out the measurements and he is going to be cutting the pieces out on Saturday with his friend. It’s quite exciting as the dolls house will be an American size dolls house. I can’t wait for it to be built.

I am going to work on some little pieces for the inside and get my friend to help me sew some blankets and curtains out of material scraps. How exciting our first huge project! I’m thinking of creating the pieces to give her for christmas, it will help save money on buying other toys when we are on a tight money and trying to save for medical costs.

I’m just a tad excited and will be ringing the carpet shop this week to see if they have any free scraps.

Thanks for reading,

Angela Milnes x


    1. Thanks. I’m not a crafty person but this didn’t take too much skill lol! Sylvia is always asking for shopkins so I felt it was time she learned how much it costs to buy them! Angela x

  1. I haven’t joined in with Little Loves for ages – I love to do it but somehow the thought of having to find things to say in each category puts me off or I feel like I need to plan in advance so that I’ll be able to say I wore something interesting or made something different. I love talking about what I’ve enjoyed listening to, watching and doing though. I quite like the early stages of X Factor too for similar reasons – and I think the singers are at their best before the live shows kick in and they are made to look and sound a certain way. I absolutely love your daughter’s minion money box!! Very creative πŸ™‚ X #thelist

    1. I to love little loves but I have so much to write about on other days, I only manage to do it about once a month but it’s a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by! Angela x

  2. Wow I really need to brave the messy play and paint with my two this looks fabulous. Sylvia looks so proud of her masterpiece. Popping over from #littleloves to say hello. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, she loved her minion and I was tempted to draw the eyes on for her to make it look fab, but then decided to let her do it all herself. It looks all the more real and better because she did it on her own! Angela x

  3. This was a great post. It is so nice to read happy and positive things when so much of our time is spent trying to figure out what is wrong with us, and so much effort is spent just trying to feel well enough to do things. It is evident in the smile on your daughters face that you are doing a good job as a mom. I also have kids (4) and I know how difficult it is to play games and put on a smile for them some days. I have MS and had a stroke, so I also spend a good deal of time in bed (mostly with migraines) I am so thrilled to have joined the blogging community recently, and have found connecting with other people in similar situations to be so theraputic. I have just started my own blog, and Im still trying to figure alot out as far as setting t up properly, but if you have time, please pop over and read it and let me know what you think so far. Sidenote- I could listen to your daughter talk ALL DAY! i live in America and I find her accent so totally adorable. Keep up the good work, mom

    1. Thanks so much! Yes it’s hard to do fun things when we are unwell but I finally managed to do it and Sylvia has so much fun! My family live in new Zealand and they love my daughter’s accent too! Thanks for stopping by! Angela x

  4. Those are fun socks! And the Minions craft is so cute too πŸ™‚
    Would love to have you link this up to #GratitudeGoals as well.

  5. I am also an X-Factor fan, but I have huge gaps in my watching. It is so good though! I love how Sylvy is hugging the minion! She looks so pleased with it, and so she should be!!! Dolls house sounds brill, I’m actually working on a dolls house for a project this week, I’ve been making a few simple bits and bobs and doing a bit of painting. She will love it xx

  6. Love your owl socks and Sylvia’s minion. I can’t wait to see some pics of your finished doll’s house πŸ™‚
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    P.S I love X-factor too!

  7. What a lovely post. Love the owl socks and the minion money box. Think the Happy Feel game looks even more fun played that way – it adds a element of surprise and danger! I’d love to make a dolls house – sounds like a fantastic project! I awe at how many great activities you still manage to do as a family, despite the constraints of illness. #anythinggoes

    1. Thanks….. It’s hard to do things and to be honest i rest all day while Sylvia is in school and am getting some help with the cooking for a few weeks so i can just spend a few quality hours with sylvia each day and its really worth it! I guess rather than sit and say we cant do anything because im sick..we day how can we do this and we try to adapt!

      Angela x

  8. That sounds like a busy week! I like the math game on the ipad. My son is learning his multiplications too. I should look into that. She made a minion! She looks like she had a lot of fun making it. Thanks for sharing! visiting from #anythinggoes

  9. I’m so sorry you have not been well, it’s the pits, isn’t it? September is always a rough month for my health, I think it’s something in the air. And of course it bleeds into October. I’m glad you’ve figured out how to keep your relationship with your daughter active, with movies, songs, crafts. Good for you. I sure hope you are feeling better as I type this. I hate having to stay in bed, I feel for you!!!

    1. Oh thanks Nikki. It’s going to take time weeks if not months to get well. I need a change in medicine, doses and times and that will be hard to figure out.. thanks for your kind words. Angela

  10. Amazing minion!! Hats off. I love a bit of Xfactor too, it’s just os easy to watch. I also love your socks πŸ™‚ Best bit of Autumn is getting the socks back on! Thanks for linking up to #TheList xxx

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