We are đ—șđ—¶đ˜€đ˜€đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž this one
 Isla’s gone on her first residential with school and she’s not home until Weds evening. It’s very quiet without her in the house.⁣
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Amazing how much đ—Čđ—»đ—Č𝗿𝗮𝘆 she brings to the place and you can really feel it missing when she’s not here.⁣
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I know she’s having a fab time, they’ve đ˜€đ˜­đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜„, đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜°đ˜Šđ˜„, 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘱𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘾𝘮 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘧đ˜Ș𝘳𝘩𝘮 (under supervision of course).⁣
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I can’t wait to hear all about their đ—źđ—±đ˜ƒđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—Č𝘀 when our little lady returns home.⁣
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Have your kiddies been on a school residential yet?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—±đ—źđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ˜đ—Č𝗿

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#babygirl #daughter #daughterlove #daughters #familytime #honestmotherhood #momanddaughter #momlife #mommyanddaughter #momsofinstagram #mother #motheranddaughter #motherdaughter #motherhood #motherhoodintheraw #motherhoodjourney #motherhoodmoments #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughig #motherhoodunplugged #mydaughter #mymotherhood #nationaldaughtersday #parenting #realmotherhood #thisismotherhood
â€œđ—§đ—”đ—Č𝗿đ—Č 𝗼𝗿đ—Č đ—»đ—Œ đ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—°đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€ đ˜đ—Œ đ—źđ—»đ˜† đ—œđ—č𝗼𝗰đ—Č đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—” đ—Žđ—Œđ—¶đ—»đ—Žâ€ đ˜‰đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘚đ˜Ș𝘭𝘭𝘮. ⁣
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I love this quote. And it’s something I’ve been thinking about over the last couple of months. I đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„ a bit of đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š back in my life.⁣
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I’ve been putting off things and felt too depleted to even consider exercise recently. But I know in order to fix myself, đ—șđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆 and đ—œđ—”đ˜†đ˜€đ—¶đ—°đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆, I need to get back on track and take no shortcuts.⁣
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I want to đ—”đ—¶đ—žđ—Č in breathtaking landscapes, do fun đ—źđ—°đ˜đ—¶đ˜ƒđ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Č𝘀 and I want to pick up đ—żđ˜‚đ—»đ—»đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž again. I’ll have lots of happy memories of my pups whilst I’m doing them, which will be my motivation.⁣
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I’m going to start by trying to go for a 𝘄𝗼đ—č𝗾 at least once a day. For the past few weeks I’ve barely done 2000 steps in a day & I know I need to get back out there.⁣
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𝗛đ—Č𝗿đ—Č’𝘀 đ˜đ—Œ đ—»đ—Œ đ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—°đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€â€Š đ—”đ—Č𝗿đ—Č’𝘀 đ˜đ—Œ 𝗼 đ—±đ—Čđ˜€đ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—» đ˜đ—”đ—źđ˜â€™đ˜€ đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—”đ˜„đ—”đ—¶đ—čđ—Č⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ walk

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#bethankfuleveryday #inspireothers #positivity #happinessisaninsidejob #focused #positivemindset #happinessisachoice #thinkpositive #focusonthegood #mindsetiseverything #changestartswithyou #inspiration #changeisgood #youcandoanything #change #me #changetheworld #staytruetoyourself #changemaker #quotes #motivation #photography #changeiscoming #goodvibes #changeyourself #focusonyourgoals #changemakers  #mummyfitness #mentalhealth
A bit late to the party, but happy đ— đ—Œđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿’𝘀 𝗗𝗼𝘆 to all the wonderful Mums I know. Mums of humans & Mums of furbabies
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𝗙𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆 is so important. It gets you through the tough times, brings the happy times and makes you feel safe.⁣
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We are all still struggling after losing both of our furbabies
 but đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜±đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜¶đ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜­ & we’re doing it đ˜đ—Œđ—Žđ—Čđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿.⁣
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This photo makes me smile. The last time we went to the beach together, to give Snoopy some sea air through his ears.⁣
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𝗠𝘆 𝗳𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆. My memories. I am so đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜ș to have this lot & have my sacred memories of the furbabies.⁣
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đ——đ—¶đ—± đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ—”đ—źđ˜ƒđ—Č 𝗼 đ—»đ—¶đ—°đ—Č 𝘄đ—Čđ—Č𝗾đ—Čđ—»đ—±?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ Mother’s Day

#family #mothersday #mothersday2023 #motheringsunday #uktradition #mums #mumma #mothers #familytime #familyfirst #beachday #beachvibes #winterbeachdays #wellsnextthesea #norfolk #visitnorfolk #furbabies #dogslife #puppys #doggies #loveislove #memories #reminiscing #missmydogs #grievingdogs #grievingprocess
QuornÂźïž challenged me to make a quick, delicious & meat free meal. đ—€đ˜‚đ—¶đ—°đ—ž đ—șđ—Č𝗼đ—č𝘀 are perfect for lunchtimes whilst working from home. They are also perfect for family lunchtimes on a Saturday as we have little time after clubs.⁣
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I used some đ—€đ˜‚đ—Œđ—żđ—» đ—–đ—żđ—¶đ˜€đ—œđ˜† 𝗡𝘂𝗮𝗮đ—Č𝘁𝘀 to make a quick and tasty meal (since recording this I now use the 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 which is even quicker than the conventional oven).⁣
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Being vegetarian is definitely made easier with Quorn products. They are tasty, usually quick to cook & versatile. Isla & Noah love these nuggets too, they prefer them to meat. A family bag of Crispy Nuggets lasts a long time, so they are 𝗮𝗿đ—Č𝗼𝘁 𝘃𝗼đ—č𝘂đ—Č.⁣
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My lunch is a Quorn Crispy Nugget roll. So easy
 so tasty & perfect for a quick family meal too.⁣
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Quorn have an 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 đ˜šđ˜¶đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Š on their website now: Quorn Crispy Nuggets take 𝟭𝟬 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜‚đ˜đ—Č𝘀 to cook đŸ™đŸ» I will put the link to the guide in my stories. ⁣
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What do you cook for a quick lunchtime treat? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜”đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”âŁ
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Music: Back to 1987⁣
Musician: EnjoyMusic⁣
Site: https://enjoymusic.ai⁣
Happy International Women’s Day
 I’m lucky enough to have grown up with independent & strong women all around me. It’s where I get my resilience & determination from.

It’s something that I want to ensure Isla has too: to be resilient is to have patience and strength. To keep a smile, even if deep down it’s painful. Determination is to have focus and passion. To keep going even if the end is not quite in sight.

I can see a lot of this in her already
 she is far more confident than I ever was at 10 and she knows her own mind. Which I love.

Now I need to make sure she has self confidence, self awareness and self love. So she can endure all that life throws at her and she can listen to her body & mind to guide her. 

I love that I’m still learning things about myself on this motherhood journey: some of those things I’m learning from Isla.

I’m very proud of my baby girl đŸ„°

#mummyphotoaday ~ listen 

#mummyanddaughter #daughter #listen #love #parenthood #motherhood #internationalwomensday #womensday #nationalwomensday #sunsetphotos #sunsetsilhouette #iwd2023 #iwd #strongwomen #celebratewomen #familylife #daughterlove #daughterappreciation #gratitude
Get cleaning the air fryer with me
 đŸ§Œ A slightly different post from me tonight: a handy little tip for cleaning your air fryer.⁣
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There’s something about a cleaning tip that makes cleaning that bit đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł. We use the air fryer everyday, we love it. Keeping it clean is important.⁣
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â–Ș add đ—łđ—źđ—¶đ—żđ˜† đ—čđ—¶đ—Ÿđ˜‚đ—¶đ—± to the trays⁣
â–Ș add water to đ—°đ—Œđ˜ƒđ—Č𝗿 the plates inside the tray⁣
â–Ș air fry for 𝟯 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜€âŁ
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If you’ve only been cooking vegetables and things like that then this is đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜§đ˜§đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” to clean the trays. Simply rinse and dry. ⁣
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If you’ve cooked meats or food that sticks to the trays, like cheese, then give it a good wash afterwards. The air frying will have helped to release those foods!⁣
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𝗛𝗼𝘃đ—Č đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ˜đ—żđ—¶đ—Čđ—± đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ 𝘆đ—Č𝘁?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ different⁣
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