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🌾 I adore this photo! Not sure what it is exactly: the colours, the wonky lines, the sun setting to the right or the children’s freedom. Or, all of it put together.

This was an ordinary moment captured on our dog walk, Sunday evening. It’s little moments like this, the accidental captures, that I love the most.

I had no idea at the time of taking it that I’d love it as much as I do. I can hear the #kiddies giggling and it makes me want to smile.

Well, it’s a late post. But I didn’t finish work until 10:30pm ish & I’ve been winding down.

I hope everyone had a lovely day.

#mummyphotoaday

🌾 I adore this photo!...

Happy June everyone and here are the photo prompts for #mummyphotoaday, June photo challenge.

I’ve included lots of generic words as during lockdown there is quite a variation of photos. I love seeing how each person takes on the photo prompts, some absolutely stunning photos.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday so I can share the photos throughout the month, but so others can find you and like or comment. It really is such a lovely community.

So, what is everyone doing for June?

Happy June everyone and here...

My favourite pics from May #mummyphotoaday, the fun photo a day photo challenge. Thank you to everyone who has taken part, so many amazing photos to choose from.

The photo is tagged, but left to right:
📷 @mummuddlingthrough
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @socalshopgirl384
📷 @van_life_family_
📷 @ceeleah_and_the_small_humans
📷 @norfolk_kinsfolk
📷 @beautifully_defected
📷 @newmummyblog
📷 @typicalmummy

I’ve really loved seeing photos from everyone that joined in: @sahrazade @shareyourplaywithme @beatrix.hendrix.and.me @confessionsofacrummymummy @adventuresstartathome @anywaytostayathome @chaos_at_leitrim @_lisaslife_ @happinessisasunbeam @themummyeditorial

All you have to do to join in with this photo challenge is use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday. Take the keyword from the photo prompts and use that in your caption. We’ve got a lovely community that enjoy seeing each others posts.

Thank you to everyone who joined in. Looking forward to June!

My favourite pics from May...

We went out with a bang for May! We had a day of socially distancing with #family.

Today is Nanny’s birthday, so we watched her open her presents on the driveway, with a good few metres distance. It was horrible not to be able to celebrate the day with her as we always do. We know we will soon and hopefully they can come and spend time in the garden with us soon, due to the new rules.

The kiddies get super sad when we leave families. It’s not nice but I think they understand why we can’t see them properly. Albeit they do not like it!

To cheer us up we played diggers in the fields surrounding my Mums new barn renovation project. No worries about socially distancing over there it is literally fields and fields. The kids loved zooming up and down on the dumper. I think it’s called.

Then we knocked on Great Grandma’s door to blow her a kiss and let her see the kiddies for a few minutes. It’s just so hard.

But, it was so lovely to see family today. Even if from afar and for a short time. We haven’t seen them in the flesh for around a month and it felt so nice.

Here’s to June and another month of lockdown. We’ve still got this!

#mummyphotoaday

We went out with a...

Yeah for the #weekend!! It seems to be the only time where tensions aren’t high and there is a calm amongst us.

We have no grand plans, obviously, but we do tend to get the dogs walked first thing (as it’s too hot later on) and then we do some gardening.

Yesterday I spent an hour pulling all the weeds and long grasses from the front garden. It looks so much neater now but I still have a lot of work to do.

I love this photo of us of all, we do not have many as we never sit still long enough 🤪 This is our family lockdown portrait though and it’s a nice memory: sunny days, rainbows and quality time together at home.

Do you have any special memories throughout this lockdown?

#mummyphotoaday

Yeah for the #weekend!! It...

What a great #friyay it’s been! We spent the morning “washing” the food shopping, then went for a nice big walk around Godmanchester meadows. It was a beautiful walk and nice as there was a breeze which cooled us down.

Yes, I did say wash the shopping. Is anyone else doing this? I basically Zoflora all of the food shopping as I unpack it. The actual shopping process takes a lot longer and now I’ve added an extra 30 mins with the clean. We just want to be sure it’s not harbouring anything. Peace of mind if nothing else.

Then this afternoon we let the kids have movie time. They’ve been getting too hot in the garden. It is super hot in the garden, it seems to be a little sun trap. Which I’m not complaining about.

Daddy then took the kiddies to the park to play croquet and I had a snooze in the sun.

All in all it’s been a beautiful day and chilled. Probably one of my favourite Fridays.

What did you get up to?

#mummyphotoaday

What a great #friyay it’s...

🐝 We have really loved spending time in our garden. Exploring the nature and wildlife that shares the space with us. We found a moth caterpillar today; it was amazing to see it so up close and personal. We ended up discussing the Hungry Caterpillar story from their childhood, it was a nice nostalgic moment.

Yesterday, we spent some time counting up all the bees we could see in the garden. We found the 15 in the back and 4 in the front garden. They love this purple flower that has popped up this month. Sometimes you can see the bees with all the nectar hanging off the back of their legs. It sparked a discussion about the process of making honey. The children are fascinated.

We are lucky to live by a large park; it has woodlands and a big open space with lots of wildflowers and long grass. We often spot wildlife during our daily walk and sometimes sit and see what fly’s past. Obviously sticking to government guidelines.

For those animals that we do not live close by, or are even in the same country, we’ll be snuggling up to Sky Nature, the new channel from @skytv that is dedicated to exploring the natural world. Isla’s favourite animal is a ring tail lemur, she carries one (usually in her mouth) everywhere and so I couldn’t help but series link the Gangs of Lemur Island episodes. I am going to make a quiz about lemurs to test her afterwards! This is a favourite activity throughout lockdown, a great way of learning something new.

Sky Nature is available now, it’s channel 130 on Sky Q and it comes at no extra cost.

#ad #SkyNature #NatureAtHome

🐝 We have really loved...

#12DaysofConstantChristmas Day 2 – OXO

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Day 2 of the #12DaysofConstantChristmas competitions with MummyConstant and OXO are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a 4 Cup Fat Separator worth £15. This will be perfect for the Christmas Day dinner and making sure that your gravy is perfect! Cut the fat with the OXO Good Grips Fat Separator with its own strainer and stopper. Pour your gravy into the Separator and watch the fat rise to the top while lean gravy settles to the bottom….

How do I win?

To win the 4 cup fat separator from OXO all you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter Entry form below and hey presto. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you. You have 24 hours to get your entries in…

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Competition closes 7am Monday 9th December 2013. Winners will be announced in the Rafflecopter form above within 48 hours, winners will need to email sonia@mummyconstant.com with their address details.

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  • Tracy Nixon
    December 8, 2013

    I always take the kids to my parents home for Christmas Dinner and me and my mum cook it! This separator would be great for the big day!

  • jessica ws
    December 8, 2013

    i’m going to my sisters

  • Maya Russell
    December 8, 2013

    We’re staying at home and people are coming over. This separator would be really handy for the gravy. I had a glass one which broke this year.

  • Megan A
    December 8, 2013

    We’ll be staying at home this year, so this will come in great use! I’m health conscious with a 3yo toddler who I want to have a good diet.

  • Hannah Staveley
    December 8, 2013

    My mum and dad are coming to ours .x

  • amanda walsh
    December 8, 2013

    I am cooking for 10 at home!

  • Jane English
    December 8, 2013

    What a brilliant idea! We are off to one of our sons for Christmas dinner this year, with Mother too. Be lovely to see our 15 month old grand daughter opening her presents on Christmas morning.

  • frances hopkins
    December 8, 2013

    We’re all going to my parents

  • Danuta Myszor
    December 8, 2013

    We are going to see my parent and they will be cooking Christmas dinner this year.This separator would be very handy.

  • Caroline Clarke
    December 8, 2013

    I’m not going anywhere for Christmas and will be cooking the turkey myself. This would be a huge time-saver for making the gravy.

  • melanie stirling
    December 8, 2013

    I am going to spend christmas at my mum and dad’s -,this would be useful anytime anytime that I cooking something fatty though.

  • Kay Lou Smith
    December 8, 2013

    To my parents. She would definitely appreciate this prize!

  • sherri mse fordham
    December 8, 2013

    having a xmas dinner on xmas eve with my friends from Germany then to my parents on christmas day. Would use it both days!

  • iain maciver
    December 8, 2013

    at home for dinner , this would be very handy to keep the old stomach flat

  • Tracey Peach
    December 8, 2013

    Christmas dinner will be at Mum & dad’s house with my Brother

  • Denise C
    December 8, 2013

    I am cooking Christmas dinner at home – this prize would be very useful.

  • Lynne McEvoy
    December 8, 2013

    I am staying at home for christmas but i have family visiting for christmas dinner. This would be great for my homemade gravy.

  • sarah rees
    December 8, 2013

    off to my auntys

  • Shirley H
    December 8, 2013

    I’ll be visiting family for christmas dinner!

  • Kathy Cakebread
    December 8, 2013

    i’m staying at home

  • Lydia G
    December 8, 2013

    At home for Christmas dinner, the fat separator would be really useful for my gravy.

  • laura stewart
    December 8, 2013

    cooking for four this year xx

  • Natalie White
    December 8, 2013

    We’re going to my parents’ house as usual and my Dad will be cooking and making his own gravy as usual – he’d LOVE this, he’s so into little gadgets and cooking equipment! Plus I’m on a diet, so I’ll be very grateful!

  • FARIDAH BROOKER
    December 8, 2013

    I’m at home for Xmas. Even tho I won’t be cooking a roast for Xmas I would love the fat separator as I had one before and it broke and I used it a lot.

  • kim neville
    December 8, 2013

    we are going to the in-laws and they would love this gadget

  • Jayne K
    December 8, 2013

    My brothers

  • Emma Nixon
    December 8, 2013

    At my parents. This is a gadget mum would love to try

  • Penny Ford
    December 8, 2013

    Away for Christmas dinner this year

  • Jim Dempsey
    December 8, 2013

    To the in laws

  • Jayne T
    December 8, 2013

    I’m cooking dinner myself and this would be very handy to have.

  • Katie Evans
    December 8, 2013

    I’m cooking at home for 16 and this will be really useful when I come to making the gravy 🙂

  • claire wilkinson
    December 8, 2013

    cooking at home for me, hubby, 3 kids and my mum & dad, im dreading it!! this would make my life easier!!

  • eva appleby-gill
    December 8, 2013

    Penny Ford

  • Catherine Bell
    December 8, 2013

    I will be going to my mum and dads for Xmas dinner

  • Samantha R
    December 8, 2013

    I will be cooking dinner for my family, this will be very handy

  • Emma Lewis
    December 8, 2013

    My family are coming to mine this year, but I’m not cooking.

  • Katie Walker
    December 8, 2013

    We are off to my parents it will really help because my mother in law makes really nice gravy and needs the juices for that. Also keeping the goose fat witll come in handy

  • Andrew Halliwell
    December 8, 2013

    I’ll be home, and most likely cooking, so it’d come in very handy.

  • Stephanie Llewellyn
    December 8, 2013

    As I have to cook Christmas dinner this would be most useful

  • EMMA WALTERS
    December 8, 2013

    going to my mums, she would love this

  • Jackie ONeill
    December 8, 2013

    I am cooking dinner for 10 at my house and I would love to win this fat separator as make my life so much easier when making my gravy!

  • Tammy Tudor
    December 8, 2013

    my mum is cooking and I’m sure it would help her out a lot 🙂

  • foz
    December 8, 2013

    I will be staying at home…it will be very useful

  • Amanda Norwood
    December 8, 2013

    I’m going to my parent’s house for dinner. My mum would love this to make sure the gravy is perfect

  • Heather Shaw
    December 8, 2013

    Dinner will be at home and will be for 3 now the eldest has moved out

  • Stephanie Tsang
    December 8, 2013

    We will be having dinner at sister in laws with the rest of the family. If I win, I will let her borrow this for the day!

  • louise bennett
    December 8, 2013

    we are staying at home

  • Catherine Williams
    December 8, 2013

    We’re doing dinner at our house this year for both families. I’ll be 8 months pregnant, so im hoping my husband offers to cook. Im sure this would come in really handy.

  • Steve Dickinson
    December 8, 2013

    Just the 2 of us at home this year, always wanted one of these

  • Caroline Blaza
    December 8, 2013

    I’m going to my parents this year but this would be so handy when making gravy

  • Julie roo
    December 9, 2013

    My partner Is the cook, I’ve no idea what to do with this, but its the kind of kitchen gizmo he buys..
    we are staying home for Christmas.

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