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?


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?


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...

Our half term routine (it really doesn’t feel like a half term) is dog walk, craft or sport activity and then garden fun.

The weather has been incredible over the past few days and it looks set to be the same for the weekend. Lots of paddling pool #games in the garden and adventure dog walks in our nearby parks.

How does everyone feel this evening with the new lockdown rules? I’m not sure how I feel. The kiddies grandparents can come and visit, but still can’t hug or be “normal”. I’m not sure the kiddies would be able to not do this, especially if they are sitting in the garden.

Maybe I’ll wait for the guidelines to be added to the site before I try and decide what it will mean for us. Gather the facts... make a decision... get through it with a smile. Seems to be my lockdown mantra.


Our half term routine (it...

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to...

The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?


The best #view comes from...

Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?


Oh #lastyear. What fun memories....

What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?


What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

#12DaysofConstantChristmas Day 8 – Learning Resources


Day 8 of the #12DaysofConstantChristmas competitions with MummyConstant and Learning Resources are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a New Sprouts Baking Set, worth £25 and you can only get this exciting set from Learning Resources. Create a budding pastry chef with this no-mess pretend play baking set!Toy Baking Set is ideal for encouraging interaction and communication from a young age. Pretend baking tools encourage safe role play. Imaginative play will help develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Colourful, chunky items have instant child appeal. Set includes: Pretend Baking Sheet / Toy Cake Tray (for four muffins)/ Play Spoon, Spatula and Rolling Pin / Plastic Mixing Bowl / Plastic Measuring Cup / Four Pretend Cupcakes / Four Plastic Cookies…

How do I win?

To win the New Sprouts Baking Set worth £25 from Learning Resources 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…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Competition closes 7am Sunday 15th December 2013. Winners will be announced in the Rafflecopter form above within 48 hours, winners will need to email with their address details.



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    December 14, 2013

    my son would love it xx

  • anthony harrington
    December 14, 2013

    my little niece

  • Hazel Christopher
    December 14, 2013

    My little boy, he loves baking and has a little play kitchen so this would be the perfect addition to that.

  • Maya Russell
    December 14, 2013

    I’d give it to my niece.

  • Jo Booth
    December 14, 2013

    My friends little girl 🙂

  • Hannah Staveley
    December 14, 2013

    My daughter we love to bake together .x

  • jonathan wood
    December 14, 2013

    My little girl

  • julie baxter
    December 14, 2013

    i would give it to my daughter she loves to bake with me 🙂

  • Sarah Parkin
    December 14, 2013

    My son, he loves joining in baking

  • Tracy Hanley
    December 14, 2013

    I would give it to my granddaughter , hours of fun

  • Jane English
    December 14, 2013

    I’d give it to my 16 month old Grand daughter Olivia, she has a play kitchen she adores so this would fit perfectly with it..

    Thank you for all the lovely prizes you have arranged for us & a very merry Christmas to all the Constants. xx

  • kim neville
    December 14, 2013

    my son would like this

  • laura pyper
    December 14, 2013

    my neice 🙂

  • Alana Walker
    December 14, 2013

    To my son, a budding baker!

  • Elaine Dale
    December 14, 2013

    to my little grand-daughter Holly

  • Catherine Bell
    December 14, 2013

    my niece Holly

  • amanda walsh
    December 14, 2013

    My little girl

  • Lisa Sands
    December 14, 2013

    To my daughter xx

  • Michelle Smith
    December 14, 2013

    My niece

  • Amanda Norwood
    December 14, 2013

    my nieces would love this

  • belinda porter
    December 14, 2013

    my granddaughter Lilly

  • Michelle C
    December 14, 2013

    My daughter

  • christine shelley
    December 14, 2013

    my neice whos learning to cook with her mum

  • angela sandhu
    December 14, 2013

    my niece

  • natalie baird
    December 14, 2013

    I would save it for my beautiful bumpy 🙂

  • Patricia Avery
    December 14, 2013

    My yougest grandson, Two year old Harry drives his Mummy up the wall when she is baking wanting ‘to help’. This would alleviate the problem somewhat I think 🙂

  • LARA Davis
    December 14, 2013

    i would keep it for when my son is old enough xxx

  • clare d
    December 14, 2013

    my niece x

  • Debbie skinner
    December 14, 2013

    My daughter she loves baking xx

  • Samantha R
    December 14, 2013

    my daughter would love this

  • Janine Atkin
    December 14, 2013

    id give this to my son

  • zoe matthewman
    December 14, 2013

    My little lad he would love it

  • Rebecca Beesley
    December 14, 2013

    My little girl

  • Mariann Harangi
    December 14, 2013

    my little girl

  • Michelle Clarke
    December 14, 2013

    my two little ones would love playing with this whilst I get the Christmas dinner ready. lovely prize and hours of fun

  • cat williams
    December 14, 2013

    Our nieve would love this, it would be perfect for when she stays at our house.

  • Georgia McAllister
    December 14, 2013

    I would give this to my 3 year old daughter

  • TracyJo
    December 14, 2013

    I would give it to my little granddaughter, she would love it x

  • justine meyer
    December 14, 2013

    I would give this to my grandaughter so we can have baking days together

  • Tammy Tudor
    December 15, 2013

    to my little sister

  • Holly Boyd
    December 15, 2013

    My BIL he would love this.

  • Zoe G
    December 15, 2013

    My daughter

Friday 13th December 2013 “Best Seat” (347/365)

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