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...

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 gov.uk 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.

#mummyphotoaday

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...

15 Hottest celebrity baby names for 2019

If you are reading this post, chances are you are expecting your first child or are expecting your second, third or even fifth child. One of the concerns in your mind might be to pick the right name for your newborn. No one would want to pick a random name for their child. The name that you give to your child will become a part of his or her identity for the rest of their lives. These celebrity baby names are a great place to start.

Finding a perfect name for your child isn’t easy. While some couples find so much fun in it, others find it so overwhelming. The best thing is that there are many baby names used by celebs that ordinary people can choose from. Most of these names are unusual making your child appear unique in their own way.

When it comes to baby names, celebrities seem to be on another wavelength. They have the courage to pick the absolute unusual names, names that most average parents would never go for. Most of them love using names associated with Hollywood. A good case was when Aaron Paul (a Breaking Bad star) and his wife named their newborn daughter Story Annabelle.

If any other couple had settled to such a name, many would term it outrageous. However, that is not the case with Hollywood stars and other celebrities. In fact, two more celebrity couples named their children Story.

The name Story is not the only one; it is one of the many celebrity baby names that have obsessed people in 2019.

Without further ado, here are the 15 hottest celebrity baby names for 2019:

1.  Rose

Rose is among the popular baby names for 2019. Celebrities such as singer Adam Levine, Victoria’s Secret model, Rosie Huntington and Dusty Rose, daughter to model Behati Prinsloo could be the reason for its increased popularity.

2. Stark

Surely Stark found its way in this list of baby names for 2019. The Stark family, from popular show Game of Thrones and Tony Stark, the lead character in the Avengers movies appears to have inspired the popularity of this name.

3. Birdie

While many would think of it as an old name, Birdie fits in well with common nicknames such as Lettie and Hattie. The name of the daughter to Busy Philipps was inspired by Lady Bird Johnson. More civilians have been inspired by the hit movie Lady Bird to name their babies Birdie.

Celebrities such as Brie Bella & Daniel Bryan, Busy Phillips and Maura West have used this name.

4. Ever

Ever, meaning always has been used as a first name for a long time. Many celebrities have used this name. In 1974, Robert Carradine named his daughter Ever, and just recently Paul Anderson and Milla Jovovich named their daughter Ever. Also, Alanis Morissette named his son Ever.

5. Navy

In February 2019, Jason Aldean, a country music superstar together with his wife Brittany Kerr named their newborn daughter Navy Rome. Since then the name has increased in popularity.

6. Bruin

This unique name has been popular in 2019. This is after Brandi Redmond, a star from the Real Housewives of Dallas named his adopted son Bruin.

7. Future

If you think your child is special, why not name him Future! Ciara, a singer, and an actress gave this name to her son.

8. Phoenix

In 2019 we have experienced an increasing trend in the number of parents naming their newborn daughters Phoenix. Music producer Jordan Powell and country music singer Angaleena Presley named their girl Phoenix.

9. Violet

Many celebrities have named their newborn daughters Violet. They include Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, John Krasinki and Emily Blunt and also singer Rachel Platten.

10. Snow

Remember John Snow from the Games of Thrones? As a result, there was a huge increase in the number of boys named Snow in 2019. Some parents even named their girls snow.

11. Archie

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex named their son Archie. And just like other hottest baby names 2019, it has risen in popularity.

12. Bernadette

Molly Yeh, a star at the Food Network and her husband Nick Hagen named their daughter Bernadette.

13. Ivy

Ivy is a baby name that became popular amongst the celebrities in 2019. Celebrities such as Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Blue Ivy and Jessa Duggar Seewald and Ben Seewald have named their daughters Ivy. 

14. Rami

In the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, the actor portraying Freddy is called Rami Malek. This explains why Rami has become a popular name for boys.

15. Journey

This list could not be complete without the name Journey. Just as the name suggests, it can be a perfect name for those wishing their children have a travel-filled life. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green gave their son this name.

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