I took this photo the other evening; the kiddies wanted to wait for a train to go past and so we sat and waited.

Whilst I checked the train times, they sat there talking and giggling. I captured this moment. It was so lovely. Look how #sweet her body language is. His too.

I love watching them when they have their talks. Every morning when we walk the dogs they walk ahead, or behind, doing the same thing. They chatter about lots of random topics or plan out the Minecraft house they are going to build next.

It’s been a long day and when I see photos like this, of the better days, it reminds me why I need to keep going and getting through the tough times.

My babies. 💛💙 #mummyphotoaday

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This is for yesterday’s prompt, I left my square black yesterday and so this is my Day 2 of the June Photo Challenge.

These guys always make me #smile. They have the ability to make me feel so very angry and then laugh only 5 minutes later. I’m glad they don’t hold a grudge or stay angry for too long.

I remember this moment well, they were giggling about the dogs. The dogs wandered around them chewing on the grass and Snoopy (our blind dog) nearly head butted Isla.

I love the bond they have developed over the past few months, with each other and the pets too. I’m not saying they love all day long (they bicker) but it’s not as much as they used to and it’s definitely determined by the amount of sleep they get.

Anyone else struggling to get their kids asleep but 10pm? I think Noah came down, in protest, 8 times last night to say he couldn’t sleep.

#mummyphotoaday

This is for yesterday’s prompt,...

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

🌾 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?

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6 Things you need to know about Boxing classes

Boxing is a professional sport (martial art) in which two opponents punch each other by using their gloved fists. If the idea of you punching opponents, and getting punched in the face doesn’t intimidate you, then you may have a flair for boxing. But, before you make up your mind to join a boxing club, there are 6 things you need to know about boxing classes. Professional boxers get paid to fight each other; it doesn’t matter whether you’re knocked out or not.

Are you still in doubt whether boxing classes are your thing? Well, there’s much more to boxing classes than you thought. It’s a great way to workout and you can fit it into your lifestyle.

Even if you think that you can’t be the next Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao — it’s still good to take boxing classes. They combine workouts with fighting moves that are good for your health and fitness. The plyometric-style exercises help you to burn tons of calories, relieve stress, and help you stay as fit as a fiddle.

What You Need to Know About Boxing Classes

Don’t be that timid guy who thinks boxing is too hard for him. Though the media outlets often portray boxing as an intimidating sport, the game is quite friendly.

You don’t need to fret over any intimidation. Once you find yourself in a boxing arena, you’ll begin to enjoy the experience with time. Then before you know it, you’d have discovered the beast in you.

Here are 6 things you need to know about boxing classes:

·         Fitness boxing is not about fighting

Forget what you’ve heard, and learn about what you don’t know. Signing up for fitness boxing or kickboxing doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to throw punches from day one.

The classes also offer great bodyweight workouts and other techniques that equip you with combat skills. Whether you want to use these skills to fight or not, the ball is in your court.

·         You can choose your combat style 

With numerous boxing centers springing up on every corner, you have a plethora of boxing classes to choose from. The world of martial arts offers different styles of combat fighting namely boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and others.

How do these 3 fighting styles differ?

In boxing, the boxers wear gloves and are allowed to only punch with their gloved fists.

Kickboxing, as the name implies, allows its competitors to kick each other, in addition to throwing punches.

Muay Thai is a variant of kickboxing where competitors are allowed to grab their opponents, kick with their knees, shins, and even use their elbows.

·         Get Ready to Sweat

It’s common for boxing beginners to overlook the fact that sweating is part of the game. You may not sweat much after round one, but the subsequent rounds may see you drenched in sweat.

Make sure you have a sweat towel to dry up yourself, and enough water to hydrate your system in readiness for the next phase of the battle.

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·         Having Your Own Pair of Gloves is Not a Must

It’s good to have your own set of boxing gear. But don’t worry if you have none; boxing clubs usually have gloves in stock. The trainers will guide you on how to wear gloves properly.

·         Boxing Classes Are Not Only for Well-Built Guys

One misconception that drives people away from boxing is that the sport is only suitable for muscular guys with huge biceps and triceps. It turns out this is wrong!

Huge mass is good. But six-pack abs don’t make you the best boxer. It takes courage, perseverance, and motivation to be a great boxer.

·         Concentrate on the Game

There is no turning back once you’re inside the ring. Face your fears and let your mind be in sync with your body. Martial arts involve complete coordination between your physical power and your mental power.

If you lose concentration, you might not enjoy the bout.

Conclusion

Boxing classes differ from several perspectives. It’s up to you to choose a boxing club that’s in line with your needs. Most importantly, the trainers should have your welfare at heart.

By choosing the best boxing community, you’ll feel at home while mastering the techniques that matter to you.  It’s normal to feel scared about stepping into the ring. But if you dare try, the rest becomes an interesting story.

Stay safe and have fun boxing!

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4 Comments
  • Tracy Nixon
    May 2, 2020

    I think my two boys would enjoy such classes!

  • Susan Smith
    May 9, 2020

    I found this very interesting as my son wanted to box and im afraid i was 100% against it, and although i understand what youve written and found it interesting i am still against it

  • Margaret Gallagher
    May 19, 2020

    Our boys think boxing is great – great way to release their pent up energy

  • Jeanette Leighton
    May 21, 2020

    Sounds interesting I think this would be great for keeping fit

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