I’m so happy with how our #garden is transforming. We’ve created a huge space for playing, chilling, eating and basking.

If you swipe through the photos this is what our garden looked like when we moved in last January. We’ve been working hard to make it our own.

To be fair Hubby has done most of the hard work: getting rid of the pond and 5ft high rockery. Using the rocks to make the fire pit area. The decking. And then the patio.

It looks so different. And this photo isn’t the end, we still have some work to do over the next month but I thought it was a good milestone.

We now have somewhere to be as a family. And our sofa is perfect for socially distancing 😂 we can sit 3.5 metres away from eachother.

I am still gobsmacked when I look at it is today and what it was when we moved in. It looks just as I drew it a year ago.

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I’m so happy with how...

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

I took this photo the...

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.

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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.

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🌾 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!

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We went out with a...

An autumnal walk in the woods #CountryKids

It’s been a while since I have participated in #CountryKids, I couldn’t resist this weekend. We went for a lovely walk in the woods yesterday and I managed to get some lovely photos. This is what October is all about in my opinion. Coats on, snuggly hats on and wellies of course. Fresh, crisp air and mountains of brown, crispy leaves to jump in. 

We had such a great time, just two hours and that was plenty of fun. The walk started out from Brampton Mill, then over to the lake at Hitchingbrooke park. We walked around the lake, then over a bridge to get to the river walk, lined with browning trees. It was a beautiful site, the perfect location for a autumnal photoshoot. The kiddies spent 30 minutes in the park and then we walked back the way we came, along with a few games of leaf pile jumping. 

Lake shot at Hinchingbrooke Park

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Jumping in the leaves

You cannot go out for a walk in autumn, when its dry in any case, and not jump in a big pile of leaves. My favourite thing to do and watch. The children look so happy jumping around in them too, that look of total satisfaction. Feeling free. That’s what it signifies to me. Even Daddy enjoyed it too. 

Jumping in the leaves

 

Autumns here!!!!!!!!!!!!

A video posted by dean constant (@deanconstant) on

There was no planning in our outdoor fun activity, we literally go with the weather and knew the exact spot for a walk in the woods. We got home and had yummy hot chocolate and squirty cream. Yummy! 

#CountryKids 

Woods walk

img_0829I am linking up with Coombe Mill and Country Kids. Head on over to see their latest post for hundreds of family fun ideas on getting outdoor with the children this October. 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 

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10 Comments
  • Cheryl | TimeToCraft
    October 23, 2016

    Big pile of autumn leaves and 2 children. What is not to like? I love the video clip. Especially as your daughter turned round to join her brother on the ground. Incredibly cute. #countryKids

    • MummyConstant
      October 23, 2016

      hehe – I am glad I am not the only one! I love autumn.
      Thanks for the comment x

  • Fiona - Coombe Mill
    October 23, 2016

    Such a wonderful way to spend aN autumn afternoon. I’ve been wanting to do some leaf jumping fun like this here on the farm and seeing your little video clip has made me determined to fit some in. Gorgeous colours in the woods there and what a happy pair of kids you have, it must be such a joy to watch them play.

    Thank you for coming back and joining in with #CountryKids

  • Ashley Beolens
    October 23, 2016

    Looks like a lovely walk in the woods, we had our own this weekend, woods and hills around Tring. Was great fun

  • Ashley Beolens
    October 23, 2016

    Looks like a lovely walk in the woods, we had our own this weekend, woods and hills around Tring. Was great fun

    (sorry my previous post had a link in that I posted in error please don’t publish meant to add the country kids hashtag as I pressed post)

    #countrykids

  • Emma
    October 25, 2016

    You can’t beat JUMping in Crunchy leaves! I love all the photos, especially the first one, just gorgeous! #CountryKids

  • Heidi @him_me_three
    October 25, 2016

    What a lovely walk in the woods. Piles of leaves are there to be jumped in or kicked up in the air- you can’t just walk past!

    #countrykids

  • Beautiful photos. Autumn is such a wonderful time to get out and about exploring – love all the pretty colours and you can’t beat jumping in leaves. finishing off with hot chocolate and squirty cream sounds perfect 🙂 #countrykids

  • What a lovely trip! I love the colours! I came from a country where theres no fall and i dont like it at first but i am learning to love it now especially with the colours we are given to enjoy! and we will definitely try jumping on pile of leaves too! #countrykids

  • chocolateandwineandillbefine
    October 26, 2016

    There really is no better time for walking in the woods than autumn is there? And you seem to have had such a beautiful day for it. i am very jealous of that pile of leaves – even i want to go jumping there! #countrykids

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