This evening we had a little family scoot around our town, with a very special mission in mind.

My beautiful friend @gembro82 has started off a very long and colourful snake. The idea is you decorate a rock and add it to the snake. 🐍 Over the past 2 weeks its grown to over 400 rocks.

We loved it. It’s quite moving seeing all of these rocks, #rainbow themed or character themed. It shows just how many children are sitting at home missing their friends and that interaction.

It also demonstrates how we can support each other and work together through these daunting times.

Do you have a #SnakeRock near you? Or, do you have something similar?

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This evening we had a...

Would you believe me when I tell you this was this morning? It was. It was directly in-between 2 rather scary looking rain clouds that unleashed their power!

The kiddies didn’t mind. They loved splashing around in the river, despite us warning them the weather would be changing very soon. Thankfully the blustery rain showers were short, albeit powerful.

The kiddies love this spot. They’ve asked to go every single day since they discovered it. I see it being a popular choice over the Summer.

This was taken with my phone. I am completely in #love with the camera on this phone. I love the fact I can take clear, vibrant and detailed photos whenever I have my phone with me.

Have you got a favourite spot that you visit more frequently than before lockdown?

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Would you believe me when...

A great way to spend some time whilst waiting for the best delivery of your life! It was fun watching the kiddies play this game; daddy had to find the kiddies on the trampoline. I love how vibrant the colours are in this photo. Especially the #orange opening.

It seems easy but it’s quite disorienting. The kids love it. I love the anticipation of when Daddy will get them!

Our big delivery was our garden furniture. I’ll post some photos when it’s not quite so windy. The wind blew the cushions all over the place this afternoon. Our rather large patio is looking like a cosy spot to spend the summer now!

I’m hoping we’ll get in some chill time this weekend, enjoy our garden and just be safe at home.

What are you up to this weekend?

#mummyphotoaday

A great way to spend...

We are very excited to announce a fabulous competition with @toysforapound_ - they are giving away 2 bundles of 25 toys for 2 of my followers.

The kiddies had fun going through all the toys, there is a great choice of toys too. Something for everyone: including little ones. Or even the grown ups.

Enter on the blog, link in bio or check out my competition stories. You’ve got to be in to win it!

#Quicktip if you want to impress the kids this summer order a bundle of toys from @toysforapound_ - they were amazed with the amount of goodies in the box!

If you want a 10% discount code, please use CONSTANT10, this will work once per customer!

Good luck! #mummyphotoaday

We are very excited to...

I had precisely 30 minutes of sunshine this evening to test out my new iPhone camera. I absolutely love it.

The photos I have taken are stunning. The quality of the colour and the light, the fun angles of the new lens. I took this photo by accident, I adore it.

It’s world #bee day today and when I was taking this photo all of a sudden I noticed 5 or 6 buzzing around me collecting the pollen. 🐝 They fascinate me.

I can see I am going to have a lot of fun with this new phone... Anyone else have any cool tips for the new iPhone?

#mummyphotoaday

I had precisely 30 minutes...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, this week, and the topic is KINDNESS. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing, but the effects of being kind to someone can have many benefits. I would definitely say cost vs value, value wins every time! 🤣 I think that kindness is more important at the moment as everyone needs that extra lift to make them smile.

Smiling releases hormones, endorphins, which makes us feel happy and also helps to reduce stress. So, it’s a good circle: be kind to someone - make them smile - make yourself feel happy in the process.

On Sunday Hubby showed me kindness when he took the kiddies out for a bike ride and gave me some time on my own. I needed the headspace as I’ve felt frazzled over the last 2 months. He knew that, subconsciously, and knew that taking the kiddies out would make a difference to my day. It did.

I smiled. I painted. I chilled. I felt happier.

In honour of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek - I want to spread a little kindness in my teeny square part of the world!

Comment on this photo and I will reply to you with kind words, which will hopefully make you smile.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

#kindessmatters

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week,...

I find I spend most of my days, at the moment, just watching these 2. When they are friends, they are the best of friends. They have the most bizarre conversations and talk about the most random things. But I love listening to that!

One of my #projects over this lockdown period is to get our garden into tip top shape for Summer and another is to take more photos. I love taking photos, it’s my favourite hobby and I’m looking forward to trying out the new iPhone 11 camera at the end of the week.

This photo was taken with my iPhone 8 Plus. I think it takes amazing photos. So I can only imagine the 11 will be better! 💛 Have you seen my iPhoneography tips on the blog?

Do you have any Summer, lockdown, projects?

#mummyphotoaday

I find I spend most...

We’ve been busy little bees 🐝 today! The kiddies got through 95% of their schoolwork, yes that’s right! I was gobsmacked when I finished work. They get set weekly tasks on a Monday, then new Maths & English tasks each day. Is tomorrow they have 1 weekly task left, then it’s just Maths & English. I am so impressed. They’ve completely smashed it!

I had a productive day too, I had 2 new starters at work and had to ensure they are settled in their roles. It was different via Teams but I’m hoping I can still manage effectively remotely. It’s so hard not sitting next to people, as you just don’t know how quickly they work or how they work. I’ve got to learn to talk a bit more! I’m so happy we have a full team though! 🥂

Another 2 reasons why I’m feeling happy today: our outdoor furniture is being delivered this week (2 weeks earlier than I thought) Whoop Whoop and my iPhone upgrade is due this week. I can’t believe I’ve had my iPhone 8 Plus for 2 years! It’s the best iPhone I’ve had to date.

These guys are trying #new things in the garden too. Isla got this for her birthday. I used to love a skip ball when I was a child. And a Pogo Ball? Can anyone remember these?

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We’ve been busy little bees...

Bottle Bazaar Valentine’s giveaway: win sparkling rose

You may remember last month when Bottle Bazaar gave a bottle of their yummy Prosecco away to one lucky winner just in time for Christmas. This time around they are giving away a bottle of Sparkling Rose, with a fun personalised label and it will be just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

Bottle Bazaar provide great wine, but with labels to match. Labels that really say something. Whether it be a photo that means the world to you, a special message for a loved one, or simply a design you couldn’t resist. I love their collection of wines and their labels are really nice. The Sparkling Rose is a lively, fizzy, wine with aromas of red berries. The personalised label is called pixel heart in pink, you can have Deano & Sonia and the date of this years Valentine’s Day for example. Its a great prize worth £25 and there are a lot of ways to enter. 

How do I win? 

Please fill out the competition entry form below, making sure to complete all mandatory actions and if you want some bonus points then complete all of the actions. Don’t forget the daily entries too. 

BottleBazaar

This competition ends at midnight on the 3rd February 2017. Good luck! 

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131 Comments
  • Tracy Nixon
    January 20, 2017

    Happy Vaventine’s to single me!

  • laura banks
    January 20, 2017

    love u always and forever

  • Donna S
    January 20, 2017

    all you need is love and a bottle of wine

  • Fiona K
    January 20, 2017

    Go on you deserve it fi

  • Andrew Petrie
    January 20, 2017

    Love is wine.

  • amy bondoc
    January 20, 2017

    true love never dies 🙂 a quote from my favourite film x

  • Louise Comb
    January 20, 2017

    To the best hubster in the world XXX

  • Alison Ellis
    January 20, 2017

    Love you my Bouffant head

  • Lorraine Stone
    January 20, 2017

    I like the “Be My valentine” quote

  • Marycarol
    January 20, 2017

    My one and only valentine paul x

  • Emma Eminoglu
    January 21, 2017

    Would love to have the words
    Happy valentines day Jay
    Thanks!

  • Solange
    January 21, 2017

    Love is Everything

  • Ben Audsley
    January 21, 2017

    Corrina – the kindest, most beautiful person i’ve ever met – i love you

  • Laura Jeffs
    January 21, 2017

    Happy Valentine’s Day to us!

  • Rosalind Blight
    January 21, 2017

    Love YOU babes

  • Rosalind Blight
    January 21, 2017

    Love YOU always babes

    • Rosalind Blight
      January 21, 2017

      SORRY I DIDN’T REALIZE THE first ONE posted

  • Emma Ellams
    January 21, 2017

    Wet the baby’s head!

  • Annette Oliver
    January 21, 2017

    Happy valentines annette

  • Helen Tovell
    January 21, 2017

    I would choose the Cream Heart Valentine’s

  • janet howell
    January 21, 2017

    For my soul mate, love you more and more each day!

  • Margaret Gallagher
    January 22, 2017

    Love you guess who x

  • Stacey Carnell
    January 22, 2017

    Army of Two 🙂

  • Jane
    January 22, 2017

    Viva la single valentines

  • Rhia
    January 22, 2017

    Something to celebrate me and the other half… { we’re not really doing valentines this year (skint) so this would be a nice treat 🙂 }

  • janet dring
    January 22, 2017

    Happy Valentines, love you always xx

  • clair downham
    January 22, 2017

    love you

  • olivia kirby
    January 22, 2017

    Mine and my husband’s names probably

  • Jo Carroll
    January 22, 2017

    Love is a game best played by two..say it with Pixels!

  • Jen Rogers
    January 22, 2017

    Our 52nd Wedding Anniversary in 2017 – Yippee!

  • Tee simpson
    January 22, 2017

    I love you

  • Elizabeth Hinds
    January 22, 2017

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jack 🙂

  • Mel Turner
    January 22, 2017

    Will you marry me?

  • laura pyper
    January 22, 2017

    Love you to the moon and back xx

  • milly Youngman
    January 23, 2017

    mILLY’S BOOZE. HANDS OFF!

  • Rich Tyler
    January 23, 2017

    love is family

  • Jules Eley
    January 23, 2017

    Jules & Paul
    EST 1999
    Still going strong 🙂

  • Charlie Brunton
    January 23, 2017

    I’D have mine and my part name and the date we goT engaged?

  • Karen Barrett
    January 23, 2017

    40 years and still going strong

  • Natalie Crossan
    January 24, 2017

    All you need is wine!

  • michelle o\'neill
    January 24, 2017

    “Be My valentine”

  • Deborah Clarke
    January 24, 2017

    Shiny sequin, Always and forever no matter what.

  • Sarah Mcvicar
    January 24, 2017

    I’d love sarah & Alan xx

  • sUSAN sMITH
    January 24, 2017

    Always and Forever

  • Cherry Edwards
    January 24, 2017

    If I know what love is,
    It is because of you.

  • Jane Willis
    January 25, 2017

    On our Ruby Wedding Day

  • Sharon Williams
    January 25, 2017

    I’d have my husband and my own name with our wedding date on it

  • Hazel Rea
    January 25, 2017

    All my love – always.

  • Alica
    January 25, 2017

    To Beth, Love Mum! Happy Valentines Day

  • Melissa Crowe
    January 25, 2017

    Melvin & melissa love aways

  • STACEY LEIGH
    January 28, 2017

    I would love Stacey and RICH 2011 🙂 I DO LOVE PERSONALISED THINGS THEY MEAN SO MUCH MORE! AFTER I WOULD USE THE BOTTLE AS A CANDLE HOLDER 🙂

  • Rachael Ashmore
    January 28, 2017

    I would have to my love ⛧

  • Helen Moulden
    January 28, 2017

    Wine Makes You Look Better!

  • Michaela Smith
    January 28, 2017

    Happy Valentines day

  • Sue McCarthy
    January 28, 2017

    As I’m on my own I don’t think I’d need a personalised label

  • kate kathurima
    January 28, 2017

    All you need is wine!

  • Elizm
    January 28, 2017

    Cheers!

  • laura stewart
    January 28, 2017

    Keep calm and drink up

  • Alice Dixon
    January 28, 2017

    Youre my uniworld

  • Annabel Greaves
    January 28, 2017

    Have the Best Valentines xx

  • holly harmsworth
    January 29, 2017

    holly and chris 17/10/2013

  • Allan Wilson
    January 29, 2017

    Love You.

  • Zoey P
    January 29, 2017

    Would love our name Mr & Mrs with our anniversary date on

  • Michelled
    January 29, 2017

    you’re lucky i put up with you but here’s some wine to celebrate the fact i do, love you x

  • Sheena batey
    January 29, 2017

    Julian and Sheena forever

  • carole n
    January 29, 2017

    be my friend

  • Mia Vine
    January 29, 2017

    rob and mia forever

  • Lorna Ledger
    January 29, 2017

    Love you my Pillars of Space

  • cATHERINE JONES
    January 29, 2017

    Enjoy WITH LOVE

  • Annette
    January 30, 2017

    Enjoy … you know your Worth it!

  • Amanda
    January 30, 2017

    Happy 1st Valentines to us

  • Katie Skeoch
    January 30, 2017

    I’d have – for opening when baby arrives! Congratulations

  • Rebecca Beesley
    January 30, 2017

    what a great concept – i would have a winnie the pooh quote like ‘it’s always friendlier with two’ or something about friendship and love. with the name of me and my husband

  • Margaret Clarkson
    January 31, 2017

    Happy 50th Birthday

  • Sian Buckingham
    January 31, 2017

    Sian & Matt – 2012! or something along those lines haha! =)

  • Nikki Hayes
    January 31, 2017

    Nikki and paul – 28 years and counting

  • jemma dwyer
    January 31, 2017

    love you moody pants

  • Michelle Wild
    February 1, 2017

    God is love.

  • Susan Hoggett
    February 1, 2017

    Happy Valentines Day

  • Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    February 1, 2017

    @)–>– TO MY FIANCE

  • jennifer bolognesi
    February 1, 2017

    To me & lenny (mt dog)

  • tracey nock
    February 1, 2017

    A fab prize and i know exactly who I will share it with.

  • Emily Fraser
    February 1, 2017

    Love from Emily

  • Sheri Darby
    February 1, 2017

    For Jim and Sheri

  • Louise Burgess
    February 1, 2017

    be great to win to share with my hubby

  • Victoria Dixon
    February 2, 2017

    Happy Valentines Day

  • martin rowley
    February 2, 2017

    Be my valentine
    Martin & Beccy
    14/02/2017

  • Lucy Carter
    February 2, 2017

    Congratulations on your wedding day

  • karen watt
    February 2, 2017

    Great PRIZE

  • Zoe Mackie
    February 2, 2017

    Zoe & Paul
    Always & Forever
    Valentines 2017

  • Kaley Redmond
    February 2, 2017

    i would have …. Kaley & chris 31/10/2003

  • elaine norrie
    February 2, 2017

    me aND YOU FOREVER

  • Sarah Wilson
    February 2, 2017

    Hands Off My Wine!

  • ADEINNE TONNER
    February 2, 2017

    The personalisation i would like on the label would have to be together forever

  • Jamie C Millard
    February 2, 2017

    S & J, Every day.

  • KATIE W
    February 2, 2017

    I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK

  • Samantha O\'D
    February 2, 2017

    I would go for mine and my husband’s silly names for each other

  • Holly G
    February 2, 2017

    I love the “you’re my 1up” label – such a great idea!

  • Lynsey Buchanan
    February 2, 2017

    A Toast to being single for another year.

  • claire little
    February 3, 2017

    Love you xxxxxx

  • Becki Gates
    February 3, 2017

    Damian & Becki 25/08/18

  • angela edmonds
    February 3, 2017

    LOVE YOU XX

  • Sarah Parker
    February 3, 2017

    Happy Valentine 🙂

  • hayley todd
    February 3, 2017

    You are my always and forever

  • Cheryl
    February 3, 2017

    Celebrating 6 months of being engaged 20.08.2016

  • natalee gosiewski
    February 3, 2017

    ROXY & MATT

  • Karen Langridge
    February 3, 2017

    I would have happy Valentines to my gorgeous hubby! thanks for the comp x

  • christine sutherland
    February 3, 2017

    Billy and Chris

  • jade rice
    February 3, 2017

    jade and liam 6/6/2013

  • Anna Brown
    February 3, 2017

    Anna and Shane
    Est. 1/8/15

  • Sara lock
    February 3, 2017

    Love and lots jelly tots

  • Carly Belsey
    February 3, 2017

    Carly and Tom – Happy valentines day

  • Alison
    February 3, 2017

    Love you forever

  • gemma raines
    February 3, 2017

    I love you nobby (lots) 🙂 xx this is what id put on my bottle

  • sharon martin
    February 3, 2017

    Loves, laughs & hugs

  • Allan Fullarton
    February 3, 2017

    Love is wine.

  • Joanne Hutchings
    February 3, 2017

    Happy Valentines Day my Benny!

  • Beryl drake
    February 3, 2017

    You put the fizz in my life

  • Rebecca Phillips
    February 3, 2017

    Happy birthentines day!

  • Samantha buntain
    February 3, 2017

    Happy valentines

  • Diana
    February 3, 2017

    Happy Valentine’s my love 🙂

  • Kay Broomfield
    February 3, 2017

    I’d have:

    10 years together 18/08/2017
    Jon & Kay

  • Yvonne wilkInson
    February 3, 2017

    Charlie and Yvonne

  • Anneka Hulse
    February 3, 2017

    love you to the moon and back since the day we met

  • Leanne Perrett
    February 3, 2017

    leigh and leanne since 2010

  • Lisa Mauchline
    February 3, 2017

    I’d have Happy 4th wedding ANNIVERSARY hubby love from the mrs

  • Claire Elizabeth Noke
    February 3, 2017

    babyface – love you trillions x

  • sarah robertson
    February 3, 2017

    Perhaps this wine will stop you whining!

  • z webb
    February 3, 2017

    I love you x

  • Jennifer Baker
    February 3, 2017

    Happy Valentines day

    Leanne & Phil
    07/03/2004

    xx

    P.s my middle name is leanne and thats what he calls me xx

  • Ben Robb
    February 3, 2017

    cONGRATULATIONS BIRTHDAY BOY!

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