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.


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.


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.


🌾 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!


We went out with a...

Budget friendly floors for your family home

Renovating a house with a budget isn’t an easy task. Especially if you want to change a large factor such as the floor, which can really eat into your funds and as a result can mean not having enough to spend on other things you might have liked to change. On top of this ideally you don’t just want something that looks great, but something that’s going to last too, especially if you’re shelling a lot out on it. In this post we aim to bring you floors that are not only durable and aesthetically pleasing, but that are also kind on your wallet.  

Laminate Flooring

If you love the look of solid wood but you can’t afford the real thing, search no more! You’d be surprised at the range of cheap laminate flooring available on todays market. This floor looks like its hardwood counterpart, but is much more resistant to scratches and scuffs, and is also waterproof. Due to these qualities we would highly recommend laminate as a family friendly floor. You know what it can be like where children are involved, for something so small they can cause a lot of damage. But the beauty of laminate means you wont have to worry about any spillage they could cause, as long as you clean it straight away, there’s no threat of staining or the floor becoming damaged. As mentioned previously, laminate is pretty much resistant to scratching, making it perfect for a home with heavy foot traffic.

Laminate can also help cut costs if you’re a bit of a DIY fan, this is because it is very easy to install so if you feel confident enough you can always cut the fee of a fitter and do it yourself. Again, laminate is a perfect alternative to real wood because it can imitate so many different surfaces but comes in at over half the price!

Engineered flooring

This is a bit more expensive than laminate flooring, but it does look exactly like solid wood. So if you don’t mind to spending a bit more in order to get a perfect imitation of hardwood, this is the floor for you! Not only is engineered wood cheaper than solid wood but because of its construction, it allows greater stability. It also withstands better moisture and temperature fluctuations, meaning that unlike solid wood  it will not expand or contract. However if you do have children or are a bit clumsy yourself, then you should be aware that it does not tolerate spillages as well as laminate flooring.

Vinyl Flooring

If you’re looking for something a little cheaper then you could always consider vinyl as an alternative. Aesthetically it does look cheap when compared to laminate flooring, however it is fully resistant to any scratches and scuffs, plus if it is well installed it can last up to 20 years! As well as being incredibly good value for money in terms of longevity, vinyl flooring is also incredibly easy to care and maintain. Unlike wood flooring that may need refinishing, once vinyl is installed it’s good to go!

While we certainly can’t make the choice for you, we hope this post will help act as guidance and make that choice a little bit easier for you in the long run!













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