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
📷 @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 @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...

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?


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?


What a great #friyay it’s...

Calling all female travellers! Wondering what to take with you? Read this first!

The idea of packing for your travelling adventures is both exciting and extremely overwhelming. So as a budding traveller, it’s something you might be tempted to put off until the last minute. From toiletries to sanitary items, what clothes, how many pairs of shoes, what kind of clothing is best, what about your personal items? The list is seemingly endless, but don’t worry. If you’re wondering where to start, just read on for some super simple and helpful packing tips to that will get you started.  

Remember – if you’re heading off travelling, you need to remember to invest in some travel insurance. If you’re unsure of what you might need, check out UHC Safe Trip for the latest information.

Your clothes

If you’re travelling to the far east or India then you might not need to worry about having a full wardrobe with you. If you’re in a pinch, you can always pick up some clothing from a market which will be incredibly cheap. If you’re heading to Europe, you might need to plan in advance.

For hotter climates we recommend:

  • 5-6 Basic tank tops or sleeveless tops that will mix and match with various other items
  • 2-3 Pairs of cotton shorts – avoiding denim which takes too long to dry and isn’t comfortable when you’re hot and sweaty.
  • 2 long skirts/dresses for when you’re visiting conservative areas, or places of religious importance (temples etc).
  • 2 pairs of basic leggings or cotton trousers. Whichever you prefer
  • 10 pairs of whatever underwear is most comfortable for you in hot weather
  • 2 pairs of thin socks
  • If you’re going up mountains or long walks we recommend a pair of hiking boots or sturdy shoes.
  • A pair of flip flops or sandals for day wear
  • A hat

If you’re travelling to places with varying levels of warm and cool weather, then add some long sleeved tops, a waterproof jacket, a pair of trainers to wear when travelling, jeans and more socks.


You’ll discover that finding toiletries is pretty easy whilst you’re travelling. Even in remote areas there will be the basics available, but just in case you should consider bringing:

  • A toiletry bag with a hook that you can hang up
  • A shampoo & conditioner bar (you can purchase these with tins to put them in – they take up less space than big bulky bottles and they’re kinder to the environment)
  • A body wash bar. See above
  • A roll on deodorant. Again these take up less space
  • A wash cloth
  • Contraception/pill – that will last the length of your trip!
  • Travel first aid kit
  • Extra contact lenses
  • Sunscreen
  • Menstrual cup – these are more environmentally friendly, and you won’t need to worry about locating tampons and pads while you’re on the road. Why not practice with one before you go?
  • Travel razor
  • Basic makeup – if you want to wear it on the occasional evening
  • A small hairbrush
  • Moisturiser for your skin
  • Lip balm
  • Hand sanitiser

This is a very basic list, which you can omit and add too, depending on the length of your trip and your destination. Good luck!


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1 Comment
  • Doona Neace
    September 29, 2019

    I really love your “For hotter climates we recommend” topic. A successful vacation depends on a complete travel packing list. Your list is enough to make a great vacation.

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