May your autumn be full of blue skies and cool walks… bobble hats and family talks.
Fresh air in your lungs and a crunch at your feet… where the working week ends and the weekends meet!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and got out in the fresh air. I needed a chilled weekend and I feel refreshed for the week ahead. I need to get a good fitness routine going which I’m hoping to start tomorrow 🍂

#mummyphotoaday ~ fitness 

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🍂 So it might just be time for the bobble hats to come out of hiding… anyone else live in hats during the colder months?

It’s been so nice to wrap up in layers of cosy jumpers, boots and jackets this week. I love “sweater weather” so much! If that made you laugh, then you’re my kinda people.

What is your go to Autumnal outfit? I’m in the need for inspiration 🍂

#mummyphotoaday ~ layers 

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If I was a….

This took me forever to make but I loved doing it. I love being creative and I learnt to use CapCut which Isla absolutely loves. She squealed when I showed her this.

I have the template (which I might blog about as the one I followed wasn’t quite accurate) and I have a few sneaky ways of doing things!

I’ve loved seeing everyone else’s version of this and so I had to do my own! And I wouldn’t change a thing… 

What would you be? 🥰

#mummyphotoaday ~ change 

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Is there anything more relaxing and calming than this view? The sun setting over the sea and the calmness in the sea too.

Made me smile looking back at my Summer photos today. I’ve had a day of “cosy” as I drank far too much last night at my friends 40th party… I danced all night and walked home with bare feet. The signs of a good night!

I’ve not been out and danced in years. I literally can’t remember the last time I did that! It was a nice break from being Mum & Dad. Letting your hair down is sometimes the best medicine from a stressful few weeks.

What do you do to unwind?

#mummyphotoaday ~ mindfulness

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I think it’s really important to love the space where you work, for you spend a long time working in it! When designing my home office area I kept thinking about what makes me happy…

I wanted a space dedicated to my desk. After working on makeshift spaces for 2 years it felt so nice to have a dedicated work space.

I wanted to be by the garden window so I can see the flowers and watch nature about it’s business. I have seen lots of birds and a few squirrels this Spring and Summer.

I wanted the right storage too. Working from home, studying and the blog all result in lots of things I need to put away. I wanted them to have a home. I’ve got the Kallax unit from IKEA with cupboards, drawers and box storage. It’s perfect!

I’ve been doing a bit of a Autumn clean in preparation for the impending season. I love Autumn, it’s my favourite and I want to start it with a clutter free office area (and mind too).

Anyone else feel more productive if their environment is less cluttered?

#mummyphotoaday ~ view

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Everything feels a little uphill at the moment! Don’t you think?

Noah has been especially all over the place this week. One minute happy and next minute shouting at me! Because obviously it was me that stole his PE shorts after his lesson 🤷🏼‍♀️

We keep getting into conversations that just blow up. I’m not sure what is it but I’m hoping we can sort it out soon. It gets to 5 o clock and we start saying devices down, as dinner is nearly ready, and they’re behaviour changes.

I think we might have to go back to basics. Bedtime routines & no device babysitters after school. I am hoping he is tired which is causing him to feel a bit more frustrated than normal.

Lots of emotions this week. I feel sad about The Queen. A bit worried about the changes ahead. Work has been busy & I had a busy week for uni too. So maybe there’s a bit on me to just take a breathe!

Do you ever have days like this? I feel like I need a day where I’m not near other humans… 😂

#mummyphotoaday ~ 5 ‘o clock

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Rumble’s Big Family Camp Out -amazing overnight family camping

Rumble’s Big Family Camp Out -amazing overnight family camping

We absolutely love it over at Rumble Live and couldn't wait to try out their first overnight family camping event, which was extra special as it was on the Jubilee Bank Holiday. Rumble's Big Family Camp Out consisted of lasertag sessions, food, drink, entertainment and space to pitch up your tent by the big camp fire. Noah and Daddy headed out to the woods to enjoy the magic and adventure. VIEW the POST

Tips on Weaselling as a family in the Peak District

Tips on Weaselling as a family in the Peak District

Last Summer we had an action packed adventure in the Peak District; abseiling, tree climbing and Weaselling. We had never heard of it before; turns out it is something that you can only do in the Peak District. The kids & Daddy loved it, a great day of fun if you are brave enough to clamber in-between the humongous rocks. I thought I would put my notes together on the day as it was lots of fun and a great activity to do with the kids. If you are feeling adventurous. VIEW the POST

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For my birthday, 2 years ago, my Mum & Sister got me tickets to go to The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London. It was definitely worth the wait, due to pandemic and the national lockdowns we just never made it to the doors. I had no idea what to expect when we got there and it completely blew my mind. Please do not read this post if you want to left with some surprises when you get there…. just in case I accidentally spoil it for you. If you want to know what to expect then read on…

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Although we are now technically out of lockdown, the tier system is in full swing and there is still a lot of chatter about another lockdown at the beginning of 2021. With that in mind, I thought I would pull together some simple ideas to encourage everyone to get outdoors and make the most of family adventures. It doesn’t have to be a thoroughly organised affair, a quick dash out to get some well-earned fresh air.  VIEW the POST

5 Essentials you need on a day out with the kids

5 Essentials you need on a day out with the kids

I had grand plans at the start of the year to do some fun family travel posts, but as you can imagine, this plan was foiled. Something to do with a pandemic! So, instead we have been using the products I was going to mention in our staycations and a day out with the kids. Going out with the kiddies can always be tricky, but these are 5 essentials that I never leave the house without. And, they will also be on our packing list when we go away next. VIEW the POST

Amazing family walking route in the awesome Peak District

We love going to the Peak District and have been there a few times as a family. We have camped and more recently we stayed at a hotel in Sheffield where we drove into the Peaks every day. This time we walked up Kinder Scout on one of the hottest days this Summer (so far) and it was really nice to get back to an air conditioned hotel room. This is the route we took in the awesome Peak District.

Rumble Live Action Gaming at Grafham Water

Rumble Live Action Gaming at Grafham Water

We had THE best time at Rumble Live Action Gaming last week, it kicked off the Summer Holidays perfectly. It is based at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire and it is great outdoor family fun. Plan your visit by cycling around Grafham Water, having a picnic by the lake and then trying your accuracy skills at Rumble afterwards! Or, the other way around of course. VIEW the POST

Celebrating Mother’s Day by spoiling Mum at centre:mk

Celebrating Mother’s Day by spoiling Mum at centre:mk

I felt so honoured to be invited to go to centre:mk with my Mumma, take Mum around the shops, out for lunch and even a lovely hand massage. centre:mk is one of the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK and it is my go to place to shop. I love it. It was a lovely day; we never get to do stuff like this anymore as life is just so hectic. It was definitely nice to spoil her as part of the #CMKSpoilHer campaign. VIEW the POST

20 outdoor activities for children in and around Cambridgeshire

20 outdoor activities for children in and around Cambridgeshire

It got me thinking that we do so much with the children and I do not document it all, a lot of things we do that are free too. So if you are feeling at a loose end and want to do something fun, outdoor activities and indoors, look no further. Although this is based in and around Cambridgeshire you can find similar things to do in the area of the world you live. All you need is a little imagination... VIEW the POST

A family day out at the races #theJulycourse

A family day out at the races #theJulycourse

We had such a fun day at Newmarket Racecourse for the annual Moet & Chandon July festival, which is taking place between 11-13 July 2019. We were invited to the family enclosure with our very own picnic to enjoy the races and have lots of family fun. And, we did! VIEW the POST

Our family fun day at Planet Ice MK

Our family fun day at Planet Ice MK

We were super lucky to get an afternoon at Planet Ice in Milton Keynes at the weekend. We went ice skating for around 90 minutes and then had a well earned Papa John's meal afterwards. It was a great afternoon. The kids had not skated before and I haven't done it for years, it was quite scary when you first get back on the slippy ice. VIEW the POST

Outdoor exploring and a little make believe magic

Outdoor exploring and a little make believe magic

For those of you who have read this blog for some of the 9 years of its life, you will know that when the children were younger we used to link up to Country Kids almost every week. As they have got older and we have done different things, or just been rather busy, it slowed down. With my new screen time trick though it's proving that we are getting out and having fun outdoor exploring, which I love. VIEW the POST

Free days out with the kids: Rutland Water

Free days out with the kids: Rutland Water

Today and yesterday we had a lot of fun exploring Rutland Water. It's not far from Stamford, just north of Peterborough and yes it's free. Apart from a small car park charge. There is so much to do there that you can easily fill up a day or two. Lots to see and explore too - cycling, rock climbing, beach, parks and many places to stop for a cuppa or ice cream.  VIEW the POST

Summer family fun at Rutland water

Summer family fun at Rutland water

The Summer has officially started and we have been making the most out of it. Rutland water is a great place to spend family time: there is a beach, lake, huge park and cycle paths. We had lots of fun and a yummy picnic too! Not forgetting a well earned ice cream from the lakeside cafe.  VIEW the POST

Wimpole Home Farm on the first day of Spring

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