A bit late to the party, but happy đ— đ—Œđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿’𝘀 𝗗𝗼𝘆 to all the wonderful Mums I know. Mums of humans & Mums of furbabies
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𝗙𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆 is so important. It gets you through the tough times, brings the happy times and makes you feel safe.⁣
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We are all still struggling after losing both of our furbabies
 but đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜±đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜¶đ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜­ & we’re doing it đ˜đ—Œđ—Žđ—Čđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿.⁣
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This photo makes me smile. The last time we went to the beach together, to give Snoopy some sea air through his ears.⁣
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𝗠𝘆 𝗳𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆. My memories. I am so đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜ș to have this lot & have my sacred memories of the furbabies.⁣
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đ——đ—¶đ—± đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ—”đ—źđ˜ƒđ—Č 𝗼 đ—»đ—¶đ—°đ—Č 𝘄đ—Čđ—Č𝗾đ—Čđ—»đ—±?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ Mother’s Day

#family #mothersday #mothersday2023 #motheringsunday #uktradition #mums #mumma #mothers #familytime #familyfirst #beachday #beachvibes #winterbeachdays #wellsnextthesea #norfolk #visitnorfolk #furbabies #dogslife #puppys #doggies #loveislove #memories #reminiscing #missmydogs #grievingdogs #grievingprocess
QuornÂźïž challenged me to make a quick, delicious & meat free meal. đ—€đ˜‚đ—¶đ—°đ—ž đ—șđ—Č𝗼đ—č𝘀 are perfect for lunchtimes whilst working from home. They are also perfect for family lunchtimes on a Saturday as we have little time after clubs.⁣
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I used some đ—€đ˜‚đ—Œđ—żđ—» đ—–đ—żđ—¶đ˜€đ—œđ˜† 𝗡𝘂𝗮𝗮đ—Č𝘁𝘀 to make a quick and tasty meal (since recording this I now use the 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 which is even quicker than the conventional oven).⁣
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Being vegetarian is definitely made easier with Quorn products. They are tasty, usually quick to cook & versatile. Isla & Noah love these nuggets too, they prefer them to meat. A family bag of Crispy Nuggets lasts a long time, so they are 𝗮𝗿đ—Č𝗼𝘁 𝘃𝗼đ—č𝘂đ—Č.⁣
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My lunch is a Quorn Crispy Nugget roll. So easy
 so tasty & perfect for a quick family meal too.⁣
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Quorn have an 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘳 𝘧𝘳đ˜ș𝘩𝘳 đ˜šđ˜¶đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Š on their website now: Quorn Crispy Nuggets take 𝟭𝟬 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜‚đ˜đ—Č𝘀 to cook đŸ™đŸ» I will put the link to the guide in my stories. ⁣
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What do you cook for a quick lunchtime treat? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜”đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”âŁ
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⁣#crispynuggets #familymeals #crispynuggetmeal #quickmeals #quicklunch #quickmeal #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarian #easyrecipe #airfryerquorn #cheap #quick #easy #favouritemeals #meatfreemeals #quornrecipes #quornnuggets #healthylifestyle #healthyfood 
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Music: Back to 1987⁣
Musician: EnjoyMusic⁣
Site: https://enjoymusic.ai⁣
Happy International Women’s Day
 I’m lucky enough to have grown up with independent & strong women all around me. It’s where I get my resilience & determination from.

It’s something that I want to ensure Isla has too: to be resilient is to have patience and strength. To keep a smile, even if deep down it’s painful. Determination is to have focus and passion. To keep going even if the end is not quite in sight.

I can see a lot of this in her already
 she is far more confident than I ever was at 10 and she knows her own mind. Which I love.

Now I need to make sure she has self confidence, self awareness and self love. So she can endure all that life throws at her and she can listen to her body & mind to guide her. 

I love that I’m still learning things about myself on this motherhood journey: some of those things I’m learning from Isla.

I’m very proud of my baby girl đŸ„°

#mummyphotoaday ~ listen 

#mummyanddaughter #daughter #listen #love #parenthood #motherhood #internationalwomensday #womensday #nationalwomensday #sunsetphotos #sunsetsilhouette #iwd2023 #iwd #strongwomen #celebratewomen #familylife #daughterlove #daughterappreciation #gratitude
Get cleaning the air fryer with me
 đŸ§Œ A slightly different post from me tonight: a handy little tip for cleaning your air fryer.⁣
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There’s something about a cleaning tip that makes cleaning that bit đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł. We use the air fryer everyday, we love it. Keeping it clean is important.⁣
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So: ⁣
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â–Ș add đ—łđ—źđ—¶đ—żđ˜† đ—čđ—¶đ—Ÿđ˜‚đ—¶đ—± to the trays⁣
â–Ș add water to đ—°đ—Œđ˜ƒđ—Č𝗿 the plates inside the tray⁣
â–Ș air fry for 𝟯 đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ˜€âŁ
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If you’ve only been cooking vegetables and things like that then this is đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜§đ˜§đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” to clean the trays. Simply rinse and dry. ⁣
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If you’ve cooked meats or food that sticks to the trays, like cheese, then give it a good wash afterwards. The air frying will have helped to release those foods!⁣
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𝗛𝗼𝘃đ—Č đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ˜đ—żđ—¶đ—Čđ—± đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ 𝘆đ—Č𝘁?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ different⁣
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#deepcleaning #kitchencleaning #airfryerhack #airfryer #ninja #cleanwithme #cleaningmotivation #mykitchen #satisfyingcleaning #mondaymotivation #cleaningreels #cleaninghacks #cleanairfryerhacks #airfryercooking #airfryerlovers #ninjaairfryer #very #cleaningtips
If you saw my stories yesterday you will have seen I finally got around to building my 𝗟𝗘𝗚𝗱 đ—ąđ—żđ—°đ—”đ—¶đ—±. It was a birthday present & I’ve been saving it for a quiet weekend.⁣
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I just love it. It’ll be the only flower I can’t actually kill. I either water them too much or not enough
 it makes me quite sad. I have a wisteria not doing so great at the moment, so I need tips!!⁣
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Fun fact: 2 of the 4 plants you can see in this photo are real. đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜© 𝟾 đ˜„đ˜° đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘬 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘧𝘱𝘬𝘩? And I gave you a rather big clue in my first paragraph đŸ€ŁâŁ
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đ—›đ—Œđ˜„ đ—±đ—Œ đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ 𝘁𝗼𝗾đ—Č đ˜đ—¶đ—șđ—Č đ—Œđ˜‚đ˜ đ—łđ—Œđ—ż đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚đ—żđ˜€đ—Čđ—č𝗳? Yesterday I spent 90 minutes building my Orchid whilst watching enchanted on Disney+
 it was nice as Isla hadn’t seen it before. We had a lovely snuggly Sunday. ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜đ—¶đ—șđ—Č⁣
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#time #myoffice #pianowall #officewall #inspirationalquotes #hakunamatata 
#roalddahl #beachvibes #legoorchid #legoflowers #lego #legoproject #indoorplants #officeinspo #plantsinspo #indoorplantsdecor #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsplantsplants #selfcare #mindfulness #wellbeing #happybirthdaytome #homedecor
Isla is so close to her level 6 certificate. She’s been coming on in leaps and bounds over the last few weeks
 her confidence is definitely improving with her @gymfinitykids classes.

Today was awards week for Isla’s class, and I love they they dish out “part way” certificates to those who haven’t quite levelled up yet. Everyone gets a certificate. It’s so lovely.

With my discount code they waive the joining fee, which is £30, so don’t forget to use it when signing up your child to @gymfinitykids


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Have you ever tried gymnastics or Ninja Knights? đŸ€žâ€â™€ïž

#mummyphotoaday ~ close

#gymfinitykids #gymfinitygymnastics #gymfinityandbeyond #miltonkeynes #gymnastics #gymnasticstraining #sportsclubs #sportsfun #sportstraining #kidsclubs #weekendfun #weekendclubs #mummylife #familytime #familyfirst #gymmotivation #adgifted

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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

The amazing Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London

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

I didn’t realise it was the first day of Spring on Sunday, until we got home from a trip to Home Farm at Wimpole Hall, a lovely National Trust estate near us. What a perfect way to spend the start of Spring, running around a beautiful location full of flowers and baby animals of course. The kids had a great time exploring and playing on the tractors.