I adore the Autumn sunshine, it paints everything such a beautiful shade. A hint of gold sparkles across the land. Then in the mornings it sparkles with the crisp drops of frost.

The weather has been amazing over the past week. I truly love this time of year where we can put on our big bobble hats and walk amongst nature’s beauty.

It’s #mindfulness at its best. Not only are you taking in the moment but you’re at one with it. However; at this precise moment the rest of my gang were having Berry fights right behind me. Launching berries at eachother seemed the most logical thing to do on our afternoon walk! 🤣

I’m practicing the mantra “Amongst the chaos there is calm”.

I’ve been a bit quiet on here over the past couple of days, not feeling quite right and super tired. So I’ve been snoozing a lot & resting my eyes. Sometimes you just have to stop and watch the sunset...

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I adore the Autumn sunshine,...

🍂 Happy Thanksgiving everyone... I hope you’re day has been filled with gratitude and loved ones. Ok, ironic that the tiers were announced today and upset the nation... however, I’m trying to stay optimistic. How do you feel?⁣
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I had a nice 2 hour walk with my furbabies this morning, which was just lovely. It’s nice to soak up the beautiful frosty mornings.⁣
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My friend surprised me with this homemade pumpkin pie this afternoon. It’s quite possibly the most thoughtful thing. I’ve never tried it and I was asking about thanksgiving. The traditions in the US sound a lot of fun.⁣
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One thing that did make us laugh: in the US they have a tradition called “𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐬”. Which is basically a 5k race in the morning of thanksgiving. Burn off the calories before the big feast. I had to explain to my friend what “the trots” meant in the UK. Oh how we laughed. I’ve dared her to wear her turkey trots tee next year and see how people stare!⁣
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To anyone that doesn’t know, 𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐬 mean diarrhoea in the UK. I’m now wondering if this derived from the turkey trots... I’ll have to investigate.⁣
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𝐏𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐢𝐞 was a hit with everyone. Isla absolutely adored it and I cannot believe we’ve never tried it before. It will definitely be on the Constant menu again...⁣
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I hope everyone has had something to be thankful for today. Despite the pandemic & the horrors that’s bringing. I think we should all be proud of how we’ve dealt with this year... every single one of us.⁣
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Happy #Thanksgiving 🍂⁣
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🍂 Happy Thanksgiving everyone... I...

🎄 You’ve heard of a Spring clean... well this is my 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧. I give everything a thorough clean before I put the tree up!⁣
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I thought I’d have some fun with my new @vaxcleanhome too. VAX have brought out the new range: 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝟒, 𝐆𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐞 and 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐆𝐨. They all share the same battery too which is rather clever.⁣
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This is my 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝟒. I love her. She cleans the floors better than any corded vacuum I’ve ever used and I can clean all the carpets in the house and still have battery life at the end. I usually have to empty her twice in that time too.⁣
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It picks up all the pet hair without a hitch and the lights at the front enable me to see in darker areas. If you’re looking for the perfect companion to keep your home clean this Christmas: get a Blade4!⁣
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Check out my stories to find a link to 𝐕𝐀𝐗 and I’d love to see your 𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦 reels 🤣

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🎄 You’ve heard of a...

On the eve of thanksgiving it’s definitely got my thinking about what I’m #grateful for. These 5 are at the top of my list, of course so is my cat, I absolutely love my familam.

My babies have done me proud this year. They’ve shown resilience, compassion, kindness and above all patience. Someone said to me today that because I am all of those things: I will embed this into my kids foundations. I’d never thought about this before.

It made me feel proud. Of myself and Hubby. We’re raising these somewhat feral tiny humans into well grounded and thoughtful people.

They embrace everything that is thrown at them and for that I will always be grateful.

What are you feeling grateful for at the moment?

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Although you probably wouldn’t think it, to look at me because I always dress quite conservatively, I love a #pattern. Bold. Striking. Daring.

When we bought this house last year I knew I wanted bold flooring where possible and so far it’s going well. This is our beautiful flooring from @harveymaria - it’s a luxury vinyl tile that just looks amazing and feels nice to walk on too. This particular pattern is “Lattice Tarn” from the Dee Hardwicke range.

This room is the utility and sees a lot of traffic throughout the day. Muddy football boots... muddy paw prints... dog food... dirty laundry... the list goes on. But, it is so easy to wipe clean that it always looks brand new again.

I can’t wait to show it off properly and do a before and after reels of our utility room. I’ve also got some shots of how it was installed (professionally made I add).

It’s turned a room I didn’t care about into a room I love. I might just get an armchair for the utility room next, so I can sit and stare at it a little more!

#gifted. I was gifted this flooring from Harvey Maria. I’ve tagged @harveymaria so please do check out their other fantastic patterns.

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Although you probably wouldn’t think...

Anyone else feel like their bones are blocks of ice? Or is it just me. Yesterday was so mild, yet I still had my coat and bobble hat on. Today felt like I woke up in Antarctica.

I really feel the #cold and I’ve noticed that more so whilst I’ve been working from home. I think the difference in the office is that I walked around more. Walked for meetings, coffee and to speak to people. Nowadays I click to meetings and speaking to people... I wish I could click for coffee too 🙈. Lazy!!!

So, my plan is to do more walking throughout the day. Even if I walk around the house, picking up the 98,000 odd socks that get thrown around, in between meetings; should warm me up a bit.

Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

Despite my frozeness today I did enjoy seeing the frost this morning. It was just beautiful. The crispy autumn floor and mist across the field, it looked magical. And made me feel quite Christmassy!

Speaking of which... just over a month until Christmas 😱🎄🎅🏼🧑🏻‍🎄🤶🏻🎁 Whose ready?

I’ve not even started yet...🤭

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Isla has been busy this weekend... she had a queue of customers lining up for their hair appointments. She’s been busy since this lockdown started 🤭

On a more serious note, she really does love this set from @vippetsofficial . She spent ages combing their hair, styling and making them sparkle.

This set has an interactive sink, that pumps water out onto the dolls hair. It has a styling chair in the middle with a hidden drawer of accessories. And, the main surprise, the glitterizer (hair dryer dome) at the far end. You put your doll into the glitterizer and it spins around allowing the glitter to fall over the hair. (You use a special glue on the hair before hand).

This is the VIP Pets Hair Salon play set and we think it’s perfect for any child who loves playing with hair. A great Christmas gift! From @zuru.toys and @vippetsofficial 

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Isla has been busy this...

We went for a walk this afternoon, without the dogs, just us hooomans! It was strange not walking with the pattering of paws, however we did walk a lot quicker. Daddy took the dogs out this morning, they can’t manage more than 1 big walk a day now 🐾 

We walked a route that involves this rather huge hill, you can see all the surrounding villages on a clear day. That sunshine was just beautiful beaming down on us. It painted the #landscape a golden colour. Everything looked so beautiful.

We managed a 2 hour walk, well just shy of, considering the kiddies complained beforehand (and we agreed a half an hour walk) I was impressed. Once they’re out they have fun and enjoy it. The thought of it doesn’t appeal to them though.

That’s how I feel about the ironing! 🤣

Did anyone else get out in the Autumnal sunshine?

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The new Dragon Ball figures #ToyReview #ad

The new Dragon Ball figures #ToyReview #ad

We love reviewing toys over at the Constant household, Noah was super excited to receive the new Dragon Ball figures from Bandai UK. Dragon Ball is one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time. Now, kiddies can bring to life the characters in their own home with these action figures from Bandai. VIEW the POST

Taking one bite and grumpy moodswings

Taking one bite and grumpy moodswings

I have literally spent the past week telling myself "What have I done wrong?". One minute Noah is caring, loving and absolutely amazing. The next, he is throwing things around, pushing chairs over and being completely horrible to everyone. Oh and lunchtimes are becoming an issue too. What is going on with my little man? VIEW the POST

Fun activities for the Summer Holidays

If there are any parents out there, like me, thinking there is only 6 weeks until the Summer Holidays. It is essential to plan your time. Especially if you are needing to take annual leave and book kids clubs. It is really tricky to plan quite so far in advance, you can never guarantee the weather is going to be perfect. Here are some fun activities you can do spare of the moment, any day of the holidays. 

Two budding mathematicians and pretty proud parents!

Two budding mathematicians and pretty proud parents!

It's report time and this is the first year that we have had a "big boy report" for Noah from Year 1 and the first year they have both had a school report. It was very exciting reading them out as a family. Albeit followed by a sibling fight, which ruined the moment, hey ho! They both made Mummy and Daddy really proud with their effort and understanding. Both brilliant little mathematicians! VIEW the POST

This has been the most stressful week for parenting!

This has been the most stressful week for parenting!

I literally do not know what to do with myself this week. It all exploded on Saturday morning and things have been a rocky roller-coaster ever since. Noah, my 6 year old, has been on and off stroppy for a few months now. Nothing too major, throwing arms around when he doesn't get his own way. Sometimes shouting at me, hitting his sister (same old there). But, something progressed at the weekend and I would really love to know WHY! VIEW the POST

My baby boy is turning five

My baby boy is turning five

My little man is turning five, I cannot believe it is true.  For I still remember the day he was born and seeing my parcel of blue. Everyday he makes me so proud, he is getting his boyish charm,  Starting school and making friends, our lives are never calm. VIEW the POST

Our little man is growing up

Our little man is growing up

It's that day, the one where I usually look on Facebook and think what is all the fuss about. The one where I never thought I would feel the way that I do: overwhelmed! We got our first choice of school, which must be some sort of miracle as it is a lovely little school and not in our catchment, but we got it. I am completely over the moon and I just know we made the right decision for our little people. VIEW the POST

Noah – 4 years

Noah – 4 years

It's finally here, the little four, its crept up on us and is at our door. Many days and many nights, he's been growing and has been a delight. He learns all day, he learns with pride, the beaming smile he just can't hide. We love him so, you cannot deny, the happiness he gives us, why? Because he's ours and because he's a joy, my little Noah the birthday boy. VIEW the POST

Noah – 3 years and 11 months

Noah – 3 years and 11 months

My little man is growing up, incredibly so, he's learning bigger words, longer sentences and he is rather clever. I suppose all nearly 4 year olds could be described this way, but there you go. I have been told that there are children that go to school that cannot go to the toilet on their own, or write their own names yet - so with that in mind I think my little man is doing alright.VIEW the POST

This time next year…

This time next year…

I saw a few posts recently about some families getting ready for the new school term, the summer holidays are nearly over and everyone seems to be preparing for it: check lists and shopping lists! VIEW the POST

Noah – 3 years and 9 months

Noah – 3 years and 9 months

Noah is growing up! That is really the main topic for August and this month he has shown that he understands a lot better than he did last month and he reacts differently to things. All signs that the little man is developing from a toddler to little boy - even in photos he is looking more grown up. VIEW the POST

Noah – 3 years and 7 months

Noah – 3 years and 7 months

We have been having a lot of fun this month, learning bigger words and sentences, learning our alphabet and recognising letters - but we are still hitting our little sister! I hope this will end soon, I am getting so worried he will end up really hurting her one day. VIEW the POST

Noah – 3 years and 6 months

Noah – 3 years and 6 months

This month we seem to have gone full circle back to a year or so ago when all he wanted to do was hit, scratch and bite his sister - steal all the toys from her and moan about it when we try to correct him. As if he doesn't have enough toys the little monkey. This is only some times and only some days, it is like he wakes up with the "mean streak". VIEW the POST

Me & Mine: April 2014

This months Me & Mine is coming from our little National Trust adventure at Anglesey Abbey over the Easter holidays, I couldn’t resist using them as they are just so fun and colourful. I love happy, bright and colourful photos of us all. It was lovely to get some up to date shots of everyone too, Isla seems to be changing dramatically every month – I think it’s the hair…

Noah – 3 years and 5 months

Noah – 3 years and 5 months

I'd say this month has been the month of whinging and whining, I have never known anything like it! Despite knowing that he can do the things he whines about, he insists on whining about them and this includes crying until you just do them for him. I do hope this is a phase... VIEW the POST

Siblings – March

Siblings – March

This months sibling post is full of photos that quite frankly melt my heart. Biased I know. We had a period over Christmas where we didn't really take many photos on the "proper" camera and so we made the decision to use it more often, and we have... VIEW the POST

Noah – 3 years and 3 months

Each month I say that Noah tests and I talk about the naughty things he does to push everyone's buttons and I thought it was easing off, until we approached this month. Naughty, irritable and a ratbag are 3 words I would readily use to describe his behaviour. But then at the same time he is being a very helpful, polite and beautiful little boy. How is that so? VIEW the POST

The things they say: incorrectly!

Recently I have been discussing what Noah says a lot with friends and it always flows into a conversation about what they actually don't say, followed by a lot of laughing. VIEW the POST

Noah – 3 years and 2 months

It’s been a rough time over Christmas, Noah managed to bag a really horrible bug on Christmas morning and this stayed with him over our New Year holiday as well. Such a shame that it came at the worst time of year, when you want to celebrate and be happy and playful. Despite this we have come on in leaps and bounds with a lot of things, we are very proud little parents.

Noah – 3 Years and 1 Month

Noah – 3 Years and 1 Month

A tough month, lots of changes and a few words to sum up our little Noah: defiant, testing and independent. Sound familiar? It's almost like he has learnt to say the word "no" properly and complete with actions - so it must mean more now. Bedtime is just not the same anymore either... VIEW the POST