We’re jumping into July like…. 🕶

I have lots on the agenda for July,including woodland visits, beach visits and catching up on my uni. I also have a “to read” pile that’s growing! I took my book to Centre Parcs but I didn’t read one sentence 🤦🏼‍♀️

I’m looking forward to seeing all the Summery photos in July and a huge thank you to everyone that joined in with June! 

#mummyphotoaday ~ beach & read

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We took a trip to Great Grandmas after school. It was nice to have dinner with her and the kiddies enjoyed exploring at the bottom of the garden.

I love her garden, it backs onto the river. There’s so much to see just standing here. Not to mention grandma’s beautiful garden. That rose bush is just amazing.

I love how the horizon has changed over the years. When I was a child you could see for miles. Over to Shuttleworth where the planes do their air shows.

Now, it’s all overgrown and the trees have gained a lot of height. It’s amazing how much it can change in 39 years!

Do you have a family house that’s been in your life since you were born? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ horizon

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The view from our sofa in the morning is the best. Squirrels, moorhens, ducks, deer and lots of birds… it’s amazing to sit here and watch them.

I love that our garden is full of trees and the lake. It’s meant we’ve seen more wildlife than normal.

We’ve been feeding the deers berries and lots of nuts and seeds for all the other animals. The squirrels are loving the peanuts!

There’s a huge family of geese here too. They have been coming for seed in the evenings.

The squirrels and deer are so tame. We’re quite shocked at how close they get. A squirrel took a peanut from my hand. Made my day!

Do you love watching nature? Check out my stories for videos of our visitors

#mummyphotoaday ~ trees

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🦌 I’m so happy; after 10 minutes of being in our lodge the deer popped up in the garden. There was 2 in total. They looked so cute. I loved their V shapes on their noses. They came about a metre close. So tame. 

We’ve made the most out of @centerparcsuk break so far. Table tennis, badminton, Bella Italia and an evening swim in the most amazing pool area ever.

I can’t wait to go in the pool tomorrow. And play more badminton 🏸 (my favourite sport).

So far, outside our back window we’ve seen the 2 deer, lots of ducks, geese, Moorhens and a heron. A few different breeds of geese too.

We also saw a tiny mouse darting all over the woodland floor in search of food. He was very cute. 🐭 

Anyone else love being surrounded by so much nature?

#mummyphotoaday ~ break

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Todays #mummyphotoaday prompt is view. I’d love to see your favourite views! Whether that’s a landscape, person or an object.

This is one of my favourite views on a dog walking route we found near our home. The sky looks like it goes on for miles. The big yellow sun painting everything with its golden glow.

You can just see my fam in the distance walking the dogs. 🐾 

What’s your favourite view?

#mummyphotoaday ~ yellow & view

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We made the most of Summer Solstice last night. We took Rambo for a walk and soaked up some sun and fresh air.

It’s the first time we’d all been out together for a dog walk in a long time. It’s really nice as the kids always open up and talk about random things.

I loved the colours in this photo. It was golden hour and I managed to hide the sun behind the bushes. They’re looking into the pond. Not sure Rambo understood the assignment.

Did you make it out for an evening walk?

#mummyphotoaday - Summer

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With Summer Solstice tomorrow it’s got me reminiscing about our last trip abroad and hoping we get some super sun this year too!

I love flying. Sun. Sandy beaches. Adventures in new places. Eating new foods and meeting new people.

My favourite bit is watching the kiddies have fun together with Daddy… 💛

What’s your favourite thing about holidays?

#mummyphotoaday ~ adventures 

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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