🌿 Now I wouldn’t be a typical Brit if I didn’t mention the weather… oh yes, today is the last day of 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 (officially) and so in comes the cosy nights & cold sunshiny days.⁣
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We had a very low key Summer this year, largely because I didn’t want to leave Rocky for long periods (as we knew he was very poorly) and the weather was pretty horrible. But we had some amazing 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 and cried a little… this photo is from our rather large adventure in the Peaks. The furthest I think I’ve ever walked and it was brilliant.⁣
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ğ˜žğ˜©ğ˜¢ğ˜µ 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 ⁣
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🍂 The leaves are starting to scatter… it can only mean one thing: Autumn is on the way! 

I handed my assignment in… now the waiting of whether I passed or not. It was my final one and so it’s worth 50% of the year. As you can imagine it’s pretty nerve wracking. 

A degree apprenticeship is harder than it looked. Not only do you study the academic aspects of a degree, you also do the apprenticeship side of things. Both have learning and assignments. That’s 8 a year!

On top of working full time and being a parent, oh and a blogger. Yes, it’s been a hard few years. But if we can all just cross fingers that I’ve got more than 40% on this last assignment - I’ll be so happy! 🤣

Now it’s done I can start looking forward to Autumn. It’s my favourite season and makes me so happy. I’ve got lots of exciting things to share with you over the next few weeks… an Autumnal themed competition for one!

What do you love about Autumn? 🍂 

#mummyphotoaday ~ leaves 

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✏️ What a week…These 2 threw themselves back into 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 without any issues and completely smashed it! Isla has joined her big brother again as she started secondary school. She is still a bit nervous, it must be daunting having so many people in the year and it’s such a big school. Noah seems to have seamlessly transitioned into year 8.⁣
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They’ve been told they can leave their blazers at home, due to the 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲, but they’ve both worn them all day. 🥵 I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 already, not sweaty weather! Clearly chose the wrong photo prompt for mummyphotoaday! ⁣
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On another note I’ve been head down studying for my very final assignment for 𝘂𝗻𝗶. Deadline is Tuesday, so forgive me if you do not hear from me for a few days. I am so excited to finish, it will be one of my biggest achievements. ⁣
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How has your transition back to school/work or uni life been this week? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 

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🤸🏻‍♀️ Come and see a 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 of a gymnast by Isla! She wanted to show you the kinds of things they get up to in class and hopefully inspire some new, budding, gymnasts.⁣
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𝗚𝘆𝗺𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 is a brilliant club for children to learn a new skill. Not only has Isla been learning gymnastics but also confidence. She is a different girl to what started a few years ago, she loves going to class and absolutely loves the girls in her group.⁣
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I’m hoping Isla has got her level 6, which she is currently working towards. 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 week are every quarter where we get to see how close Isla is to the next level up. The girls love working towards the star of the week each class too! ⁣
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If you’re interested in Gymfinity then please use my code 𝗠𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 from seeing Isla, it would make her day… 🤸🏻‍♀️ ⁣

Thank you @gymfinitykids for helping Isla with her confidence and gymnastics skills. 
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#prgifted Isla gets her lessons partially funded in exchange for us showing you what she gets up to.
We had a chilled weekend, the last of the Summer Holidays, no plans and just us. The kids still have a few days at home this week but we wanted to start getting in a good 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲: bedtime and waking up!⁣
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Saturday we went for a lovely walk after stuffing our faces at the Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet. The walk around the marina is so lovely, look at that 𝘀𝗸𝘆? ⁣
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Sunday we spent most of the day chilling at the side of another lake, Grafham. It felt very hot with little wind, the sun was 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁. We had a mini badminton tournament & the kids bounced on the pillow.  They love it there. I finally got to take Isla to see Barbie last night too: I was gutted the Barbie box had been taken down.⁣
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I do love weekends like this when it’s just chilled and there’s no rushing to get places. Now we have a couple of days to get back into a routine and prepare for 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 school. 😱 ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗦𝗸𝘆 & 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 ⁣
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Maid: a Netflix miniseries based on a true story

Maid: a Netflix miniseries based on a true story

As recommendations go, this is quite a big one as I am writing an entire blog post about it. But it has really hit me. This show has been described as gruelling and tender television and I have to agree. Maid is a Netflix miniseries based on a true story. It's a story of Alex, who is trying to get out of an abusive relationship and survive with her 2 year old daughter. It has left me feeling heartbroken and empowered, all at the same time. VIEW the POST

Top tips for amazing sales and buying on Vinted

Top tips for amazing sales and buying on Vinted

I am a little obsessed with Vinted at the moment. It's the app everyone is raving about where you can sell and buy clothes, shoes and accessories. I have even seen toys and beauty products on it too. I have been using the app for a couple of months now and managed to make over £100 in selling clothes. I have also bought some fabulous items with the money I have made. Here are some of my tips in how to search for the right things and how to sell your items efficiently. VIEW the POST

Creating your perfect sleep routine with TEMPUR®

Did you know last week was Mental Health Awareness Week? This year’s topic was anxiety and people have shared wonderful tips for all sorts of ways you can help to reduce anxiety and help your mental health overall. Sleep, as they say, is the best medicine for a lot of things and sleep isn’t one-size-fits-all either. With that in mind, TEMPUR® have developed a quiz so you can find out your sleep chronotype and get your perfect sleep routine. 

Quick and easy vegetarian Air Fryer recipes for all the family

Quick and easy vegetarian Air Fryer recipes for all the family

I love a challenge and Very gave me a fantastic opportunity to find some quick and easy recipes using my Air Fryer. Energy efficient cooking is really important at the moment, with the cost of living crisis, and so working smarter in the kitchen really helps with this. Not only are the below recipes quick and easy, they are healthy and reduce waste which is a win-win. My vegetarian Air Fryer recipes are also perfect for lunchtimes: vegetable soup and a cheats pizza. VIEW the POST

5 Tips to the best Spring wardrobe must haves

5 Tips to the best Spring wardrobe must haves

Spring isn't far away and I have already started thinking about my new wardrobe; below are my top 5 tips to getting the best Spring wardrobe from staple items to must have accessories. I know I am 40 now but that doesn't mean I can't be on trend and love a bit of fashion! Check out my tips and let me know if you have any more in the comments. VIEW the POST

Did you know you can download music to your Apple Watch?

Did you know you can download music to your Apple Watch?

So, I didn't buy myself an Apple Watch that has the ability to be used without my iPhone. However, did you know that you can download music to your Watch? This means you can still listen to music on a run, without your phone in tow? I know, game-changing. VIEW the POST

12 amazing advent calendars 2022

12 amazing advent calendars 2022

We loveeeeeeee our advent calendars in Chez Constant and so we are bringing you our favourites of 2022. These are the best advent calendars for our family that might offer some inspiration to you and yours. It kicks off Christmas for us and we just love opening our little surprises each morning. This post is an introduction to the calendars we are featuring this year and if you act quickly you can buy the fun advent calendars 2022 for yourself. Check out my Insta stories for updates each day of what is behind each door. VIEW the POST

3 amazing tips on getting ready for Autumn

It’s been a lovely Summer, full of lots of fun family trips that have given us wonderful memories and I really enjoy that transition from Summer into Autumn. The air starts to cool, the leaves start to crisp and the landscape really changes. Sweaters come out from the back of the wardrobe. Because it’s my favourite time of year I thought I would give you some of my favourite tips to getting ready for Autumn.

Creating Summer holiday memories with the right outfits

Creating Summer holiday memories with the right outfits

When you go on holiday as a family it is so important that you have a great time and create those lasting memories, that stay with you forever. All of your senses come to life: the new smells, the air, the sounds and what you see all create a picture that is captured in your mind forever. Finding the right outfits can also help inspire these feelings; when we went to Spain I captured some wonderful holiday memories and when I look at my holiday dresses it makes me smile. VIEW the POST

Tips for creating an amazing Afternoon Tea party for your child

Tips for creating an amazing Afternoon Tea party for your child

When planning a party for Isla's birthday I had to consider the good ole English weather, it can make it tricky when thinking of having people indoor or outdoor. With lots of people in the house I wanted to be able to extend into the garden area, but alas it did rain. That didn't stop us having a fabulous Afternoon Tea Party though with Isla's favourite things and people. VIEW the POST

5 Of the best vegan proseccos unveiled

With National Prosecco day nearly a month ago now, I wanted to highlight some of my favourites and yes they are vegan! I love prosecco, it is my go to drink when we go out for a meal or in the evenings so knowing that there are vegan proseccos makes me happy. I love exploring the different flavours and varieties and it is good to know which ones are vegan / vegetarian. I wrote this before the sad news last week, but like many other people across the world I will be giving the King a cheers and the Queen a toast of thanks.

Top 5 amazing Summer Holiday 2022 must have items

Top 5 amazing Summer Holiday 2022 must have items

Getting everything perfect for our Summer Holiday 2022 is quite stressful. Do we have enough activities planned? Are there enough snacks in the cupboard? Will the kids remember their Summer with big smiles on their faces? This is Noah's last Summer Holiday as a primary school child as he starts secondary in September. These are the top items we think you will need this August and September: VIEW the POST

The amazing therapeutic massage mat from Pranamat

The amazing therapeutic massage mat from Pranamat

I was sent a Pranamat to try out, I have to be honest I was nervous at first as the spikes are quite sharp. But I soon settled into it with a little practice. No more than 20 minutes at a time and it's clincally proven to improve sleep, back pain, fatigue, cellulite and headaches. I would definitely recommend it. VIEW the POST

Top 9 amazing heatwave friendly hairstyles

I love the Summer and seeing lots of fun hairstyles and fashion, I like to get creative with Isla’s hair too. It’s nice to be creative and also having heatwave friendly hairstyles is just essential. I like to have a handful of hairstyles up my sleeve or something I can do quickly as the day gets warmer. Here are the top 9 hairstyles for Summer 2022:

Your amazing egg-ceptional guide to Disney+ this Easter

Your amazing egg-ceptional guide to Disney+ this Easter

As you all know we are huge Disney+ fans in the Constant household and they have some amazing TV series and movies for you to watch this Easter. There is something for the whole family, from the little ones, to the older ones and something for you all to watch together. This is a guide to your Disney+ Easter viewing this weekend from Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo to The Punisher. VIEW the POST

The new vegan menu at The Flying Horse Clophill

The new vegan menu at The Flying Horse Clophill

You will have seen from my Instagram stories and feed this week that Hubby and I got to see the newly renovated and new menu at The Flying Horse in Clophill. The pub officially opened last night, to the public, and they have a lot on offer. I haven't been there for years and it was a complete shock when I walked in. It looks truly beautiful. And the menu is totally worth the visit... VIEW the POST

Making the most out of your Filofax

One of the things I love about my Filofax is that it is re-useable. I have had this raspberry Filofax from Pen Heaven for years now and I love that I get to use it again and again… this year I have even added some accessories to it. I like having a space to doodle, write my reminders and it is handy too as it fits in my handbag. I sit in a coffee shop each week, whilst Isla is at Gymfinity and I doodle away.

Amazing and healthy vegan family recipes

Amazing and healthy vegan family recipes

I love trying new recipes and since Hubby turned vegan last year we have been trying more and more new foods. I have collected together some of my favourite recipes that we have tried along with a few products that you simply MUST have in the kitchen to help you cook them! As Veganuary is upon us, I thought it would be good to share my favourite recipes. I would love to know if you have tried these and what you think? VIEW the POST

Wear ’em out the new sustainable and reusable pads

Wear ’em out the new sustainable and reusable pads

Yes, that's right: a new way to period is here! Now I know this topic might not be the top of the conversation list. However, nearly every woman in the entire world will have a period at some point in their life. And I have a daughter who is approaching the age where she will start to experience them too! Did you know that on average 22 disposable products are used per period? Well, Wear 'em out have created these fun, sustainable and reusable, pads that are good for you and good for the planet. VIEW the POST

Merwave is the new wavy hair kit

Isla and I have naturally wavy hair, it can be a little unruly sometimes. So, when we were asked to try the new 5 step wavy hair kit from Merwave – we jumped at the chance. The kit helps to awaken your natural wave, degreases and avoids frizz – it’s perfect for people with wild hair like mine. All you need is one application of this kit to see and feel a difference. It’s MerMazing!

A creamy and dreamy Halloween SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Snack

A creamy and dreamy Halloween SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Snack

I just love getting creative and Halloween lends itself to a lot of chances for this. I made these yummy peanut butter and jam cupcakes using our household favourite SKIPPY® Peanut Butter. You can decorate them as spookily as you wish. VIEW the POST

Inspiring your children to dance with Bloch

Inspiring your children to dance with Bloch

Isla has really enjoyed getting back into her clubs again this term, she does gymnastics, dance and theatre every week and she loves it. She is an incredible dancer and has been since she was tiny; always coming up with the most wonderful dance routines and sometimes making them up on the spot. Inspiring your children to dance with Bloch is all about getting the right outfits, in your child’s favourite colours. VIEW the POST

Back to University essentials that you didn’t think you needed

You know the kind of things I mean; the not so obvious items are sometimes the most valuable items. I have lots of things in this list that would be extremely useful for going back to University; whether that’s remotely, like me, or to a physical uni. I would love to know if you have any top tips on things you need, or even the most peculiar item. They are all back to university essentials.

Great tips for making the paddling pool fun this Summer

Great tips for making the paddling pool fun this Summer

We love the paddling pool at this time of year, Isla just loves water and would play in it all day if I let her. Especially on the warmer days that we have seen recently. I have been thinking of ways to make Summer in the paddling pool fun. I love encouraging the kids to be outside and active in the garden. We think these tips are fun for all the family too. VIEW the POST