“February is the border between Winter and Spring” Terri Guillemets.

I saw this quote recently, on someone’s insta square, and for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw it. But I love it.

It’s such a transformative month and I get all excited seeing the new buds sprouting above the surface. New beginnings.

With each new Spring comes new beginnings. New blooms in the garden, new colours and new weather.

I’m looking forward to many more walks in the Wintery Sun & filling my lungs with fresh air.

What do you love about February?

#mummyphotoaday ~ new beginnings

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Today marks a month since we lost our little Rambo. We’re still trying to heal but, as all the advice said, it is getting a little lighter to carry the grief each day.

Isla still isn’t sleeping very well and when it gets towards the end of the evening, we’re all a little out of sorts. Simply, we miss him so much.

I’m going to brave it and write a blog dedication to my little best bud, I haven’t felt brave enough yet. He was such a lovely dog, also a bit weird & funny, it will be nice to share his stories.

I love this photo of the 3 of them snuggling. This was just before Christmas. This is quite often what view I would have behind my desk… my little snugglers!

Do you take loads of photos of your pets snuggled in different ways? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ heal

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The Winter Sun has been so beautiful over the last few days.  I think today we’re going to see a change to cloudy skies.

I love this photo. The low sun and the kids having a little adventure. I spend a lot of my time watching them interact. I guess that’s a big part of parenthood. Learning and growing.

Have you been making the most of the weather?

#mummyphotoaday ~ parenthood 

#wintersun #winterwalk #wintery #wintervibes #sunset #wintersunset #lowsun #wintertime #familywalk #parenthood #observing #kidsactivities #imaginationiseverything #timeout #mindfulness #familyadventures #familylifestyle #healthylifestyle #freshair #dogwalk
A little corner of my office… I spend most of my week here so it’s nice to pretty it up sometimes. I even managed to blur out the water marks on the windows (they need a good clean).

My tax return has been submitted and my assignment has too! Quite a day for submissions and I’m relieved. I’m in the last year of uni and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve had to complete it. I am focussed on finishing, which is giving me the mindset to get it done.

What did you do today that your relieved about? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ corner

Items from @frompaperchase are part of a previous collab 

#desk #mydesk #mydeskspace #paperchase #frompaperchase #3for2backtoschool #stationery #stationeryhaul #stationeryaddict #stationerylover #desksetup #deskspace #deskdecor #studentlife #studyspace #degree #oustudentlife #mondaymotivation
Daddy = “Kids please don’t try and walk on the ice”….
Kids = ☝🏻

They kept edging towards the pond, “I just want to break the ice”. They did make me laugh. And yes, they ignored the instructions. But they did only tap the ice with their toes.

It made for a little adventure this afternoon. I love this Winter sun!

Do your kids love standing on frozen puddles?

#mummyphotoaday ~ adventure

#wintersun #winter #sun #pond #icypond #icywater #winteryourlife #winterfun #sundaywalk #sundaywalking #familywalk #sundayafternoon #freshair #freshwalk #wintervibes #waterside #explore #adventure #winterexploration ❄️🥶
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

Check out this amazing 3 for 2 stationery haul

Check out this amazing 3 for 2 stationery haul

I cannot believe it - I am in my final year of my degree. It has been very up and down over the last few years, but now I am coming to the end of the degree I am very focussed on finishing. So, to kick off this new term I made the most of the 3 for 2 offer at Paperchase, here is my stationery haul.... 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

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. VIEW the POST

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.

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

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. VIEW the POST

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:

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

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: VIEW the POST

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.

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

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. VIEW the POST

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?

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

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! 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

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. VIEW the POST

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.

Making breaks exciting whilst working from home with SMASH BLUE

Making breaks exciting whilst working from home with SMASH BLUE

Since last March, I have been working from home and this comes with a lot of discipline and routine. For example, I am as bad as the kids for grabbing snacks from the cupboard. When SMASH BLUE released their new products I thought they are perfect for us grown ups working from home, or out on a day trip with the family. They are great, innovative, products and I can't wait to show them and how they can transform your working day. VIEW the POST

How to keep the motivation for your mile a day of fresh air

How to keep the motivation for your mile a day of fresh air

Something that has stuck with me from lockdown 1, last March, is getting out for our mile a day of fresh air. It forced us to get walking into our routine as it was the only thing we could do, really and leaving the house once a day to do exercise was the limit. It feels like a different lifetime ago, but there are some lovely benefits to come from it. VIEW the POST

A cleaner cuppa with the amazing BRITA Filter Purity kettle

I love a nice cup of tea and since working from home I have had a lot more of it. With that I wanted to make sure I am getting a cleaner cuppa. We tried out the BRITA filter Purity kettle from Russell Hobbs. It is by the far the best kettle I have ever used and it looks really stylish too. I love the way it aluminates the kitchen in blue when it is in use. BRITA sent me this fabulous kettle to try out and give you my honest opinion.

Learning how to wine taste with the Wine List #WineListInTheWild

Learning how to wine taste with the Wine List #WineListInTheWild

The Wine List is a great way to learn about different wines. It is the first wine box that helps you learn about wine and lets you taste the yummy bottles too. Every month you receive a box of wine and the tools to learn all about it. It’s perfect for people like me who really do not have much understanding of wine and need to learn.  VIEW the POST