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 awesome savoury veggie snack brand that’s easy to grab on the go: ZENB

The awesome savoury veggie snack brand that’s easy to grab on the go: ZENB

Hands up who likes a snack bar? Me too! We are forever grabbing and stocking up on them to take with us on our excursions. We recently tried the new ZENB Veggie Sticks and we loved them for various reasons and would definitely recommend them to any adventure loving families who like a grab and go snack.  VIEW the POST

8 Tropical jams to spark creativity in kiddies

8 Tropical jams to spark creativity in kiddies

I love jam, I have it on a lot of food; jam on toast or jam on scones (perfect for a family picnic in the garden). It seems to be my happy food during lockdown. It’s now getting to that time of the year when the fruits are starting to grow and will soon be ready for picking, so we can make our very own jams. The following are Tropical Jams that I wish the supermarkets would sell, or I could get hold of the fruits to make it ourselves.  VIEW the POST

Creating a beautiful family Afternoon Tea at home

Creating a beautiful family Afternoon Tea at home

I love Afternoon Tea, it is my favourite thing to go out and enjoy with family and friends. So, when Daddy had the idea to recreate an Afternoon Tea experience at home, for the kiddies, I jumped at the chance. Did you know it's National Tea Day on Tuesday 21 April 2020 too, so a perfect activity for the family. I think we made it look really authentic and the kiddies really loved it. Here's what we did to make our special family Afternoon Tea at home during lockdown... VIEW the POST

Mother’s Day with Craft Gin Club

Mother’s Day with Craft Gin Club

As you know, I am a huge Gin fan and when I found out about Craft Gin Club I couldn't resist. It is a monthly subscription that is a perfect gift idea for Mum this Mother's Day. If you are a Gin fan and want to try different flavoured gins each month this is a fantastic way to try them as each month it is different and a surprise. VIEW the POST

Our family meal at Carluccio’s in Milton Keynes

What is important, to us, for a successful family meal out is a good kids menu, child friendly activities and friendly staff. If the children do not feel engaged, or the food choices are not child-friendly it just wouldn’t be successful. That’s why we love Carluccio’s, the children’s menu is healthy and the staff are so super friendly. We always have a wonderful family meal together. Italian food is my favourite and this place is just one of my special places to eat.

Have yourself a merry SKIPPY® Christmas

Have yourself a merry SKIPPY® Christmas

... by making these yummy Peanut Butter treats this Christmas. We love baking and couldn't resist making a SKIPPY® Christmas treat. Definitely something all the family can enjoy too. These SKIPPY® Chocolate covered Peanut Butter balls are delicious, fun and an easy treat to make. VIEW the POST

Afternoon tea with Santa at Dobbies Garden Centre

Afternoon tea with Santa at Dobbies Garden Centre

We were super lucky to have a fabulous treat at Dobbies Garden Centre in Milton Keynes yesterday. We only had afternoon tea with Santa. It was fabulous and the kiddies loved it. There are some fun Christmas activities going on at Dobbies this year, including breakfast with Santa and Santa's Grotto. Check out events in your local store. VIEW the POST

A stress free Christmas Dinner with COOK

I have been super lucky this weekend as I got to try out a stress free Christmas Dinner with COOK and have a practice run before the big day. We shared our yummy meal with friends and had a lovely Sunday eating delicious food, that took a grand total of 70 minutes to cook. I couldn’t believe how delicious the food was, how easy it was to cook and the quality of it all.

Making our own vegan nut milk #worldfoodday

Making our own vegan nut milk #worldfoodday

What better way to celebrate World Food Day than by making our own, healthy, vegan nut milk? I love cashews and a cashew nut milk is so yummy. I use nut milk when I bake, it brings a little extra flavour to the desserts I find, and I love the texture of the nut milk. This recipe is a twist on the tiger nut milk recipe from Buy Whole Foods Online.  VIEW the POST

Kids eat for £1 at Carluccio’s this Summer #gifted

Kids eat for £1 at Carluccio’s this Summer #gifted

We love Italian food and with the Summer Holidays nearly over, we needed to make the most of the fabulous offer Carluccio's are running until September 3rd: Kids eat for £1 - this means a starter, main, dessert and drink all for £1. It's a great deal, especially, if like us, you are running a bit low on funds towards the end of Summer! Here's what we chose... VIEW the POST

A meat free Easter meal from M&S

It’s not just any meat free Easter meal… sorry I couldn’t resist. I love a challenge and this Easter M&S challenged us to make a yummy Easter Sunday lunch for the family to enjoy and I think we cracked it. It was perfect after a busy family day and everyone had clean plates. M&S have such lovely meat free options, it was difficult to choose, here is what we made:

Some thrifty tips to help with the food shop

Some thrifty tips to help with the food shop

Moving house has been quite an ordeal over Christmas, New Year and my birthday. Lots of food has been eaten, however our budget has shrunk. We have had to pay out a lot more money than ever before as we’ve bought our first house. Here are some tips on how we keep the cupboards stocked up and our tummies happy. And our obsession with garlic bread... VIEW the POST

6 Healthy meals for a quick frying pan meal

6 Healthy meals for a quick frying pan meal

When it comes to healthy eating, you should have a variety of quick-and-easy recipes on hand that you can whip up when you’re on the go. A high-quality frying pan is the most versatile cooking tool for simple, healthy meals. Here are six frying-pan-meals that will suit your healthy habits and busy lifestyle, some non-vegetarian options too. VIEW the POST

How to manage a healthy diet with a hectic schedule

When you are running a family home, it can be easy to forget about your diet. Along with school runs, homework and other commitments such as balancing a busy work schedule, too, it can be understandable that your health may take a hit. Read through the below tips to get inspired on how to manage a healthy diet along with a hectic schedule easily. Just through a little consideration and changes in your day to day routine, you can benefit yourself and your family, and make sure you’re enjoying the best possible diet, even if you feel like you’re on the go 24/7.

Healthy breakfast ideas for kids (and busy Mums)

Healthy breakfast ideas for kids (and busy Mums)

Looking for new ways to get your kids to eat breakfast or find that you simply don’t have time to give your kids the healthy breakfast you want to before rushing out the door to school? Breakfast has long been acknowledged as the most important meal of the day, but it is also the meal that we dedicated the smallest amount of time and effort to.VIEW the POST

How to brew top quality coffee right at home

How to brew top quality coffee right at home

Isn’t it great to wake up to a freshly brewed cup of coffee every morning? Most people want a great cup of coffee but do not know how to brew the best quality of beverage from the comfort of their home. No need to worry. Here are some useful tips on how to make the perfect cup right in the comfort of your kitchen:VIEW the POST

My favourite vegetarian meals #NationalVegetarianWeek

As some of you know I stopped eating meat a couple of years ago now, it was more of a thing I had to do instead of choosing to do. I thought it would be hard to think of meals to replace meat but it really wasn’t. There are so many things to cook and so much colour too. Over the years we have come across some delicious recipes and here are a few of my favourite vegetarian meals. 

Dining decisions – Sticking to your diet goals when eating out

Dining decisions – Sticking to your diet goals when eating out

For anyone on a diet, a dinner invitation can cause some serious panic. Armed with too many menu options and tempting guilty pleasures, dining out can be one of the greatest tests for anyone trying to cut the calories. Sticking to a diet doesn’t mean you need to be a social recluse or dread the weekly catch up with your mates. You can dine out successfully and enjoy your experience, simply by learning how to navigate any menu. Here are some tips that will help you eat smarter and stick to your diet goals while dining out.VIEW the POST

Pair your favourite chocolate with the best wine this Easter

Pair your favourite chocolate with the best wine this Easter

I love chocolate and I also love wine, I didn't realise that wine was a good accompaniment for chocolate until GiftsOnline4U sent me this thorough infographic. From Asti to Port there is a chocolate Easter egg for each. You can plan your Easter meal dessert appropriately, according to your favourite chocolate.  VIEW the POST

The best 5 vegetarian Sunday roast dinners

As a vegetarian the most popular question I get asked is “What do you do for a Sunday roast dinner then?”. This is partly due to the fact I love Sunday roasts and also their horror that I might not be able to enjoy a Sunday roast! Of course I can. It’s my favourite meal of the week as we all sit around as a family. It has been a big learning curve testing what works well with roasted vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. So, here is a list of my favourites: 

A Bear Nibbles fun family game with Super Sour Yoyos

A Bear Nibbles fun family game with Super Sour Yoyos

Do you like playing games with the children? That include treats? Oh, healthy treats? Then I have the perfect game for you. Bear Nibbles sent us a package that contained enough Super Sour YoYos and YoYos to play a game of roulette, or two! The children and grown ups loved it. Such a great idea and it was really fun watching their cute faces when they had a sour treat! VIEW the POST

Setting up the most romantic dinner imaginable

Setting up the most romantic dinner imaginable

A romantic evening with your partner should be a relaxing and enjoyable bit of alone time, but that doesn’t mean the preparation process is quite as stress-free. If you’re the one who planned out the evening then you’re probably realizing you now have to cook the food, get the drinks, and set up the kitchen or dining room ready for this evening. If you’ve no idea how to do any of those things well then don’t worry. It’s the thought that counts most, and your heart is in the right place. Of course, it’s still important that you actually do a good job on a practical level, so here are some tips on setting up the most romantic dinner imaginable. VIEW the POST

How to feed a large family on a budget

It’s no secret that the cost of living is forever on the increase. And, with wages stagnating, many parents are struggling to feed their families a healthy, balanced diet. It’s all too easy to invest in fries, pasta and rice and feed these to your family day in, day out. However, if you take the time to prepare your meals in advance, shop at discount stores, and are willing to cook meals from scratch, there is no reason why you cannot feed a large family healthy meals on a budget. In this article, we’re going to provide you with a list of tips to follow that will help you do just that.

Healthy Summer after-school snacks from Googly Fruit

Healthy Summer after-school snacks from Googly Fruit

If you're little ones are anything like mine, before we have even walked through the school gates they are saying they're hungry and thirsty. I have a new brand to introduce to you, to help solve this problem! Googly Fruit Organic are the new fruits in town offering a healthy snack for the little ones. They are on a mission to help children have a life long friendship with fruit. The idea being that not only are the snacks tasty, but they are fun too. What other fruit snacks offer googly eye stickers too?  VIEW the POST