I love this photo. Wintery days on the beach is my favourite. We usually go for a Winters walk around New Year. There’s just something about the fresh sea air and crisp frozen sand.

But this photo sums it up. Big smiles. Happy. Carefree. Fun family adventures.

I wish my house backed on to the beach, wouldn’t it be amazing if you’re #garden was the beach? Or you had your own private stretch of beach. It would just be amazing.

We’re not far from the beach, but I do wish we lived a bit closer. One day. That’s the dream!

We used to live half an hour from the coast, reflecting back we didn’t make use of it as much as we should’ve. Maybe there’s a lesson in there for me!

Anyone else have the same dreams?

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I’m finally saying goodbye to Autumn. Well, in the living room in any case. A #change is as good as a rest. As they say. The Autumnal goodies have gone back in the loft and the festive decor has been installed. I can’t wait to show off the tree and my beautiful mantle. Albeit it will be shared online only 🤣.

I had a good clean before I put the decs up. I always have a thorough clean and the Blade4 is just perfect. She is so handy, battery powered and very powerful.

It picks all the pet fur up, it leaves the floor clean and not only that, it leaves those wonderful vacuum marks on the carpet! We all strive for that don’t we?

@vaxcleanhome have a new range: Blade4, Glide and SpotlessGo. They all share the same battery so you can swap them around. I can’t wait to show you each product. The Glide is amazing and every house with hard floors needs one.

Who else likes to do a deep clean before putting up the decorations?

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🌊 “Not all those who #wander are lost.” J.R.R.Tolkien.⁣
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I love this quote and it is so true. We sometimes 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 aimlessly without purpose, never lost, just exploring the surroundings. I love that when we go on holiday we always 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞 where we are staying.⁣
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It’s also nice that when we walk, we talk. The kids chat about things they wouldn’t normally talk about and we have quite random conversations as a family.⁣
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Noah was feeling sad today. It wasn’t nice seeing him emotional. Daddy took him for a walk and they talked about his feelings. His girlfriend has broken up with him and he’s really sad. Daddy tried to reassure him that he’ll probably have lots of girlfriends. His reply was “but I don’t want lots of girlfriends”. He breaks my heart with his big 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. 🥰 He is going to be a very loving and caring husband one day.⁣
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Do you find a 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 as a family?⁣
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🌊 “Not all those who...

❄️ Welcome December! Here are the new photo prompts for this fantastically festive month.... I cannot wait to see all the Wintery and Seasonal photos.⁣
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I adored the Autumnal photos of November,  absolutely amazing photos shared throughout the month and I am really excited to see what is coming for the end of the year. ⁣
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Here’s to lots of Wintery fun for 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MummyPhotoADay, so we can all find your photos and like, comment and save.⁣⁣⁣
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Now, here’s your part: Tag your 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 friends who you think would enjoy this challenge...📸⁣⁣
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❄️ Welcome December! Here are...

And, just like that... they walked away from November. It’s gone really quickly considering. We’ve had lots of family adventures along the way and it’s also been a time of reflection.

This photo is from a trip to the #forest last year. I loved this location.  Darwin Forest was just beautiful and I can’t wait to explore it some more next year.

I’ve seen lots of inspiration over the weeks, places to explore in the UK with the family. I am looking forward to 2021 and planning lots of adventures.

Do you have any UK locations you want to explore next year?

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✨ 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 ✨⁣
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I’m running my advent competitions again this year with over £𝟏,𝟎𝟎𝟎’𝐬 worth of prizes over 12 competitions - #12DaysOfConstantChristmas.⁣
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Same as previous years: 11 competitions that will be 24 hours only. Then a big finale on Day 12. The finale lasts 1 week and will be a bigger prize value in that final bundle.⁣
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I’m so excited as I have so many amazing brands who have donated gifts to my lucky readers! You have to be in it to win it.⁣
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🎄 You must enter on my blog posts⁣
🎄 Follow all the mandatory entry requirements⁣
🎄 Tag a friend who you think will want to win prizes ⁣
🎄 All prizes will be sent by a third party - not by me and I will not be asking for any shipping payment of any kind.⁣
🎄 Winners will be emailed me directly.⁣
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A huge thank you to the brands for donating amazing prizes. ⁣
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This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.⁣
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⚠️ There are a lot of 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘮 accounts being created to pose as IG accounts, they message you pretending to be influencers and ask for money for shipping. Be aware. 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞. These gifts have been donated by third party brands, that I trust and will be shipped by these companies. ⚠️⁣
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First comp starts at midnight on 1st December 2020 and finale starts at midnight on 12 December 2020 (and will run for 1 week).⁣
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𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐤! 🎄

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✨ 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 ✨⁣ ⁣...

Something a little #different than my usual bright blue skies. This was a perfect storm brewing, travelling very quickly towards us. The #sunshine was beaming down on us from behind. It was very surreal.

Have you ever been in that position where you have sun on one side and dark grey storms on the other? It’s amazing how they contrast.

As much as I love this photo. Seeing the kiddies having fun, it does bring the memories of what happened 10 minutes later: we got caught in a hail storm. It was horrible. We all got soaked through... even the dogs were shaking! Needless to say I got the family waterproof trousers the following day!

Typical English weather... I should have been more prepared! Are you an embrace any weather kind of family or only on the good days?

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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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The best luxury Christmas fragrances for your home: Sensory Philosophy

The best luxury Christmas fragrances for your home: Sensory Philosophy

One thing I have loved during lockdown, is getting to know the fabulous local businesses around me. Sensory Philosophy is one of them; they make homemade luxury home fragrances right here in Cambridgeshire. And not only that, it is their 1st birthday tomorrow! It has been so lovely bringing in a little Christmas over the past couple of weeks, starting with these gorgeous fragrances. VIEW the POST

5 amazing family garden tips to be ready for Autumn

5 amazing family garden tips to be ready for Autumn

As Spring taught us that our gardens can be a safe haven during a pandemic, I believe that this will be no different during Autumn. As we all know, Autumn is my favourite season. I am starting to think about getting the garden ready for Autumn and ensuring everything is tidied up and put away, ready for the colder months ahead. Here are some of my top tips for getting your family garden in tip top shape and adding a little luxury along the way. VIEW the POST

How to remove pet urine and unpleasant smells from the carpet?

All dogs, without exception, have a specific smell. Their skin produces a secret, wet hair also emits a not very pleasant aroma, so it is recommended to bathe the animal regularly, treat it with tick and flea repellent, and wipe it dry.  I’m not going to go on about how we need to train and treat an animal, because every pet owner already knows about this. Today we have prepared several carpet cleaning tips on how to remove pet urine from the carpet, as well as the natural animal smell.

Keeping a World Map log of our family travel

Keeping a World Map log of our family travel

When Hubby and I got married, I said I would travel the world with him and that we would do it with the kiddies too. Hubby took a year out and travelled before we got together and I wanted to explore it, we just had jobs and then kids. It got harder to do. We are still on a mission to do this, it's just a lifelong event. We keep a log of our adventures on our World Map. It's such an inspiring canvas to have on the wall. VIEW the POST

Adding luxury touches to our bed

Adding luxury touches to our bed

During lockdown our anxieties have been heightened, our need for a safe place has never been more vital. The need for a comfortable place to sleep, or just take 5, has become really important to us. I have focussed on sleeping better to help my immune system stay strong but also to help me not feel too overwhelmed with everything going on. So I found some luxury touches to add to our bed, to make it the perfect relaxation space. VIEW the POST

My top tips when doing DIY at home

I have had a lotttt of feedback about our kitchen worktop makeover. It’s been so lovely to see everyone commenting and asking questions, it has been a popular post in the Frenchic Facebook Group, I posted it in there as I painted my cupboards using Frenchic first. Here are some other tips I have discovered whilst doing DIY at home, that you may find useful.

Making our family home – Kitchen worktops

Making our family home – Kitchen worktops

I posted my kitchen worktops makeover on the Facebook Frenchic Group and I have received so many questions I thought I would answer them here. We had a quote for new worktops, it was £1,000 and we simply do not have that right now. So, I found a vinyl covering called DC Fix that covers our old worktop perfectly and creates a new look. All for under £50. This post details how I did it and what you will need. VIEW the POST

Hygienic bedding that is perfect for Summer with Night Owl

Hygienic bedding that is perfect for Summer with Night Owl

Are you one of those families that has a Winter duvet and a Summer one? We used to be. However, we recently discovered Night Owl by The Fine Bedding Company. They are coverless duvets that look stylish on your bed and are easy to keep clean too. It’s great for Summer, but also great to keep on top of bacteria in your home during lockdown. It is a great cleaning hack. VIEW the POST

Keeping on top of the laundry during lockdown

Well, with all this wonderful sunshine I have loved keeping on top of the laundry. This is my biggest weakness when it comes to the housework. Usually, Hubby does all the washing (because I forget) and I put it all away. I have some great tips on keeping on top of the laundry, even the washing machine, especially during lockdown and instantly making you feel happier! I love an empty laundry basket, don’t you?

Decorating our house with happy memories from Colorland #stayathome

Decorating our house with happy memories from Colorland #stayathome

Coming back to pictures and memories can definitely help everyone survive this lockdown and keep positive. I recently discovered Colorland and they have really helped to brighten up my home and seeing these wonderful memories every day, is certainly bringing a smile to my face. Colorland have also offered my readers a special discount too! So, we have added some finishing touches to our home, to get us through lockdown with a smile on our faces. VIEW the POST

The top 5 Mrs Hinch cleaning hacks

The top 5 Mrs Hinch cleaning hacks

I love Mrs Hinch, it's so inspiring to see such popularity about cleaning, I love her Instagram account: @mrshinchhome. I have always been a lover of cleaning, I find it de-stresses me, so if I am feeling cross you will find me scrubbing the kitchen cupboards! I also have to keep on top of it as we have young children and pets. Lots of people are cleaning, more so than normal, during lockdown and some of my favourite cleaning products have been named the number one products. These are the top 5 cleaning hacks: VIEW the POST

Zoflora cleaning hack for your Spring clean

Zoflora cleaning hack for your Spring clean

I love Zoflora, I have been a big fan for years. My most popular blog post is using Zoflora in your steam mop actually, if you fancy a read of it. So I thought I would share another Zoflora cleaning hack. It is quite a versatile product that means cleaning your home is really stress free and it lasts for a very long time. The new Zoflora Springtime fragrance is coming out very soon and perfect for this time of year. VIEW the POST

How to clean your mattress for a better night’s sleep

How to clean your mattress for a better night’s sleep

We have a new mattress and keeping it clean from day 1 is essential. Did you know the quality of your sleep hugely depends on your sleeping surface. So the below tips on how to clean your mattress will be great if it is new or old. Deep cleaning around the house will never be complete without tending to your bed. When it comes to maintenance of your mattress, most people assume that changing the sheets and rotating the mattress is enough. But you need to do a TLC on your bed now and then. Besides, it is an important investment, and you want it to last for years. VIEW the POST

Win a prize package with Astonish to deliver #AstonishingResults

There are few things more fulfilling than having a lovely clean home and that is why choosing the right products for each task is so important. Choosing a range that is cruelty free, suitable for vegans and vegetarians and will deliver #AstonishingResults is at the top of the list for many shoppers. I have loved trying out the Astonish cleaning products and so I thought what better way to celebrate than to run a giveaway. Cleaning also helps my mental health as it gives me some time to park away my thoughts and process what I am thinking. I often finish cleaning with a list of things to do or people to speak to!

Creating a story corner with Vertbaudet

Creating a story corner with Vertbaudet

We were super lucky to work with Vertbaudet and create a wonderful story corner in Isla's bedroom. It was a little upgrade to her bedroom makeover that we finished last April. Isla loves reading, she reads to all of her soft toys and even reads Daddy a bedtime story in the evenings. It was a natural upgrade in her bedroom and I think it looks gorgeous... and cosy. VIEW the POST

How to make your cups sparkle like new with Cup Clean

How to make your cups sparkle like new with Cup Clean

You may have seen on my Instagram Stories that I featured the Cup Clean product that cleans your cups to make them look brand new. As part of a new campaign with Astonish, I am going to be showing you some fab cleaning hacks and not only that: keep an eye out for my fab Astonish competition coming soon. VIEW the POST

Making our family home – our master bedroom

We have loved doing up our home over the past year. One of the major spaces we have changed is our master bedroom and obviously it is the space that not many people see. It looked completely different from when we moved in; vibrant pink and a 40 plus year old carpet. We have truly given it a makeover and some love.

Making our family home – one year on in photos

Making our family home – one year on in photos

It's been a whole year. I cannot believe it. This time last year we had painted the kitchen (we did this on day 1) and spent the first 4 days stripping wallpaper from the bedrooms and painting them. We wanted to get the bedrooms painted as soon as possible. Since then we have done so much and we have so much to do. Here's a report of our year in before and after shots. VIEW the POST

Adding a little comfort and luxury to your garden

Adding a little comfort and luxury to your garden

We have been working hard on updating this house over the past 8 months, I still can't believe we have only been here 8 months. What with all the work that needs doing, including the garden, it is nice to just have a place to sit in comfort and relax. We have been adding a little comfort here and there, including a bean bag armchair. VIEW the POST

Making our family home – Kitchen makeover

As you know we moved into our family home on January 10 of this year, 2019, we have done a lot of work to the house and more recently we have up-cycled the kitchen cupboards. What a difference it has made? I wanted to go through the steps we have made in the kitchen makeover to make it what it is today: a journey through the 8 months! I think we have transformed the kitchen with very little budget and it’s a great family space.

A rug can make all the difference

A rug can make all the difference

It's amazing how much difference a bright, fresh rug can make to a room. We haven't really done much to our living room yet, we have been focussing on other rooms, so when we were offered the chance to review a rug from Land of Rugs, we jumped at the chance. VIEW the POST

Making our family home – Our new bathroom

Making our family home – Our new bathroom

Well, this is the most exciting project I have ever worked on - it started on day 4 of moving into our house! We finished the kiddies bedrooms last week and I did a reveal of Isla's bedroom makeover in time for her birthday. This week it's our bathroom. It is not 100% finished but enough to WOW at it! VIEW the POST

Making our family home – Isla’s bedroom makeover

As you know we moved into our new home back in January and it has been a very busy time making our family home. We finally, thankfully, managed to get the children’s bedrooms carpeted over bank holiday weekend and this kicked off a trail of events. Once the carpet was complete, we could build Isla’s new furniture and make her bedroom just right. I absolutely love her bedroom; it would have been a dream bedroom for me growing up. Isla is 7 tomorrow and what a perfect time to finish off her beautiful space. 

Styling up our diner for under £600 with Wayfair

Styling up our diner for under £600 with Wayfair

We have been doing a lot around the house since we moved in, we are really making it our family home. When Wayfair said they wanted to help us to style up a room, for under £600, I loved the idea of a challenge and instantly thought about the diner in our kitchen as it had been neglected. Here are my before and after pictures with the diner and what we have done. VIEW the POST