May your autumn be full of blue skies and cool walks… bobble hats and family talks.
Fresh air in your lungs and a crunch at your feet… where the working week ends and the weekends meet!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and got out in the fresh air. I needed a chilled weekend and I feel refreshed for the week ahead. I need to get a good fitness routine going which I’m hoping to start tomorrow 🍂

#mummyphotoaday ~ fitness 

#familywalk #autumnwalk #weekendwalks #nature #mummylife #familytime #familygoals #autumnphotography🍁 #autumnphotochallenge #photoaday #photooftheday #photochallenge #photochallenge2022 #autumnvibes #autumndecor #familysunday #sundaywalk #sundaychill #dogwalk #walkthedog #familytalks
🍂 So it might just be time for the bobble hats to come out of hiding… anyone else live in hats during the colder months?

It’s been so nice to wrap up in layers of cosy jumpers, boots and jackets this week. I love “sweater weather” so much! If that made you laugh, then you’re my kinda people.

What is your go to Autumnal outfit? I’m in the need for inspiration 🍂

#mummyphotoaday ~ layers 

#autumnvibes #autumndays #fall #autumncolours #autumnweather #loveautumn #searchwandercollect #thekindparentsclub #mamasecretclub #oneill #regatta #ourcosyautumn #wildhoodadventures #autumnhashtagchallenge #photoaday #photooftheday #photochallenge #autumnphotochallenge #wmwt #wiwt #whatmamawore #autumnwear🍁 #fallseason
If I was a….

This took me forever to make but I loved doing it. I love being creative and I learnt to use CapCut which Isla absolutely loves. She squealed when I showed her this.

I have the template (which I might blog about as the one I followed wasn’t quite accurate) and I have a few sneaky ways of doing things!

I’ve loved seeing everyone else’s version of this and so I had to do my own! And I wouldn’t change a thing… 

What would you be? 🥰

#mummyphotoaday ~ change 

#mummyblogger #tiktoktrend #tiktok #trendingsounds #runboyrun #viral #ifiwasa #ifiwasachallenge #myfavourites #trendingaudio #reelsforfun #reelstrend #instauk #loveyourself #autumn #lifeisbeautiful #capcut #capcutedit #mumsofinstauk #reelslovers #tiktokchallenge #mummylife #photoaday #photoinreels #photocollage #canvadesign
Is there anything more relaxing and calming than this view? The sun setting over the sea and the calmness in the sea too.

Made me smile looking back at my Summer photos today. I’ve had a day of “cosy” as I drank far too much last night at my friends 40th party… I danced all night and walked home with bare feet. The signs of a good night!

I’ve not been out and danced in years. I literally can’t remember the last time I did that! It was a nice break from being Mum & Dad. Letting your hair down is sometimes the best medicine from a stressful few weeks.

What do you do to unwind?

#mummyphotoaday ~ mindfulness

#mindfulness #landscape #beach #sea #sunset #sunsetsea #sunsetting #sunrays #mummyconstant #illfracombe #ilfracombe #northdevon #devon #sunsetphotography #mindful #mindset #break #partynight #mindpower #photoaday #photooftheday #photochallenge #autumnphotochallenge #photochallenge2022
I think it’s really important to love the space where you work, for you spend a long time working in it! When designing my home office area I kept thinking about what makes me happy…

I wanted a space dedicated to my desk. After working on makeshift spaces for 2 years it felt so nice to have a dedicated work space.

I wanted to be by the garden window so I can see the flowers and watch nature about it’s business. I have seen lots of birds and a few squirrels this Spring and Summer.

I wanted the right storage too. Working from home, studying and the blog all result in lots of things I need to put away. I wanted them to have a home. I’ve got the Kallax unit from IKEA with cupboards, drawers and box storage. It’s perfect!

I’ve been doing a bit of a Autumn clean in preparation for the impending season. I love Autumn, it’s my favourite and I want to start it with a clutter free office area (and mind too).

Anyone else feel more productive if their environment is less cluttered?

#mummyphotoaday ~ view

#homeoffice #diningroom #diningtable #diningroominspo #homeofficedecor #homeofficeideas #homeofficeideas #ikeastorage #ikeahome #kallaxhack #kallaxikea #kallaxstorage #workingfromhome #homeworking #myview #myspace #homerenovation #diyhomedecor #hincharmy #photoaday #photooftheday #autumniscoming #autumnclean #photochallenge
Everything feels a little uphill at the moment! Don’t you think?

Noah has been especially all over the place this week. One minute happy and next minute shouting at me! Because obviously it was me that stole his PE shorts after his lesson 🤷🏼‍♀️

We keep getting into conversations that just blow up. I’m not sure what is it but I’m hoping we can sort it out soon. It gets to 5 o clock and we start saying devices down, as dinner is nearly ready, and they’re behaviour changes.

I think we might have to go back to basics. Bedtime routines & no device babysitters after school. I am hoping he is tired which is causing him to feel a bit more frustrated than normal.

Lots of emotions this week. I feel sad about The Queen. A bit worried about the changes ahead. Work has been busy & I had a busy week for uni too. So maybe there’s a bit on me to just take a breathe!

Do you ever have days like this? I feel like I need a day where I’m not near other humans… 😂

#mummyphotoaday ~ 5 ‘o clock

#uphill #family #familylife #blueskies #summer #summerwalk #heatwave #devon #staycation #familywalk #blueskiesandsunshine #summervibes #photoaday #photooftheday #photochallenge #summerphotochallenge #hilltop #hillviews #summer2022 #summer2022  #childdevelopment
Creating the TikTok trending video “If I was a”

Creating the TikTok trending video “If I was a”

Yes, I fell in love with this trend, the "If I was a" video trend that I am seeing all over Instagram at the moment. It does take quite some time to make, as there are a lot of photos involved, but once you get the hang of it you do move through it quite quickly. I used a combination of iPhone screen capture, CapCut and Canva. So you can make this video using free apps and tools. I have made assumptions in this tutorial that you have some knowledge of making videos... if you do not know how to add text to a video you might need to quickly Google some bits! VIEW the POST

Taking perfect photos with The Instagram Bag

Taking perfect photos with The Instagram Bag

Have you ever wished you could have everything you need to help you take the perfect food photos, in one bag? Well, look no further than The Instagram Bag! The concept is brilliant; you get a stylish bag full of accessories to help you get the best photos for your Instagram. VIEW the POST

An easy beginners guide for happy flying a drone in the UK

I have had a lot of questions about the drone, what one I have and what I had to do to be able to fly it safely. So, I thought I would document the process I went through incase some of you are thinking about taking up this hobby for yourself. I love photography and being able to get creative with aerial photos and videos really excites me. I got the drone as a birthday gift from my husband and kiddies, I am very grateful.

4 Phone photography hacks you need to know

4 Phone photography hacks you need to know

If you own a smartphone, you have the luxury of having a top-quality camera to hand at all times. Whether you want to share pictures of the family, upload images to a blog or collect useful information for future reference, your phone gives you the flexibility to capture images in an instant. You can also see my iPhone photography hacks too for more specific guidance. VIEW the POST

January photo challenge 2021 #MummyPhotoADay

January photo challenge 2021 #MummyPhotoADay

Another fantastic year of photos over on Insta, from lots of wonderful accounts. I am so proud to say that there are now over 7,000 photos that have been submitted in my photo challenge, #mummyphotoaday. We have seen more people join in over the last month than ever before, it's so exciting to see new people and new photos. So here's a little look back at December and the new prompts for January photo challenge 2021. VIEW the POST

Silent Sunday photography challenge: 20 September 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 20 September 2020. We have had an odd week, it should have been the kids first full week back at school and Isla fell sick. So, she had 2 days at home. Thankfully by the end of the week, everyone was OK. We made the most of our day together yesterday and went out on the river; Daddy and Isla on the Paddleboard, Noah in a kayak and Mummy in a kayak. It was good fun.

Silent Sunday photography link up: 13 September 2020 #SilentSunday

Silent Sunday photography link up: 13 September 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 13 September 2020. I had a little break from this over the past couple of weeks but we are back, just as the kids have gone back to school. How has everyone found the transition? This photo is from last Sunday when we took a visit to Norfolk to celebrate the end of the Summer Holidays. We had a lovely day. VIEW the POST

Silent Sunday photography link up: 23 August 2020 #SilentSunday

Silent Sunday photography link up: 23 August 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 23 August 2020. This week the grown ups have been back to work, albeit at home still, and the children have been at Summer Camp - dance and sports all week. They have loved it. We usually use around 4-5 weeks of camps at Summer but this year only had the option to use 2 weeks (due to COVID-19). The next 2 weeks we have to juggle kids and work, like homeschooling without the homeschooling. Wish us luck. VIEW the POST

9 August 2020 #SilentSunday

9 August 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 9 August 2020. This photo is from our impromptu trip to Cambridge yesterday, we went out for a meal to celebrate Daddy's birthday (this coming Tuesday) and it was so nice. We splashed in the new stream area at Sheep's Green. Its the perfect place to spend a silent Sunday. VIEW the POST

2 August 2020 #SilentSunday

2 August 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 2 August 2020. We have enjoyed the first week of the Summer Holidays as the kiddies went to Summer camp. It wasn't the same, as there was a lot of measures in place for keeping distance and ensuring the kids are well. However, the kiddies still had fun. We also had a fun beach trip to kick off the Summer and it was nice to feel the breeze and the sand between our toes. VIEW the POST

August photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

Welcome to the August photo challenge 2020 and a big thank you for everyone that joined in in July. The photos were fantastic last month: beautiful blue skies, great big fluffy white clouds and lots and lots of outdoor fun. It was nice to see people venturing a little further afield and making it outside of their gardens. August photo prompts are a collection of ideas from the community, it was nice to include everyone’s ideas.

26 July 2020 #SilentSunday

26 July 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 26 July 2020. We are officially into the Summer Holidays. Woohoo. To celebrate we went to the beach and let our hair down. This photo was us leaping into the holiday break, in style! What are you doing for the Summer? I would love to know in the comments below. VIEW the POST

19 July 2020 #SilentSunday

19 July 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 19 July 2020. I am truly sorry that I missed last weekend, as some of you may have seen I spent the night in hospital with Noah and therefore didn't have time or any signal in order to make the post. Serves me right for not scheduling it up. This photo is from one of our dog walks this week, thankfully Noah's pains cleared up quite quickly. VIEW the POST

5 July 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 5 July 2020. We have had a nice few weeks. Not much has changed for us, we are still distancing and still only really socialising with our household. We have seen a couple of people, grandparents and a coupe of friends, distanced, but other than that we are just us. We had a nice trip to the beach, it was pretty empty and the fresh air was perfect. What have you been doing?

July photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

July photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

Welcome to the July photo challenge 2020 and a big thank you for everyone that joined in in June. I love seeing all of the photos and it's great to welcome new faces to the photo challenge. July is all about the Summer and of course, for 2020, the lockdown too! Looking forward to seeing all of your photos this month. VIEW the POST

June photo challenge 2020: my favourite photos

June photo challenge 2020: my favourite photos

I loved seeing all the fabulous photos on Instagram during June. Some absolutely stunning photography from the #MummyPhotoADay community. I thought I would recap the June photo challenge 2020 with my favourite photos from all that took part in #mummyphotoaday. VIEW the POST

21 June 2020 #SilentSunday

21 June 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 21 June 2020. Have you enjoyed the thunderstorms this week? We managed to get out and about in amongst the rainclouds. There has been some extremes in weather this week, the garden is certainly happy about it. Lots of beautiful colours popping up! VIEW the POST

14 June 2020 #SilentSunday

14 June 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 14 June 2020. What a week for weather?! It has been like Winter and Summer all wrapped up into one this week. I guess this is why we love the UK so much - always keeping us on our toes. We have been watching Marvel movies when it's raining and playing outside when it's sunny. VIEW the POST

7 June 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 7 June 2020. We haven’t changed much in our lockdown routine, we haven’t driven to far away places (much as we would love to) and we haven’t gone for days out anywhere. We are still at home, enjoying the garden and walks that are nearby. I am still a bit anxious to go in a place where there will be a large amount of people. This week we have been for a walk with Nanny & Grandad and my Mumma came over to help me with the roses in the garden. Which has been just lovely. What have you been up to?

June photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

June photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

Welcome to the June photo challenge 2020 and a big thank you for everyone that joined in in May. I love seeing all of the photos and it's great to welcome new faces to the photo challenge. June is all about the Summer and of course, for 2020, the lockdown too! Looking forward to seeing all of your photos this month. VIEW the POST

May photo challenge 2020: my favourite photos

May photo challenge 2020: my favourite photos

May has gone super quick? Or is that just me that thinks that? Anyone looking forward to Summer and what June has to offer? I thought I would recap the May photo challenge 2020 with my favourite photos from all that took part in #mummyphotoaday. VIEW the POST

24 May 2020 #SilentSunday

24 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 24 May 2020. What a tropical weekend it has been so far? We went for a walk yesterday morning and it was definitely a 4 Seasons in one Day kind of day! (Yes, I love Crowded House). We haven't really managed to spend a lot of time on our new furniture yet due to the high winds. Hoping to have a nice photo for you next weekend. This one was from our walk. VIEW the POST