💙💚 This weather is just beautiful. I can’t wait to spend more time with nature. Evening walks through natures routes and paddling under the sunshine.

I haven’t seen much of the sunshine this week; I’ve been quite unwell and going to bed early to give myself energy for the next day. I’m hoping it will pass soon, so I can enjoy some sunshine over the weekend.

How has your week been?

#mummyphotoaday ~ nature & route

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🎂 Yesterday we had a very successful family party for Isla’s birthday. 🥳

Isla and I made her watermelon themed cake, we baked scones and a zillion sandwiches. It was so nice to have everyone around, as we haven’t done that for years. I think there was 16 of us in total!

I love decorating the table for an Afternoon Tea. It always looks so pretty. I used the Garden Party in a box from @lucydarlingshop.

All the sandwiches went down a treat. We had cheese, ham, chicken, egg mayo and tuna mayo! I’ve rekindled my love for a cheese & pickle… 

What’s your favourite sandwich? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ family

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🍉 Watermelon cake recipe from @cakesbylynz (it didn’t work out the same but had a similar effect).
🌳 I would love to live in the countryside, by vast woodlands & coastal paths. It’s the dream. However, I forget just how much beauty there is just outside my door.

This little woodland, for example, is full of life & only a 30 second walk from my house. I find it calming & I just love taking slow walks through here. Listening to the birds!

I’ve promised myself to get more steps in, and appreciate natures little pockets that I live near. After all, it can only make me appreciate the countryside whenever we do find our dream home.

Do you forget about the pockets of nature near you?

#mummyphotoaday ~ steps

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Making memories 🥳

This was Isla’s first family selfie using her birthday present. She loves taking photos and I can see her following in Daddy’s footsteps when she’s older. She’s very creative.

We’ve managed to spread out Isla’s birthday celebrations over an 8 day period. Perfect if you ask me. She’s loved it!

Anyone love taking photos? Of everything? All the time?

#mummyphotoaday ~ memory

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And she’s jumping into her birthday like…

💙💗 We had a super fun time at the trampoline park tonight, hot dogs and slushies. Cupcakes and sweets. Then to the park to burn off the sugar high and cool them down a little.

It was lovely to see them all playing and having fun… Isla loved it. I learn so much from her, how to let go and how to have fun. She’s my little ⭐️.

I cannot believe my baby is 10 tomorrow 😭 I want my baby girl back with her diddy feet.

What’s your favourite memory of the newborn stage?

#mummyphotoaday ~ learn 

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#birthdayfun #party #children #jumpingfun #partyfun #friends #parkfun #10yearsold #happygirl #luckygirl #lovelyfriends #superstar #mydaughter #trampolineworkout #trampolinelife #bouncetopose
My favourite skies are deep with blue and white fluffy clouds scattered about too. I visualise patterns and shapes in the clouds just for fun… it’s amazing this planet that lives under the sun!

I’m doing my bit to look after the planet; walking where I can, compost, I don’t eat meat or fish, using less water and getting rid of single use plastic.

I want to keep seeing the beautiful views and making cloud patterns and shapes. Do you do that when the sky is full of white fluffy clouds?

#mummyphotoaday ~ skies & pattern

#paddleboarding #sup #paddlelife #paddleboards #paddleboardingadventures #riverlife #riverfun #familyriverfun #familyday #familyspringfun #adventures #riveradventures #riverlifestyle #ontheriver #blueskies #whitefluffyclouds #cloudscape #cloudshapes #cumulusclouds #mummyblogger #mummylife #onthekayak #outdoorfun #sustainability #gogreen #savethisplanet #planetearth #earthdayeveryday #naturephotography
With it being my little babies 10th birthday in one week, it’s making me reflect on all the fun adventures and activities we’ve had over the years.

This is one of my favourite photos from April 2015. Isla was not quite 4 here and Noah is 5. They’re soo tiny. I remember Noah trying to explain to Isla what they’d be doing back at the holiday cottage.

They’ve always been very active. In fact I think they were more active when they were younger! 😂

Do you go through photos of your little ones when approaching their birthdays? 💜

#mummyphotoaday ~ activities 

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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

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. VIEW the POST

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.

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

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. VIEW the POST

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.

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

16 August 2020 #SilentSunday

16 August 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 16 August 2020. We have had a lovely week off together as a family; we explored around the Peak District and had some well earned chill time at the end of the week too. Ready to tackle the last few weeks of the Summer Holidays and then a new normal with Back to School. It's been nice to wind down. 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

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. 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

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? 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

28 June 2020 #SilentSunday

28 June 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 28 June 2020. The last Sunday of June 2020, another month done in lockdown! This week we have had another lockdown birthday in the family and the kiddies have had 2 trips to the beach. Once on the hot day and once on the rainy day. I love their sense of adventure. 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

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? 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

31 May 2020 #SilentSunday

31 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 31 May 2020. We have made it through May during lockdown. Another month in these very unusual circumstances. I am hopeful that by the end of July that things will start to be a little more normal. It would be nice to let the children hug their grandparents again. What do you think? VIEW the POST

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.

17 May 2020 #SilentSunday

17 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 17 May 2020. This photo was from our dog walk yesterday. Daddy went on the kayak and met us at the rivers edge for a picnic, then we walked alongside the river back home. Daddy is super fast in the kayak, the kiddies had to run to keep up! I just love this photo, the sky looks pretty and the colours of nature look fantastic too. VIEW the POST