Our half term routine (it really doesn’t feel like a half term) is dog walk, craft or sport activity and then garden fun.

The weather has been incredible over the past few days and it looks set to be the same for the weekend. Lots of paddling pool #games in the garden and adventure dog walks in our nearby parks.

How does everyone feel this evening with the new lockdown rules? I’m not sure how I feel. The kiddies grandparents can come and visit, but still can’t hug or be “normal”. I’m not sure the kiddies would be able to not do this, especially if they are sitting in the garden.

Maybe I’ll wait for the guidelines to be added to the gov.uk site before I try and decide what it will mean for us. Gather the facts... make a decision... get through it with a smile. Seems to be my lockdown mantra.

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🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

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The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories....

What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?

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What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

This evening we had a little family scoot around our town, with a very special mission in mind.

My beautiful friend @gembro82 has started off a very long and colourful snake. The idea is you decorate a rock and add it to the snake. 🐍 Over the past 2 weeks its grown to over 400 rocks.

We loved it. It’s quite moving seeing all of these rocks, #rainbow themed or character themed. It shows just how many children are sitting at home missing their friends and that interaction.

It also demonstrates how we can support each other and work together through these daunting times.

Do you have a #SnakeRock near you? Or, do you have something similar?

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This evening we had a...

Would you believe me when I tell you this was this morning? It was. It was directly in-between 2 rather scary looking rain clouds that unleashed their power!

The kiddies didn’t mind. They loved splashing around in the river, despite us warning them the weather would be changing very soon. Thankfully the blustery rain showers were short, albeit powerful.

The kiddies love this spot. They’ve asked to go every single day since they discovered it. I see it being a popular choice over the Summer.

This was taken with my phone. I am completely in #love with the camera on this phone. I love the fact I can take clear, vibrant and detailed photos whenever I have my phone with me.

Have you got a favourite spot that you visit more frequently than before lockdown?

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A great way to spend some time whilst waiting for the best delivery of your life! It was fun watching the kiddies play this game; daddy had to find the kiddies on the trampoline. I love how vibrant the colours are in this photo. Especially the #orange opening.

It seems easy but it’s quite disorienting. The kids love it. I love the anticipation of when Daddy will get them!

Our big delivery was our garden furniture. I’ll post some photos when it’s not quite so windy. The wind blew the cushions all over the place this afternoon. Our rather large patio is looking like a cosy spot to spend the summer now!

I’m hoping we’ll get in some chill time this weekend, enjoy our garden and just be safe at home.

What are you up to this weekend?

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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

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

10 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 10 May 2020. Today is Isla’s 8th birthday and we have a special lockdown party surprise for her. We took this photo on VE Day and I love it, our most recent family photo. I feel so bad that we can’t have a family BBQ like we normally do for Isla’s birthday but I am sure we can do this later in the Summer. Happy Sunday everyone! …

3 May 2020 #SilentSunday

3 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 3 May 2020. I loved this photo, on our nature walk, they told me that this tree was a Birch as it had the white bark. Something they've learnt from Minecraft. They have learnt a lot from that game. It's nice seeing things coming to light. Also, it's exactly 1 week until little Isla's birthday, I am prepping for a lockdown birthday. Any ideas are welcome... VIEW the POST

May photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

May photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

Welcome to the May photo challenge 2020 and a big thank you for everyone that joined in in April. I love seeing all of the photos and it's great to welcome new faces to the photo challenge. This month we have Isla's birthday, cannot believe my baby is going to be 8 years old. We also have Nanny's birthday at the end of the month too. It's a busy birthday month in lockdown. What are you up to? VIEW the POST

26 April 2020 #SilentSunday

26 April 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 26 April 2020. It has been a glorious week of weather. I have been truly grateful for the opportunity to get out in the garden with the kiddies. We have had a relaxed school week this week, namely because Noah had finished all his core work by Wednesday! So we went on nature hikes, watching nature documentaries and played for hours in the padding pool. What about you? VIEW the POST

19 April 2020 #SilentSunday

19 April 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 19 April 2020; the week has flown past. Has it for you? We have been on our first family bike ride for 2020, baked lots of yummy treats and had an afternoon tea at home. My favourite activity has been when we pretended the house was a restaurant. The kids loved it. This photo was from our bike ride. VIEW the POST

5 April 2020 #SilentSunday

5 April 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 5 April 2020. How is everyone getting on in lockdown? I would love to know your cool ideas for entertaining the children, or yourselves of course! This photo was on Friday when I took Rambo out for his birthday walk, my baby is 13. I can't believe it. VIEW the POST

April photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

April photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

Welcome to the April photo challenge 2020 and a big thank you for everyone that joined in in March. We have had lots of new members join in the community, adding their little pops of colour and family life on the tiny squares. Thank you so much. In a time where stress and worry is high, uncertainty is all around - lets try to cheer us all up with some April positivity! VIEW the POST

29 March 2020 #SilentSunday

29 March 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 29 March 2020. Today, would have been my late Grandads 97th birthday and it's also my grandparents wedding anniversary. Today is a sad day, but also a happy one full of memories and I love thinking back to how today would have been a big celebration as a family. We would all be huddled around Grandma's dining table with Grandad at the helm. VIEW the POST

22 March 2020 #SilentSunday

22 March 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 22 March 2020. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mumma's out there. As we cannot go to the beach today I thought I would use a throwback photo from this time 6 years ago! The kiddies look so teeny and cute. Love their happy faces as they ran down the sand dunes. Happy memories! VIEW the POST

15 March 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 15 March 2020. I have been totally consumed by BBC News this week. Half of me is worrying so much I can’t think about anything else, the other half of me is trying to carry on as normal. But just cleaning and washing my hands a whole lot more than normal. This photo is of a surprise party we arranged for my Mums birthday, it was successful and she was pleasantly surprised! …

8 March 2020 #SilentSunday

8 March 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 8 March 2020. Today is just beautiful, it's nice to see the Winter Sun coming through. I love the sunsets that have been this week. I am really hoping we have a lot more of these throughout Spring. What have you got planned for Spring? VIEW the POST

March photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

March photo challenge 2020 #MummyPhotoADay

Welcome to the March photo challenge 2020 and for everyone that joined in in February. We have some new accounts joining in with us this month, I am very excited to see the array of images we will get across the little squares. Let's hope the wind simmers down and the sun shines bright for March! VIEW the POST

February photo challenge 2020: my favourite photos

February photo challenge 2020: my favourite photos

The shortest month of the year certainly didn't live up to it this year. It feels like February has been about 60 days long. People normally say that about January, but it certainly feels like this month to me. I thought I would recap the February photo challenge 2020 with my favourite photos from all that took part in #mummyphotoaday. VIEW the POST

23 February 2020 #SilentSunday

23 February 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 23 February 2020. What a windy weekend? Again! Half term has been fun: the kiddies had Football and Dance club which they love. Isla won herself a gold medal for being a legend and helping others. Such a proud moment watching her dance. Noah played well at football too. They must be exhausted. We also took a trip to Milton Keynes for our half term meal, we went to Carluccio's and it was delicious. This photo was taken from the walk to the restaurant! VIEW the POST

16 February 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 16 February 2020. This week has gone by so quickly and yet we haven’t really achieved much from it. It’s been a blurgh week, that’s the only description I have for it. I shared this photo on Instagram on Friday and it got a lot of love so thought I would share it for my Sunday photo too. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. …

9 February 2020 #SilentSunday

9 February 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 9 February 2020. This week has gone by so quickly and yet we haven't really achieved much from it. It's been a blurgh week, that's the only description I have for it. I shared this photo on Instagram on Friday and it got a lot of love so thought I would share it for my Sunday photo too. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. VIEW the POST

2 February 2020 #SilentSunday

2 February 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 2 February 2020. Isla and I spent some time together at Mead Open Farm yesterday - it was lovely to do something together for the day. Isla loved it. So much to do. We spent a good couple of hours feeding the goats! VIEW the POST

January photo challenge 2020: my favourite photos

January photo challenge 2020: my favourite photos

Well, January is over (almost) and it has gone quite quickly considering. It helps when you have a super busy lifestyle. I have loved seeing all of the 475th day of January posts. I thought I would recap the January photo challenge 2020 with my favourite photos from all that took part in #mummyphotoaday. VIEW the POST