🥂 We kicked off my favourite season at a lovely wedding for one my favourite people on Saturday. 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻 weddings are just beautiful. It’s so nice to get dressed up and make an effort.⁣
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I love this photo (taken by another of my favourite people haha), it’s nice to get little 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝘀𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 on special days. ⁣
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It’s such a 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 to be invited to a friend’s wedding. ⁣
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Having a break away from the norm really helped. Being at home all week had been quite painful without Rocky and learning to 𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗲 things again is going to take time.⁣
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻⁣
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🌿 Now I wouldn’t be a typical Brit if I didn’t mention the weather… oh yes, today is the last day of 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 (officially) and so in comes the cosy nights & cold sunshiny days.⁣
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We had a very low key Summer this year, largely because I didn’t want to leave Rocky for long periods (as we knew he was very poorly) and the weather was pretty horrible. But we had some amazing 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 and cried a little… this photo is from our rather large adventure in the Peaks. The furthest I think I’ve ever walked and it was brilliant.⁣
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𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 ⁣
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🍂 The leaves are starting to scatter… it can only mean one thing: Autumn is on the way! 

I handed my assignment in… now the waiting of whether I passed or not. It was my final one and so it’s worth 50% of the year. As you can imagine it’s pretty nerve wracking. 

A degree apprenticeship is harder than it looked. Not only do you study the academic aspects of a degree, you also do the apprenticeship side of things. Both have learning and assignments. That’s 8 a year!

On top of working full time and being a parent, oh and a blogger. Yes, it’s been a hard few years. But if we can all just cross fingers that I’ve got more than 40% on this last assignment - I’ll be so happy! 🤣

Now it’s done I can start looking forward to Autumn. It’s my favourite season and makes me so happy. I’ve got lots of exciting things to share with you over the next few weeks… an Autumnal themed competition for one!

What do you love about Autumn? 🍂 

#mummyphotoaday ~ leaves 

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✏️ What a week…These 2 threw themselves back into 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 without any issues and completely smashed it! Isla has joined her big brother again as she started secondary school. She is still a bit nervous, it must be daunting having so many people in the year and it’s such a big school. Noah seems to have seamlessly transitioned into year 8.⁣
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They’ve been told they can leave their blazers at home, due to the 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲, but they’ve both worn them all day. 🥵 I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 already, not sweaty weather! Clearly chose the wrong photo prompt for mummyphotoaday! ⁣
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On another note I’ve been head down studying for my very final assignment for 𝘂𝗻𝗶. Deadline is Tuesday, so forgive me if you do not hear from me for a few days. I am so excited to finish, it will be one of my biggest achievements. ⁣
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How has your transition back to school/work or uni life been this week? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 

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🤸🏻‍♀️ Come and see a 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 of a gymnast by Isla! She wanted to show you the kinds of things they get up to in class and hopefully inspire some new, budding, gymnasts.⁣
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𝗚𝘆𝗺𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 is a brilliant club for children to learn a new skill. Not only has Isla been learning gymnastics but also confidence. She is a different girl to what started a few years ago, she loves going to class and absolutely loves the girls in her group.⁣
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I’m hoping Isla has got her level 6, which she is currently working towards. 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 week are every quarter where we get to see how close Isla is to the next level up. The girls love working towards the star of the week each class too! ⁣
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If you’re interested in Gymfinity then please use my code 𝗠𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 from seeing Isla, it would make her day… 🤸🏻‍♀️ ⁣

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#prgifted Isla gets her lessons partially funded in exchange for us showing you what she gets up to.
We had a chilled weekend, the last of the Summer Holidays, no plans and just us. The kids still have a few days at home this week but we wanted to start getting in a good 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲: bedtime and waking up!⁣
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Saturday we went for a lovely walk after stuffing our faces at the Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet. The walk around the marina is so lovely, look at that 𝘀𝗸𝘆? ⁣
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Sunday we spent most of the day chilling at the side of another lake, Grafham. It felt very hot with little wind, the sun was 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁. We had a mini badminton tournament & the kids bounced on the pillow.  They love it there. I finally got to take Isla to see Barbie last night too: I was gutted the Barbie box had been taken down.⁣
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I do love weekends like this when it’s just chilled and there’s no rushing to get places. Now we have a couple of days to get back into a routine and prepare for 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 school. 😱 ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗦𝗸𝘆 & 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 ⁣
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🥾 We spent the day 𝗵𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 around the Peaks. I just love it up there, the landscape is so beautiful. Hubby had a route on his trail app and we just went for it. ⁣This was one of my favourite photos as we walked out of the woodland, perfect for today’s photo challenge. 
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I feel full of smiles this evening for it: not only did we smash over 𝟭𝟰𝗸𝗺 today, we had a lovely day together. It was nice to have chats with my babies, they seemed so grown up. Isla and I had a long conversation about how our bodies change over the years and Noah talked a lot about football with Daddy.⁣
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Isla said when we got to the top of Mam Tor how she loved this walk as we had a nice 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘁. It melted my heart. She’s right. It was so nice to just chat. She asked me a million questions, it was nice to know she trusted me with the things on her mind. ⁣
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There was another moment where both Noah and Isla held my 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀. I didn’t want that to end, it’s not very often Noah does this anymore. It was another special moment.⁣
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This walk is full of unstable terrain, steep inclines and absolutely 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 views. You will need the right footwear and a full camera battery! ⁣
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📍 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗼𝗻, Peak District⁣
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🗺️ 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹 route ~ Cave Dale, Mam Tor, Lose Hill Summit and back to Castleton⁣
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🚗 ~ 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 was free along the road out of Castleton, as it forks off from Arthur’s Way⁣
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗵 

📷 See my stories for more of our walk & I will be sharing photos all week.

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“𝘐𝘧 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘶𝘦 𝘪𝘵”. 𝗘𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗮.⁣
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What do you take from this quote? To me it’s about looking beyond your fears as 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 lie underneath. After all a risk is not always a negative. ⁣
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There’s a lot of plates spinning at the moment personally, work and uni. I’m trying to keep calm and focus on bite size chunks so that I can get over the line. The 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 line is in sight for uni and I’m going to put that fear to one side and try super hard to get to it.⁣
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𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘰-𝘥𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 ⁣

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🥂 Last night Hubby and I had a 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 off being Mummy & Daddy. We celebrated our friend’s 50th and had a blast. It was so nice to unwind with so many good friends.⁣
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We got home at 3am and the soles of my feet have blisters from all the dancing. 💃 I think that says it all! The 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆 was just perfect and the playlist was one brilliant sing along track after the other.⁣
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I didn’t wake up until 10:45am (which is unheard of) just in time to watch the 𝗟𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀. What a cracking game. Now it’s a slow afternoon before the kids come home.⁣
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘂𝗻𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗱 ⁣
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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