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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Would you believe me when...

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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A great way to spend...

We are very excited to announce a fabulous competition with @toysforapound_ - they are giving away 2 bundles of 25 toys for 2 of my followers.

The kiddies had fun going through all the toys, there is a great choice of toys too. Something for everyone: including little ones. Or even the grown ups.

Enter on the blog, link in bio or check out my competition stories. You’ve got to be in to win it!

#Quicktip if you want to impress the kids this summer order a bundle of toys from @toysforapound_ - they were amazed with the amount of goodies in the box!

If you want a 10% discount code, please use CONSTANT10, this will work once per customer!

Good luck! #mummyphotoaday

We are very excited to...

I had precisely 30 minutes of sunshine this evening to test out my new iPhone camera. I absolutely love it.

The photos I have taken are stunning. The quality of the colour and the light, the fun angles of the new lens. I took this photo by accident, I adore it.

It’s world #bee day today and when I was taking this photo all of a sudden I noticed 5 or 6 buzzing around me collecting the pollen. 🐝 They fascinate me.

I can see I am going to have a lot of fun with this new phone... Anyone else have any cool tips for the new iPhone?

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I had precisely 30 minutes...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, this week, and the topic is KINDNESS. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing, but the effects of being kind to someone can have many benefits. I would definitely say cost vs value, value wins every time! 🤣 I think that kindness is more important at the moment as everyone needs that extra lift to make them smile.

Smiling releases hormones, endorphins, which makes us feel happy and also helps to reduce stress. So, it’s a good circle: be kind to someone - make them smile - make yourself feel happy in the process.

On Sunday Hubby showed me kindness when he took the kiddies out for a bike ride and gave me some time on my own. I needed the headspace as I’ve felt frazzled over the last 2 months. He knew that, subconsciously, and knew that taking the kiddies out would make a difference to my day. It did.

I smiled. I painted. I chilled. I felt happier.

In honour of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek - I want to spread a little kindness in my teeny square part of the world!

Comment on this photo and I will reply to you with kind words, which will hopefully make you smile.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

#kindessmatters

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week,...

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2019 photo challenge February day 25

2019 photo challenge February day 25

Today's keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 25, is "calm". Does anyone else find this weather makes you feel #calm? The sun shining down on your face is just perfect and very needed. The first half of this walk, the kids were fine and happy. The second half though they bickered a lot. I’m guessing I’ll need a fair few sunny days to keep my cool and calm. Back to school today and it was all systems go go go... did everyone have a good half term? #mummyphotoaday VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 7 2019

Family days in photos Week 7 2019

This week has been a bit calmer, but we had our besties over for the weekend and we got so many things done in the house. It was so productive. We got out and had a nice walk with the children and dogs too. It was nice to make the most out of the weather. Coming home to Daddies roast dinner was a delight too! VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 5 2019

Family days in photos Week 5 2019

This week has been another busy one, but things are definitely calming down as it was last week. The most exciting thing to happen was that little Isla lost her very first tooth. She was so excited about the tooth fairy coming last night. It was very cute. VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 4 2019

Family days in photos Week 4 2019

I feel like there has been a whirlwind of things going on in the first few weeks that now I am not sure what to do with myself. I feel bad for coming home in the evening and chilling on the sofa. It feels weird not having to strip walls, paint or move furniture around. Things have started to slow down. VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 2 2019

Family days in photos Week 2 2019

Week 2 has been incredibly busy, as you have all seen. I had my 36th birthday, the kiddies went back to school and things started to get back to normal - up until we moved house that is. VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 1 2019

Family days in photos Week 1 2019

We've had a busy week 1 of 2019. It all started off in Suffolk, where we spent New Years Eve and it was a nice rested New Years Day indeedie. The doggies love their new beds, The Ellen Bed, they do not want to get out of them! This is our week... VIEW the POST

Monday 31 December 2018

This is my last 365 post as next year I am going to be doing weekly posts instead. I have enjoyed posting everyday for the past few years but with other commitments I think weekly will be more manageable… It’s been a difficult year and I am glad we have got through it. I hope everyone has a fantastic 2019. What a way to finish off the year too – my highest listing in Tots100 at number 44. Thank you for everyone that has commented and read my articles. I am really grateful! 🙂 …

Sunday 30 December 2018

Sunday 30 December 2018

It was nice to relax at Nanny and Grandads today. Nanny cooked a yummy dinner and we all nearly fell asleep from that lovely full up feeling. It's been a busy couple of weeks and having a time out was just what we needed.

Saturday 29 December 2018

We've had a chilled day today. The only day we have had to ourselves. We've been building, sorting and playing. We spent the evening playing Noah's new game: Mario Monopoly and it was fun. Noah did have 3 strops and quit once, but seemed rather pleased with himself when he won!

Thursday 27 December 2018

Thursday 27 December 2018

So today it happened: after 6 weeks of having the Christmas decorations up I took them down! The living room now looks bare. But Isla had fun chilling out and watching YouTube whilst I de-Christmas'd the house. Can you spot her hiding? :)

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Wednesday 26 December 2018

We had another fabulous family day today. We spent the morning cleaning and sorting the house and it felt really good to sort toys, get rid of rubbish and donate some toys to charity too. We then played games and had a fun afternoon at Great Grandmas.

Monday 24 December 2018

Monday 24 December 2018

We had a nice day: we dropped off presents Great Nanny and then went for Christmas drinks at Nanna's. It was nice to see everyone before the storm starts tomorrow. I then cleaned the house, quickly, getting ready for our Christmas visitors. We had a full house for Christmas.

Sunday 23 December 2018

Sunday 23 December 2018

Our plans changed today, we couldn't go and visit our friends due to a potential sickness bug. Boo. We took the opportunity to have a good sort out of our stuff and make room for Christmas 2018. I found a lot of toys too, so Isla and I had fun playing with them.

Friday 21 December 2018

Friday 21 December 2018

We had a quiet day today, Isla was up all night with a horrible cough. So we kept her wrapped up in the warm and Daddy made the Vegan Gravy for Christmas Dinner. Its the Jamie Oliver recipe and THE most delicious gravy I have ever tasted - not one bit of animal product either. So great for everyone. We then went to some friends for dinner which was lovely... :)

Thursday 20 December 2018

Thursday 20 December 2018

Hubby has started prepping for Christmas Day dinner, he is using our new food saver device which keeps food fresh in vacuum packed bags. He's also filling up some mason jars with yummy goodness too. He has made the most delicious cranberry sauce with apples. We can't wait for our Christmas meal!

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Tuesday 18 December 2018

I promised someone pink hair for Christmas, so we did it. It's just a semi-permanent colour so it will wash out. She looks super cute and she really loves it. I love this little lady albeit she is hard work at the moment! 

Monday 17 December 2018

Monday 17 December 2018

I love this photo. Snoopy's little head peeping to the side and Rambo looking  extremely comfortable. These new doggy beds are just amazing. The animals love them and all three of them share. It's like musical dog beds! 

Saturday 15 December 2018

Saturday 15 December 2018

Today we did a lot of sorting in the morning, whilst waiting for Daddy to come back home. Noah has been practising making cups of tea, he has a list of things to tackle for Cubs and making a cup of tea is one of them. I am making sure to show him how I like it best haha :)