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,...

I find I spend most of my days, at the moment, just watching these 2. When they are friends, they are the best of friends. They have the most bizarre conversations and talk about the most random things. But I love listening to that!

One of my #projects over this lockdown period is to get our garden into tip top shape for Summer and another is to take more photos. I love taking photos, it’s my favourite hobby and I’m looking forward to trying out the new iPhone 11 camera at the end of the week.

This photo was taken with my iPhone 8 Plus. I think it takes amazing photos. So I can only imagine the 11 will be better! 💛 Have you seen my iPhoneography tips on the blog?

Do you have any Summer, lockdown, projects?

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I find I spend most...

We’ve been busy little bees 🐝 today! The kiddies got through 95% of their schoolwork, yes that’s right! I was gobsmacked when I finished work. They get set weekly tasks on a Monday, then new Maths & English tasks each day. Is tomorrow they have 1 weekly task left, then it’s just Maths & English. I am so impressed. They’ve completely smashed it!

I had a productive day too, I had 2 new starters at work and had to ensure they are settled in their roles. It was different via Teams but I’m hoping I can still manage effectively remotely. It’s so hard not sitting next to people, as you just don’t know how quickly they work or how they work. I’ve got to learn to talk a bit more! I’m so happy we have a full team though! 🥂

Another 2 reasons why I’m feeling happy today: our outdoor furniture is being delivered this week (2 weeks earlier than I thought) Whoop Whoop and my iPhone upgrade is due this week. I can’t believe I’ve had my iPhone 8 Plus for 2 years! It’s the best iPhone I’ve had to date.

These guys are trying #new things in the garden too. Isla got this for her birthday. I used to love a skip ball when I was a child. And a Pogo Ball? Can anyone remember these?

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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

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

12 April 2020 #SilentSunday

12 April 2020 #SilentSunday

Hoppy Easter everyone! Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 12 April 2020. I hope everyone is having a super lockdown day, full of fun and stay at home activities. We have all got Lego to keep us occupied today and Daddy is building me a flower bed box for the garden. It's going to be a productive building day! What are you doing? 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

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. …

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

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! VIEW the POST

1 March 2020 #SilentSunday

1 March 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 1 March 2020. Wow its March already. Did anyone else feel that February went on forever, which is funny considering it's the shortest month of the year. I am loving all the Winter Sun photos and outdoor adventure posts. Thank you for sharing all of your fabulous family fun blog posts. 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

19 January 2020 #SilentSunday

19 January 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 19 January 2020. Well I think the Winter has finally kicked in. Beautiful frosts and beautiful scenery. I love wrapping up warm and cosy, putting on tonnes of layers and hats too. A nice walk in the crunchy leaves today. VIEW the POST

12 January 2020 #SilentSunday

12 January 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 12 January 2020. How is everyone doing on this second weekend of the year? I hope everyones New Years resolutions are holding up. This week it was my birthday, I have had a lovely week and got thoroughly spoilt. It is also the year anniversary of being in our house, it's gone so quickly. VIEW the POST

29 December 2019 #SilentSunday

29 December 2019 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 29 December 2019. I hope everyone had a good Christmas and are relaxing ready for New Years Eve. We are having our first new years in the new house and as a family. We always go away with friends for New Year so it will be different. We are looking forward to watching the fireworks. VIEW the POST

22 December 2019 #SilentSunday

22 December 2019 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 22 December 2019. Todays photo is from rock climbing yesterday. Hubby has been doing this for a week and has gained so much confidence. I cannot believe he is climbing up so high without any support! VIEW the POST

8 December 2019 #SilentSunday

8 December 2019 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 8 December 2019. It's been a beautiful week, weather wise, I have loved the cold and sunny days. This photo couldn't be anything else really though, could it? It's everything that I wanted it to be, we have some work to do next year on the fireplace but it looks as magical as I thought it would in our new home. The first Christmas here. I am very excited. VIEW the POST