“February is the border between Winter and Spring” Terri Guillemets.

I saw this quote recently, on someone’s insta square, and for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw it. But I love it.

It’s such a transformative month and I get all excited seeing the new buds sprouting above the surface. New beginnings.

With each new Spring comes new beginnings. New blooms in the garden, new colours and new weather.

I’m looking forward to many more walks in the Wintery Sun & filling my lungs with fresh air.

What do you love about February?

#mummyphotoaday ~ new beginnings

#newbeginnings #symbolic #springiscoming #winter #wintersun #winterwalk #familywalk #mindfulness #mindful #blueskies #suninwinter #winterlandscape #chillywalks #beautyinnature #naturelovers #walkwalkwalk #walkingformentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #freshstart #gardenbuds #gardenlove #familytime
Today marks a month since we lost our little Rambo. We’re still trying to heal but, as all the advice said, it is getting a little lighter to carry the grief each day.

Isla still isn’t sleeping very well and when it gets towards the end of the evening, we’re all a little out of sorts. Simply, we miss him so much.

I’m going to brave it and write a blog dedication to my little best bud, I haven’t felt brave enough yet. He was such a lovely dog, also a bit weird & funny, it will be nice to share his stories.

I love this photo of the 3 of them snuggling. This was just before Christmas. This is quite often what view I would have behind my desk… my little snugglers!

Do you take loads of photos of your pets snuggled in different ways? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ heal

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The Winter Sun has been so beautiful over the last few days.  I think today we’re going to see a change to cloudy skies.

I love this photo. The low sun and the kids having a little adventure. I spend a lot of my time watching them interact. I guess that’s a big part of parenthood. Learning and growing.

Have you been making the most of the weather?

#mummyphotoaday ~ parenthood 

#wintersun #winterwalk #wintery #wintervibes #sunset #wintersunset #lowsun #wintertime #familywalk #parenthood #observing #kidsactivities #imaginationiseverything #timeout #mindfulness #familyadventures #familylifestyle #healthylifestyle #freshair #dogwalk
A little corner of my office… I spend most of my week here so it’s nice to pretty it up sometimes. I even managed to blur out the water marks on the windows (they need a good clean).

My tax return has been submitted and my assignment has too! Quite a day for submissions and I’m relieved. I’m in the last year of uni and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve had to complete it. I am focussed on finishing, which is giving me the mindset to get it done.

What did you do today that your relieved about? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ corner

Items from @frompaperchase are part of a previous collab 

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Daddy = “Kids please don’t try and walk on the ice”….
Kids = ☝🏻

They kept edging towards the pond, “I just want to break the ice”. They did make me laugh. And yes, they ignored the instructions. But they did only tap the ice with their toes.

It made for a little adventure this afternoon. I love this Winter sun!

Do your kids love standing on frozen puddles?

#mummyphotoaday ~ adventure

#wintersun #winter #sun #pond #icypond #icywater #winteryourlife #winterfun #sundaywalk #sundaywalking #familywalk #sundayafternoon #freshair #freshwalk #wintervibes #waterside #explore #adventure #winterexploration ❄️🥶
The frost is so beautiful 🥶 I love the days where it is frosty but super sunny. The sun was beaming into my office today. It made my heart happy. 

This weather is definitely snuggle & binge watch TV shows kind of weather. I’ve started watching Bloodlines on Netflix. I started it as I just loved “Judy” from Dead to Me and thought I’d give this a try. It’s quite gripping & I’ve not been too good at predicting the storyline so far. Which usually I can!

Do you have any Wintery snuggle shows that I need to add to my watch list?

#mummyphotoaday ~ heart

#frost #winter #netflix #watchlist #todolist #wintery #frosty #winterfrost #frostyleaves #frostymornings #coldday #coldweather #winterlandscape #groundlevel #deadtome #bloodlines #lindacardellini #netflixandcrochet #chillvibes #relaxingtime❤️ #leavecarpet #woodlandphotography #woodlandwalk #perspective

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Quick last minute Christmas gifts

Quick last minute Christmas gifts

Now, I cannot be the only one doing a last minute scramble online to buy those last minute gifts. Those sites that offer next day delivery or shops that are open up until Christmas Eve will be getting hid hard over the next few days. Especially by those people like me, who need to get the last minute Christmas gifts. VIEW the POST

The ultimate activities gift guide for 2022

The ultimate activities gift guide for 2022

The ultimate collection of board games, puzzles and jigsaws to entertain your family this Christmas. I love a games gift guide that offers fun along the way and a variety of choices! From Elf Monopoly, to the latest edition of the Rubik's cube, there is something for everyone in the family this Christmas. VIEW the POST

Gifts for the someone you’re still getting to know

The holiday season is still quickly approaching us, which means that if you haven’t already done it, now really is the time to make sure that you’re nailing down that list of people you want to give gifts to. While there are some people you might know inside out, or at least know enough to find them something they’re likely to be interested in, what do you do about the person you have yet to really get to know? 

12 amazing advent calendars 2022

12 amazing advent calendars 2022

We loveeeeeeee our advent calendars in Chez Constant and so we are bringing you our favourites of 2022. These are the best advent calendars for our family that might offer some inspiration to you and yours. It kicks off Christmas for us and we just love opening our little surprises each morning. This post is an introduction to the calendars we are featuring this year and if you act quickly you can buy the fun advent calendars 2022 for yourself. Check out my Insta stories for updates each day of what is behind each door. VIEW the POST

Gift ideas for the holidays

Gift ideas for the holidays

No matter how hard you plan, the holidays seem to come on faster and faster every year. With everything going on in your world and everything else happening in the world at large, it can be difficult to find time to pull together gifts for the holidays. Luckily, you have several options to keep last-minute frantic shopping at bay. Keep reading for gift ideas that will be sure to satisfy everyone on your list.  VIEW the POST

Hamper: What makes them universal gifts we all love to share?

Since gift-giving is a way to show someone how much you care about them and how valuable you deem your relationship, finding a gift that would perfectly express this can be exhausting. With so many occasions, whether it’s holidays like Christmas and Easter, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day or a birthday, it can be a hassle trying to come up with a gift that’s at the same time useful and surprising. And yet, the solution may be easier than you think. Why complicate the gift-shopping process, when you can simply focus on a universal option that offers something that would please even the pickiest of giftees. Sounds too good to be true, right? But rest assured it isn’t when you choose to give a gift basket or hamper.

Gifts for every Dad – a Father’s Day gift guide 2022

Gifts for every Dad – a Father’s Day gift guide 2022

This is a very comprehensive list, for every Dad and every hobby. I have tried to categorise the gifts in themes to make it easier to find the right gifts for your Daddy! Everything from the chef, the football fan, grooming products to fitness! Here it is my: Father's Day gift guide 2022... I hope it inspires you to get something fun for Daddy this year. VIEW the POST

An amazing Mother’s Day gift guide 2022 round up

An amazing Mother’s Day gift guide 2022 round up

Trying to find fun things for Mummy can be hard, as sometimes all we really want is a hot cup of tea. I found some beautiful gift ideas from personalised frames to gorgeous accessories, something for all budgets. I love gifting and finding the right present for people and I think I have passed that on to my children! Here it is my: Mother's Day gift guide 2022... I hope it inspires you to get something nice for Mummy this year. VIEW the POST

Celebrate Women’s Month with 8 gift ideas for your girlfriends

Let’s Celebrate Women’s Month in style! March is an excellent time to take a pause and acknowledge the influence and significant contribution of so many women in one’s life. From your mother to your girlfriends, indeed, it is difficult to imagine how your life may have turned out without them. To show how much you appreciate them, taking the time to pick and offer a well-considered gift is sure to brighten their day.

4 Gift ideas for a sporty significant other

4 Gift ideas for a sporty significant other

Giving gifts to your significant other is a great way to celebrate important milestones in their life such as birthdays and promotions. Since it is a special occasion, you want to make sure you get them something they will treasure for a long time. While finding the perfect gift can be a bit challenging, knowing your partner’s hobbies and interests can help you find something they will most likely appreciate. If your significant other is a sporty individual, we have some amazing gift ideas you can consider. Whether your partner just recently found their passion in sports or has been physically active for a long time, here are some items that they will surely appreciate receiving  VIEW the POST

6 Clever Valentine’s gift ideas for every type of Dad

6 Clever Valentine’s gift ideas for every type of Dad

Fathers can be the most complicated people to give gifts to. Half of them have highly specific tastes, and the other half don’t even know what they want! This makes shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts more challenging than enjoyable for spouses and daughters alike. But fret not. There’s always a gift for every dad out there—no matter their quirks! Here’s a rundown of the cleverest gifts fathers will surely appreciate this Valentine’s Day. VIEW the POST

The perfect gift for any animal lover with Living Nature

The perfect gift for any animal lover with Living Nature

Ever wanted a lion cub to keep your feet warm at night? A puppy you don't have to walk in the rain? An elephant that won't wreck your lawn? Living Nature's collection of over 200 toys are the closest you'll ever get to the real thing and are perfect for animal lovers of all ages. Isla just loves soft toys and also animals, so she was very grateful to adopt some new pets into her bedroom. VIEW the POST

3 Gift ideas for your female friends

3 Gift ideas for your female friends

The female friends in your life may get quite excited when Christmas and other events approach. Although you have already given them the spectacular gift of your friendship, you may be wondering what material items you could give them during this holiday season. Picking out thoughtful gifts can be fun, especially if you know the person quite well. However, for a friend, family member, or significant other who is a little bit more difficult to buy for, it can be quite a time-consuming process. By thinking about some types of gifts, you may be able to purchase something that will both surprise and amaze them. VIEW the POST

7 Stylish housewarming presents

Moving into a new, well-functioning home is an exciting time, and it’s always great to get the support of your loved ones during this time. It’s not necessarily about how expensive the gifts are; instead, it’s about the value they provide and the memories they help create. It’s not always easy to know what to get someone for their housewarming, but there are plenty of trendy gifts that will help show someone you wish them the best in their new space. I love planning fun housewarming presents, it’s even more fun when you really know the people moving too.

Styling tips for wearing diverse pearl jewellery sets

Styling tips for wearing diverse pearl jewellery sets

The rule of thumb in the fashion world is that every outfit should be completed with a statement accessory. Whether it is jewellery, a watch or a handbag, accessories can give any look an extra flair and take the whole ensemble to a new level. An accessory that has always been regarded as the best and most stylish one are pearls. Once reserved for classic looks, pearl jewellery is now available in many styles, colours and shapes, offering fashionistas endless choices to add elegance to their ensemble. VIEW the POST

4 Amazing themes of Christmas at Frosts Garden Centre

4 Amazing themes of Christmas at Frosts Garden Centre

I felt extremely lucky to have been invited to Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands last week to see their new Christmas displays. There are 4 amazing themes this year and I can't wait to show you them. Christmas at Frosts is always so magical, they put in so much effort it is just beautiful. The kids love it too! Something to see everywhere you look. VIEW the POST

How to give your guests the best cup of tea

I love bringing out the best crockery for guests, tea and biscuits is the kind of thing I imagined when I was younger: daydreaming about supplying cups of tea for the guests in my home. Tell me I am not the only one. Well, I have put together this post on how to give your guests the best cup of tea and that’s about process but also setting the scene with perfect homeware (which also make for brilliant gifts).

An amazing Autumn birthday gift guide 2021

An amazing Autumn birthday gift guide 2021

With Christmas growing closer it might be hard to think about Autumn birthday gift ideas that will be appreciated just as much as those wonderful Christmas gifts in a few months. Personalised gifts are always the perfect way to gift loved ones and friends, I found a lot of amazing gifts online. This is my Autumn birthday gift guide 2021, from Printster. VIEW the POST

5 ways to celebrate the life of your loved ones with Age UK

5 ways to celebrate the life of your loved ones with Age UK

Losing someone close to you can be extremely difficult; this hit me hardest when my late Grandad passed away 8 years ago. It is hard to put into words how it feels, not to be able to get reassurance from them any more or confirmation that they are OK. One way that helped me to deal with his loss is to think about him frequently and it helped that I had something physical to see, it really helped me. So, I thought I would put this post together of wonderful ideas, from Age UK, on creating special ways to celebrate the life of your loved ones. VIEW the POST

Moissanite – Easy on the eyes and the conscience

You may have never heard of moissanite, but it has been around for over 120 years, having been discovered in a meteor crater in the late 1800s. Due to its unique characteristics, it is rare to find in nature, but scientists have managed to recreate the gemstone artificially using advanced scientific methods. The process has evolved over the years and with this, the quality of the stones. This makes moissanite a sparkling, spectacular and cost-efficient alternative to conventional diamonds. Moissanite rings boast a brilliance that rivals the most stunning of diamonds and can often score higher in the refractive index depending on the cut of the stone.

The perfect gifts for a housewarming

The perfect gifts for a housewarming

People move house all the time, especially if they are in rentals. However, there comes a time when your friends finally get on the property ladder and move into their first home. So, how can you make the occasion? Hopefully with a housewarming party and some grown-up gifts! Here are some of the best gift ideas for your friend's new home. VIEW the POST

How parents can express thanks to a teacher

How parents can express thanks to a teacher

As a teacher is responsible for much of your son or daughter’s success, you will likely appreciate their commitment to their education. If your child is thriving academically, has improved their marks, earned fantastic qualifications, or turned around their behaviour, you may want to provide their teacher with a thoughtful gift. It is always nice to say thanks to a teacher! VIEW the POST

Say a big Thank You Teacher with Card Factory

It’s that time of year again when you start thinking about buying nice gifts for the kiddies teachers, after all they have just given the kids good school reports and saying thank you is important to us. We received these fabulous goodies from Card Factory to show what amazing gifts they have to offer, including personalised ones. Oh and Card Factory are offering 1 free A6 card with any Teacher gift this week!

What to buy a golf fanatic for their birthday?

What to buy a golf fanatic for their birthday?

Birthday presents can get harder to buy with every year that passes. If someone has a hobby or keen interest, it makes sense to buy them something that relates to this. So, with that being said, let’s take a look at some of the different things you could purchase a golf fanatic. I have lots of golf lovers in my family and I always try to find fun golfing themed presents, here are some of the different things I find. VIEW the POST