This is for yesterday’s prompt, I left my square black yesterday and so this is my Day 2 of the June Photo Challenge.

These guys always make me #smile. They have the ability to make me feel so very angry and then laugh only 5 minutes later. I’m glad they don’t hold a grudge or stay angry for too long.

I remember this moment well, they were giggling about the dogs. The dogs wandered around them chewing on the grass and Snoopy (our blind dog) nearly head butted Isla.

I love the bond they have developed over the past few months, with each other and the pets too. I’m not saying they love all day long (they bicker) but it’s not as much as they used to and it’s definitely determined by the amount of sleep they get.

Anyone else struggling to get their kids asleep but 10pm? I think Noah came down, in protest, 8 times last night to say he couldn’t sleep.

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This is for yesterday’s prompt,...

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

🌾 I adore this photo! Not sure what it is exactly: the colours, the wonky lines, the sun setting to the right or the children’s freedom. Or, all of it put together.

This was an ordinary moment captured on our dog walk, Sunday evening. It’s little moments like this, the accidental captures, that I love the most.

I had no idea at the time of taking it that I’d love it as much as I do. I can hear the #kiddies giggling and it makes me want to smile.

Well, it’s a late post. But I didn’t finish work until 10:30pm ish & I’ve been winding down.

I hope everyone had a lovely day.

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🌾 I adore this photo!...

Happy June everyone and here are the photo prompts for #mummyphotoaday, June photo challenge.

I’ve included lots of generic words as during lockdown there is quite a variation of photos. I love seeing how each person takes on the photo prompts, some absolutely stunning photos.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday so I can share the photos throughout the month, but so others can find you and like or comment. It really is such a lovely community.

So, what is everyone doing for June?

Happy June everyone and here...

My favourite pics from May #mummyphotoaday, the fun photo a day photo challenge. Thank you to everyone who has taken part, so many amazing photos to choose from.

The photo is tagged, but left to right:
📷 @mummuddlingthrough
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @socalshopgirl384
📷 @van_life_family_
📷 @ceeleah_and_the_small_humans
📷 @norfolk_kinsfolk
📷 @beautifully_defected
📷 @newmummyblog
📷 @typicalmummy

I’ve really loved seeing photos from everyone that joined in: @sahrazade @shareyourplaywithme @beatrix.hendrix.and.me @confessionsofacrummymummy @adventuresstartathome @anywaytostayathome @chaos_at_leitrim @_lisaslife_ @happinessisasunbeam @themummyeditorial

All you have to do to join in with this photo challenge is use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday. Take the keyword from the photo prompts and use that in your caption. We’ve got a lovely community that enjoy seeing each others posts.

Thank you to everyone who joined in. Looking forward to June!

My favourite pics from May...

We went out with a bang for May! We had a day of socially distancing with #family.

Today is Nanny’s birthday, so we watched her open her presents on the driveway, with a good few metres distance. It was horrible not to be able to celebrate the day with her as we always do. We know we will soon and hopefully they can come and spend time in the garden with us soon, due to the new rules.

The kiddies get super sad when we leave families. It’s not nice but I think they understand why we can’t see them properly. Albeit they do not like it!

To cheer us up we played diggers in the fields surrounding my Mums new barn renovation project. No worries about socially distancing over there it is literally fields and fields. The kids loved zooming up and down on the dumper. I think it’s called.

Then we knocked on Great Grandma’s door to blow her a kiss and let her see the kiddies for a few minutes. It’s just so hard.

But, it was so lovely to see family today. Even if from afar and for a short time. We haven’t seen them in the flesh for around a month and it felt so nice.

Here’s to June and another month of lockdown. We’ve still got this!

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We went out with a...

Yeah for the #weekend!! It seems to be the only time where tensions aren’t high and there is a calm amongst us.

We have no grand plans, obviously, but we do tend to get the dogs walked first thing (as it’s too hot later on) and then we do some gardening.

Yesterday I spent an hour pulling all the weeds and long grasses from the front garden. It looks so much neater now but I still have a lot of work to do.

I love this photo of us of all, we do not have many as we never sit still long enough 🤪 This is our family lockdown portrait though and it’s a nice memory: sunny days, rainbows and quality time together at home.

Do you have any special memories throughout this lockdown?

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Yeah for the #weekend!! It...

What a great #friyay it’s been! We spent the morning “washing” the food shopping, then went for a nice big walk around Godmanchester meadows. It was a beautiful walk and nice as there was a breeze which cooled us down.

Yes, I did say wash the shopping. Is anyone else doing this? I basically Zoflora all of the food shopping as I unpack it. The actual shopping process takes a lot longer and now I’ve added an extra 30 mins with the clean. We just want to be sure it’s not harbouring anything. Peace of mind if nothing else.

Then this afternoon we let the kids have movie time. They’ve been getting too hot in the garden. It is super hot in the garden, it seems to be a little sun trap. Which I’m not complaining about.

Daddy then took the kiddies to the park to play croquet and I had a snooze in the sun.

All in all it’s been a beautiful day and chilled. Probably one of my favourite Fridays.

What did you get up to?

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A Christmas style turkey burger with a summer twist

I know, its half way through the year and no where near Christmas, but I am already thinking about my favourite things. My favourite food combinations at Christmas are: turkey, cranberry and cheeses! It doesn’t have to be December for me to enjoy a turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwich. This inspired me for a new recipe: a summer twist on a winter favourite. I had never tried it before and I was pleasantly surprised with it’s outcome.

The combined flavours were fantastic and the rocket and balsamic vinegar complimented the burger well too. It works well as a meal with a nice salad, or equally in a panini for a yummy lunchtime snack. An idea I had is to make my own Christmas recipe cards up, write them on a scroll and tie them with a ribbon and I can put that in stockings for presents. I love little Stocking Fillers, the ideas and creativity with these kinds of gifts are endless. So here is, my Christmas style turkey burger recipe: 

Christmas style turkey burgers with a summer twist

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Author Sonia Constant

Ingredients

  • 500 g Lean turkey mince
  • 1 slice of thick white bread or 4 crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs
  • 2 teaspoons of cranberry sauce
  • 4 slices of brie

Instructions

  • Get the mince in a bowl and break it up with your fingers so that it is moulding together.
  • Add the mixed herbs to the mince and continue to mix together with your fingers.
  • Break up the slice of thick bread into crumbs and add it to the mince mixture.
  • Crack the egg into the bowl and mix this up with the mince mixture, still using your fingers. Make sure to really squish it up so that it mixes up well.
  • When you have the right texture with the mince, split the mince in half. (Or in quarters, depending on what size burgers you wish to make).
  • With one half left to the side for later, take the remaining mince and split a bit off for the lid.
  • Round off the remaining mince, into a burger shape and push a hole in the middle with your knuckles. Making sure to not push through to the bottom.
  • With the well in the middle of the mince, put a teaspoon of cranberry sauce and a couple of slices of brie. (Whatever will fit).
  • Then roll out the bit of mince in your hands, flatten and push on top of the well (gently) to make the lid. Tidy it up and make sure no brie/cranberry is showing through the mince.
  • Using a spatula, place the burgers carefully into an ovenproof dish.
  • Put the Christmas turkey burgers into the frying pan and shallow fry for around 20/30 minutes, or until cooked right through. Depends on what size burgers you make.

Notes

I served them with rocket drizzled with balsamic vinegar, mushroom and serve it with a fresh panini for a lunch time treat.
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On Stocking Fillers have created a fantastic Christmas in August advent calendar, full of amazing Christmas themed recipes. You can open one each day and follow the recipes to make your very own Christmas in August meals. You will find the advent calendar here: The Stocking Fillers Christmas in August

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