I’m so happy with how our #garden is transforming. We’ve created a huge space for playing, chilling, eating and basking.

If you swipe through the photos this is what our garden looked like when we moved in last January. We’ve been working hard to make it our own.

To be fair Hubby has done most of the hard work: getting rid of the pond and 5ft high rockery. Using the rocks to make the fire pit area. The decking. And then the patio.

It looks so different. And this photo isn’t the end, we still have some work to do over the next month but I thought it was a good milestone.

We now have somewhere to be as a family. And our sofa is perfect for socially distancing 😂 we can sit 3.5 metres away from eachother.

I am still gobsmacked when I look at it is today and what it was when we moved in. It looks just as I drew it a year ago.


I’m so happy with how...

I took this photo the other evening; the kiddies wanted to wait for a train to go past and so we sat and waited.

Whilst I checked the train times, they sat there talking and giggling. I captured this moment. It was so lovely. Look how #sweet her body language is. His too.

I love watching them when they have their talks. Every morning when we walk the dogs they walk ahead, or behind, doing the same thing. They chatter about lots of random topics or plan out the Minecraft house they are going to build next.

It’s been a long day and when I see photos like this, of the better days, it reminds me why I need to keep going and getting through the tough times.

My babies. 💛💙 #mummyphotoaday

I took this photo the...

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.


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.


🌾 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!


We went out with a...

Competition: Organic Babies Hello Baby Giftset

**CLOSED** Organic Babies, by Green People are giving away to 1 lucky winner one of their new gift sets for babies. The Hello Baby Giftset comes with a trio of perfectly pure bath and skincare products that are expertly blended making them suitable for new arrivals. Inside you will find: 100ml Lavender Baby Wash & Shampoo, 30ml Dry Skin Baby Lotion, 30ml Lavender Baby Salve – Priced at £15.95. You can buy them on the Green People website: http://www.greenpeople.co.uk/ and you can find them in store at John Lewis, Ocado and Independent Health stores.

The Giftset has 3 different sleeves to choose from; unisex, boy and girl, so they are perfect for baby shower gifts (before you know the sex) and for when you do. To celebrate the launch of these fab new gifts this month Organic Babies, Green People are giving away one with a colour of your choice.

The concept allows you to truly personalise your gift by choosing from Baby Blue for Boys or Blush Pink for girls, plus a Unisex option for those with a surprise in store. ‘Hello Baby’ also makes the perfect Christening gift.

These gifts are the perfect introduction to certified organic skin care, boasting 3 top sellers from the Organic Babies range, a range which is naturally gentle and packed full of age-old herbs such as Calendula and Lavender, famed for their theraputic properties to soothe and relax. You can trust that only the best mild and gentle organic ingredients are blended to create these pure baby products.

All you need to do to enter this competition is follow the rafflecopter requirements and leave me a blog post comment telling me what colour you would like if you won?

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Competition closes, midnight next Sunday: 21st October 2012.
Good luck!


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  • mymillsbaby
    October 14, 2012

    I’d take blue – these products are lush – I was given a set by a work colleague… they smell divine.

  • olivia kirby
    October 14, 2012

    I would like the pink. The products look lovely.

  • tamalyn roberts
    October 14, 2012

    i would like pink please xx

  • Janine Bailey
    October 14, 2012

    I would like unisex pls x

  • maggie ali
    October 14, 2012

    pink please 🙂

  • Joy Dehany
    October 14, 2012

    Hello xx
    Unisex please, for my friend due in November. I use Green People baby range on Rosie and it’s so gentle and lovely x

  • Hilda Wright
    October 14, 2012

    I’d love a pink set as I have a grandaughter due in December! 😉

  • Cath
    October 14, 2012

    I would love a Unisex set please as my sister in law is due in January and they are not finding out the sex of the baby.

  • esther james
    October 14, 2012

    unisex would great, my sister is having a baby and Its going to be a suprise

  • Karen Barrett
    October 14, 2012

    I’d love the unisex please, thanks

  • Rebecca Beesley
    October 14, 2012

    colourful stripes one as I have a friend who does not yet know what she is having!

  • pink please 🙂

  • I would go for pink.:) Or if there’s unisex, much better.:)

  • Julie Cook
    October 15, 2012

    Unisex please – so sweet x

  • Susie Jones
    October 15, 2012

    I’d love the blue one – for my baby boy due ihn January! thanks so much for the giveaway xx

  • addibelle
    October 18, 2012

    unisex please

  • Attachment Mummy
    October 19, 2012

    Pink please!

  • Louise (@LouiseRWs)
    October 20, 2012

    Unisex option please as I love the stripes

  • Simon C
    October 21, 2012

    Blue, thanks!


  • Sarah M
    October 21, 2012

    Unisex, please!

  • Jan Atkinson
    October 21, 2012

    I’d like the unisex one please

  • Louise Bowman
    October 21, 2012

    Blue please

  • Lyn B
    October 21, 2012

    Sounds fab! Would love the unisex set please 🙂

  • Anna
    October 21, 2012

    Oooh lovely prize, i’d love the unisex one! xoxo

  • Enma
    October 21, 2012

    Lovely 🙂 The stripey, unisex set would be fab! x

  • Ursula Bingham
    October 21, 2012

    I’d love the unisex one too please. Thanks.

  • kelly Dutton
    October 21, 2012

    Blush Pink please

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