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,...

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#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
📷 @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 @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...

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?


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?


What a great #friyay it’s...

#constantgarden: Growing sunflowers week 3

Well its week 3 and I am deeply shocked at what I saw this week: out of the 4 seedlings that survived, once put into the garden to get some more sunlight only 1 has managed to see it through to week 3. The others have literally disappeared – but how?


I am actually really annoyed that I have just one sunflower left and now I do not know what to do with it? Where do I keep him to protect him from whatever got the other 3? I have put him back in the greenhouse, up high, so hopefully if its ants or slugs or whatever he will be a little more protected.


Out of the second batch of seeds that Noah planted, we have quite a few seedlings, but some of these look chewed as well. What is it eating them? How do I stop them from eating my little sunflowers? It is actually quite sad when you have grown these things from their seeds. I know Noah will not be impressed, so I haven’t told him just yet – thankfully the rain means that we have not been out in the garden as much.


Fingers crossed that the remaining sunflower from the first batch grows into a fine sunflower plant and we will keep tabs on the second batch which seems to be growing nicely now.

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  • Great images!
    My sunflowers never survive, be thankful one is doing well 😉
    Fingers crossed for the second batch x

    • MummyConstant
      June 2, 2014

      Thank you Donna. 🙂

      I have one really big sunflower growing so fingers crossed it does grow.

      My husbands nan told me to spray them with fairy liquid diluted in water and it gets rid of the greenfly which gets rid of bugs and things trying to get them. I found some caterpillars on my plants this weekend too. They are all eating away at them. Boo hoo!

  • Family Fever
    May 30, 2014

    What a shame some have been eaten away at, but it looks like you are still going to have some great sunflowers to cherish! #blogsrus

  • Lisa from Lisa's Life
    May 31, 2014

    My mum has holes like that in some of her plants; we think it may be the harlequin ladybirds…hope the strong one keeps going! 🙂 #blogsRus

  • Danielle Vedmore
    May 31, 2014

    It may be snails. Poor little sunflowers 🙁

    • MummyConstant
      June 2, 2014

      I know I feel dreadful that they are being gnawed at! I have sprayed them with diluted fairy liquid apparently that is the answer 🙂

  • Tinuke
    June 2, 2014

    Oh no! We tried sunflowers last year, only one survived and it literally only grew a couple of feet high. Hope you have better luck!

    • MummyConstant
      June 2, 2014

      I really hope it grows into an actual flower – it is so upsetting that they are being eaten 🙁

  • Thompson Kate
    June 2, 2014

    Those photos are stunning – we’ve never had much success with our sunflowers except the one year we had an 8′ one! It’s not that they get eaten… our cat digs them up!!!

    • MummyConstant
      June 2, 2014

      Thank you so much, that is really lovely of you. I love taking photos of their progress they grow quite quickly!

      I hope the larger one I currently have continues to grow. The other batch are looking a little more chewed each day 🙁

  • Jaime Oliver
    June 2, 2014

    oh no .. i planted 5 and we now only have 3! .. i am not happy either it took all on not to kill mine off in the first place! ……… hope your last one makes it xx

(147/365) Thursday 29th May 2014 – grumpy bums
#constantgarden: Growing sunflowers week 3

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