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.

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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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Creating a pretend restaurant at home during lockdown

This was a big hit with our little ones over the Easter weekend: Daddy turned the dining room into a pretend restaurant and created a menu for them to choose their dinners. Whilst Mummy was the waitress. It was great fun, even if it did only last 90 minutes. It was nice to do something a little different and the kids love role play games.

Firstly, we asked the kiddies to get dressed up and make an effort – like we were really on our way out. They then queued outside in the garden, on our love box, where they waited to be seated by the waitress. They had been sent these lovely tops by La Coqueta, a luxury kids clothing brand that specialising in Spanish kids cloths. Isla is wearing this beautiful Boalena cardigan, it’s perfect for Spring and Summer evenings, if you really are going to a restaurant!

Isla

Noah is wearing the long sleeve polo shirt, it feels so soft and also feels really good quality. These items were meant to be coming with us to Dubai, which unfortunately we did not go due to lockdown. So we put them on to go to our pretend restaurant instead! It was lovely to see them dressed up.

Noah

The menu was created by Daddy, the chef, he put things down that he knew he could cook quickly. As we all know, kids waiting in restaurants can be quite stressful and they had no parents with them, so we gave them choices that would be relatively quick to cook.

Isla really got into character. It was lovely. She called me “Sonia” as that’s what my name badge said and she asked politely for refills of drink and for her food. She referred to Noah as husband which I thought was hilarious. Noah, on the other hand, was a little disruptive. He didn’t really get into the spirit of things very well and spent the entire evening mucking about and licking his spoon so I would have to replace it – getting the most out of his money I suspect. Also, he is tired. So I gave him the benefit of doubt!

pretend restaurant queue

After their meal, I created a quick receipt from a Paperchase list pad I had and then I made pretend money for them. So they had to work out what money to use to pay the bill. So we involved a little maths in the mix too. When we do go out next, when this lockdown is over, we will definitely let them take charge in the restaurant.

Pretend restaurant bill

It was great fun, despite the fact I just stood and watched the kiddies eat (which made me feel super hungry). I used to pretend this when I was a kid myself, without the actual food element of it all! Making up menus and my own money, I actually felt like a child again. The kiddies said their favourite part was the yummy pizza and the entertainment (Mummy played the piano after their meal and they danced). Let me know if you decide to do your own pretend restaurant at home.

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4 Comments
  • Jupiter Hadley
    April 14, 2020

    Oh wow this is such a cute idea, we are totally going to have to make our own restaurant here! Very cute.

  • Susan Mann
    April 20, 2020

    This is such a brilliant and simple idea. It looks like they loved it and had a great time. Going to give this a go xc

    • MummyConstant
      April 22, 2020

      Ah brilliant. They did love it. Let me know how you get on x

  • Margaret Gallagher
    April 28, 2020

    Fun way of learning – looks like you all enjoyed yourselves

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