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...

Day 11 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas prize bundle

Day 11 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas and today 1 lucky winner will be able to win a bundle of fabulous prizes. I love the prizes today, what a fabulous cloak idea for a Harry Potter fan? Did you see who won the competition yesterday, check out Day 10 to find out the winners.

What do I win on Day 11 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas?

In todays 24 hour competition you can win a bundle of games from some great brands, worth over £80:

  • ​Harry Potter invisibility cloak £27.99
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Harry Potter invisibility cloak

This Harry Potter invisibility cloak is brilliant for any Harry Potter fan. You simply wear it and using the special app – take photos and it looks like your body has disappeared. Its great fun and a great trick for family this Christmas.

Elodie Details changing bag

I loved my changing bags when the kiddies were little, but I also have a couple that I use to this day. You can never be without the room, extra pockets and special spaces that a changing bag offers you. This Elodie Details bag in the rebel poodle style is beautiful. If you look closely at the pattern you can just about see the poodles.

How do I win?

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Day 11 #12DaysofConstantChristmas (24 hour comp)

This competition closes at 23:59 Sunday 22nd December 2019, winners will be announced in the competition window above and will be emailed directly.


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  • Keith Hunt
    December 22, 2019

    Just me and the hounds with a audiobook as the wife wotks all the holidays at night in A&E.

  • Margaret Gallagher
    December 22, 2019

    Christmas eve mass with all the family- so.many of us its the only time we get together !

  • Solange
    December 22, 2019

    Lots of food prep for the big day.

  • Lynn Heath
    December 22, 2019

    I’m working on the morning, then travelling to my parent in the afternoon! Hopefully traffic will be kind!

  • Tracy Nixon
    December 22, 2019

    We will have a nice walk along our local beach then in the evening watch a movie in our new pjs!

  • Emma Hussain
    December 22, 2019

    Will jus be home with my children and husband.

  • Jane Willis
    December 22, 2019

    I’ll be playing with the grandchildren I’ve not seen since Easter and making start on the prepping in the kitchen

  • Ashleigh Allan
    December 22, 2019

    Watching Christmas movies and making cookies for Santa

  • Valerie Seal
    December 22, 2019

    We shall be travelling to family and having a lovely meal all together in the evening.

  • Christine Taylor
    December 22, 2019

    We all have new PJ’s to wear all day, we’re not getting dressed at all. We have snacks and movies and family – that’s all we need x

  • Rebecca Phillips
    December 22, 2019

    The four of us will have a buffet/picnic dinner and watch christmas movies!

    • Tee Simpson
      December 22, 2019

      We are staying at home and having some family over for food and drinks.

  • olivia Kirby
    December 22, 2019

    We stay at my parents and we have a nice meal and the kis open their Christmas Eve boxes
    PS my instagram not working, hence I can’t do any entries that are locked, sorry

  • olivia Kirby
    December 22, 2019

    It wn’t let me claim the 5 entries for the tweet, even though i have tweeted unfortunately

  • sharon martin
    December 22, 2019

    relaxing and watching xmas films

    December 22, 2019

    On Christmas eve i will be watching films with my family before we all go to bed for santa coming

  • Linda Ford
    December 22, 2019

    We are going out for a family meal to a local hungry horse!

  • Jo F
    December 22, 2019

    Walks, going to the park, kite flying anything to wear the kids out to make sure they go to sleep

  • Emma Ellison
    December 22, 2019

    We go for a walk to the local hospice to see their Christmas tree and have a golden coin treasure hunt at home

  • Janine Phillips
    December 22, 2019

    Probably cooking and I have a blood test at 4pm x

  • Libby Noack
    December 22, 2019

    I will be working but in the evening we will be opening a joint family present to share between all of us 🙂

  • Greig spencer
    December 22, 2019

    carol singing

  • kay sherman
    December 22, 2019

    christmas eve we have a buffet tea and chill out

  • Alice Dixon
    December 22, 2019

    We have a big buffet and play party games

  • Kay Broomfield
    December 22, 2019

    We’re taking the children to see Jumanji at the cinema in the afternoon, followed by a trip to the ice cream parlour before going home to open their Christmas Eve boxes.

  • Sheila McKenna
    December 22, 2019

    Getting the dinner already to cook for the morning

  • Lesley Bain
    December 22, 2019

    A couple of visits to family members then home to prep food etc for the big day!

  • Lucy Mills
    December 22, 2019

    We will be having a few hours at the country park, followed by an afternoon of Christmas movies, baking and of course eating

  • lorraine kirk
    December 22, 2019

    Going to the Christmas Eve service at church followed by a cheeky drink at the pub!

  • Lynne OConnor
    December 22, 2019

    Family Christmas movie night complete with After Eights (and plates of veg etc. for preparation on my lap)

  • Cath Joyce
    December 22, 2019

    I will be preparing all the food and wrapping the last few presents

  • Angela Wilcox
    December 22, 2019

    Watching films with the kids and probably visiting my mum in hospital as she has unfortunately had to go back in again

  • Kate Davies
    December 22, 2019

    Last minute prep then snuggling up with my fiancé and our son on the sofa in new pjs watching Christmas films.

2019 photo challenge December week 4
Day 11 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas prize bundle

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