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 6 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas win bundle

Day 6 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas and today 1 lucky winner will be able to win a bundle of fabulous prizes from some fabulous brands. Did you see who won the competition yesterday, check out Day 5 to find out the winners.

 What do I win on Day 6 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas?

In todays 24 hour competition you can win:

  • A bundle of toys from Rex London worth £33
  • A Mad Beauty Minnie Mouse set worth £13
  • illooms balloon bundle worth £12.50

Rex London

Rex London are giving away a fab toy bundle, to encourage a digital detox this Christmas, including:

Mad Beauty

Mad Beauty have some amazing Disney items and they are giving away a beautiful Minnie Magic Eyeshadow pallet set worth £12.99 to the lucky winner. Very exciting. I love the Mad Beauty items, I am loving their Christmas Lights advent calendar at the moment.

illooms balloon

illooms are fantastic LED balloons that light up so brightly and last for days. Our Halloween ones lasted for about 4 nights until they started to dim. These illooms balloons are perfect for Christmas; gold and silver light up balloons and the star LED balloon that you can turn off and on.

How do I win?

There will be 1 lucky winner that will win the bundle of items listed above. All you need to do is enter via the competition window below:

Day 6 #12DaysofConstantChristmas (24 hour comp)

This competition closes at 23:59 Tuesday 17th December 2019, winners will be announced in the competition window above and will be emailed directly.


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  • Tracy Nixon
    December 17, 2019

    I love their unicorn balloons!

  • Solange
    December 17, 2019

    Unicorn balloons.

  • Ria Bramhall
    December 17, 2019

    How amazing!!

  • Jane Willis
    December 17, 2019

    I love the marble effect ones. When I was a kid, marble effect balloons were always my favourites and the light up ones look amazing

  • olivia Kirby
    December 17, 2019

    I love their balloons – the Christmas ones are great

  • sharon martin
    December 17, 2019

    i like the let its snow balloons but the ghost ones are very effective too

  • Adele Knight
    December 17, 2019

    Love the Unicorn

  • angela sandhu
    December 17, 2019

    I like the Let it Snow ones

  • Caroline Tokes
    December 17, 2019

    I love their werewolf balloon

  • Jackie Howell
    December 17, 2019

    the Unicorn balloons

  • Rebecca Phillips
    December 17, 2019

    The aliens are pretty cool!

  • Jessica Barber
    December 17, 2019

    Love the alien balloons!

  • Lynn Heath
    December 17, 2019

    The Easter chicks are too cute!!!!

  • Jo F
    December 17, 2019

    The ghost balloons are cool

  • antonia richardson
    December 17, 2019

    The ghost balloons

  • Rachel Mccraith
    December 17, 2019

    Love the Unicorn 22″ Foil-Style balloon

  • Emma Farrell
    December 17, 2019

    I like Let it Snow

  • Patricia Avery
    December 17, 2019

    I love the Let it Snow balloons

  • Lynne OConnor
    December 17, 2019

    The alien balloons

  • melanie stirling
    December 17, 2019

    I like the gold coloured light up balloons.

  • cheryl hadfield
    December 17, 2019

    love the unicorn balloons

  • Tee Simpson
    December 17, 2019

    The let it snow balloon is my pick.

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