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 8 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas Milly&Flynn

Day 8 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas and today 1 lucky winner will be able to win a bundle of fabulous toys & games from Milly&Flynn. Did you see who won the competition yesterday, check out Day 7 to find out the winners.

 What do I win on Day 8 of #12DaysofConstantChristmas?

In todays 24 hour competition you can win a games bundle from Milly&Flynn worth £50:

  • ​Gruffalo Chunky Wooden Puzzle £9.99
  • Elmer Matching Pairs £12.99
  • In The Night Garden Magnetic Tray £13.99
  • Dear Zoo Puzzle Tray £11.99
Milly&Flynn Bundle

​Gruffalo Chunky Wooden Puzzle

I love the Gruffalo and this Gruffalo Chunky Wooden Puzzle is just fabulous. I used to love chunky wooden puzzles for the kiddies when they were younger – they are perfect for little fingers and learning the concept of puzzles.

Elmer Matching Pairs

This Elmer Matching Pairs game is great for family fun over Christmas. The fun matching pairs game is all about memory, so the little ones can have lots of fun with this – albeit the grown ups might have to do a lot of pretending they can’t remember where the pairs are!

In The Night Garden Magnetic Tray

My kiddies loved this growing up, the In the night garden magnetic tray looks a lot of fun for little ones that love this too. This is a fab idea, I have never seen these before. The board is double sided, so you get 2 scenes and 15 magnetic pieces including characters to inspire imaginative play.

Dear Zoo Puzzle Tray

This Dear Zoo Puzzle Tray is great for little learning fingers. My kiddies loved these puzzle trays, matching the shapes to the holes on the boards. They would spend a long time playing with them too. Dear Zoo reminds me of when I was little. That is a long time ago!

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 8 #12DaysofConstantChristmas (24 hour comp)

This competition closes at 23:59 Thursday 19th December 2019, winners will be announced in the competition window above and will be emailed directly.


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  • Laura Wheatley
    December 19, 2019

    Elmer Matching Pairs looks lovely as do all of the toys

  • Solange
    December 19, 2019

    I like the In The Night Garden Magnetic Tray.

  • Fay
    December 19, 2019

    Connor would love the In The Night Garden Magnetic Tray

  • H
    December 19, 2019

    Gruffalo chunky puzzle. We love the Gruffalo. Great puzzle for all to do.

    • Tasha Hamilton
      December 19, 2019

      Gruffalo puzzle

  • Sonia Cash
    December 19, 2019

    I love the Elmer Matching Pairs my little one will enjoy playing it

  • Tracy Nixon
    December 19, 2019

    The In The Night Garden Magnetic Tray !

  • Greig spencer
    December 19, 2019

    The Night Garden Magnetic Tray

  • Janet Clegg
    December 19, 2019

    The night garden magnetic tray

  • Alice Dixon
    December 19, 2019

    The Gruffalo puzzle

  • Linda Ford
    December 19, 2019

    The gruffalo puzzle, the story is a huge hit with my niece and nephews

    December 19, 2019

    I think it has to be the Elmer Matching Pairs

  • Lynne OConnor
    December 19, 2019

    Elmer Matching Pairs. A bit old for Abel at the moment but I love Elmer

  • Lynn Heath
    December 19, 2019

    I think my daughter would love the Elmer matching pairs!

  • Lynn Heath
    December 19, 2019

    I think my daughter would love the Elmer matching pairs!!

  • Amy Bondoc
    December 19, 2019

    love the In The Night Garden Magnetic Tray

  • Sheila Mckenna
    December 19, 2019

    Gruffalo Chunky Wooden

  • olivia Kirby
    December 19, 2019

    The Elmer matching pairs game looks great!

  • sharon martin
    December 19, 2019

    Gruffalo Chunky Wooden Puzzle

  • ashleigh allan
    December 19, 2019

    The elmer game!

  • Kathy chilvers
    December 19, 2019

    Elmer Matching Pairs

  • Alana Walker
    December 19, 2019

    The In The Night Garden Magnetic Tray! My daughter would love it.x

  • Emma Farrell
    December 19, 2019

    Gruffalo wooden puzzle

  • Kirsty Taylor
    December 19, 2019

    The Gruffalo Puzzle would be my favourite but my son would love Dear Zoo

  • Michaela B
    December 19, 2019

    My favourite is the Gruffalo puzzle

  • Margaret Gallagher
    December 19, 2019

    Elmer – ADORABLE collection

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