Our half term routine (it really doesn’t feel like a half term) is dog walk, craft or sport activity and then garden fun.

The weather has been incredible over the past few days and it looks set to be the same for the weekend. Lots of paddling pool #games in the garden and adventure dog walks in our nearby parks.

How does everyone feel this evening with the new lockdown rules? I’m not sure how I feel. The kiddies grandparents can come and visit, but still can’t hug or be “normal”. I’m not sure the kiddies would be able to not do this, especially if they are sitting in the garden.

Maybe I’ll wait for the guidelines to be added to the gov.uk site before I try and decide what it will mean for us. Gather the facts... make a decision... get through it with a smile. Seems to be my lockdown mantra.


Our half term routine (it...

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to...

The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?


The best #view comes from...

Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?


Oh #lastyear. What fun memories....

What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?


What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

This evening we had a little family scoot around our town, with a very special mission in mind.

My beautiful friend @gembro82 has started off a very long and colourful snake. The idea is you decorate a rock and add it to the snake. 🐍 Over the past 2 weeks its grown to over 400 rocks.

We loved it. It’s quite moving seeing all of these rocks, #rainbow themed or character themed. It shows just how many children are sitting at home missing their friends and that interaction.

It also demonstrates how we can support each other and work together through these daunting times.

Do you have a #SnakeRock near you? Or, do you have something similar?


This evening we had a...

Would you believe me when I tell you this was this morning? It was. It was directly in-between 2 rather scary looking rain clouds that unleashed their power!

The kiddies didn’t mind. They loved splashing around in the river, despite us warning them the weather would be changing very soon. Thankfully the blustery rain showers were short, albeit powerful.

The kiddies love this spot. They’ve asked to go every single day since they discovered it. I see it being a popular choice over the Summer.

This was taken with my phone. I am completely in #love with the camera on this phone. I love the fact I can take clear, vibrant and detailed photos whenever I have my phone with me.

Have you got a favourite spot that you visit more frequently than before lockdown?


Would you believe me when...

A great way to spend some time whilst waiting for the best delivery of your life! It was fun watching the kiddies play this game; daddy had to find the kiddies on the trampoline. I love how vibrant the colours are in this photo. Especially the #orange opening.

It seems easy but it’s quite disorienting. The kids love it. I love the anticipation of when Daddy will get them!

Our big delivery was our garden furniture. I’ll post some photos when it’s not quite so windy. The wind blew the cushions all over the place this afternoon. Our rather large patio is looking like a cosy spot to spend the summer now!

I’m hoping we’ll get in some chill time this weekend, enjoy our garden and just be safe at home.

What are you up to this weekend?


A great way to spend...

Dettol: Power and Pure

What with it being “spring clean” time and the fact that I have hit the nesting stages of pregnancy (yes we are due in 9 days time), I was very lucky to receive a few Dettol products to try around the house from the power and pure range: Dettol Power and Pure Multipurpose Kitchen Spray and Dettol Power and Pure Bathroom wipes.

Both of these products use an Active Oxygen ingredient that breaks down grease and dirt to just water and oxygen – so no need to rinse afterwards, no harsh chemicals are left behind and it kills 99.9% of bacteria!

The Power and Pure Multipurpose Kitchen spray is perfect for those houses that have little people and pregnant people, because not only does it not contain bleach products like other cleaners, it tackles grease in the same way, if not better from my experience and smells lovely! I can’t describe the smell as its quite unique, but it smells very fresh and makes my kitchen smell clean, without the need for the over powering bleach smell. After cooking a curry the other night, OK, well hubby cooked the curry, I gave the kitchen a super clean with the Power and Pure Kitchen spray and it needed no effort what so ever. Grease removed, no major scrubbing required, no smears, no greasy marks and more importantly hardly any effort – which is perfect at 9 months pregnant. I would recommend this cleaner for everyone’s kitchen!


The Power and Pure Bathroom wipes are just incredibly convenient and although it has meant that every night after my bath I have not been able to fight the need to use one and clean the bath and taps after myself, its no effort to do so what so ever. Every single day, I can quickly and efficiently clean the bathroom with minimal effort and just using one wipe it cleans the sink/bath and around the toilet (I do that last of course). The wipes smell clean and fresh, they leave no marks on the metal taps or smears. I know I can keep the bathrooms clean every day in between the big cleans and I cannot express enough how super efficient having wipes in the bathroom are.


To see more information on the fabulous Dettol Power and Pure products please visit the Dettol website: http://www.dettol.co.uk/power-and-pure.php

You can like Dettol on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/missionforhealth

Dettol are currently running a campaign “Mission for Health” which focuses on providing your family with a healthy and happy environment: there are 3 main categories to their mission, new mums, schools and disaster recovery – you can find out more on their webpage: http://www.dettol.co.uk/mission-for-health.php

The Power and Pure range is available from all good supermarkets and retailers, as a guide RRP are listed below:

· Power and Pure Bathroom Spray 750ml: £2.99
· Power and Pure Bathroom Wipes 36s: £2.03
· Power and Pure Bathroom Wipes 72s: £3.05
· Power and Pure Multi-Purpose Kitchen Spray 750ml: £2.99
· Power and Pure Multi-Purpose Kitchen Wipes 36s: £2.03
· Power and Pure Multi-Purpose Kitchen Wipes 72s: £3.05


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1 Comment
  • Marina
    April 10, 2020

    I was wondering are you 100% sure that dettol power and pure can be safely used by pregnant women? I use it to clean bathroom and kitchen but always worried about inhaling it

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