A little break in between the dark grey rain clouds and showers... we had a nice chilled day today. We finished our school work (just Maths & English today) by 10am and then watched The Incredible Hulk.

We’re making our way through the Marvel movies in chronological order. I’ll share it on my stories if you’re interested. I’ve never seen them and so far I’m loving them. Iron man is my favourite. I’ve always loved Robert Downey Jr movies. Have you ever seen In Dreams? If not. You should.

We went for a long walk this afternoon with Nanny & Grandad. We only got caught in 2 showers which was good. The kids still went paddling in the river. They’re crazy!

After dinner we watched Thor. The next movie in the chronology of the Marvel collection. It was fab. I am finding it really great as I love action and fantasy... win win.

What did you do today? Have you seen any Marvel movies?

#mummyphotoaday

A little break in between...

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.

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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.

#mummyphotoaday

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.

#mummyphotoaday

🌾 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...

Essentials every woman should carry in her handbag

A woman’s handbag is just one of her many secret weapons. Of course, there are some obvious things to carry, like tampons, a wallet, aspirin, and gum, but a true handbag master has thought of every scenario she might need to be prepared for as she takes on her day. Curating the perfect arsenal of gear can take years but it doesn’t have to! We’ve distilled years of purse-carrying-wisdom down to these essentials every woman needs to carry in her handbag to take on the world looking flawless and feeling fierce.

Don’t Get Stuck with a Lunchtime Stain

Never let a morning juice spill from the kids or lunchtime mustard mishap ruin your favorite white blouse (and leave you feeling embarrassed throughout the day) with a portable stain-eraser, like the Tide to Go pen. They are about the size of a regular writing pen but pack a big punch, making them perfect for practically any size purse. 

Keeps Hands Clean and Germ Free

Pocket hand sanitizers are a must-have, especially during cold and flu season. Bath and Body Works offer a variety of scents, ranging from floral to fruity, and come in the perfect size for carrying on the go. If you’re prone to sticky hands and fingers, throw a travel pack of Wet Ones in your handbag instead. Wet Ones are like carrying a sink with you (minus the pipes and 100 pounds of ceramic) and can take on both germs and sticky, dirty messes.

Travel with Tissues

Allergy season or not, travel tissues are great to carry all year. Plus, they’re available in a variety of cute packages and vibrant designs, Kleenex even has packages with Disney’s Frozen characters, so you can avoid a “snotastrophic” situation in style.

Tame Oily Skin and Stay Fresh Faced

Tame oily skin on the go by carrying a pack of blotting papers in your handbag. Blotting papers can refresh your look after a long day, helping you go from a day at the office, to a night on the town. If oily skin isn’t a problem, pack a revitalizing mist into your purse, like e.l.f. Mineral Mist. This mist combines witch hazel, chamomile, and aloe, perfect for a refreshing boost after the gym or work.

Keep Lips Soft and Look Polished

I’ve always got one of these laying around in all of my purses. Whether you love a good lipstick or like to keep your lips au naturale, lipstick or lip balm, like eos round lip balms, are a must. Or, look for a lip color that pulls double duty, like Stila’s Convertible Color dual lip and cheek cream, for an overall polished look.

Always Look Stylish with the Right Shades

Sunglasses are a quick way to add style to any outfit, making them a purse essential. Sunglasses can also help hide the effects of a late night or not having enough time to throw on some makeup. Whether you love a bold fashion forward look or something more timeless, classic brands like Ray-ban offers a variety of styles to flatter any woman’s face.

Refresh with Your Favorite Scent

Carry a roll-on, sample vial, or tiny bottle of your favorite perfume for a little midday refresh of your signature scent. Scents fade throughout the day! If you have your signature scent, most brands carry them in rollerball sizes. Perfect for traveling and being on-the-go!

Stay Organized with a Cute Agenda

Even though there are many schedule apps for smartphones, nothing beats the ease (and style) of a cute agenda. You might find that you are much more organized and focused throughout the day if you write a to-do list and a done list. And don’t forget to bring a pen!

Stay Connected with a Cellphone Charger

For as much as we all rely on our cellphones, a dead battery can put a halt on anyone’s day. Never get caught with a dead cellphone by having a portable charger in your handbag. The Mophie Juice Pack Air is a great choice as it’s both a charger and a smartphone case, saving precious room in your handbag.

A well-prepared handbag is the perfect sidekick, it’s always ready with whatever you need and will never let you down. With these essentials, you’ll be able take on the day’s challenges with confidence and style!

Handbag image by ShutterStock. 

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