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?

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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?

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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?

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A great way to spend...

We are very excited to announce a fabulous competition with @toysforapound_ - they are giving away 2 bundles of 25 toys for 2 of my followers.

The kiddies had fun going through all the toys, there is a great choice of toys too. Something for everyone: including little ones. Or even the grown ups.

Enter on the blog, link in bio or check out my competition stories. You’ve got to be in to win it!

#Quicktip if you want to impress the kids this summer order a bundle of toys from @toysforapound_ - they were amazed with the amount of goodies in the box!

If you want a 10% discount code, please use CONSTANT10, this will work once per customer!

Good luck! #mummyphotoaday

We are very excited to...

I had precisely 30 minutes of sunshine this evening to test out my new iPhone camera. I absolutely love it.

The photos I have taken are stunning. The quality of the colour and the light, the fun angles of the new lens. I took this photo by accident, I adore it.

It’s world #bee day today and when I was taking this photo all of a sudden I noticed 5 or 6 buzzing around me collecting the pollen. 🐝 They fascinate me.

I can see I am going to have a lot of fun with this new phone... Anyone else have any cool tips for the new iPhone?

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I had precisely 30 minutes...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, this week, and the topic is KINDNESS. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing, but the effects of being kind to someone can have many benefits. I would definitely say cost vs value, value wins every time! 🤣 I think that kindness is more important at the moment as everyone needs that extra lift to make them smile.

Smiling releases hormones, endorphins, which makes us feel happy and also helps to reduce stress. So, it’s a good circle: be kind to someone - make them smile - make yourself feel happy in the process.

On Sunday Hubby showed me kindness when he took the kiddies out for a bike ride and gave me some time on my own. I needed the headspace as I’ve felt frazzled over the last 2 months. He knew that, subconsciously, and knew that taking the kiddies out would make a difference to my day. It did.

I smiled. I painted. I chilled. I felt happier.

In honour of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek - I want to spread a little kindness in my teeny square part of the world!

Comment on this photo and I will reply to you with kind words, which will hopefully make you smile.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

#kindessmatters

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week,...

I find I spend most of my days, at the moment, just watching these 2. When they are friends, they are the best of friends. They have the most bizarre conversations and talk about the most random things. But I love listening to that!

One of my #projects over this lockdown period is to get our garden into tip top shape for Summer and another is to take more photos. I love taking photos, it’s my favourite hobby and I’m looking forward to trying out the new iPhone 11 camera at the end of the week.

This photo was taken with my iPhone 8 Plus. I think it takes amazing photos. So I can only imagine the 11 will be better! 💛 Have you seen my iPhoneography tips on the blog?

Do you have any Summer, lockdown, projects?

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I find I spend most...

We’ve been busy little bees 🐝 today! The kiddies got through 95% of their schoolwork, yes that’s right! I was gobsmacked when I finished work. They get set weekly tasks on a Monday, then new Maths & English tasks each day. Is tomorrow they have 1 weekly task left, then it’s just Maths & English. I am so impressed. They’ve completely smashed it!

I had a productive day too, I had 2 new starters at work and had to ensure they are settled in their roles. It was different via Teams but I’m hoping I can still manage effectively remotely. It’s so hard not sitting next to people, as you just don’t know how quickly they work or how they work. I’ve got to learn to talk a bit more! I’m so happy we have a full team though! 🥂

Another 2 reasons why I’m feeling happy today: our outdoor furniture is being delivered this week (2 weeks earlier than I thought) Whoop Whoop and my iPhone upgrade is due this week. I can’t believe I’ve had my iPhone 8 Plus for 2 years! It’s the best iPhone I’ve had to date.

These guys are trying #new things in the garden too. Isla got this for her birthday. I used to love a skip ball when I was a child. And a Pogo Ball? Can anyone remember these?

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We’ve been busy little bees...

A family eye test and my new glasses from Specsavers

We had our first family eye test at our local Specsavers at the end of the last year, the children had not had their eyes tested before and it had been over 7 years since I had my eyes tested too. It was definitely about time that we went to get checked out. I was really nervous about the children beforehand as I thought they would be an absolute nightmare. Like any kind of health care appointment. But I was pleasantly surprised. 

When we first walked in the children clocked the new Moana frames, that have been designed to celebrate the new Disney animation. The children loved them. Isla loved them so much that she said she wishes her eyes were poorly so she could have an excuse to wear them. I thought that was quite cute. 

The eye test process

Once you check in to the opticians, we had to have a mini test. I wasn’t really told what this test was, but it checked the children’s eyes and did it quite quickly. It moved around and they had to stay really still. Noah went first, to show Isla what she needed to do and then Isla went. She was really good because she had the chance to see her big brother and realised it wasn’t so scary.

This took about 5 minutes and then we had to walk upstairs to a different room, this room was for just us. This was good as it meant that I could keep the children contained and entertained whilst one had their eyes tested. Again, Noah went first and Isla sat in fascination of what was going on. Noah seemed to be really responsive to the test, he enjoyed answering all of the questions with flying colours. He looked proud of himself that he did all of the tests, perfectly.

They ask you to do the letter and number eye test, with different eyes and different types of lens in the big pretend glasses. Then they asked the children to do some exercises with a magic pad. They thought it was brilliant.

The only issue we encountered with Isla was that she didn’t recognise the letters as the letters are written in capitalisation. The optician had to do some extra tests with her using a card that he went to find. Isla seemed to quite enjoy the eye test as well, she was a little disappointed that she couldn’t read the letters but felt accomplished when she had to answer the extra questions. She loved watching the optician. She watched his every move. 

We all had our eyes tested and the optician said that we had perfect vision. My eye sight is almost perfect. I have to wear glasses for two reasons: tint out light reflections on computer monitors and also because I get eye strain. I suffer with horrible migraines, it usually is triggered by reflecting lights, bright lights at work for example have a flickering to them. 

My new glasses 

The children didn’t need glasses, but Mummy did and I chose some beautiful frames. I love the Cath Kidston frames range, so I couldn’t resist these. I added the Ultra HD lenses on to the frames too. I also ordered another pair, a back up pair, just incase! All in all the total cost was £155, which I thought was fantastic for the eye test, two pair of frames and one with the ultra HD lenses. 

The frames were ready within two weeks from our initial appointment. I had to go in and try them both on, the technician then made a few minor changes to the frames so they fit around my ears better. All in all the second appointment was over within 10 minutes. It was really quick. I took this quick selfie whilst I was waiting for receipts, so without glasses: 

I adore my glasses, I think they really compliment my face shape and my hair too. I have to wear them all the time at work, so it’s a good job. That’s at least 37 hours a week I need to wear them. I want to wear them all the time, even though I don’t need to. I took this selfie when I got home and tried them on again, as you do, this is my selfie with glasses: 

You can book an appointment at your nearest Specsavers online at www.specsavers.co.uk. You can also view the range of frames online so you get an idea of what they stock before you have your appointment. This is what I did, so I knew a few that I wanted to try on! 

I did receive a discount on the frames in exchange for my honest review of Specsavers. 

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1 Comment
  • Jim B.
    October 24, 2019

    The glasses you chose look really nice on you. Glasses are really a very look for you so no wonder you wanted to wear them all the time. Of course there wasn’t any harm in wearing the full tie if that’s what you wanted to do. It’s been nearly 3 years since you got your glasses and you and the kids are past due with getting eye exams for all of you.

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