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.

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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.

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🌾 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!

#mummyphotoaday

We went out with a...

Four ways to create unforgettable memories on holiday

Holidays are a perfect opportunity to enjoy some much-needed relaxation and take a break from your usual routine. Travel also gives you the chance to bond with your family and friends and enjoy lots of exciting new experiences together. Making great memories on holiday is essential.

To help you plan a truly memorable trip, here are four ways to create unforgettable memories on holiday. 

1. Choose an exotic destination 

To make incredible memories, everyone must be happy with the holiday destination. Speak with your family members to get an idea of the sort of place they would like to visit. This will help you choose a destination that will offer something that your whole family will enjoy. There are thousands of exotic destinations all around the world that can offer a truly unique and memorable holiday experience. 

Some popular family holiday destinations include Florida, Lapland, Tenerife, and Australia. Make sure that you conduct plenty of research and find the perfect holiday destination for your whole family. 

2. Book a private villa

A private villa can offer a great alternative to hotels and guest houses for families or groups. Booking a private villa will provide your family with additional privacy and means that you will all be together in one place, without having to worry about requesting adjoining rooms, etc. Staying in a villa is often more affordable as the price is split across the group and you have the option to prepare and cook your own meals. 

You can make your holiday even more memorable by upgrading to a villa with additional luxuries such as a private pool, a games room, or stunning views. If you are interested in booking a private villa for your next holiday, then lecollectionist.com offers a fantastic range of luxury villas to give you a truly memorable holiday experience. 

3. Research exciting activities 

Many holiday destinations offer exciting attractions and once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences such as jungle trekking, wildlife safaris, and adventure sports like paragliding and whitewater rafting. Make sure you research fun activities before you arrive and plan an action-packed itinerary that includes plenty of exciting experiences. Remember that popular tours and activities in touristic destinations tend to get booked up in advance. For that reason, you should always try and make your plans and book as early as possible.

4. Create a family travel journal 

Creating a family travel journal is a fantastic way to document your adventures and maintain the close bonds developed through family travel. Your whole family can look back at the journal to reminisce on holiday memories and remember all the fun things that you did on the trip. Writing in a travel journal allows you to reflect on your experiences and appreciate the time spent together on holiday. 

The journal doesn’t have to be purely written, you could also choose to collect mementos from each place you visit. This may include items like fridge magnets, postcards, or stamps. Creating a holiday photo album is another excellent way to document your travel experiences and memories. 

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6 Comments
  • Lynn Heath
    December 20, 2019

    I think it so important to create memories with our kids! Going on holiday is definitely one of my favourite ways!!!

  • Margaret Gallagher
    December 20, 2019

    Sounds brill – time to make memories

  • Tracy Nixon
    December 21, 2019

    Great ideas! We need to capture those moments as we cannot get them back x

  • Kim Neville
    December 21, 2019

    Best thing is making family memories to cherish

    • Maggie Ali
      December 23, 2019

      Great ideas to make memories. As long as we are together and having fun it doesn’t matter wherever we are.

  • Naila M
    January 3, 2020

    These are some great tips, will consider this when going on holiday for next time.

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