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?

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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.

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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...

Fun and exciting things to do with the kids in London

London is a great destination for everyone and it has something for people of all ages. While the city is well-known the world over for its vibrant nightlife, it is also a great places to visit with your family. Whether you are planning on bringing a baby or a toddler to London, there are plenty of fun and exciting things that you can do to keep them interested. Here are a few of them.

1. Visit the British Museum

The first place you should consider taking your kids is the 264 year-old British Museum. This popular London venue attracts six million visitors a year. Your kids are guaranteed to love the Egyptian mummies and ancient sculptures, and best of all, entry is free. If you do choose to pay, donate the recommended £5 to the museum, or pay admission fees for special exhibits.

2. Explore the HMS Belfast

The HMS Belfast is the only surviving navy cruiser from World War II. And for an admission fee of £16 for adults and £8 for kids, you all get to explore the nine decks of the ship, from the helm to the boiler room. To make the trip memorable, enlist the children in a Voyage of Discovery Trail where they hunt for clues hidden around the ship. They not only get to learn more about the ship, they can have fun as well.

3. Have Fun at the Unicorn Theatre for Children

It only takes five minutes to walk from London Bridge Station to the best professional theatre for kids in the country: the Unicorn Theatre for Children. Its shows are tailor-made for young audiences.

4. Play at the Diana Memorial Playground

This playground, which is located next to Kensington Palace, is designed for children aged twelve and under. It is built around a Peter Pan theme, and the centrepiece is a large wooden pirate ship. To complement it, there is a beach. Sculptures and tepees adorn the wildly popular Diana Memorial Playground.

5. Enjoy Interactive Exhibits at the Natural History Museum

This London landmark is full of interactive exhibits that make for a memorable day. The most popular perhaps is the dinosaur gallery. Here, kids interact with dinosaur of all shapes and sizes. Next in popularity is the mammals display with its full-size model of a blue whale. At the Central Hall, you find the museum’s centrepiece, the Diplodocus skeleton. No entry fees are charged except for special exhibits.

6. Visit the Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood is dedicated to showing how childhood has been for British children in the last 150 years. Puppet shows, organized activities, exhibits and a sandpit for toddlers keep kids engaged for hours. Children also get the chance to dress up in Victorian attire.

It is possible for the whole family to enjoy a day in London. For fun activities that children can enjoy, why not visit the British Museum, Natural History or Museum for Children. Also consider visiting the HMS Belfast, Unicorn Theatre for Children and the Diana Memorial Playground. A tip for those who want to stay longer in London: if you need to book a hotel, you might want to check HotelsCombined for the best accommodation deals and top family-friendly hotels in the city.

National History Museum image by ShutterStock. 

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