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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday

We’ve been busy little bees...

Our great Norfolk Easter egg hunt 2018

Making the most of our beautiful cottage and its grounds, screamed out for a legendary Easter egg hunt. I was quite proud of the final hunt, albeit it didn’t work out the way I had planned. I don’t suppose it will with a 7, 5, 4 & 2 year old! We had fun though and the kiddies enjoyed finding the eggs as much as I did hiding them. I think I am a natural at playing Easter bunny… 

So it all began with the planning

I had hundreds of little chocolate eggs and a collection of plastic eggs to keep the foiled wrapped chocolate eggs safe. Once all the eggs were filled with yummy surprises I made a “route” around the grounds starting from the garage door. I put bunny paw prints, follow me and this way signs all around the garden. With every sign came a collection of 4 eggs. 

Now I had to make sure at every stop there were 4 eggs so they all got the same amount. My kids would squabble endlessly if one had more chocolate than the other. So to avoid any disappointment, or the fact Noah is faster and could whoosh around to get all the eggs first, I made sure it was a fair Easter egg hunt. 

It was fun as I could be creative, I hid them high and low: 

1, 2, 3….. Go Go Go

The children loved it. They set off and one of them ran in the opposite direction to my route, one ran to collection number 3. My anxiety levels were getting higher and higher. Breathe Sonia. They are tiny humans. The kiddies were so excited that they didn’t care about a route, all they thought about was charge and find chocolate. They did get it in the end, with a little help from the grown ups. They soon grasped the concept that all the kiddies had equal amounts of chocolate & they all made sure they had an egg.

Here are some of my favourite photos from our Easter egg hunt, I am very glad we had such a nice garden to do it in. You can hire Clare Cottage from Norfolk Country Cottages

An Easter egg hunt in photos

 

Country Kids

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21 Comments
  • Briony
    April 8, 2018

    What A great cottage. Perfect for an egg hunt. Your in a lovely area to explore too, not to far from us!

    • MummyConstant
      April 8, 2018

      Ahhh cool where do you guys live? Hubby would live here if he had his way! 🙂 x

  • louisa
    April 8, 2018

    what a beautiful garden for your egg hunt! The children look like they are having so much fun. We have never had a hunt at home in case the dogs get to the chocolate before the children but it would be nice to try it elsewhere. #countrykids

    • MummyConstant
      April 8, 2018

      We have that same worry at home too, and our garden is quite small in comparison. This place was just inspiring. Perfect for Easter egg hunting!
      Thank you for stopping by Louisa… 😉 #CountryKids x

  • lucy mackcracken
    April 8, 2018

    your comment about them not collecting them in order, made me smile, I would definitely be the same. It looks like all the children had a great time and what a beautiful garden you have for the hunt #countrykids

    • MummyConstant
      April 9, 2018

      Ha ha, my husband actually filmed the beginning because my reaction was quite amusing! It was a wonderful garden. I miss it! House goals 🙂 thank you for popping by x

  • jO
    April 9, 2018

    Easter egg hunts are always fun. i PERSUADED MY CHILDREN TO DO ONE EVEN THOUGH THEY THINK THEY ARE TOO OLD! #cOUNTRYkIDS

    • MummyConstant
      April 9, 2018

      Ah that’s awesome. I hope I will successfully do the same when mine are grown up. Thank you for stopping by x

  • Kids of the Wild
    April 9, 2018

    What a great Easter egg hunt and a lovely photographic record. And daffodils! They are so late flowering near us. #CountryKids

    • MummyConstant
      April 9, 2018

      Ah thank you Lucy. Its a shame I didnt get a video – but I was too busy biting my nails as the children ran off in all different directions haha 🙂 x

  • Helen - from Mummy to Mum
    April 10, 2018

    That garden looks amazing. Definitely a great place for an Easter egg hunt!! #countrykids

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos
    April 10, 2018

    I know just how much planning goes into an Easter Egg Hunt. I love your little signs and the idea of 4 eggs at every station. It’s a lovely way to make sure everyone ends up with the same number of eggs. It must have been lovely watching them go round following your bunny print trail, certainly your beautiful photos suggest the kids had a brilliant time.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    • MummyConstant
      April 10, 2018

      It was super fun. Slightly stressful at the beginning when the kids didn’t understand-there was a trail lol. They soon got it. xx

  • Margaret Clarkson
    April 10, 2018

    Great article and fabulous photographs

  • olivia kirby
    April 10, 2018

    I love doing an egg hunt for my 3 children and my niece! My eldest is 16 and would never let me leave him out! I hid socks, chocolates and toothpaste for him haha!

    • MummyConstant
      April 10, 2018

      Ahh thats a good idea… I will have to get more creative as the little man gets older so that will come in handy x

  • Mudpie Fridays
    April 11, 2018

    We tried our own hunt at home too… they didnt collect in order and Monkey ended up grabbing all the eggs before the little ones got a chance! I learnt a lot this year on how we wont do it next year! xx #CountryKids

  • Lovely signs and it looks like great fun hiding the eggs! Maybe I’m an easter bunny too…x #CountryKids

  • Sarah Roberts
    April 28, 2018

    This sounds such great fun for litte ones and big kids!.

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