Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories....

What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?

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What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

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,...

Happy birthday me with a 23 week bump…

Well Saturday 7th was my birthday, a whole 29 years old and this was the first birthday I had a bump for… And I mean an actual baby bump not THE birthday bumps.

I got a lovely card from bump and Noah and got completely spoilt from everyone. I was very lucky.

Bump has been doing a lot of growing & it’s starting to feel awkward now… But we’re coping and now Noah is totting around he entertains himself with chasing the dogs and playing with his toys so I don’t have to be chasing around after him all the time. Baby proofing our lounge was the best idea… If you haven’t done yours yet, I would totally recommend it before baby starts crawling!

Well we are 23 weeks, the bump measures — cms and Mummy Constant weighs -st.

The baby is definitely alot more active than Noah was at this stage, but I assumed that would be the case with my second as with Noah I had extra cushioning on the front of my belly where his placenta was and this time baby 2 has it at the back. So at the moment I am visibly seeing elbows, hands, feet and sometimes you can feel where it’s head is moving around. It does feel totally bizarre but lovely at the same time, I do wake up some mornings thinking – is this baby trying to rip me open to get out! “sorry little bump but you have to stay in there for another 17 weeks or so”. 17 weeks sounds like forever in my mind, but what with my friend Carly due yesterday and my god-daughters mummy expecting a new baby brother or sister within the next 3 weeks, I guess it’ll fly by and then slow down in February. Then in March/April my best friends sister is due her 2 little pink flavoured twins… So thats going to make the time go quicker too! When I sit and think about it, I have less than 4 calendar months to wait until babies due date, which doesn’t sound as far away as 17 weeks! As I don’t usually get time to think about it, you never know April will come around sooner than to be expected.

I watched one born every minute this week, the first time since having Noah. So not only have I been through it, I’m cooking another one to do it all again in a few months… It was quite “educational” watching OBEM as it made me see what I went through, if I’m honest I remember it hurting and I remember bits, I remember roughly around the edges from bits hubby and Mumma have told me too, but I wasn’t really there in that room. The gas and air as Pethadine made me feel very drunk, I can’t explain it better than that. I was hearing people but not seeing faces, doing things when told but not really listening and I barely remember seeing Noah in his first few minutes. Which I do regret massively, I wish I could have spent more time with Noah in his first few hours but as he was in baby special care I cant be selfish. Maybe this time around I will be more alert and aware, maybe I won’t need the Pethadine! We shall see… I’m intrigued to hear how my friend Hayley gets on as she only had paracetemol with my little god daughter Freya! Which to me is amazing…

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2 Comments
  • olivia kirby
    January 8, 2012

    Happy Birthday! Mine is the 28th, but i’ll be 35 🙁 i have 3 kids and never been pregnant on my birthday!! my first was born the week before mine tho (the 21st). Hope you have had a lovely weekend x x

    • noahconstant
      January 8, 2012

      Thanks Olivia, I have had an amazing weekend. I think its been my best birthday yet. Not sure if thats related to the bump, Noah or Hubby, or just a combination of the lot of them. My family and Deans family spoilt me rotten too, I have been overwhelmed with lovely thoughtful presents. x

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