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.


This is for yesterday’s prompt,...

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#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.


🌾 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
📷 @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 @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!


We went out with a...

Yeah for the #weekend!! It seems to be the only time where tensions aren’t high and there is a calm amongst us.

We have no grand plans, obviously, but we do tend to get the dogs walked first thing (as it’s too hot later on) and then we do some gardening.

Yesterday I spent an hour pulling all the weeds and long grasses from the front garden. It looks so much neater now but I still have a lot of work to do.

I love this photo of us of all, we do not have many as we never sit still long enough 🤪 This is our family lockdown portrait though and it’s a nice memory: sunny days, rainbows and quality time together at home.

Do you have any special memories throughout this lockdown?


Yeah for the #weekend!! It...

What a great #friyay it’s been! We spent the morning “washing” the food shopping, then went for a nice big walk around Godmanchester meadows. It was a beautiful walk and nice as there was a breeze which cooled us down.

Yes, I did say wash the shopping. Is anyone else doing this? I basically Zoflora all of the food shopping as I unpack it. The actual shopping process takes a lot longer and now I’ve added an extra 30 mins with the clean. We just want to be sure it’s not harbouring anything. Peace of mind if nothing else.

Then this afternoon we let the kids have movie time. They’ve been getting too hot in the garden. It is super hot in the garden, it seems to be a little sun trap. Which I’m not complaining about.

Daddy then took the kiddies to the park to play croquet and I had a snooze in the sun.

All in all it’s been a beautiful day and chilled. Probably one of my favourite Fridays.

What did you get up to?


What a great #friyay it’s...

How to incorporate trees into your garden

Trees are fantastic. They benefit us, and our planet, in many different ways. Increasingly, people are waking up to this fact. As a result, many homeowners are putting aside a little space in their garden and planting a tree or two. If you would like to do the same, just read on.

Choose the right tree for your gardens

There are thousands of different tree varieties available. You just need to take a look at The Tree Center website to see what I mean. They come in a huge range of shapes, sizes and colours.

Choose the right size tree

When buying a tree one of the most important considerations is the height it will reach once mature. This varies vastly between varieties. For example, there are varieties of poplars that grow to 165ft. If you have a small urban garden, the last thing you need is to end up inadvertently planting one of those.

Pick one that suits your soil and climate

You also need to think about your soil type and the climate in your area. If you buy something that cannot thrive in those conditions its growth will be stunted.

OK, so those are the basic principles when it comes to selecting the right tree for your garden. Now let’s take a quick look at the different ways you could use them.

Create a focal point

The fact that trees are so interesting to look at means that they make great focal points. A stunning cherry tree in full blossom in the centre of your front lawn is a great way to add interest and make your property feel more homely.

Somewhere to play

If you have the room to plant a large tree, you can turn it into a natural play space for your kids to enjoy. A child will have hours of fun swinging on a rope. Or, better still climbing up to a platform or tree house.

A relaxing spot

If you want to create a shady spot in your garden using a tree is a great way to do it. Just add a bench or maybe a patio table and chairs and you are done.

To create more privacy

Planting trees is a nice way of making your garden a little more private. Using fast-growing evergreen trees, you can create a living hedge in no time. Should you choose to do this, remember not to let it grow too high. If you do not, not much natural light will get into your garden or your neighbours.

As a home for wildlife

Provided you plant the right type you can provide shelter and food for all kinds of insects and birds. They can also provide shade for plants that need those conditions to thrive, which will enable you to diversify what is growing in your garden.

Plant trees for food

If you like to grow your own food planting fruit trees is an excellent way to do it. Once established, most of them will carry on producing fruit or nuts for decades to come.


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1 Comment
  • Garden Hedges
    February 6, 2019

    Nice article!! This is so useful. A few months back, I have planted some hedge trees for privacy from InstantHedge. It now also invites wildlife as I love chirping sounds of birds.

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How to incorporate trees into your garden

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