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,...

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 #eagrammers

I find I spend most...

How do jeans make you feel?

George at Asda recently challenged me to take part in their campaign how jeans make you feel. To complete this challenge I had to choose 3 styles of jeans from skinny, bootcut, wonderfit, straight and jeggings. Then I had to style these jeans up for the different activities I would do in every day life and sum up “which jean are you?“. I of course jumped at the challenge. 

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The three styles of jeans I chose are: skinny, jeggings and wonderfit. I live and breathe in skinny jeans, they are my favourite style and seem to work well with everything: boots, flip flops, trainers, sandals… you name it. You can style up and style down, they are just THE key piece for every woman’s wardrobe. Also, when I found out that a fifth of women in the UK buy multiple pairs of the same style of jeans, rather than trying multiple styles – I thought I would push myself into trying a new style – the wonderfit. 

Here are my three different styles, with my three different jeans: 

The skinny jeans

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As I said before, these are the jeans I live in. I am always wearing and will try and get away with wearing whenever I can. Just not to work. Maybe that is the root of my obsession! They are comfortable and practical, also look great with everything. So this is my “haven’t got much to do today” look: comfortable footwear, skinny jeans and a snuggly cardigan. 

The belted skinny jeans are £16, I teamed them up with a black tee, this long open stitch cardigan, athletic work pumps and these rather wonderful oversized sunglasses. The outfit costs less than £50 and is great for shopping, the school runs, visiting friends and family – when you want to look nice and be comfortable! 

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The jeggings jeans

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These are the perfect jeans for work, they are not denim and so look more professional for the workplace and can be styled up with anything to look the “office” part. I went with the cord jeggings option as they were slightly different in texture and colour to the jeans I would normally choose. This is my “maybe I am going to work today” look: smart shoes, professional jeans and a colourful top. 

The cord jeggings are currently on offer for only £7 (bargain), I teamed this up with some other fantastic bargains: tassel trim scarf, mixed yarn jumper and slip on wedge shoes. All in all this outfit will cost you £37. 

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The wonderfit jeans

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These jeans are just so comfortable, great for a night out with the ladies or indeed a nice meal with my husband – they are very forgiving around the waist! Not only that they made me feel confident, which is not something I have felt more recently, they seem to hide my problem tummy well which is fantastic. They literally moulded around me, like they had been made just for me. 

I styled these wonderfit skinny jeans up with a lovely crochet hem tee, grey open front blazer (my other obsession), sparkly glitter jewelled ballet shoes and the straw trilby. Well, summers soon going to be here! I love this outfit and I can’t wait to show it off to my friends the next time I see them. This outfit was the more expensive out of the three (those jeans are totally worth it at £20) it will set you back £56. 

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If you would like to watch the very clever video that George made then you can watch it below, I would be interested to know what jeans you are? 

 

I received these items in return for my honest review. 

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