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?


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?


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?


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?


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.


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?


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?


We’ve been busy little bees...

WIN family tickets to Peppa Pig’s world with Jellyfingers

Courtesy of Jellyfingers an online members only savings club where members get access to fantastic discounts on everything from pregnancy through to children starting school, Mum of Three boys had a great trip to Paultons Family Theme Park and home to the amazing world of Peppa Pig, for a press preview day on my behalf (sadly I couldn’t make it!) and this is what she had to say about her day:

“Paultons were revealing to the press their brand new hot ride, MAGMA.

Magma being shot up into the air

After 2 hours of travelling down to Hampshire we arrived to some refreshments and a chocolate cup cake in the shape of an erupting volcano, which was very much-needed and tasted yummy. Magma officially opens up to the public on the 31st March 2012. My eldest Jak who is 9 years old couldn’t wait to try it out, so myself and Jak entered the cavern to the unknown, there was lots of smoke and dinosaur sound effects to get you excited. We joined the queue for the ride inside the volcano, once it was our turn we took to our seats and waited for the bar to come down. Strapped down and secure we was ready to be shot up 25 metres into the air through the opening of the volcano out to the open sky, we was the magma. Just as we was going up smoke got blasted out into our faces, i closed my eyes then when i opened them we was up in the air, spinning around and plunging back down to the mountain below, we had a great view of the park from way up high. We waved down at Daddy and the younger boys and we couldn’t stop laughing and giggling. The ride was brilliant, i couldn’t keep Jak off of it, he kept going back for more. The height restriction for the ride is a minimum of 1.1m, If taking young children i would advise to check the website for the height restrictions on all of the rides.

Once we had finished on the Magma off we went in search of Peppa Pig World, on our way through the park we couldn’t help but notice how clean and picturesc it was. The grass was cut neatly and there was plenty of benches to sit down and rest on, pretty gardens to walk around and many places to sit down and enjoy a spot to eat.

We passed the Water Kingdom and as the day was quite hot we let the boys cool off in the water shoots, lucky i packed some spare shorts for them. Next to the water splash park there is Food & Drink available also you will find Percy’s Playhouse and Play Park. I took this opportunity to feed the baby as there was a seating area covered with umbrellas, so we was sitting in the shade shielded from the sun.

As we were entering Peppa Pig World i noticed little Joseph face was beaming, he couldn’t believe his eyes, he just kept saying ‘WOW’ and ‘is it real mummy’ ‘are we really in Peppas world’. It was hard to hold him back with all the excitement he kept rushing off ahead just running from one attraction to the next, with 7 fun rides and many attractions to see I knew that we would be kept very busy. The Windy Castle, Miss Rabbit’s helicopter Flight, Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Grandpa Pig’s Boat Trip, Daddy Pig’s Car Ride, Grandpa Pig’s Little Train and George’s Dinosaur Adventure.

First stop was Peppa Pig’s House this is one of three enchanted buildings to enter, inside the house you can see Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig having Pancakes for breakfast. There is also Madame Gazelles School House, the Magnificent Campervan sitting on top of a hill and Watch the paddling ducks swimming in the pond, while your there throw some of your change into it as all off the money goes to the charity Tommy’s where their funding helps to research and provides information on the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.

We took a ride on Grandpa Pigs Little train and we all joined in with the song that was playing ‘The piggies on the train go oink oink oink’ The baby loved this and was bouncing up and down in my arms, we all waved to Grandpa as he went by and when we got on the train the baby just kept kicking out his legs with excitement.

The whole time we was walking around Peppa Pig World the theme song to the cartoon show was playing, the children took pleasure in joining in with it and it just made the day even more enjoyable.

At certain times of the day Peppa and George make an appearance on the stage at the side of Madame Gazelles School, they wave to the children and shake their hands, don’t worry if its busy as they are around for quite a while so your children will definitely get a close look at them and if they are really luck like my son Joseph was they may even get a little cuddle with them too.

Peppa’s world has many play areas for the little ones, they can Jump in Muddy Puddles in the water splash area, climb the moonwalk ramp in George’s Spaceship Indoor Playzone, or follow the rainbow road in Mr Potato’s playground and you can also pick up some yummy ice-cream from Miss Rabbits ice-cream parlour, which we did as the day was quite hot and it was a nice cooling refreshment. Once we bought our ice lollies we went for a walk to the see the Mearkats and the big tortoise, which was just outside of Peppas World.

There is plenty to see and do at Paultons park not only do you have the exhilerating rides to test out for the children and adults but there are beautiful landscaped gardens to walk round, Birds and Animals to look at and take in the tranquil area of the horseshoe-shaped lake where you can do a bit of wild life watching.

Many of the rides at Paultons have a photo opportunity where you get the chance to buy a souvenir of your time on the ride. My son Jak thought it would be funny to pull faces and pretend to be asleep on the rides that said ‘Smile for the camera’, which is probably why we didn’t buy any!

Paultons Park is a definite must for all families, it makes a brilliant day out and you will all definitely enjoy yourself.”

Prices start from £21.00 or for a family of four £80.00 please note that these are prices that you pay in advance via their website if you pay on the day it will be more money. Children under 1 Metre enter for free of charge. Find out more about prices and opening times here

Jellyfingers are running a competition at the moment where you can enter to win family ticket to Paultons Park, you can enter here, Hurry up as the competition ends on the 31st March.



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