Our half term routine (it really doesn’t feel like a half term) is dog walk, craft or sport activity and then garden fun.

The weather has been incredible over the past few days and it looks set to be the same for the weekend. Lots of paddling pool #games in the garden and adventure dog walks in our nearby parks.

How does everyone feel this evening with the new lockdown rules? I’m not sure how I feel. The kiddies grandparents can come and visit, but still can’t hug or be “normal”. I’m not sure the kiddies would be able to not do this, especially if they are sitting in the garden.

Maybe I’ll wait for the guidelines to be added to the gov.uk site before I try and decide what it will mean for us. Gather the facts... make a decision... get through it with a smile. Seems to be my lockdown mantra.

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🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

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The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?

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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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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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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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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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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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Joules Clothing: Perfect for all weather!

When I was asked if I wanted to review some Joules clothes with the children, I actually squealed a little. OK, a lot! I love Joules. Waiting for the parcel to arrive left me like a child at Christmas, it took forever in my world but only a few days in reality. What do you choose when asked to review Joules? Wellies, of course.

 

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They have come in so handy, especially over the past few weeks as there has been a lot of summer rain showers and what better way to spend an hour or 2 is to jump in those muddy puddles with your best wellies on. We have been having great fun, they kept our feet dry and comfortable and looked super cute on our feet at the same time. They are the most use items of footwear in the Constant household. Isla loves to wear hers in the garden with all kinds of outfits, pyjamas and dressing gown even – they are her favourite things. The childrens wellies and my fantastic stripey ones feel really soft and matt, not like the usual glossy type wellies. They feel superb quality and smell like wellies should smell, you know what I mean? Daddy’s wellies are good old fashion Daddy type wellies and they look like they are going to do the business! Daddy doesn’t usually like wellies, but he has come around after trying these out, he really likes them and said they are comfortable to wear.

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The wellies have been worn numerous times and are still in great condition, the quality of the material must be a lot better than other wellies we have owned as they hardly look worn and believe me they are. It is great just to be able to wipe them with a baby wipe and they look brand new again. I can drive in mine, do anything in them – I do not feel restricted and they are so comfortable. The heel on the wellies are just perfect to make walking extra comfortable.

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We were also sent some gilets from Joules to go with our fantastic wellies, they are all navy ones but all ever so slightly different: Isla’s is a little more rounded at the bottom with a floral internal pattern, Noah;s is more of a straight cut and has a navy gingham pattern on in the inside. Mummy and Daddy have matt gilets and our internal patterns are similar to the children’s – we love the fact that we all match. Well the children do, they love wearing their “rabbit” jackets as they call them. Daddy has the biggest rabbit though!

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They are extremely comfortable, you do not feel like you are wearing such thick, quality gilets and yet you are kept warm and cosy when you need them. The navy colour matches most of our clothes so they can be worn anytime and any day, I love clothes like that. They are really handy too, they hang by the door and are an easy grab when the weather is looking a little grey and the air has a bit of a chill.

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We think every family needs a set of Joules gilets and Joules wellies, just in case because you never know. Especially in this Country. You can find their clothes on the website: http://www.joules.com and they are currently holding a fantastic sale where you can grab your family some true bargains that will be adorable editions to the wardrobes.

You can follow Joules on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joulesclothing
You can like Joules on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joules
You can pin with Joules on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/joulesclothing/

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