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,...

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

#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...

Kiddicare Classic Toddler Bed for Noah

Kiddicare recently sent little Noah a brand new Classic Toddler Bed in white. It is a great little bed, lightweight and has a great built in guard on either side of the headboard to help prevent the little ones rolling out onto the floor.


Noah had just come to the point where his old cotbed was destroyed, snapped in 2 where he had been jumping on it and the decision came: Shall we repair it or replace it? Then Kiddicare introduced me into the concept of a starter bed, which was a little alien to me before. It is a great idea, the mattress is the same size as the cotbed so the bedding still fits, yet it looks so much bigger!


DSC_5170It was really easy to set up, the bits were all outlined in the instruction manual and it details what bits fit together and where. It came with the Allen key too which was a bonus, it really frustrates me when you need a specific tool like that and it doesn’t come with the flat pack furniture.

There was approximately 8 steps to get the bed ready for little Noah to sleep in; assembling the legs, assembling the foot-board and the headboard and then attaching the guards on either side of the headboard. Each step involved a screw with the Allen key setting, so the entire project was created using the same Allen key. It took me about 20 minutes to assemble.

I did have a little helper, whilst creating the bed:


Noah loves his big boy bed, he still calls it his new bed and gets excited about sleeping in it, much the same as his Kiddicare Prince Car Seat – he loves them both so much. It’s great to see him actively commenting on things that he has in his room now, giving his opinion and the odd “Wow” comment is really sweet. It’s amazing how putting him in this starter bed has made him seem so much more grown up.


The bed itself, as mentioned above, is a similar size to a cotbed; width is 67.5cms, length is 144cms and the height is 57cm. It is made out of pine, which is a tough wood for furniture, especially for little toddlers – so I am hoping he doesn’t break this one! The started bed is currently £69.99 which is a bargain, it doesn’t come with a mattress but you could use the mattress from the cotbed if you have had your child in one of those prior to using a starter bed.


The bed is aimed at 18 month olds to 4 year olds, when they really do go into a big bed. There is a lot of feedback on the Kiddicare website about the bed, it is all generally saying the bed is really easy to assemble and lightweight. I have to admit that it was incredibly easy to put together and it is really light, but it is only for Noah so we do not need a bulky and heavy item.


I loved making up his new bed, putting his new bedding on and obviously the finishing touches; Thomas on the bed guard and his name across the headboard. A real classic starter bed all ready for a little Noah to get tucked up for a night time story.


If you are stuck for ideas for Christmas, why not update your little ones room and grab a new starter bed and make their Christmas extra special. You can see other fantastic Kiddicare products on their website: You will find other customer reviews, prices and offers when they are running, product specifications and delivery information. Why not like the Kiddicare Facebook page and follow @kiddicare on Twitter too.



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