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...

🐝 We have really loved spending time in our garden. Exploring the nature and wildlife that shares the space with us. We found a moth caterpillar today; it was amazing to see it so up close and personal. We ended up discussing the Hungry Caterpillar story from their childhood, it was a nice nostalgic moment.

Yesterday, we spent some time counting up all the bees we could see in the garden. We found the 15 in the back and 4 in the front garden. They love this purple flower that has popped up this month. Sometimes you can see the bees with all the nectar hanging off the back of their legs. It sparked a discussion about the process of making honey. The children are fascinated.

We are lucky to live by a large park; it has woodlands and a big open space with lots of wildflowers and long grass. We often spot wildlife during our daily walk and sometimes sit and see what fly’s past. Obviously sticking to government guidelines.

For those animals that we do not live close by, or are even in the same country, we’ll be snuggling up to Sky Nature, the new channel from @skytv that is dedicated to exploring the natural world. Isla’s favourite animal is a ring tail lemur, she carries one (usually in her mouth) everywhere and so I couldn’t help but series link the Gangs of Lemur Island episodes. I am going to make a quiz about lemurs to test her afterwards! This is a favourite activity throughout lockdown, a great way of learning something new.

Sky Nature is available now, it’s channel 130 on Sky Q and it comes at no extra cost.

#ad #SkyNature #NatureAtHome

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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 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?

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to...

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?


What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

Lindam Safety Day Challenge


Today, September 6th, Lindam are  launching the first Safety Day, to make parents aware of the dangers that can be found in the home. More accidents happen in the home than anywhere else and, shockingly, more children die annually because of accidents rather than illnesses, such as meningitis. Lindam is committed to reducing childhood accidents in the home and is launching the first national Safety Day on September 6th 2012 with the theme ‘The Difference A Minute Can Make’ which looks at how time pressured parents could be risking their child’s health.

Many accidents can be prevented in one minute and I was sent a selection of the brand new Lindam Xtra Guard™ range for 2012 that provides parents with revolutionary and innovative products that ensure your child will be kept safe around the home. All products feature a double layer of security providing tamper resilience and double locking protection. I was also sent the innovative and stylish vinyl sun shade that protects your baby from the glaring sun and harmful UV rays whilst travelling in the car and fixes easily onto the window with suction cups. Featuring award-winning White Hot™ technology, the heat alert system indicates when the temperature is too hot so you can rest assured your baby is protected and comfortable in the sun whether you’re on a long journey or a quick trip to the supermarket.



So what did the Constants think of the Lindam Xtra Guard range?

The first thing I attempted was to install the sun shade, especially while the sun is still shining, I wanted to know if our car journey yesterday was too hot for little Isla and Noah.

The red dot stayed red throughout our journey and the day, it didn’t turn white. But you can see how easy it would be to see if the dot was white, you couldn’t really miss it.

To get the sun shade out of the packet and placed on the window of the car, it took precisely 1 minute and 17 seconds. So the difference this minute and 17 seconds could make to my life, is that I can use the car accordingly, knowing if it is too hot and can cool it down before putting the children inside and I know that the sun is blocked from Isla’s face in her car seat.

Next I installed the home safety kit in the Constant household and I can honestly say that all of the safety items took less than 1 minute to install, except for the safety catches that needed screwing into position and marking out so that the 2 parts came together at the right point. The photo shows the safety catch (part 1) which is now firmly attached to the cupboard door where we keep the washing powder and conditioner and plastic bags etc – I cannot even begin to imagine how quickly it would have taken Noah to hurt himself with any of the products or a plastic bag. The extra time it took to install the catches was definately worth it.

I used the appliance latch on the freezer door, this took under a minute to install – all you have to do is make sure that the 2 parts line up when the door is closed. The instructions were very clear on how to set it up and make sure the door is secure. This will stop Noah & eventually Isla from opening the freezer and causing havoc – or stealing all the ice creams!

The door stopper literally took 10 seconds to install, such a simple idea (that I can honestly say I had never thought of until now) that will prevent a horrid accident. Noah could have easily squished his fingers in this lounge door, but not anymore. We also have an issue with this lounge door, that when closed firmly it sometimes doesn’t open again because the sofa is right up against the door frame. Unfortunately, it has happened before where the door was stuck with Noah in the lounge and Nanny on the opposite side (poor Nanny hurt her shoulder trying to get back into the lounge), so not only will this prevent him shutting his fingers in the door, it will also stop the door from shutting and therefore trapping him in the lounge.

Installing the corner cushions was also really quick and simple, it took about 25 seconds to get the stickers onto the cushion and then to place the cushion on to the corner of the unit. These corners on the unit are about Noah’s head height at the moment and therefore I thought it would be best to protect that pretty little head of his, incase he was to trip into the corner of the unit.

The UK plug socket covers take 5 seconds to install, so to know that it takes 5 seconds of my time to prevent what could be a horrific accident if Noah sticks his finger in the socket. He is going through a habit of pressing the switches on and off at the moment, so I think its even more crucial to make sure the sockets are covered. I’m hoping he will understand very quickly, how dangerous playing with sockets can be – but until he is big enough to grasp that concept, covering them up is the best safety approach.

Finally I installed the multi purpose latch on the cupboard under the sink. It literally took seconds to do and I am sure we are not the only household to have all of the cleaning products under the sink. So making sure Noah cannot get into this cupboard is really important, he can no longer get his hands on bleaches, stain removers, oven cleaners and even the oven gloves could be dangerous to a toddler.

I really appreciated learning about these products and safety ideas, I cannot recommend enough to anyone baby-proofing  their homes for little ones, to grab a box of the home safety kit and also the sun shade for the car. The difference a minute can make by installing these innovative products, really could make a massive difference to your toddlers safety.

Check out all the products on the Lindam website: and follow them on Twitter!/Lindam_UK. You can also like Lindam on Facebook


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