A little break in between the dark grey rain clouds and showers... we had a nice chilled day today. We finished our school work (just Maths & English today) by 10am and then watched The Incredible Hulk.

We’re making our way through the Marvel movies in chronological order. I’ll share it on my stories if you’re interested. I’ve never seen them and so far I’m loving them. Iron man is my favourite. I’ve always loved Robert Downey Jr movies. Have you ever seen In Dreams? If not. You should.

We went for a long walk this afternoon with Nanny & Grandad. We only got caught in 2 showers which was good. The kids still went paddling in the river. They’re crazy!

After dinner we watched Thor. The next movie in the chronology of the Marvel collection. It was fab. I am finding it really great as I love action and fantasy... win win.

What did you do today? Have you seen any Marvel movies?


A little break in between...

I’m so happy with how our #garden is transforming. We’ve created a huge space for playing, chilling, eating and basking.

If you swipe through the photos this is what our garden looked like when we moved in last January. We’ve been working hard to make it our own.

To be fair Hubby has done most of the hard work: getting rid of the pond and 5ft high rockery. Using the rocks to make the fire pit area. The decking. And then the patio.

It looks so different. And this photo isn’t the end, we still have some work to do over the next month but I thought it was a good milestone.

We now have somewhere to be as a family. And our sofa is perfect for socially distancing 😂 we can sit 3.5 metres away from eachother.

I am still gobsmacked when I look at it is today and what it was when we moved in. It looks just as I drew it a year ago.


I’m so happy with how...

I took this photo the other evening; the kiddies wanted to wait for a train to go past and so we sat and waited.

Whilst I checked the train times, they sat there talking and giggling. I captured this moment. It was so lovely. Look how #sweet her body language is. His too.

I love watching them when they have their talks. Every morning when we walk the dogs they walk ahead, or behind, doing the same thing. They chatter about lots of random topics or plan out the Minecraft house they are going to build next.

It’s been a long day and when I see photos like this, of the better days, it reminds me why I need to keep going and getting through the tough times.

My babies. 💛💙 #mummyphotoaday

I took this photo the...

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
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @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 @beatrix.hendrix.and.me @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...

My 2011 highs & lows meme

I was recently Tagged to complete this Meme, ‘My 2011 Highs & Lows by ‘Mum of Three Boys’, who is the very lovely mummy blogger… New to blogging and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed reading her new blog! Her 3 boys are just gorgeous too…

(1) What was your happiest event?

Finding out the day of Noah’s christening that we were definitely pregnant! We knew because I had officially missed my period that day!

(2) What was the saddest thing that happened?

Seeing what my mum has been through with her “ex” and what he did to the family home, her life and what he did after leaving! It’s not nice to see your mum go through anything unpleasant, especially at the result of somebody else. If I could have turned the clock back and made her year better I would!

(3) What was the most unlikely thing to happen that actually went ahead and did?

This is quite tricky to answer, hubby is very spontaneous and so anything is usually possible. I suppose the most unlikely thing to have happen that did, for me, was moving house to be closer to our friends and family. At the start of the year, we had no intention of moving! We loved our previous house.

(4) Who let you down?

Our old landlords let me down by causing unnecessary stress when we moved out! Who’d have thought they can be so mean & not feel guilty!!

(5) Who supported you?

As ever, my hubby (my rock) my mum (my star) and my mother & father in law (my other stars). I also have a lot of support from my grandma & uncle… I have a very close family & I love them all!

(6) Tell us one thing you learned

Always trust your instincts. They are usually correct.

(7) Tell us one thing that made you laugh

Noah makes me laugh a lot, but seeing him blow off & giggle afterwards did make me chuckle 😉

(8) Tell us one thing that made you cry

Accidentally hurting my little man! We had a hair straightener accident at the start of the year, involving Noah falling on to them & burning his cheek. Thankfully it cleared up nicely & there are no scars! I hated myself for months & was sad looking at Noah everyday as the burn never let me forget.

(9) Tell us three things your child or children did to make you feel proud

1. Noah learnt to walk just around his birthday. 2. Noah learnt to give hugs & kisses, which made me feel very proud to be his mummy. 3. He learnt ee-I-ee-I-o when I sing old MacDonalds farm!

(10) Tell us one thing that made you proud of yourself

I passed my ITIL exam with flying colours and I am going to be a mummy again!

(11) Tell us one challenge you overcame

Being pregnant & caring for a little person is quite tiring and most definitely a challenge. I find myself constantly tired, achy & forgetting but still manage to put my happy mummy face on & give Noah 100%.

(12) Tell us three things you would like to change about your life from 2011

1. Be a mum of 2, 🙂 2. Find more time to carry on researching my family history 3. Spend more time with my family.

Now… to tag some other fabulous mummy bloggers to complete the Meme! Hopefully they have not already been tagged (fingers crossed):

Boo, Roo & Tigger too @littleboo_21

Mother Wife Me

Tales of a Family of 7

Medicated follower of fashion


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