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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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.

#kindessmatters

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?

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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?

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We’ve been busy little bees...

My favourite Black Friday deals for 2019

Yes, that’s right Black Friday is this week: Friday 29th November 2019. If you didn’t realise then I am not sure where you have been hiding. There are some amazing offers out there and I have been grabbing the best of the bargains and stocking up on Christmas presents. So I thought I would list my favourite deals for my readers.

The Body Coach

As you may remember Hubby purchased my 90 day vege plan from The Body Coach in the Black Friday deal. Joe Wicks is currently offering a discount off of his plan for both meat and vege diets. I am still working on this as we bought the house as I was part way through – fingers crossed I finish it this time and in January I will look like a new me!

Summer prepping?

I love getting things in the wrong seasons, namely because they are cheaper. So, I buy Christmas wrapping and tags in the New Year and keep it safe until I need it. I buy jumpers in the Summer and I buy sunglasses in the Winter. Well, let’s be fair on sunny days you do still need the sunnies! I found some great sunglasses from SmartBuyGlasses – they will be perfect and better than half price too!

Kids presents

I absolutely love The Works, it’s one of my favourite stores. I love the deals and Black Friday is no exception – they have a fabulous 3 for £12 offer on gifts for everyone: games, crafts and colouring books. They have a great selection of gifts in their Black Friday mega 2019 deals. I got a Horrible Histories book for Noah for only £2.50. Amazing. The offer I love at The Works is the 10 books for £10, so £1 each – great books in the offer and I always get the latest Christmas themed books.

Fashion

Something for the Christmas do – or gifts for family members, New Look has a great Black Friday offer. 25% off fashion items for the festive season. I grabbed myself a new jumper and a beautiful green skirt for my Christmas do. They have a great selection of offers on their Christmas gifts too.

Another one of my favourite Fashion stores is Fiorelli and they have a great Black Friday range of deals this year, I got the beautiful tan Austyn bag for only £29. Half price deals that are perfect for your Autumn/Winter wardrobe.

Fiorelli Black Friday sale

ShopDisney

I love Disney and so do the rest of my family. So it was only natural I looked to see if they had a deal on this Friday and guess what – they have 20% off selected lines at ShopDisney. Woohoo. I got Toy Story 4 toys for my nephew, Disney Princess toys for my niece and some cute jumpers for Noah & Isla. I also got the Mickey and Minnie Mouse Christmas 2019 soft toys for their Christmas Eve box. I love ShopDisney and I was lucky enough to win one of the special Keys too:

Disney Christmas key

For everything else…

… there’s Amazon. It’s no secret that I love Amazon. I order everything from here. The offers are incredible this year too – absolutely hundreds of different items. You will be sure to find Christmas gifts in amongst the deals. I love the little Echo Dot smart speakers, I got one of these so that Noah & Isla can listen to Amazon Storytime separately – they are currently sharing and bicker over which story at bedtime. I got her the little pink one too – so cute.

Have you made the most out of the Black Friday deals for 2019? I would love to know in the comments below, always on the look out for a good deal.

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