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...

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...

🐝 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

🐝 We have really loved...

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.


Our half term routine (it...

🐾 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...

#MyJobYourJob competition to win £100 vouchers

Petplan have teamed up with PetsPyjamas to give my readers an extra special treat: one lucky winner will receive a £100’s worth of vouchers to spend on the PetsPyjamas website. All you need to do is guess Rambo’s job! 

We all have jobs, everyone in the family has a role to play and a part in that family unit: including the animals. I have three furbabies, two dogs and a rather fluffy cat. They all bring completely different elements to the family, they all have different jobs. It is amazing at how different the dogs are, physically and mentally. Rambo, our Jack Russell is very rigid and if you pick him up he feels very muscly and his body is just stiff as a board. Whereas, when you pick Snoopy, our Cockerspaniel, up he is really floppy and cuddly. He will quite literally wrap his paws around you. Now, that doesn’t mean to say that Snoopy is more cuddly, Rambo loves his cuddles, it’s just amazing how different their bodies are designed. It is always a good idea to protect these amazing little bodies, I do not know what I would do if I needed to get one of the animals operated on and I didn’t have the funds to pay for it, I have always made sure the animals are covered with pet insurance. My job is to look after my little pets and to protect them at all times and their job is to just be happy, be part of the family and make us happy. 

How do I win? 

To be in with a chance of winning £100’s worth of vouchers for PetsPyjamas, all I want you to do is come up with a catchy job for my little Rambo based on what he’s doing in the photo above and video below and write a comment on this blog post. Watch the PetPlan video on YouTube for inspiration, it is so adorable seeing all the little animals and the funny captions – they really do look like they’re saying those things! The competition closes in one week, midnight on Saturday 2nd May 2015. Good luck. 

PetsPyjamas £100 voucher giveaway


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  • msedollyp
    April 27, 2015

    Crop circle maker!!

  • Steven Hartwright
    April 29, 2015

    My job is to get untangled

  • Emily Hallett
    April 29, 2015

    Chief Grass Roller

  • tracy k nixon
    April 29, 2015

    Picnic spot finder!

  • Claire Davies
    April 29, 2015

    Finding a perfect spot to sit down 🙂 Lovely photo!

  • Zoe G
    April 29, 2015

    Sunny Spot Finder

  • kelly rebecca mobbs
    April 29, 2015

    Cheap and easy back scratcher

  • Tracy Hanley
    April 29, 2015

    finding a good spot to put he picnic blanket

  • Lisa Everaert
    April 29, 2015

    Official Weed killer appointed to the Queen.

  • Liz Marriott
    April 29, 2015

    Grasshopper Flusher Outer

  • iain maciver
    April 29, 2015

    chief grass cutter

  • angela thompson
    April 29, 2015

    Chief Grass Flattener

  • bev
    April 29, 2015

    “The Entertainer!”

  • Jen Jackson
    April 29, 2015

    the clown dog

  • Michael Churchill
    April 29, 2015

    Chief gardener

  • jennifer thorpe
    April 29, 2015

    supervising grass flattener

  • kellyjo
    April 29, 2015

    chief grasscutter

  • Tanita Dighton
    April 29, 2015

    Master Gardener

  • Jay Scales
    April 29, 2015

    Picnic blanket area flattener!

  • Emily McCabe
    April 29, 2015

    My job is to flatten the grass

  • celiaiow@talktalk.net
    April 29, 2015

    Caninine roller coaster

  • Angela McDonald
    April 29, 2015

    Chief roll-on-backer!

    April 29, 2015

    Working as a hay flatterer!

  • Vivien
    April 30, 2015

    Fun Seeker

  • Michelle Carlin
    April 30, 2015

    The job of flattening the grass into a path to make walking easier for human companions!

  • Gail Reid
    April 30, 2015

    Chief Laughter Eliciter

  • Paula Readings
    April 30, 2015

    If he is anything like my little dog I hate to know what he is rolling in! so I am going to say ‘Camouflage Expert’

  • Susan B
    April 30, 2015

    Terrain Tester. My job is to walk ahead of mummy and co and check each interesting patch of terrain. I do this thoroughly using paws, sides and tummies. It is often necessary to roll over completely – several times – to be absolutely sure it passes the test..

  • antheaholloway@hotmail.com
    April 30, 2015

    Very important Garden Supervisor and Tester

  • Emma Wolski
    April 30, 2015

    The Ranger

  • janine atkin
    April 30, 2015

    the grass flattener

  • Sheri Darby
    April 30, 2015

    Picnic Spot Setter

    April 30, 2015

    Chief Joy-Joy Spreader

  • Eleanor Powell
    April 30, 2015

    Chief Stress reducer

  • Clare White
    May 1, 2015

    Desert Rat – Royal Commando Soilder

  • Erica Price
    May 1, 2015

    Chief grass flattener

  • Saran Benjamin
    May 1, 2015

    Cosy grass maker

  • Ben townsend
    May 1, 2015

    Grass masseuse

  • Ruth Harwood
    May 1, 2015

    Creative Garden Carer

  • Cheryl Kean
    May 1, 2015

    My companion. He would love to stay with me.

  • Christine Reid
    May 1, 2015

    I came – I saw – I flattened!

  • Penelope Hannibal
    May 1, 2015

    My job is, camouflage & combat roll expert

  • leanne weir
    May 1, 2015

    Crop circle maker!!

  • Trevor Linvell
    May 1, 2015

    Guardian of the garden

  • Pauline Black
    May 1, 2015

    Weed whacker

  • Nancy Bradford
    May 1, 2015

    Squirrel and cat chaser

  • Victoria Prince
    May 1, 2015

    Jungle Explorer – that’s just how I roll 🙂

  • laura jayne bates
    May 1, 2015

    chief sniffer

  • Andrew Seaman
    May 1, 2015

    Jungle Explorer

  • Kelly Hirst
    May 1, 2015

    Picnic Supervisor

  • joanna sawka
    May 1, 2015

    Sunday lover

  • Sarah Parker
    May 1, 2015

    Just Playing 🙂

  • Ali Thorpe
    May 1, 2015

    Doggy ‘Perfume’ Tester (as to me, a fellow dog owner, it looks like he is adding a little fragrance to himself) 🙂

  • Ellen Stafford
    May 1, 2015

    The Ranger

  • melanie stirling
    May 1, 2015

    Grass Housekeeper.

  • Mary Chez
    May 1, 2015

    Chief Grass Flattener

  • Caroline H
    May 2, 2015

    Rolling programme manager.

  • Jamie Millard
    May 2, 2015


  • Emily Jayne Phipps
    May 2, 2015

    Personal trainer!

  • Laura Costello
    May 2, 2015

    Sniffer supervisor

  • Jacqueline Roberts
    May 2, 2015

    Prime minister or chief groundsman at Wimbledon

  • deborah Nicholas
    May 2, 2015

    The chief! (Chief picnic patch finder, chief grass roller, chief guardian of little people!)

  • Sarah Lewis
    May 2, 2015

    Picnic groundsman

  • Emma
    May 2, 2015

    I have a JRT as well and he does the same thing. Makes me think he is trying to bring the smell of grass into the house because he smells of whatever he rolls in. Chief air freshener (or not!).

  • Jonathan Mason
    May 2, 2015

    Foot massager in chief

  • Stephanie Whitehouse
    May 2, 2015

    Associate grass compressor

  • Sarah Franks
    May 2, 2015

    I’m gutted! I wrote a fairly long comment on this but it looks my comment has disappeared 🙁 Did I break a house rule or something?

  • Sarah Franks
    May 2, 2015

    I’ll try submitting my proposed job description for Rambo again, but I don’t think I can remember it all the same as the first submission…I’ll confess I’m a little bit devastated that my original post seems to have been lost. Hoping this one doesn’t go the same way.


    The Guru Rambo Pratama Vishnu has developed a new form of yogic practice that draws upon the Eastern tradition of stretching, movement, and meditation, while simultaneously including thorough exfoliation using only the most natural wild sand and wild grass. This new yogic movement has found favour among modern spiritualists living busy lives, who lack the time to both practice yoga and exfoliate separately. The Guru Rambo’s new form of yogic practice promises to develop both inner and outer beauty at the same time, increasing the harmony of inner and outer physical and spiritual states. If this yoga were a form of washing up liquid, it would bear tag lines such as, “New and improved formula!”

    By exfoliating during the yogic practice, his followers also reap the benefits of boosting the circulatory systems thereby allowing their Chakras to balance themselves more quickly, since the improved blood flow helps the Chakras to move into balance without the impediment of a sluggish circulatory system.

    The Guru Rambo has found ardent fans across the board, from the Dalai Lama, to the footballer Joey Barton, and Harry Styles from One Direction.

    In a past life, the Guru Rambo was the individual responsible for pointing the Beatles towards their highly creative Eastern-influenced period, by first appearing to them in the form of the Eggman. He uttered the yogic mantra, “Goo goo g’ joob goo goo g’ joob”, which the Beatles intuitively understood and complied with, by going to India and studying the sitar with the sitar master, Ravi Shankar. He takes no responsibility for (and offers no opinion positive or negative about) Yoko Ono, however.

    These days, the Guru Rambo lives a happy life, spreading the word among dogs and humans alike, about the many benefits of yogic exfoliation. Despite having left his Eggman days behind him, he does retain a naturally inquisitive fondness for any Walruses he meets.

    • Jonathan Mason
      May 2, 2015

      Sarah Franks’ comment is hilarious – has to be the winner

  • C Kennedy
    May 2, 2015

    Living hoover

  • Natalie Crossan
    May 2, 2015

    prime minister

Saturday 25 April 2015
#MyJobYourJob competition to win £100 vouchers

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