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.

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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.

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🌾 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...

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!

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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?

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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?

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What a great #friyay it’s...

Nature trips: the absolute must-do destinations

Our lives seem to be getting busier with each year, which is why there’s been a spike of interest in holiday destinations that prioritise nature and adventure – the natural stress relievers. Below are a few absolute must-do destinations that’ll get you excited to leave the city and breathe in the stillness and calm of nature.

  1. Thanda Safari

If you are looking for a getaway where you are surrounded by gorgeous landscapes, wildlife and wilderness, Thanda Safari is the ideal destination. Located in Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, this safari oasis is fourteen thousand hectares of wild wilderness home to the worlds most beautiful species including the Big Five; lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino – the coveted group every visitor to Africa hopes to see. It’s certainly the best of the game lodges in KZN as it’s practically guaranteed you’ll encounter every one of these species, making your trip that much more of an investment, and of course extraordinary. But there’s even more to encounter and experience at Thanda such as the vulnerable wild dog, warthog, cheetah, hippopotamus, hyena, amazing birdlife and so much more. In terms of accommodation, service and amenities, you’ll be living in the lap of luxury with all the five star pleasures the Thanda portfolio is known for. 

  1. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia has the world’s largest salt flat – one of the most unbelievably beautiful sights with extreme natural beauty and diverse landscapes. Anyone can take a tour of El Salar de Uyuni, so long as they’re accompanied by a guide. The salar is a snow white expanse stretching for miles with absolutely no landmarks for as far as the eye can see. For this reason, it’s a rather dangerous landscape for the average explorer to navigate, but certainly a terrain worth conquering with a tour group. Should the area be gifted with a little water, the surface reflects the clouds, the blue sky and it looks as though the horizon has disappeared. Salar de Uyuni has their rainy season from December to April, this is the perfect time to witness the Salar’s mirror effect that will leave you breathless. The dry season is from May to November when temperatures are colder and the ground is more compact, making it possible to drive across this beautiful landscape and explore places that you can’t get to in the rainy seasons.

  1. Sahara Desert, Morocco

Bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean is Morocco. This North African country is influenced by its European, Berber and Arabian cultures. Many believe that the Sahara Desert is the largest barren land in the world but it is second to the greatest on earth, the Antarctic. It is the largest and driest of deserts but remarkably beautiful and nothing quite like it. The Sahara Desert with its limitless sea of shades of gold sands is a unique experience that you may only get to do once in a lifetime, but will certainly never be forgotten. There is never a day that is the same as the one before as the desert dunes are ever-changing. Locals of the desert believe that the Saharan sand is blessed with healing properties – the Berber men dig holes in the dunes and you can have a sand bath, which is a spa with a difference. The sand bath is about thirty minutes and helps with skin irritations, and eases aching limbs and muscles.

  1. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is known for its mountain gorillas that live on the mountainsides. There are approximately only 800 remaining mountain gorillas in the world,most of which can be found in this forest. Those that have been fortunate to experience seeing these great primates in their natural habitat have said that it is something utterly remarkable, even life-changing. The mountain gorillas are found in other African countries such as the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda but the Bwindi Forest is by far the most magical, with its deep green expanse of trees and foliage and abundance of rare bird species and unique wildlife including the gorillas, deer and more. It’s essential you are accompanied by a guide – these tour require visitors to purchase an entrance permit as well pay the fee for the guide. It’s certainly a more costly trip, but worth every penny! 

  1. Iceland

Iceland is a rather small island,  but offers many unique experiences being located in the far Northern corner of Europe. It may largely be covered in snow but there are areas of gorgeous grassland home to extreme phenomenons like volcanoes, waterfalls,mountains and more. 

Iceland with its contrasting landscapes, natural beauty with glacier lagoons, natural spas, black sand beaches and warm water pools, national parks, active volcanoes and underground caves,  what more could a nature-lover ask for! Iceland seems to be the place where one can explore to their heart’s content as it has so much to offer.

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1 Comment
  • melanie stirling
    December 16, 2019

    My dad has always wanted to go to Iceland, I hope I can take him one day, it does look beautiful.

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