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,...

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🌾 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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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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Pizza Express: a new restaurant and menu

Italian food is one of my very favourite types of food, I just love garlic and all the yummy sauces that are whipped up in an Italian kitchen – what better way to celebrate the Italian cuisine than by eating pizza. Pizza Express have just opened a new restaurant in St Neots and it is literally a 2 minute walk from our house. Excellent!

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We went with our friends The Rooks, so this meant there were 4 children to keep happy and 4 hungry adults too and I have to admit we all tried something lovely off of the new Spring menu and we were really impressed. It was rather tasty. The children enjoyed their kids packs, including chefs hat, stickers and colouring in sheets – it kept them occupied until their starters came and then when the starters came Isla was very happy tucking in:

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The starters were the perfect amount of food, we tried the new Leggera Panzanella and the Risotto Fresco, both tasted amazing and were a very healthy option. Just what you need in the Spring and Summer months, something light and tasty. I liked the croutons in the salad, it gave it another dimension, with the added crunch and they tasted lovely too. The risotto was really creamy and the garlic with the salmon went down a treat. I could have eaten it as a main meal.

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We also tried some of the other dishes off the menu that were really tasty too and the children all had dough balls with dip, they are a winner with the little ones. The design of the food is great, I love food that looks pretty and tastes fantastic too – unlike when I cook! I love the way the dough balls come in a plate, with dipping and salad bits in a separate bowl, it just looks nice. I  could eat dough balls until I popped and I think Isla could too.

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The mains were again, very well presented and tasted fantastic. The children’s pizzas looked good and they confirmed they were tasty, Daddy and I tried the new pizzas off the spring menu which were hot hot hot! We had the new Leggera Sloppy Giuseppe  and the Pollo Forza Romana. Both are definitely worth a try when you want something new. We also had the new Leggera Salmon Salad which was delicious, the salmon was really meaty and although it is a light meal which is only 444 calories, it really fills you up and makes you feel “satisfied”.

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How can you resist trying new items off the dessert menu? We didn’t, we ordered the new Panna Cotta and Summer Pudding off of the menu and they were amazing. Not only did they look fantastic, they really did taste it. The summer pudding is full of fruit and its served with mascarpone so its perfect on a nice warm evening and the panna cotta was creamy and the fruit finished off the meal nicely. I could have eaten a lot more of both of them.

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The children enjoyed their desserts and they finished off their meals with their babyccino, its such a cute idea. It is frothy meal with a sprinkling of chocolate, the children thought they were drinking coffee with the adults!

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Overall the Constants and the Rooks were extremely happy with the meal, the restaurant had a great vibe and we all said how we didn’t feel like we were in St Neots – it could have been spain or somewhere more exotic. The food was presented perfectly and tasted sublime and to top it all off the children were entertained and really enjoyed it too – which lets face it makes the whole experience of dining out a lot less stressful! Thank you Pizza Express for our lovely Spring menu taster session. As you can see we all had happy faces…

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