🐾 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...

The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?

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The best #view comes from...

Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories....

What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?

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What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

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...

Planning a roadtrip with kids: What you need to know.

Not only are road trips great ways to bond with your children, but you will be able to create memories that can last a lifetime. Still, preparation is important if you hope to truly enjoy the journey and have the ultimate roadtrip. What should you take into account before you ever leave the driveway?

Safety First

The concept of “second place” does not exist in terms of a safe family road trip. So, be sure that all bases are covered well in advance. There are numerous useful websites which can be employed as references. Some of the top tips to keep in mind include never driving when you are tired, always paying attention to the weather conditions and avoiding any distractions along the way.

Plan Your Itinerary in Advance

There is nothing worse than being forced to listen to “are we there yet?” for hours on end while driving. This is why it is critical that all passengers know what to expect in terms of the time frame. Take a look at the best navigation suggestions as well as any highways that might be prone to congestion when you are driving. Shaving off a bit of time can make the journey much more pleasant.

Experience the Sights (Efficiently)

Many readers will be surprised to learn that following a rigid schedule is not the best way to experience the attractions during your road trip. While you might plan ahead to capture all of the main sights, it is likely that you will encounter other tempting detours along the way. This is the reason why The Huffintgton Post recommends that you add a bit of flexibility into the game plan. Not only will this enable you to enjoy a few surprises, but your passengers (particularly children) will always be wondering what might exist around the next turn.

Examine the Car Before You Leave

A flat tire or a broken head light can add hours to even the most straightforward of journeys. Be certain to perform an in-depth safety check of the vehicle before departing. Some of the key areas to examine include:

  • The suspension.
  • All indicator lights.
  • Brakes and the transmission (if applicable).

It pays to have a first-aid kit on board and as always, make sure that all engine fluids are filled to capacity. Another great option is to lease a vehicle. Not only will you be able to enjoy the reliability of a new car, but firms such as Intelligent Car Leasing boast a number of flexible payment plans.

Changes are Good!

There are inevitably times when outside circumstances might impact your road trip. Whether referring to weather issues, work changes or an illness, always be able to adjust depending upon the situation at hand. After all, a quality road trip is definitely worth the wait.

Be sure to subscribe to MummyConstant for even more useful life hacks and family-oriented suggestions. Life is short. Why not make the most of it with a bit of sound advice?

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  • Nikki Hayes
    April 26, 2018

    Visit entry for £75 argos voucher competition – great tips!

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