I’m so happy with how our #garden is transforming. We’ve created a huge space for playing, chilling, eating and basking.

If you swipe through the photos this is what our garden looked like when we moved in last January. We’ve been working hard to make it our own.

To be fair Hubby has done most of the hard work: getting rid of the pond and 5ft high rockery. Using the rocks to make the fire pit area. The decking. And then the patio.

It looks so different. And this photo isn’t the end, we still have some work to do over the next month but I thought it was a good milestone.

We now have somewhere to be as a family. And our sofa is perfect for socially distancing 😂 we can sit 3.5 metres away from eachother.

I am still gobsmacked when I look at it is today and what it was when we moved in. It looks just as I drew it a year ago.


I’m so happy with how...

I took this photo the other evening; the kiddies wanted to wait for a train to go past and so we sat and waited.

Whilst I checked the train times, they sat there talking and giggling. I captured this moment. It was so lovely. Look how #sweet her body language is. His too.

I love watching them when they have their talks. Every morning when we walk the dogs they walk ahead, or behind, doing the same thing. They chatter about lots of random topics or plan out the Minecraft house they are going to build next.

It’s been a long day and when I see photos like this, of the better days, it reminds me why I need to keep going and getting through the tough times.

My babies. 💛💙 #mummyphotoaday

I took this photo the...

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.


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.


🌾 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!


We went out with a...

Pregnancy: What They Don’t Tell You!

Pregnancy is one of the most challenging, yet exciting and fulfilling times in a woman’s life. Many pregnancy books and websites may gush about the joys of motherhood, give detailed reviews about strollers, and tell you what to put in your diaper bag, but there are some things that they don’t tell you. For one thing, nausea or morning sickness doesn’t always happen in the morning! Some pregnant women may experience it in the evenings, while others may feel a mild seasickness throughout the day. Here are some of the other things that often don’t get mentioned at all until they’re happening to you.


Pelvic pain

A pregnant woman’s body releases a hormone called relaxin, which softens muscles, tendons, and ligaments to make them more flexible. This prepares the body for giving birth, but the flexibility can also cause symphysis pubis dysfunction or SPD, when the two halves of the pelvis become totally separated. This condition triggers backache and pain when walking, sitting, or standing. Pelvic pain may be alleviated by a gentle rub or massage, while severe SPD necessitates a visit to the physiotherapist.

Bleeding gums

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also cause gums to bleed more easily, so be gentle when brushing and flossing your teeth. For excessive bleeding, visit your dentist right away.

Hearing loss

If you experience ringing in your ears or loss of hearing, you can blame it on the hormones. Those who suffer from allergies can also experience nose stuffiness. The increase in the blood volume in pregnant women can affect the fluids in the inner ears, causing you to say “What did you say?” more often. It’s akin to getting blocked ears on a plane, but don’t worry, it’s only temporary!

Varicose veins

Those unsightly purplish veins on your legs, particularly on the backs of your calves, are caused by increased blood volume, which puts more pressure on your veins. The extra weight from pregnancy also contributes to the strain. Prevent varicose veins by propping up your legs and feet with a cushion while sitting, wearing supportive leggings or tights, and avoiding long periods of standing.

Lack of concentration

Mood swings, tiredness, and forgetfulness brought on by changes in your emotional state may turn you into a mess, making you enter a room and forget why. To keep your mind on track and maintain focus, keep a diary, use notes, and write down appointments and day-to-day tasks. Keep important items such as mobile phones and keys where you can easily see them.

Visits to the loo

Pregnant women may have an overwhelming need to pee, especially before their waters break. Some may find the use of medical catheters comforting, while others wear adult diapers in situations when they cannot go to the bathroom right away.


Not a few women have experienced constipation and painful bowel movement during pregnancy. Changes in hormone levels can lessen the pace of the body’s digestive process. If this happens to you, drink plenty of water, fruit, raw vegetables, whole-grain cereals, and other food rich in fiber.

These are just some of the topics that usually fall under the radar or are not commonly discussed in websites, pamphlets, and books on pregnancy. If you want to know more about these conditions, make sure you discuss them with your doctor on your next appointment.



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1 Comment
  • Jodie Fisher
    February 6, 2015

    i hated being pregnant – all three times. Great post!

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