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?


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?


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?


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...

I had precisely 30 minutes of sunshine this evening to test out my new iPhone camera. I absolutely love it.

The photos I have taken are stunning. The quality of the colour and the light, the fun angles of the new lens. I took this photo by accident, I adore it.

It’s world #bee day today and when I was taking this photo all of a sudden I noticed 5 or 6 buzzing around me collecting the pollen. 🐝 They fascinate me.

I can see I am going to have a lot of fun with this new phone... Anyone else have any cool tips for the new iPhone?


I had precisely 30 minutes...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, this week, and the topic is KINDNESS. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing, but the effects of being kind to someone can have many benefits. I would definitely say cost vs value, value wins every time! 🤣 I think that kindness is more important at the moment as everyone needs that extra lift to make them smile.

Smiling releases hormones, endorphins, which makes us feel happy and also helps to reduce stress. So, it’s a good circle: be kind to someone - make them smile - make yourself feel happy in the process.

On Sunday Hubby showed me kindness when he took the kiddies out for a bike ride and gave me some time on my own. I needed the headspace as I’ve felt frazzled over the last 2 months. He knew that, subconsciously, and knew that taking the kiddies out would make a difference to my day. It did.

I smiled. I painted. I chilled. I felt happier.

In honour of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek - I want to spread a little kindness in my teeny square part of the world!

Comment on this photo and I will reply to you with kind words, which will hopefully make you smile.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.


It’s Mental Health Awareness Week,...

I find I spend most of my days, at the moment, just watching these 2. When they are friends, they are the best of friends. They have the most bizarre conversations and talk about the most random things. But I love listening to that!

One of my #projects over this lockdown period is to get our garden into tip top shape for Summer and another is to take more photos. I love taking photos, it’s my favourite hobby and I’m looking forward to trying out the new iPhone 11 camera at the end of the week.

This photo was taken with my iPhone 8 Plus. I think it takes amazing photos. So I can only imagine the 11 will be better! 💛 Have you seen my iPhoneography tips on the blog?

Do you have any Summer, lockdown, projects?


I find I spend most...

We’ve been busy little bees 🐝 today! The kiddies got through 95% of their schoolwork, yes that’s right! I was gobsmacked when I finished work. They get set weekly tasks on a Monday, then new Maths & English tasks each day. Is tomorrow they have 1 weekly task left, then it’s just Maths & English. I am so impressed. They’ve completely smashed it!

I had a productive day too, I had 2 new starters at work and had to ensure they are settled in their roles. It was different via Teams but I’m hoping I can still manage effectively remotely. It’s so hard not sitting next to people, as you just don’t know how quickly they work or how they work. I’ve got to learn to talk a bit more! I’m so happy we have a full team though! 🥂

Another 2 reasons why I’m feeling happy today: our outdoor furniture is being delivered this week (2 weeks earlier than I thought) Whoop Whoop and my iPhone upgrade is due this week. I can’t believe I’ve had my iPhone 8 Plus for 2 years! It’s the best iPhone I’ve had to date.

These guys are trying #new things in the garden too. Isla got this for her birthday. I used to love a skip ball when I was a child. And a Pogo Ball? Can anyone remember these?


We’ve been busy little bees...

How a Professional DJ can offer cutting edge entertainment to your party

When you plan a party, you want it to be flawless. What are the important aspects of a successful party, have you wondered? The most important factor is that a party should be making happy memories for guests and hosts to remember for a long time to come, or in some cases (like a wedding) even for life! A Professional DJ can help this become a reality! Delectable spreads of eatables are surely a huge attraction. But would guests eat all the time? Of course not! Herein comes the entertainment factor. And the soul and life of an entertainment programme is usually a DJ.

Weddings & Parties, as well as other special occasions, can be successful if you hire the right wedding & party DJ in Perth, or wherever you are based, from a reputable company. The DJ’s from these companies are equipped with skills and experience for providing a personalised service to make your special occasion highly enjoyable and fun to be at.

Why should you consider hiring a Professional DJ? 

Calling in a favour from a friend to host your event may help save a few bucks. So, why waste money on a professional DJ? Was this question lurking in your mind? Don’t give it a chance to nest in your thoughts! You surely shall change your mind once you read these many aspects that a professional DJ can​ ​add​ ​to​ ​your​ ​event!

Training​ ​and​ ​Experience:

Being a DJ might seem like an easy task, but it has many technicalities. The major part of being a successful event DJ is running the equipment. Other aspects include speaking to the people at the event to engage the public, being familiar with a huge variety of songs and music and keeping guests entertained, along with many other skills.

To become a professional DJ, a good DJ needs to go through a long rigorous apprenticeship programme, where they learn the above-mentioned skills. The apprenticeship programme teaches them how to use the equipment properly, scrutinise the acoustics of a room and so much more. All​ of ​ ​ this ​ ​ ​skill​ ​might​ ​be​ ​absent​ ​in​ ​a​ ​novice,​ ​which​ ​might​ ​make​ ​the​ ​event​ ​not so successful. Thus,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​better​ ​to​ hire​ ​a​ ​professional,​ ​as​ ​they​ ​have​ the ​ ​required​ ​skill​ ​set.

Peace​ ​of​ ​Mind:

Your friend might seem like a right person to take on the mic and interact with the crowd, or pump out one tune after the other; but under pressure will he/she do a good job?

At an event, a lot of things will happen at once, from guests asking for requests for strange. songs, to playing the tracks in the right order, to pepping up the atmosphere. So, do you want to keep worrying about how the evening will work out, or do you want to relax and enjoy the party?

If you want the latter, then hire a professional, they have been to numerous events and can​ handle all ​​the ​pressure easily ​ ​ with a​ ​level head​ and a​ ​cheerful ​manner.


Suppose you hire your friend or an amateur DJ, and they get cold feet at the last moment.

What will you do then? Transportation problems could also arise for a novice, who has no idea about what needs to be done for hassle-free transportation of equipment. This can be a huge blow to the success of your event. On the other hand, a professional DJ has been through it all. He/she will know what aspects might go wrong and how to ensure that the​ ​event​ ​is​ ​a​ ​success​ ​with​ ​minimum​ ​hassles.


Every event has its set of protocols – be it a corporate event or a pool party; a wedding or an engagement party. Each event demands a particular type of conduct, or even dress standard. Professionals have the experience to take everything in their stride, along with various other aspects of allowing enough time to set up before the event starts, testing equipment beforehand, so on and so forth. You cannot expect to get this level of professionalism from a novice, giving a professional​ ​DJ​ ​many​ ​advantageous​ ​brownie​ ​points.

Is hiring professional DJ’s a better idea than amateur DJ’s? 

Whether you think of quality service, or of economising – hiring a professional is always the best option.

It is not always about how much you spend. It is about how you maximise returns from what you spend and more so, value for money. Would you like some beautiful memories of your event? A professional DJ helps to create just that, by creating the mood and maintaining the momentum from start to finish; making everyone happy — guests and hosts alike.


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  • Deb Pearl
    November 22, 2017

    I really like how you said that a professional DJ can handle the pressure of a crowd easily and in a cheerful manner! I have a friend who is getting married soon and she was thinking of hiring a DJ for the event. She doesn’t handle crowds well and it would be nice if a DJ could help handle the people there so she can enjoy her night!

    • MummyConstant
      November 22, 2017

      Thanks for the comment Deb. Yes I agree, some people are just not cut out to do it – or it could just be a case of some people wanting to focus on enjoying their party! I hope the wedding goes well x

  • Bethany Birchridge
    May 18, 2018

    My cousin is getting married in a few months, so she’s been looking for a DJ to help her out. I really like that professional DJs needs to undergo a rigorous apprenticeship, as it shows that they will have all the needed skills and experience. I’ll definitely share this article with her, so she can find a great professional DJ.

  • Taylor Anderson
    August 30, 2018

    You made a good point when you said that a professional DJ has the proper equipment and skills to through a great party. My friend is actually wanting to throw a huge even party, so she’s looking for a great DJ to help her. What are some important qualities she should look for when hiring them?

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