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...

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?


Yeah for the #weekend!! It...

Snoopy is home and on the mend

YIPPEE our little Snoopy is home and on the mend, it has been a horrible week but I am so glad to say he is home and he came home earlier than the vets expected, bonus. I went to visit him last night and the vet told me I could take him home and it was a nice surprise for Daddy. 


It all started at the weekend when he was given steroids and antibiotics for his ear infection, yes another one, poor puppy and he was drinking copious amounts of water. He was drinking over a bowl a day, which is very unlike Snoops. Come Monday he was very sorry for himself and spent most of the day sleeping under the dining table, hiding away. Tuesday was similar but he was still eating and drinking, we put it down to a tummy ache or something. He was sick Tuesday evening and had diarrhoea, but we didn’t worry too much as sometimes dogs do get sick. It was Wednesday that was different, Wednesday evening he turned down his dinner; then some ham, then some cheese and even some cake. Something was up! From there on end he went down hill, quite quickly, not even wanting to move. Just sleep. It was so unlike our puppy. 

After various phone conversations with the vets and auntie Rachael who is a vet nurse, we concluded to leave him for the night and see if he got better by the morning on his own. Wednesday morning he was no better, he was lethargic and subdued, didn’t want to move at all. He had been sick twice more in the night, despite me giving him little water over the evening like advised. He still didn’t want to eat and his tummy felt really bloated and hard. It just wasn’t him. 

We took him to the vets and he was given blood tests and an ultra sound. Our pup had abnormal liver and pancreas cells in his blood test results. What did that mean? Pancreatitis. He spent 48 hours on a drip at the vets, constant supervision, so many tablets and injections and Friday morning he finally ate some breakfast and kept it down. 


So our little Snoops is home, he’s on a lot of medication for the week but hopefully by the end of it he will have a bit more energy and feel like himself again. I am just so glad he is home and we can love him and cuddle him lots. I am so glad we took him to the vets and didn’t just think – oh he will get better. Because he wouldn’t have. He would have got more dehydrated and worse, we probably would have lost him. Thank goodness for vets! 


 Isn’t it amazing how these little furballs become such a part of the family? In our house there’s 7 of us, three pets and four humans. I can’t imagine what life would be like without it this way. I know one day it will but not yet. Not now. It’s too early. We’re going to live each day saying i love yous and giving big hugs. 


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  • Kim Carberry
    May 16, 2015

    Aww! Bless him! How scary for you all….I hope he makes a speedy recovery x

  • Mrs TeePot
    May 16, 2015

    Aww poor Snoopy, glad he’s on the mend now though. We’ve recently had a worry with our Bichon pup, TiLi, she was so poorly, but she’s back to her old self now thankfully. Hope Snoopy is back to 100% soon

Friday 15 May 2015
Snoopy is home and on the mend

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