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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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

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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?

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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.

#kindessmatters

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?

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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?

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Spring Cleaning – 5 tips on the big deep and green

A recent survey by Allergy UK found that 78 per cent of respondents believe that they are sensitive to different allergens such as house dust mites, pets, moulds and pollens as well as products that come into contact with their skin such as plants and household cleaners. With Spring approaching, it is a good time to address these concerns and start the year literally with a clean state.

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Research shows that our home environment is full of in-home triggers that can cause skin irritations and respiratory problems. To get rid of these domestic problems such as mould or dust we tend to use toxic cleaning products that potentially could bring yet another threat to our health.

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Spotless Organic, London’s premier organic, eco friendly, green cleaning company, says spring cleaning is an ideal way to minimise the in-house health risks and put the freshness back into the home for the year ahead. The company sets a brand-new standard for cleaning and employs techniques that revive traditional household management services.  Employees carry out an in-depth sanitisation of properties, using purely organic products that contain no parabens to eliminate the threat of becoming ill from toxic reagents.

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Hannah Jackson-Matombe aka The Modern Ms Beeton, who founded Spotless Organic, says: “A daily dust over furniture and surfaces does not guarantee a dirt-free home. We find ourselves living with moths, carpet beetles, bed bugs and more. Seasonal green deep cleaning is extremely important to get rid of these domestic problems that often become sources of eczema and can increase asthma and hives.”

The system developed by Spotless Organic for its green deep cleaning starts with an initial consultation when Hannah visits the client’s property to discuss their requirements. After examining the house from top to bottom, she presents her detailed findings in a report to demonstrate how the cleaning will be performed. Once all the details are agreed, a highly professional smartly dressed team gets to work aiming to meet the needs of the customer perfectly. The team uses the company’s own range of non toxic cleaning products, which carry out the job effectively and remove the potential health risks from harmful chemicals. To ensure a thorough clean, all employees work in the same space at the same time and use more than 200 lint-free cloths to prevent bacterial contamination onto different worktops. After a professional deep clean, it is only necessary to wipe down the interior of your home with water and soap daily.

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Here are five main tips from Spotless Organic on how to green deep clean your home effectively:

  1. Minimise the use of harsh cleaning chemicals. They can be an obstacle for you to stay healthy as well as significantly pollute the environment.
  2. Don’t use the same cloth for different surfaces. Utilise as many cleaning materials and sponges as possible to avoid transferring harmful elements.
  3. Try getting into every small corner of your home. These places turn into nests for moths, dust mites and bugs.
  4. Do a green deep clean at least every three months to ensure nothing in your home threatens your health.
  5. Many hands make light work – seek help from friends and relatives to achieve the best results from your clean.
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1 Comment
  • AntoineJoseph
    August 8, 2016

    Hey!
    The post is really good very useful and informative tips .

    I must say that the best way to enjoy the beauty of spring is with the best of health; therefore, it is important that you engage in activities which do not pose a risk to your overall wellbeing.

    Safe spring cleaning is a great way to incorporate a healthy change within a lifestyle, provided it is done without the use of different toxic and chemical cleaning materials.

    The usual cleaning products available in the market have dangerous chemicals and toxins as their base ingredients, which are very harmful as they cause various skin problems and respiratory disorders in individuals.

    Hope this will help you out .
    Keep doing good work.
    God Bless U 🙂

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