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
📷 @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 @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...

What a great #friyay it’s been! We spent the morning “washing” the food shopping, then went for a nice big walk around Godmanchester meadows. It was a beautiful walk and nice as there was a breeze which cooled us down.

Yes, I did say wash the shopping. Is anyone else doing this? I basically Zoflora all of the food shopping as I unpack it. The actual shopping process takes a lot longer and now I’ve added an extra 30 mins with the clean. We just want to be sure it’s not harbouring anything. Peace of mind if nothing else.

Then this afternoon we let the kids have movie time. They’ve been getting too hot in the garden. It is super hot in the garden, it seems to be a little sun trap. Which I’m not complaining about.

Daddy then took the kiddies to the park to play croquet and I had a snooze in the sun.

All in all it’s been a beautiful day and chilled. Probably one of my favourite Fridays.

What did you get up to?


What a great #friyay it’s...

Stocking up your cupboards for a healthy New Year

So the healthy fitness posts have started on social media, the celebrity videos are weaved in amongst the adverts on TV and everyone around me is thinking about diets and fitness programs. I think it’s important to get healthy, don’t get me wrong, but I think it’s important all year round. Not just for January. I thought I would put a few ideas together on what to stock in the cupboards for a healthy New Year, all year!

Stocking up the cupboards doesn’t mean, fill it with 5% less fat products. Most of the time these have more sugar in them and are best to stay away, look a little beyond the food too. Here are my top tips for a healthy New Year:

Self Care

With the NHS boosting self care, #SelfCare, it’s important to stock up on the right medicines to store in the cupboard. For example these two products can be purchased in your local Holland & Barrett: ImmunPRO & Silicea gastro gel. These two items are perfect to be kept for when they are needed. ImmunPRO creates a physical barrier in the mouth and throat against viruses. This time of year is renowned for viruses, especially as the children have gone back to school. It can be taken as a preventative or at the early signs of a virus, like a sore throat. I am keeping them nearby for the next month or so. Silicol gel is a great treatment if you have eaten too many Christmas Dinners over the festive period. It can treat heartburn, reflux and the symptoms of IBS.

Eat what you love

I do not agree with eating things that you dislike and not eating the things you love. For example, to lose weight you might think you need to give up sweet stuff. That’s not true. You can find a lot of healthy sweet treat recipes online, have a look at recipe books too and find some yummy meals with the foods you like.

Eat carbs after work outs

This is something I picked up from my husband when he was doing the 90 Day plan with The Body Coach the other year. He lost a lot of weight in the first 2 months and one of the factors behind this was he would eat carbs after a workout and eat low carbs on days he didn’t work out. This helps you feel less bloated too, all those Christmas Dinners for example leave you feeling rotund and sleepy. Eating like that all of the time will have it’s effects on your day to day routines. Stock up on low carb foods for meals: vegetables for example.

Batch cook

This is something we do at home, well my husband does as he is the chef. He whips up amazing food, like slow cooked chilli using Quorn mince and then after it’s cooled he puts it into to Tupperware and freezes it. Ready for when we want it. This is great as it is a low carb meal that is extremely tasty and ready to grab and defrost! Perfect for these cold nights too where you want warming comfort food. Well, I do. Have it with a helping of greens and grate some cheese on top or with a jacket potato and cheese if you have had a work out.

Vitamin boosts

Make sure you take the right vitamins. Make this become part of your daily routine. I now take Iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin C and a couple of other immune system boosting vitamins. On doctors orders too. I have been feeling really lethargic lately due to low iron and folate levels, so it just goes to show how important it is to make sure the balance is right in your body. If you are not feeling “normal” for you and you cannot self care, get checked out by your local GP. I had blood tests and that indicated clearly what was wrong.

If you have any more tips on what to stock the cupboards with this January to stay healthy all year and the New Year, please do share them with me in a comment below or on social media: @mummyconstant.



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Sunday 21 January 2018
Stocking up your cupboards for a healthy New Year

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