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.

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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.

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🌾 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!

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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?

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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?

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What a great #friyay it’s...

A super new look and a lovely family meal at Hitchin PizzaExpress

PizzaExpress is celebrating the launch of its exciting new look restaurant in Hitchin. Conveniently located in the town’s Market Place, the family friendly restaurant has been totally transformed with a fresh new décor and contemporary fixtures and fittings. We couldn’t wait to get over to Hitchin and try it out, whilst trying out their autumn menu of course. 

The super renovations

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So what’s changed? Well, they have new artwork on the walls inspired by the PizzaExpress history over the last 50 years. The furniture has been re-upholstered and the tiles have all been replaced. I loved the new black and white theme, around the kitchen and the toilets too. It matched the shirts of the chef! I couldn’t help but snap a selfie. It felt really vibrant with the bold colours of the upholstery and the really funky feature chairs. There is a new timber floor, which makes the restaurant look bigger and cleaner – which is great. 

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The staff at Hitchin are fabulous and you can tell they loved the new look and the new menu too. The cleaners kept the toilets cleaned throughout our trip which was nice, great to know that they are being looked after. Everyone was very helpful and our meal was perfect. Noah loved the balloons by our booth too! 

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The super Autumn menu

The Autumn menu includes the new Basilicata Romana lamb meatball pizza and the welcome return of the Rustichella Romana pizza, as well as for me, the vegetarian Al Forno Cannelloni. We tried the lovely new coleslaw side dish too, it went really well with our mains. The new dessert on the menu is a rich and intense warm Chocolate Fondant which is super delicious. The Piccolo menu is full of tasty choices including ‘Create Your Own’ pizza, and starts at just £3.95. The children had loads in their meals, including: dough balls (their favourite), their own pizza choices and a fabulous chocolate brownie with a babyccino. All whilst decorating and solving puzzles from the Piccolo menu. I love the Crayola Twistables that come with the meals. 

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Our menu choices

 

You can check out all of our menu choices online by looking at the PizzaExpress main menu section. Dean went for Calamari for starters and we shared the dough balls formaggi. Then he chose the new Basilicata Romana and said it was absolutely delicious. The shavings of Gran Milano looked very effective with the scattered rocket. 

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I chose Bruschetta con Funghi for my starter, which is absolutely delicious and if you’re reading this PizzaExpress I would definitely choose this from the main menu if it was on there! I went for something slightly different this time around, I chose my favourite Formaggi pizza on a classic base, but added mushrooms and it was heaven. Mushrooms are my favourite if you hadn’t already guessed. I finished up with a Latte and a chocolate brownie, from the dolcetti menu (did you know you can order from the dolcetti menu and use your Tesco vouchers?). 

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For more details about the menu and to find your local restaurant visit www.pizzaexpress.com. I would love to know what your favourite thing is off the new menu and what you would recommend for when we visit next time. 

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