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?


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🐝 We have really loved spending time in our garden. Exploring the nature and wildlife that shares the space with us. We found a moth caterpillar today; it was amazing to see it so up close and personal. We ended up discussing the Hungry Caterpillar story from their childhood, it was a nice nostalgic moment.

Yesterday, we spent some time counting up all the bees we could see in the garden. We found the 15 in the back and 4 in the front garden. They love this purple flower that has popped up this month. Sometimes you can see the bees with all the nectar hanging off the back of their legs. It sparked a discussion about the process of making honey. The children are fascinated.

We are lucky to live by a large park; it has woodlands and a big open space with lots of wildflowers and long grass. We often spot wildlife during our daily walk and sometimes sit and see what fly’s past. Obviously sticking to government guidelines.

For those animals that we do not live close by, or are even in the same country, we’ll be snuggling up to Sky Nature, the new channel from @skytv that is dedicated to exploring the natural world. Isla’s favourite animal is a ring tail lemur, she carries one (usually in her mouth) everywhere and so I couldn’t help but series link the Gangs of Lemur Island episodes. I am going to make a quiz about lemurs to test her afterwards! This is a favourite activity throughout lockdown, a great way of learning something new.

Sky Nature is available now, it’s channel 130 on Sky Q and it comes at no extra cost.

#ad #SkyNature #NatureAtHome

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Our half term routine (it really doesn’t feel like a half term) is dog walk, craft or sport activity and then garden fun.

The weather has been incredible over the past few days and it looks set to be the same for the weekend. Lots of paddling pool #games in the garden and adventure dog walks in our nearby parks.

How does everyone feel this evening with the new lockdown rules? I’m not sure how I feel. The kiddies grandparents can come and visit, but still can’t hug or be “normal”. I’m not sure the kiddies would be able to not do this, especially if they are sitting in the garden.

Maybe I’ll wait for the guidelines to be added to the site before I try and decide what it will mean for us. Gather the facts... make a decision... get through it with a smile. Seems to be my lockdown mantra.


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🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

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The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?


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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?


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What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?


What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

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#12DaysofConstantChristmas Day 1 – Wow Toys

#12DaysofConstantChristmas Day 1 – Wow Toys

CLOSED Day 1 of the #12DaysofConstantChristmas competitions with MummyConstant and Wow Toys are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a Jake & Jess's playground. The set includes a rocking see-saw, a spinning round-a-bout, cool slide and of course the two children figure play toys! The best thing about Wow Toys is there are no batteries needed, one thing that we seem to run out in the Constant household all too quickly. Jess and Jake love to play in their playground and are looking for a new home for Christmas... VIEW the POST

How to Shop for the Right Clothes during Your Maternity

How to Shop for the Right Clothes during Your Maternity

This is a great post written by Tiffany Rose on how to shop for the right clothes during your pregnancy. I really wish I had had these tips when I was pregnant with my two. Pregnancy can be a funny time when it comes to clothes shopping, trust me…I’ve been there, done that! There is sometimes that weird overlap stage where you might be unsure if you should be wearing maternity wear or if you should just buy an item a couple of sizes bigger than you normally would…and if you’re a first time mommy like I used to be back in the day, you’ll find yourself super confused like I was. Well if there is one famous fashionista who has had the spotlight absolutely flood their nascent maternal life, it is the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Kate had her pregnancy announced on the 3rd of December last year and despite ...

The 12 days of Constant Christmas – winners

Day 1 Dr Browns Trainer Cups: the 2 winners are Esther James and Danielle Graves. Please let me know which colour you would prefer. Day 2 Messy Me Messy Bibs: the 3 winners are Anna Marikar (Olive Grey), Rachel Craig (True Blue) and Sarah Davies (dusty rose). The colour you chose will be on its way to you. Day 3 Supercast Fridge Magnet sets: the winner is Paula. Both supercast sets will be on their way to you. Day 4 Pillow Pet Original Pet: the winner is Kara (Ladybird). The character you chose will be on its way to you. Day 5 gNappies gJoy small: the winner is Samantha Ripley. The gNappie will be on its way to you. Day 6 Poppin Hoppies game: the winner is Jessica W Stevens. The game will be on its way to you. Day 7 Theraline Animal Neckpillow: the winner is Rainie Bish (Sheep). The …

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 6

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 6

**CLOSED** University Games are giving away a fab, retro game for Christmas - Poppin Hoppies! Poppin Hoppies is a classic game of poppin fun, with Poppin' Hoppies, all the Hoppies are set by pressing their spring loaded bodies down, then wait until they randomly start to 'pop'! Children have to catch the matching colour, to collect the pieces of their character and the first one to complete all parts of their character wins! A fantastic game of random mayhem! Noah would love to get his hands on these. To be in with a chance of winning your very own Poppin Hoppies board game, all you have to do is: Leave a comment telling me who you would play this fun game with over Christmas? Tweet: "I would love to win Poppin Hoppies with @mummyconstant & @UniversityGames #12daysofconstantchristmas RT" Like my Facebook page  and write on the wall: "I would love to win Poppin ...

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 5

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 5

**CLOSED** Today gNappies are offering you a very festive gJoy gPant in a small size, perfect if you have a little baby in the family for a teeny tiny Christmas gift. Take a look at the fabulous gNappies website: The gJoy is really cute, it comes in the fantastic festive colours of green and red and will make any newborn baby look amazingly cute. Not to mention they are extremely practical, eco-friendly, part disposable and part re-usable, so fit into any family, straight away! (Even if you currently use disposable nappies). You can see my review here: To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic little bundle of gNappies goodness, all you have to do is: Leave a comment below telling me who you would be giving this fantastic gift to, could be your own child / friends baby or a newborn due around Christmas time. Like the gNappies ...

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 4

**CLOSED** Pillow Pets are giving one of my lucky winners the chance to win an Original Pillow Pet from the fantastic collection. You can find the Original’s on the website: You can choose from the bee, the panda, the ladybird and so much more, there are 16 in all to choose from, so happy pickings! To be in with a chance of winning a lovely, snuggly Pillow Pet, perfect for Christmas presents or for yourself to snuggle up to, all you have to do is: Leave me a comment to tell me you’ve entered and which pillow pet you would like! Must be from the Original Collection. Tweet “I would love to win with @mummyconstant & @MyPillowPets #12daysofconstantchristmas RT” Like the Pillow Pet Facebook page and write on the wall “I would love to win an Original Pillow Pet with MummyConstant…” Competition closes at noon Wednesday 5th …