🥂 We kicked off my favourite season at a lovely wedding for one my favourite people on Saturday. 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻 weddings are just beautiful. It’s so nice to get dressed up and make an effort.⁣
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I love this photo (taken by another of my favourite people haha), it’s nice to get little 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝘀𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 on special days. ⁣
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It’s such a 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 to be invited to a friend’s wedding. ⁣
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Having a break away from the norm really helped. Being at home all week had been quite painful without Rocky and learning to 𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗲 things again is going to take time.⁣
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻⁣
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🌿 Now I wouldn’t be a typical Brit if I didn’t mention the weather… oh yes, today is the last day of 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 (officially) and so in comes the cosy nights & cold sunshiny days.⁣
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We had a very low key Summer this year, largely because I didn’t want to leave Rocky for long periods (as we knew he was very poorly) and the weather was pretty horrible. But we had some amazing 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 and cried a little… this photo is from our rather large adventure in the Peaks. The furthest I think I’ve ever walked and it was brilliant.⁣
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𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 ⁣
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🍂 The leaves are starting to scatter… it can only mean one thing: Autumn is on the way! 

I handed my assignment in… now the waiting of whether I passed or not. It was my final one and so it’s worth 50% of the year. As you can imagine it’s pretty nerve wracking. 

A degree apprenticeship is harder than it looked. Not only do you study the academic aspects of a degree, you also do the apprenticeship side of things. Both have learning and assignments. That’s 8 a year!

On top of working full time and being a parent, oh and a blogger. Yes, it’s been a hard few years. But if we can all just cross fingers that I’ve got more than 40% on this last assignment - I’ll be so happy! 🤣

Now it’s done I can start looking forward to Autumn. It’s my favourite season and makes me so happy. I’ve got lots of exciting things to share with you over the next few weeks… an Autumnal themed competition for one!

What do you love about Autumn? 🍂 

#mummyphotoaday ~ leaves 

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✏️ What a week…These 2 threw themselves back into 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 without any issues and completely smashed it! Isla has joined her big brother again as she started secondary school. She is still a bit nervous, it must be daunting having so many people in the year and it’s such a big school. Noah seems to have seamlessly transitioned into year 8.⁣
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They’ve been told they can leave their blazers at home, due to the 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲, but they’ve both worn them all day. 🥵 I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 already, not sweaty weather! Clearly chose the wrong photo prompt for mummyphotoaday! ⁣
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On another note I’ve been head down studying for my very final assignment for 𝘂𝗻𝗶. Deadline is Tuesday, so forgive me if you do not hear from me for a few days. I am so excited to finish, it will be one of my biggest achievements. ⁣
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How has your transition back to school/work or uni life been this week? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 

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🤸🏻‍♀️ Come and see a 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 of a gymnast by Isla! She wanted to show you the kinds of things they get up to in class and hopefully inspire some new, budding, gymnasts.⁣
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𝗚𝘆𝗺𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 is a brilliant club for children to learn a new skill. Not only has Isla been learning gymnastics but also confidence. She is a different girl to what started a few years ago, she loves going to class and absolutely loves the girls in her group.⁣
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I’m hoping Isla has got her level 6, which she is currently working towards. 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 week are every quarter where we get to see how close Isla is to the next level up. The girls love working towards the star of the week each class too! ⁣
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If you’re interested in Gymfinity then please use my code 𝗠𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 from seeing Isla, it would make her day… 🤸🏻‍♀️ ⁣

Thank you @gymfinitykids for helping Isla with her confidence and gymnastics skills. 
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#prgifted Isla gets her lessons partially funded in exchange for us showing you what she gets up to.
We had a chilled weekend, the last of the Summer Holidays, no plans and just us. The kids still have a few days at home this week but we wanted to start getting in a good 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲: bedtime and waking up!⁣
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Saturday we went for a lovely walk after stuffing our faces at the Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet. The walk around the marina is so lovely, look at that 𝘀𝗸𝘆? ⁣
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Sunday we spent most of the day chilling at the side of another lake, Grafham. It felt very hot with little wind, the sun was 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁. We had a mini badminton tournament & the kids bounced on the pillow.  They love it there. I finally got to take Isla to see Barbie last night too: I was gutted the Barbie box had been taken down.⁣
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I do love weekends like this when it’s just chilled and there’s no rushing to get places. Now we have a couple of days to get back into a routine and prepare for 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 school. 😱 ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗦𝗸𝘆 & 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 ⁣
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🥾 We spent the day 𝗵𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 around the Peaks. I just love it up there, the landscape is so beautiful. Hubby had a route on his trail app and we just went for it. ⁣This was one of my favourite photos as we walked out of the woodland, perfect for today’s photo challenge. 
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I feel full of smiles this evening for it: not only did we smash over 𝟭𝟰𝗸𝗺 today, we had a lovely day together. It was nice to have chats with my babies, they seemed so grown up. Isla and I had a long conversation about how our bodies change over the years and Noah talked a lot about football with Daddy.⁣
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Isla said when we got to the top of Mam Tor how she loved this walk as we had a nice 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘁. It melted my heart. She’s right. It was so nice to just chat. She asked me a million questions, it was nice to know she trusted me with the things on her mind. ⁣
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There was another moment where both Noah and Isla held my 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀. I didn’t want that to end, it’s not very often Noah does this anymore. It was another special moment.⁣
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This walk is full of unstable terrain, steep inclines and absolutely 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 views. You will need the right footwear and a full camera battery! ⁣
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📍 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗼𝗻, Peak District⁣
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🗺️ 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹 route ~ Cave Dale, Mam Tor, Lose Hill Summit and back to Castleton⁣
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🚗 ~ 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 was free along the road out of Castleton, as it forks off from Arthur’s Way⁣
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘴? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗵 

📷 See my stories for more of our walk & I will be sharing photos all week.

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“𝘐𝘧 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘶𝘦 𝘪𝘵”. 𝗘𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗮.⁣
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What do you take from this quote? To me it’s about looking beyond your fears as 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 lie underneath. After all a risk is not always a negative. ⁣
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There’s a lot of plates spinning at the moment personally, work and uni. I’m trying to keep calm and focus on bite size chunks so that I can get over the line. The 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 line is in sight for uni and I’m going to put that fear to one side and try super hard to get to it.⁣
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𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘰-𝘥𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 ⁣

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🥂 Last night Hubby and I had a 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 off being Mummy & Daddy. We celebrated our friend’s 50th and had a blast. It was so nice to unwind with so many good friends.⁣
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We got home at 3am and the soles of my feet have blisters from all the dancing. 💃 I think that says it all! The 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆 was just perfect and the playlist was one brilliant sing along track after the other.⁣
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I didn’t wake up until 10:45am (which is unheard of) just in time to watch the 𝗟𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀. What a cracking game. Now it’s a slow afternoon before the kids come home.⁣
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘂𝗻𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗱 ⁣
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Expert Tips: How to create the ultimate "comfy crib"

Expert Tips: How to create the ultimate "comfy crib"

Mother of two and Interior Designer to the stars Celia Sawyer believes that family is the most important thing. Because of this, Celia was the chosen guest judge for the Colief Infant Drops ‘Comfy Cribs competition’, where parents were asked to share pictures of their little one’s nursery on the Colief Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ColiefUKIE) to win the title of Best Girl’s, Best Boy’s or Most Creative Crib.VIEW the POST

Bottle Week: Competition

Bottle Week: Competition

**CLOSED** As part of MummyConstants Bottle Week last week, MAM have kindly offered some fab prizes up for grabs. 3 lucky winners will get a MAM Starter Cup, either blue, pink or green and a MAM Night soother, colour of your choice. The MAM Starter Cup's are brand new out & really stylish, fun and comfortable for babies 4 months+. You can buy these Starter Cups on the MAM website: http://mamonlineshop.com/acatalog/z.html and they retail at ÂŁ5.99. The cups come with easy to hold handles for little hands, they are spill free with the valve and free flowing without the valve. MAM Night Soothers are glow in the dark and they glow for a long time and are really bright. You can buy the soothers on the MAM website for ÂŁ4.75 for a pack of 2. They come in packs suitable for newborn+ and 6 months+. They have a pink design, green and blue so you have different ...

Bottle Week: MAM Anti Colic

I was lucky enough to be sent a MAM Manual Pump to review when I was pregnant with Isla, the manual pump came with a green MAM anti colic bottle to capture the milk that you have expressed. I say I'm lucky I was sent the pump because I would never have come across the bottles, they are absolutely fantastic and by far the best bottles I have ever used. They are so easy to use, the anti colic system is fantastic and really helped with Isla. I am in a firm routine with the bottles now, I never have any trouble washing them and they fit in the steriliser too. The other really good thing about these bottles is that they self sterilise!!! This has come in extremely handy over the weeks. The teat shape was perfect for Isla – she was happiest feeding from this shaped teat and…

Bottle Week: Tommee Tippee

Bottle Week: Tommee Tippee

  Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature range has been a range we used since Noah was born, we still use the bottles and steriliser today and can honestly say that the bottles have been really good - hard wearing, comfortable to hold, easy for baby to hold and easy to keep clean. The bottles designed for 0+ are designed specifically for ease of swapping from breast to bottle, to make it easier to combine feed. With Noah I bottle fed from after week 1 as we both didn't get on with breastfeeding as you may remember. My mum had brought us the Tommee Tippee bottles and steriliser as a gift before Noah arrived and so we felt lucky to have them around when we realised that Noah would be fed better by the bottle. I used the Tommee Tippee electric breast pump with these bottles and it worked really well, the bottles ...

Bottle Week: Vital Baby Nurture Range

Bottle Week: Vital Baby Nurture Range

Vital Baby sent us 2 of their Nurture Breast-Like-Feeding-Bottles to try out with little Isla. The teat is extremely flexible due to the patented FlexZone technology that Vital Baby use to make sure that it provides the most comfort for your baby. This is the only bottle I have seen on the market that really does has the resemblance of a breast. The pattern on the teat, the roundness and shape of the teat itself really looks like a breast and the feel of the teat is soft and flexible which makes it also feel like a breast, it is made from medical grade silicone. The bottles were developed to help support us mums that breastfeed and it meant that we could successful express milk so that Daddy could feed Isla sometimes. The Nurture bottles have been developed with an anti colic AirFlow system which means that there is less risk ...

Bottle Week: Dr Browns Newborn Kit

Dr Browns are the only bottles that offer a fully vented, vacuum free bottle, which helps to relieve babies suffering with colic and as you know Isla had this in her first few months. We were sent the fabulous Newborn Starter Kit, which contains: microwave steriliser with tongs, 3 x 240ml bottles , 2 x 120ml bottles , 2 x level 2 teats , 2 x level 3 teats , bottle brush and 2 x travel caps. It retails at ÂŁ49.95 and you can buy it here: http://www.breastpumps.co.uk/acatalog/Gift_Set.html. So how does the vent system work in these bottles? When babies are given a bottle of milk they suck it through the teat. As the milk leaves the bottle, air enters in through the vent to take the place of the milk. Dr Browns bottles have a patented internal vent that allows the air to enter and directs it to the…