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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Would you believe me when...

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

We are very excited to...

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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I find I spend most...

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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40 Week: Bumpometer

40 Week: Bumpometer

The infamous due date has finally come around and we are 40 weeks pregnant today, I cannot believe how quickly it has got here and how much faster this whole pregnancy has been this time around.This week I have had really bad tummy cramps and more recently I have had back pains too, I am guessing this is all a sign that my body is getting ready for baby to come and say hello. I have also been experiencing a lot of stinging pains - which I am informed is where baby is resting its head, so thank you little one. Its putting pressure on some nerves that is making it sting everytime I walk around, some steps more painful than others - along with the SPD it is a little bit frustrating, but I know it will be over soon. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow- but definitely within the ...

37 Weeks: Bumpometer

37 Weeks: Bumpometer

This week has been quite hard, in a number of ways... Firstly because Noah wasn't walking, it meant a lot of picking him up and carrying him to places, it also effected the way he plays because he was depending on me to entertain him more so than normal. This did get better throughout the week & I can safely say he's been walking around all day today for the first time, well, hobbling along is more appropriate! I haven't been feeling any pains or anything like that but I have been feeling extremely exhausted this week, more so than last week & I have also been getting tightenings again. Not so much breathtaking or painful, just more uncomfortable at the moment. It's quite uncomfortable at night when I'm lying in bed, it gets really hard and I cannot seem to get into a good position. Another reason why the ...

36 Weeks: Bumpometer

I cannot believe yet another week has passed so quickly, where is all this time going? I can only assume that Noah keeps me so occupied and doesn’t allow me the time to sit and ponder on the bump as much that it’s just zooming past. It only seems a few weeks ago that we were having a scan and planning on telling people, it’s madness. This week has been OK, no real major things happening. I am getting a lot of fetal movement and a lot of cramps, what feel like period pain. I think because of the SPD I am getting a burning feeling in my top left leg/hip area, a hot water bottle helps with that though, so that’s good. I have had many more Braxton Hicks contractions, some are a lot worse than others, but nothing that compares to the real ones – I can safely say …

35 Weeks: Bumpometer

35 Weeks: Bumpometer

Where do I start today? It's been non stop, but lots has now, finally, been sorted... First stop: physio Well after 10 whole weeks I finally got my appointment and I have a groovy new support belt and exercise routine to do. The appointment was over pretty quickly, with Noah in tow it was probably a good thing. He would soon start playing up if I was in there longer. So, from here, we just use the belt everyday, which should provide enough support to help me sleep better at night and I complete the exercises given to me in my information guide. I am looking forward to having the last few weeks of pregnancy with número 2 a little less painful, so that I can enjoy being pregnant like I did with Noah. Next stop: midwife 35 week and 3 days check, to be precise! The first appointment where little man has ...

34 Weeks: Bumpometer

34 Weeks: Bumpometer

Can you believe how quickly the time is going? 34 weeks, which means only 6 to go... Where is the time going? We have been buying/sorting and cleaning this week, hubby got cracking on it too - so its not just the mums that nest. We had to go and buy a new chest of drawers for our new little editions arrival (so we had somewhere to put all the clean and fresh newborn vests and sleepsuits). It turns out that all our newborn and 0-3 month clothes are all neutral which is fantastic, so they will all be suitable regardless of the flavour of numero 2. And look what we found: These were a gift from Dommie Doodle when little Noah was still a bean and they are sooo cute, looking forward to the new baby wearing them too. Bumpometer update weight: 9 st still! Measurement: 98.5 cms Milestones: 10 days – Easter weekend celebrations begin ...

25 weeks… nearly 6 months

The 25th week hit with a bang… migraine/cold and feeling sorry for myself!! Luckily hubby knew the way to cheer me up and that was with a Bump Shoot… I loved the photos he took of my bump when I was pregnant with Noah and I love the ones he’s taken this time around. I will post the photos in my review section, separately, as I want to discuss having a “bump shoot” as not many mummies-to-be know about them or think about them!! Here is one of my favourites though: This week, I am starting to notice the incredible “un-comfort” at night, as when I turn to my side the bump has to rest in mid air, so I either snuggle up to hubby or use a small cushion! I have the chance to review a maternity cushion over the next few months, so I will let you know how …