🎄 This is the perfect way to start the festive season
 this đ—¶đ—čđ—č𝘂đ—șđ—¶đ—»đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Ž đ˜đ—żđ—źđ—¶đ—č at National Trust Wimpole Hall is absolutely breathtaking. ⁣
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I love the combination of beautiful landscape, mesmerising đ—čđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜đ˜€ and music that just fills your heart with happy, festive, memories. ⁣
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This is the second time we’ve been and it is definitely going to be our new Christmas đ˜đ—żđ—źđ—±đ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—». We love it!⁣
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This is an hour walk snipped into 90 seconds. It really doesn’t do it justice, but hopefully given you enough of a clue to want to go and make your own traditions. ⁣
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đ˜đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ 𝘣𝘩𝘩𝘯 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘱𝘯 đ˜Șđ˜­đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜źđ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘭đ˜Șđ˜šđ˜©đ˜” đ˜”đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘭 đ˜șđ˜Šđ˜”? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—čđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜đ˜€ ⁣
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đŸ’» Guess who’s got a đ—±đ—Č𝗮𝗿đ—Čđ—Č? Oh yes, that is me. Over 3 years of hard work has led me to this and I feel so proud of myself. Starting a degree during Covid and homeschooling children and working is just insane when I think back.⁣
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All that study time means I have a BSc Hons in đ— đ—źđ—»đ—źđ—Žđ—Čđ—șđ—Čđ—»đ˜ đ—Łđ—żđ—źđ—°đ˜đ—¶đ—°đ—Č. I love that this is a universal degree, it means I can use it whatever my future holds. ⁣
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As it’s an apprenticeship, through my employer, I still have some work to do to finish off. But my certificate is en route
 the hard work is done. I wouldn’t have been able to do this if it wasn’t for my employer giving me time to study and Hubby for giving me the space to work into the evenings and weekends. It’s a lot of time. And I will be forever grateful. ⁣
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I love learning and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do, as I left uni at 20 without my 𝗟𝗼𝘄 degree. It was my biggest regret leaving so close to the end. But I’ve done it now and that’s the main thing. ⁣
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𝘈𝘯đ˜ș𝘰𝘯𝘩 𝘩𝘭𝘮𝘩 đ˜­đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Š 𝘭𝘩𝘱𝘳𝘯đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜€đ˜đ˜‚đ—±đ˜† 

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🎆 Anyone else think đ—łđ—¶đ—żđ—Čđ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ—žđ˜€ are super pretty but also just too loud? It’s a shame they come with such a bang! 𝘋𝘰 𝘐 đ˜Žđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘭đ˜Ș𝘬𝘩 𝘱 đ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜Ș𝘭 đ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜łđ˜”? đŸ€Ł ⁣
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Rambo was terrified of them, he would shake and not eat for days around this time of year. I often made him a den somewhere, so he could hide. It’s not nice seeing your đ—łđ˜‚đ—żđ—Żđ—źđ—Żđ—¶đ—Č𝘀 go through that. So we’ve never really embraced this occasion by going to a firework event. ⁣
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Instead we sit and watch them from the glass windows, where we’re warm and safe. I raised a glass of đ—łđ—¶đ˜‡đ˜‡ to my furbabies up in heaven tonight. The night sky was deep blue and clear so I could see the beautiful stars inbetween the fireworks. ⁣
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𝘋𝘰 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ 𝘹𝘰 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘧đ˜Ș𝘳𝘩𝘾𝘰𝘳𝘬 đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Ž? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—»đ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ ⁣
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 and that’s a wrap! Happy 𝗛 𝗔 𝗟 𝗟 𝗱 đ—Ș 𝗘 𝗘 𝗡. ⁣
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We’ve been trick or treating, playing Halloween songs, dressing up and being đ˜€đ—œđ—Œđ—Œđ—žđ˜† tonight. It’s been fun. We put a speaker on the front door playing Halloween songs. It made it lots of fun for the children who knocked on the door this evening. ⁣
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𝘋đ˜Șđ˜„ đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘱 spooky day? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗛𝗼đ—čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„đ—Čđ—Čđ—»âŁ
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đŸ© What a super special treat from @krispykremeuk . We got to try their đ—Ÿđ—¶đ—șđ—¶đ˜đ—Čđ—± đ—˜đ—±đ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—» Krispy Kreme box & the 𝗣𝘂đ—șđ—œđ—žđ—¶đ—» đ——đ—Œđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ—»đ˜‚đ˜ 𝗗đ—Čđ—°đ—Œđ—żđ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—» đ—žđ—¶đ˜. Krispy Kreme have launched 4 eerie-sistible doughnuts to bring joy and frights this Halloween. ⁣
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The Limited Edition box includes: ⁣
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🍏 đ—Šđ—œđ—Œđ—Œđ—žđ˜đ—źđ—°đ˜‚đ—č𝗼𝗿 ~ ring doughnut with apple covered icing ⁣
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đŸș đ—›đ—Œđ˜„đ—č’ 𝗱𝘄đ—Čđ—Čđ—» ~ ring doughnut with chocolate frosting ⁣
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🎃 𝗣𝘂đ—șđ—œđ—žđ—¶đ—» đ—Łđ—źđ˜đ—°đ—” ~ toffee apple filled doughnut (these are the same in the DIY kit) ⁣
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đŸ§›â€â™€ïž đ—•đ—¶đ˜đ—Č â€˜đ—» 𝗗đ—Čđ—čđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ ~ raspberry filled doughnut ⁣
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We have a new favourite đ—±đ—Œđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ—»đ˜‚đ˜ in Casa Constant: Pumpkin Patch. The toffee apple filling is absolutely delicious. ⁣
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The kids had lots of fun decorating their đ—œđ˜‚đ—șđ—œđ—žđ—¶đ—» đ—±đ—Œđ˜‚đ—Žđ—”đ—»đ˜‚đ˜đ˜€. đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜„đ˜° đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘬 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜§đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜žđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜„ 𝘣𝘩? ⁣
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đ—›đ—źđ—œđ—œđ˜† 𝗛𝗼đ—čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„đ—Čđ—Čđ—» đŸ‘» 

#krispykremedoughnuts #krispykremeuk #pumpkindoughnuts #pumpkindecorating #sweettreats #trickortreat #halloweenfun #halloweendecorations #familyfun #octoberchallenge #funchallenge #halloweenfoods #halloweeninspo🎃 #thisishalloween #spooktacular #howloween #toffeeapple  #networkbloggers 

#prreview We received these treats in exchange for Halloween fun.
đŸ‘» We absolutely love 𝗛𝗼đ—čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„đ—Čđ—Čđ—» and thought we’d embrace a little family fun scare on holiday
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Noah loved being a đ—›đ—Œđ˜„đ—čđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž đ—šđ—”đ—Œđ˜€đ˜ and Isla embraced the đ—Șđ—Čđ—±đ—»đ—Čđ˜€đ—±đ—źđ˜† costume! They both played their parts perfectly
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These costumes are from @costumesdotcomuk . They have a super arrange of Halloween outfits for adults and kids, so you can have the best 𝗳𝗼đ—șđ—¶đ—č𝘆 𝗛𝗼đ—čđ—čđ—Œđ˜„đ—Čđ—Čđ—» đ—łđ˜‚đ—» this October. ⁣
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They are great đ—Ÿđ˜‚đ—źđ—čđ—¶đ˜đ˜† and đ—œđ—żđ—¶đ—°đ—Č𝘀. Noah’s included the cape, mask and gloves. Isla’s included the dress, which is all in one and the wig came separately. We used the adult wig as I thought it would get more use. ⁣
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đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜„đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜¶đ˜± 𝘱𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜šđ˜±đ˜°đ˜°đ˜Źđ˜ș 𝘚𝘩𝘱𝘮𝘰𝘯?⁣
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#prreview We received these costumes in exchange for our review. 

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We’ve started our half term week with a bang and I think we’re going to have a lot of fun. Mostly because I’ll be in the đ—”đ—Œđ˜ 𝘁𝘂𝗯 for the entire week! Well near enough. ⁣
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We are staying in this đ—œđ—Œđ—± - it’s pretty cool and compact. It looked a bit different than the lodges on the site. I’ll show you around in my stories over the week. ⁣
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We’ve been swimming, for a đ˜„đ—źđ—»đ—±đ—Č𝗿 around the site and we are busy planning the rest of our half term. ⁣
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We’ve never stayed in the south of Devon before, so we’re looking forward to exploring and finding new places. Ps it took us 6 hours to 𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘃đ—Čđ—č down here! I’m hoping the trip home is a bit quicker
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(228/365) Monday 18th August 2014 – chill out!

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