A throwback to 4 years ago… an impromptu moment where the kids had been given balloons 🎈 

We stopped in this field, with the buttercup blooms and sunshine setting… it was a beautiful scene.

They had me in stitches laughing at Daddy, who was encouraging them to smile for photos.

I love this photo. I remember them being so happy they had the balloons.

Do you ever look back at old photos and reminisce?

#mummyphotoaday ~ sunshine & blooms

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I think this might be my new favourite view… onboard my SUP! 🔵🔴

After 4.5 hours of paddling yesterday, on my first paddleboarding adventure, my thighs and shoulders have decided to disown me today. But, no pain no gain.

I’m looking forward to taking her out on some shorter trips, in the golden hours and taking a book to read on my pitstop.

I have learnt how to get the SUP inflated and deflated, I managed to fold it up into its bag too! It’s like getting a tent back in its original packaging- it never goes back exactly how it came out! 😂

My top tip for any SUP beginners is to find a slow moving river or lake to practice without a strong current.

#mummyphotoaday ~ favourite 

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A little reel of my first paddleboard trip along the river. On my very own beautiful paddleboard too! It was meant to be pink, but the red and blue is perfect. We paddled for 4 hours in total, around the river in Cambridgeshire.

We stopped at Houghton Lock for a picnic and it was so peaceful. I love being out on the river. Albeit I was quite nervous I would fall in, I didn’t. Phew.

I did a combo of stand up paddleboarding, kneeling and sitting to get a rowing rhythm going when I needed it. The wind was against us on the way, which felt hard. But it helped on the way back.

I’m in love with days like this. So beautiful and I felt present, watching the dragonflies, butterflies and even the otters. It’s such a wonderful activity to practice mindfulness and also a spot of yoga. Lots of Table Top positions!

I can’t wait to get out on the river again! Have you tried paddleboarding before?

#mummyphotoaday ~ pink

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Devon you were amazing ☀️ We try to get down to North Devon at least once a year. We love the beaches and the beautiful villages along that stretch of coastline.

It was a great week of family time, lots of sun and sea. We felt like we had gone to Spain with the weather. Daddy and the kids camped the week before and had a stunning week of sunshine too.

I managed to read two books and I even went for a swim in the sea 😂 It was nice to have a week of doing not much.

It took us 6 hours to get home. My road trip consisted of multiple stops though as I had the dogs with me. So, I didn’t think it was that bad. Yes, I know it’s quicker to get to actual Spain 😂

Have you ever been down to Devon?

#mummyphotoaday ~ roadtrip 

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A huge Happy Birthday to Hubby today. We love all the adventures we have with you and all the joy you bring to our family.

Watching sunset horizons, playing games, having fun and exploring adventures is why we love you most.

Happy Birthday 🥳 We love you!

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#mummyphotoaday ~ horizon & joy
🍦 Tell me you’re on holiday without telling me you’re on holiday!

How much do you think these ginormous ice creams cost? 😱

#mummyphotoaday ~ ice cream

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The views yesterday were absolutely stunning. Woolacoombe you didn’t disappoint. 

The sea was so calm, which I loved but the kiddies wanted waves to bodyboard through. I actually went in the sea. It was quite warm in the shallows.

As the sun reached near its setting place the reflection on the sea was mesmerising. I could have sat there all evening.

More beach days please 🙏🏻 Have you been to the beach this Summer?

#mummyphotoaday ~ views 

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#HariboShareTheScare Making our very own Halloween outfits

#HariboShareTheScare Making our very own Halloween outfits

Who says you have to go out and buy new costumes each year? I was asked to #HariboShareTheScare with my readers this year, by Haribo, what better way to share the scare than to give my readers some fun tips on how to upcycle old clothes for Halloween costumes. I love being creative and making things, I try to make the time to do this every year. Here are my top ideas on how to make use of what you have already…  VIEW the POST

My iron-on project with Cricut Easypress 2 #ad

My iron-on project with Cricut Easypress 2 #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. var ts=document.getElementById('ti-pixel-tracker'); var axel = Math.random() + ""; var num = axel * 1000000000000000000; var ti=document.createElement("img"); ti.style.display="none"; ti.src="https://tracking.tapinfluence.com/trk/5bCGp/yXM5z/p.png?p=0nTz8" + String.fromCharCode(38) + "i=HgGLc" + String.fromCharCode(38) + "ord="+ num + String.fromCharCode(38) + "s=" + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer); ts.parentNode.replaceChild(ti,ts); JSON.stringify({"program_id":"421bc480-1e9a-11e9-973d-0a9d66b43152","post_id":"52712cf0-1f56-11e9-90de-0a9d66b43152"}); I couldn't wait to try the new Cricut Easypress 2, I had heard a lot about the product but never had the chance to try it. It is amazing. It's perfect for iron-on projects and crafting up something specular. It's a lot safer to use too. I based my design on the heart shirt found in the Cricut Design Space if you want to try your own. VIEW the POST

Easter Cooking – Snowy Easter Cupcakes

I was looking for some inspiration for being “creative” with Easter cooking this year and I found some really good recipes. One website that was a brilliant resource for creative cooking for the kiddies, is the Annabel Karmel website: http://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/easter. I love the chocolate Easter egg nest cake idea: http://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/easter-recipes/chocolate-easter-egg-nests and the Easter Chick Cupcakes are amazing: http://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/easter/chick-cupcakes.

Crafty Constants: Eggy Easter People

Crafty Constants: Eggy Easter People

Inspired by the Eggy competition running on the Polarn O.Pyret Facebook page we decorated our little eggy heads today and we all got very creative, including Daddy and Grandad. Mummy got the glue and ribbon out, Daddy/Grandad & Noah stuck to the paint and pens. (Any excuse to get my craft box out!). VIEW the POST

Crafty Constants: Baking – Banana Muffins

Crafty Constants: Baking – Banana Muffins

Being a fussy little banana eater, I always like to use browning bananas in food recipes (so that I don't notice the brown too much) and so that they get eaten. one of my favourite foods is bananas but I hate the bruises on them, not sure why, I know it wont hurt me. Well anyway, here is a nice little recipe I use to make my Banana Muffins: Ingredients 125g butter 175g caster sugar 2 eggs 2 bananas 1tsp bicarb of soda 2tsp milk 125g S/R flour   Preparation Ping the milk in the microwave until boiling hot. Mash the bananas up. I always warm the butter in the fridge for 15 secs to get it nearer to room temp. Prepare a muffin tray with 12 cases. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Mixing it up Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl (mix it until it goes a light yellowy colour) and then mix in the eggs, one at a ...