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Any one else have different drinks for different reasons? 𝗧đ—Č𝗼 is my morning go to. đ—–đ—Œđ—łđ—łđ—Čđ—Č is my special treat when we’re out. đ—›đ—Œđ˜ đ—°đ—”đ—Œđ—°đ—Œđ—č𝗼𝘁đ—Č warms me up after a chilly Autumnal walk.⁣
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I’m very excited that tomorrow is October. One of my favourite months, I love the transition to 𝘀𝘄đ—Č𝗼𝘁đ—Č𝗿 𝘄đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿, crunchy leaves and cosy nights under a blanket. ⁣
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Thank you to everyone that joined in with #đ—ș𝘂đ—șđ—șđ˜†đ—œđ—”đ—Œđ˜đ—Œđ—źđ—±đ—źđ˜† this month. I really appreciate it, despite me not being in it wholeheartedly. It’s been nice seeing your photos everyday, cheered me up. ⁣
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𝘈𝘳𝘩 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜«đ˜°đ˜Ș𝘯đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Ș𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜” đ˜„đ˜ąđ˜ș 𝘰𝘧 đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜±đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜ł? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—°đ—Œđ—łđ—łđ—Čđ—Č⁣
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The 𝗰𝗼𝗾đ—Č was previously gifted by @patisserievalerie , it’s the best Autumnal cake we’ve ever seen and tasted! 

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đŸ„‚ We kicked off my favourite season at a lovely wedding for one my favourite people on Saturday. 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂đ—șđ—» 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 đ—șđ—Čđ—șđ—Œđ—żđ˜† 𝗾đ—Čđ—Čđ—œđ˜€đ—źđ—žđ—Č𝘀 on special days. ⁣
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It’s such a đ—œđ—żđ—¶đ˜ƒđ—¶đ—čđ—Č𝗮đ—Č 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 đ—»đ—źđ˜ƒđ—¶đ—Žđ—źđ˜đ—Č things again is going to take time.⁣
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đ˜đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜„ 𝘱 𝘳𝘩𝘱𝘮𝘰𝘯 đ˜”đ˜° đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜” đ˜„đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜¶đ˜± đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜ș𝘩𝘱𝘳? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘂đ—șđ—»âŁ
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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 𝗩𝘂đ—șđ—șđ—Č𝗿 (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 đ—źđ—±đ˜ƒđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—Č𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀đ—șđ—¶đ—čđ—Čđ—± 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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đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘾𝘱𝘮 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜źđ˜°đ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜šđ˜¶đ˜źđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜ł?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿 ⁣
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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! đŸ€Ł

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 đ˜€đ—°đ—”đ—Œđ—Œđ—č 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 đ—”đ—Č𝗼𝘁𝘄𝗼𝘃đ—Č, but they’ve both worn them all day. đŸ„” I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄đ—Č𝗼𝘁đ—Č𝗿 𝘄đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿 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 đ˜‚đ—»đ—¶. 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 ~ 𝗯𝗼𝗰𝗾 đ˜đ—Œ đ˜€đ—°đ—”đ—Œđ—Œđ—č 

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đŸ€žđŸ»â€â™€ïž Come and see a đ—±đ—źđ˜† đ—¶đ—» đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—čđ—¶đ—łđ—Č 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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𝗚𝘆đ—șđ—łđ—¶đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜† 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. đ—”đ˜„đ—źđ—żđ—±đ˜€ 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 𝗠𝗹𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get đ—¶đ—»đ˜€đ—œđ—¶đ—żđ—Čđ—± from seeing Isla, it would make her day
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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 đ—żđ—Œđ˜‚đ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Č: 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 𝘀𝗾𝘆? ⁣
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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 đ—Żđ—żđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜. 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 𝘀đ—Čđ—°đ—Œđ—»đ—±đ—źđ—żđ˜† school. đŸ˜± ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗩𝗾𝘆 & đ—•đ—żđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ ⁣
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đŸ„Ÿ We spent the day đ—”đ—¶đ—žđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž 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 𝟭𝟰𝗾đ—ș 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 đ—°đ—”đ—źđ˜. 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 đ—”đ—źđ—»đ—±đ˜€. 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 đ—¶đ—»đ—°đ—żđ—Čđ—±đ—¶đ—Żđ—čđ—Č views. You will need the right footwear and a full camera battery! ⁣
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📍 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘁đ—čđ—Čđ˜đ—Œđ—», Peak District⁣
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đŸ—ș đ—§đ—żđ—źđ—¶đ—č route ~ Cave Dale, Mam Tor, Lose Hill Summit and back to Castleton⁣
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🚗 ~ đ—Łđ—źđ—żđ—žđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž was free along the road out of Castleton, as it forks off from Arthur’s Way⁣
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đ˜đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜­đ˜°đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Ž? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—Żđ—Œđ—žđ—Čđ—” 

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

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“𝘐𝘧 đ˜Șđ˜”â€™đ˜Ž đ˜Łđ˜°đ˜”đ˜© đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜łđ˜Ș𝘧đ˜șđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜źđ˜ąđ˜»đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜Žđ˜©đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜„ đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜§đ˜Ș𝘯đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ș đ˜±đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜”â€. đ—˜đ—żđ—źđ—±đ—ź.⁣
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What do you take from this quote? To me it’s about looking beyond your fears as đ—Œđ—œđ—œđ—Œđ—żđ˜đ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Č𝘀 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 đ—łđ—¶đ—»đ—¶đ˜€đ—” 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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đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜”â€™đ˜Ž 𝘯𝘩đ˜čđ˜” 𝘰𝘯 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜”đ˜°-đ˜„đ˜° 𝘭đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜”? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜‚đ—»đ—±đ—Čđ—żđ—»đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—” ⁣

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đŸ„‚ Last night Hubby and I had a đ—»đ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ 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 đ—œđ—źđ—żđ˜đ˜† 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 đ—Ÿđ—¶đ—Œđ—»đ—Č𝘀𝘀đ—Č𝘀. What a cracking game. Now it’s a slow afternoon before the kids come home.⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜‚đ—»đ˜„đ—¶đ—»đ—± ⁣
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5 ways to celebrate the life of your loved ones with Age UK

5 ways to celebrate the life of your loved ones with Age UK

Losing someone close to you can be extremely difficult; this hit me hardest when my late Grandad passed away 8 years ago. It is hard to put into words how it feels, not to be able to get reassurance from them any more or confirmation that they are OK. One way that helped me to deal with his loss is to think about him frequently and it helped that I had something physical to see, it really helped me. So, I thought I would put this post together of wonderful ideas, from Age UK, on creating special ways to celebrate the life of your loved ones. VIEW the POST

Bring life to your outdoor space: 6 top ways

Bring life to your outdoor space: 6 top ways

Outdoors is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some peace. But, what if your outdoor space isn't quite as enjoyable as you would like it to be? Here are some ways to make your outdoor space feel alive. I love our garden now we have made some changes and made it look to our taste. Making family space was essential for us. VIEW the POST

It’s been 9 years… and it’s still going strong #blogaversary

It’s been 9 years… and it’s still going strong #blogaversary

I cannot believe I have been writing this blog for 9 whole years this month. It is absolutely crazy to think I have been gabbling away for all of those years. Taking millions of photos (and I am not joking) and working with lots of fabulous people. I have really enjoyed writing this blog, being creative and sharing some of my ideas along the way. VIEW the POST

Taking care of your wellbeing as a parent

Taking care of your wellbeing as a parent

Being a parent is one of the most incredible things a person can experience. From the moment your children arrive in yourlife, they become a light in your world, but that isn’t to say that parenting comes without its drawbacks. In fact, many parents struggle to make time to focus on their own wellbeing, which can result in mental and physical health problems emerging over time. Ultimately, your wellbeing is essential to providing your children with a loving home and some amazing memories, so it’s wise to take note of some helpful advice when you are hoping to take better care of your wellbeing.VIEW the POST

A guide to helping your children cope with life changes

Changes in life happen all the time. Some of them are positive, while others can have bigger, more negative impacts. When you have children in your life, these changes can become a whole new issue. Death, divorce, and moving house can all seem like the end of their world, even when it’s not. It can be tricky to help your children when you are experiencing the same changes, but not impossible. Having clear and trusted tips to turn to means you can build a great model for helping your children cope with life changes. Though there are many you can use, there are a few which offer the most help in hard times.