Today marks a month since we lost our little Rambo. We’re still trying to heal but, as all the advice said, it is getting a little lighter to carry the grief each day.

Isla still isn’t sleeping very well and when it gets towards the end of the evening, we’re all a little out of sorts. Simply, we miss him so much.

I’m going to brave it and write a blog dedication to my little best bud, I haven’t felt brave enough yet. He was such a lovely dog, also a bit weird & funny, it will be nice to share his stories.

I love this photo of the 3 of them snuggling. This was just before Christmas. This is quite often what view I would have behind my desk… my little snugglers!

Do you take loads of photos of your pets snuggled in different ways? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ heal

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The Winter Sun has been so beautiful over the last few days.  I think today we’re going to see a change to cloudy skies.

I love this photo. The low sun and the kids having a little adventure. I spend a lot of my time watching them interact. I guess that’s a big part of parenthood. Learning and growing.

Have you been making the most of the weather?

#mummyphotoaday ~ parenthood 

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A little corner of my office… I spend most of my week here so it’s nice to pretty it up sometimes. I even managed to blur out the water marks on the windows (they need a good clean).

My tax return has been submitted and my assignment has too! Quite a day for submissions and I’m relieved. I’m in the last year of uni and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve had to complete it. I am focussed on finishing, which is giving me the mindset to get it done.

What did you do today that your relieved about? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ corner

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Daddy = “Kids please don’t try and walk on the ice”….
Kids = ☝🏻

They kept edging towards the pond, “I just want to break the ice”. They did make me laugh. And yes, they ignored the instructions. But they did only tap the ice with their toes.

It made for a little adventure this afternoon. I love this Winter sun!

Do your kids love standing on frozen puddles?

#mummyphotoaday ~ adventure

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The frost is so beautiful 🥶 I love the days where it is frosty but super sunny. The sun was beaming into my office today. It made my heart happy. 

This weather is definitely snuggle & binge watch TV shows kind of weather. I’ve started watching Bloodlines on Netflix. I started it as I just loved “Judy” from Dead to Me and thought I’d give this a try. It’s quite gripping & I’ve not been too good at predicting the storyline so far. Which usually I can!

Do you have any Wintery snuggle shows that I need to add to my watch list?

#mummyphotoaday ~ heart

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As views go: this has to be one of my favourites. Paddleboarding, in the sunshine and on a calm river. It just looks so beautiful and really relaxes me.

I haven’t braved the paddleboard in the Winter months yet. I haven’t fallen in yet, but it would just be my luck! Have you done this before?

My other favourite views are closely followed with the beach… on a sunny day where the big fluffy clouds are floating on the horizon. And, finally, at the top of a Tor. As the views are always pretty breathtaking.

What is your favourite kind of view?

#mummyphotoaday ~ view

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4 Common issues when traveling and how to deal with them

4 Common issues when traveling and how to deal with them

Traveling is one of life's great wonders, but it also comes with many challenges. Whether you’re flying domestically or setting off across the world, travel requires careful planning and consideration. However, mishaps can still occur, no matter how organized you are.VIEW the POST

A guide to packing what’s important for a family holiday

A guide to packing what’s important for a family holiday

So you have booked a wonderful holiday in the sun, or snow, you didn't upgrade to have the heavier luggage (which always seems to be an extra upgrade these days) and you are packing for a family holiday on limited baggage space: what do you need? That's the million dollar question isn't it? I was recently inspired by a fantastic video made by Florida 4 Less which guides you to pack your suitcase like a pro. I will definitely need this advice when packing for our cruise next year, EEK!  VIEW the POST

A guide to packing what's important for a family holiday

So you have booked a wonderful holiday in the sun, or snow, you didn’t upgrade to have the heavier luggage (which always seems to be an extra upgrade these days) and you are packing for a family holiday on limited baggage space: what do you need? That’s the million dollar question isn’t it? I was recently inspired by a fantastic video made by Florida 4 Less which guides you to pack your suitcase like a pro. I will definitely need this advice when packing for our cruise next year, EEK! 

Staying Stress-Free While Travelling

Staying Stress-Free While Travelling

Traveling abroad can be a relaxing, soothing tonic for the mind and body. Delicious meals, spa treatments and exotic scenery can be incredibly calming, especially after months of hectic career and family engagements. However – travel isn’t always a sanctuary away from stress. In fact, it has been shown that for many people, vacations can be the most stressful time of the year. VIEW the POST

Travel with a Hello Kitty Trunki

Travel with a Hello Kitty Trunki

It was about when Noah was Isla's age that we recieved a fabulous Gruffalo Trunki, which still is played with today, so it was only fair to get Isla one and the Hello Kitty Trunki is absolutely stunning. It is bright pink, we won't loose Isla whilst she is riding on the Hello Kitty Trunki. We took our Hello Kitty Trunki away to Turkey with us in September and it came in really handy. VIEW the POST

Gruffalo Trunki & Chums Competition

Winners of the Gruffalo comp are: Grand prize goes to @older_mum & the 3 runners up are: @mrsslender @thebeesleybuzz & Shelley Hawkins RT — Sonia Constant (@mummyconstant) December 17, 2012 **CLOSED** Do you want to win a Gruffalo Trunki and Gruffalo Chums set from Trunki? Well all I need you to do is write a paragraph in true Julia Donaldson style, create your own animal whose on the hunt for a “good” mouse and let your imagination run wild with you, to think up 3 new things that the Gruffalo has! So for example you will need to change the rhyme for whatever animal you think up and make up rhyming body parts with the animal recipe. I am very excited about this competition and I hope you join in! Here’s the MummyConstant example: A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A badger saw the mouse and…