We had a lovely afternoon exploring the cycling trails at High Lodge, Thetford. It was nice to be together.

We have some exciting things to show you that’s new to @forestryengland and High Lodge. Watch this space.

Do you like exploring the woods? 🌳 

#mummyphotoaday ~ together

Our trip is in collaboration with @forestryengland - however this post is not part of the collaboration.

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We’re jumping into July like…. 🕶

I have lots on the agenda for July,including woodland visits, beach visits and catching up on my uni. I also have a “to read” pile that’s growing! I took my book to Centre Parcs but I didn’t read one sentence 🤦🏼‍♀️

I’m looking forward to seeing all the Summery photos in July and a huge thank you to everyone that joined in with June! 

#mummyphotoaday ~ beach & read

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We took a trip to Great Grandmas after school. It was nice to have dinner with her and the kiddies enjoyed exploring at the bottom of the garden.

I love her garden, it backs onto the river. There’s so much to see just standing here. Not to mention grandma’s beautiful garden. That rose bush is just amazing.

I love how the horizon has changed over the years. When I was a child you could see for miles. Over to Shuttleworth where the planes do their air shows.

Now, it’s all overgrown and the trees have gained a lot of height. It’s amazing how much it can change in 39 years!

Do you have a family house that’s been in your life since you were born? 

#mummyphotoaday ~ horizon

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The view from our sofa in the morning is the best. Squirrels, moorhens, ducks, deer and lots of birds… it’s amazing to sit here and watch them.

I love that our garden is full of trees and the lake. It’s meant we’ve seen more wildlife than normal.

We’ve been feeding the deers berries and lots of nuts and seeds for all the other animals. The squirrels are loving the peanuts!

There’s a huge family of geese here too. They have been coming for seed in the evenings.

The squirrels and deer are so tame. We’re quite shocked at how close they get. A squirrel took a peanut from my hand. Made my day!

Do you love watching nature? Check out my stories for videos of our visitors

#mummyphotoaday ~ trees

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🦌 I’m so happy; after 10 minutes of being in our lodge the deer popped up in the garden. There was 2 in total. They looked so cute. I loved their V shapes on their noses. They came about a metre close. So tame. 

We’ve made the most out of @centerparcsuk break so far. Table tennis, badminton, Bella Italia and an evening swim in the most amazing pool area ever.

I can’t wait to go in the pool tomorrow. And play more badminton 🏸 (my favourite sport).

So far, outside our back window we’ve seen the 2 deer, lots of ducks, geese, Moorhens and a heron. A few different breeds of geese too.

We also saw a tiny mouse darting all over the woodland floor in search of food. He was very cute. 🐭 

Anyone else love being surrounded by so much nature?

#mummyphotoaday ~ break

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Todays #mummyphotoaday prompt is view. I’d love to see your favourite views! Whether that’s a landscape, person or an object.

This is one of my favourite views on a dog walking route we found near our home. The sky looks like it goes on for miles. The big yellow sun painting everything with its golden glow.

You can just see my fam in the distance walking the dogs. 🐾 

What’s your favourite view?

#mummyphotoaday ~ yellow & view

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We made the most of Summer Solstice last night. We took Rambo for a walk and soaked up some sun and fresh air.

It’s the first time we’d all been out together for a dog walk in a long time. It’s really nice as the kids always open up and talk about random things.

I loved the colours in this photo. It was golden hour and I managed to hide the sun behind the bushes. They’re looking into the pond. Not sure Rambo understood the assignment.

Did you make it out for an evening walk?

#mummyphotoaday - Summer

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Simple money tips for parents

Simple money tips for parents

Every parent knows just how stressful money can be and, for many families, it can be challenging to make ends meet each month. You will want to provide a fun, happy and healthy lifestyle, not just for the kids, but for the whole family while also keeping one eye on the future. However, this can be tricky, even on a healthy salary when the cost of living can be so high and there are so many costs to cover when raising kids. With this in mind, here are a few simple money tips which could make a big difference to your financial situation over the long term. VIEW the POST

6 Tips to help you manage your expenses on a low income

6 Tips to help you manage your expenses on a low income

If your bills are piling up faster than your bank notes, then something has to change. Whether you’ve had an unexpected cost or you simply struggle to manage your money, there’s going to come a time when you need to seek help. If that time is now, then read on. I've compiled six of the most helpful tips for managing expenses on a low income.  VIEW the POST

5 Things to consider before you get a loan to buy something you want

Taking on a loan or any form of debt is a decision that should never be made lightly. Under certain circumstances, however, it can help to provide you and your family with tremendous relief. If you are thinking about borrowing to take care of financial responsibility or purchase, ask yourself these five questions first to ensure you’re making the right choice: 

How to prepare your family for unexpected financial problems

How to prepare your family for unexpected financial problems

Not all unexpected financial problems will be a result of negative surprises, but in most cases, they are. Unanticipated financial hardships mean you have to move money around to make things work, and if you had not prepared yourself adequately, you might spend sleepless nights. If you want to be ready, you must think differently about and handle your money differently. These simple tips will show you how.  VIEW the POST

Save a little where you’re spending a lot

Save a little where you’re spending a lot

Spending a lot is not what you want to be doing at this time of year, but we know it’s what everyone is doing. We’re heading towards the Christmas rush, and although it’s not December just yet, we think we’re close enough to the big day to be bringing it up. You’ll no doubt have been scouring the websites, picking up little odd presents from the shop, and really feeling like the festive rush is going to hit you like a ton of bricks. Well let's see if we can save a little, so you can spend more on presents! VIEW the POST

Pocket money toys perfect for play time

HTI Toys sent us a fabulous bundle of pocket money toys, they are great for play time and encourage the children to play together. There is always something to do whether that be outside, jokes and gags. Earning pocket money is something we do for the children ad hoc, not a regular chore list but something they can do if we have time to implement it.