This afternoons activity with Daddy looked like lots of fun: they gathered sticks and the kiddies built their own pile of firewood for a camp fire. They then sat around the fire pit to test whose camp fire would flame up the best!

Isla created a very structured camp fire, logical and a pattern to where she placed her sticks. Noahs looked more sporadic but covered a wider area.

Neither camp fires took fire, it was quite windy. So the kiddies enjoyed a hot chocolate and marshmallow around their piles of sticks.

They had fun though and that’s the main thing. I’m loving all of these practical tasks they’re doing with Daddy.

I’ve been waiting, all day, for someone to tell me it’s all a dream and we are still going to Dubai. But, unfortunately, no one jumped out screaming April #fool and alas, we are still at home. I’m gutted.

Lots to look forward to though and right now it’s about focussing on our main objective: stay at home at all times, unless to buy essential food & walk the dogs! I have actually loved being at home everyday. It’s my favourite place.


This afternoons activity with Daddy...

“We are very excited to try out this new food from Forthglade, it smells woofing delicious” 🐾 Straight from the doggies mouth!

I am very excited to announce that I am a new ambassador for @forthglade. What does that mean? Well, I get to try out the products and tell you all how good they are and get special offers and discounts for my followers too!

It’s such a strange time with lockdown, however finding out about Forthglade couldn’t have come at a better time. When I went to get our usual dog foods in the supermarket it had all sold out. So, resorting to online orders seemed a very natural thing to do to ensure our furbabies are fed.

This food is a minimum of 75% meat or fish and is free from junk. With Snoopy, he has a tummy condition which means we have to be careful what he eats, it’s perfect. We will keep you posted on what they thought! 🐾 #gifted

“We are very excited to...

🌼 April is here and along with it comes another set of photo keywords for #MummyPhotoADay photo challenge.

We should have been flying to Dubai today, so my insta squares would have been very different to what they now will be. I’m expecting to see lots of Spring colours and stay at home families instead this month.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday so I can comment and share my favourites throughout the month.

Does anyone have any creative stay at home plans for April?

🌼 April is here and...

My favourite pics from March #MummyPhotoADay - a massive thank you to everyone that took part. We have had a lot of new members this month and it’s been really hard picking my favourite 9! There are now over 4,000 photos to choose from.

All photos are tagged, but from left right:
📷 @cultivatingdelight
📷 @newmummyblog
📷 @confessionsofacrummymummy
📷 @houseofbaughs
📷 @sahrazade
📷 @_lisaslife_
📷 @socalshopgirl384
📷 @descendants_of_war

I’ve really loved seeing photos from @anywaytostayathome, @the_mummy_editorial, @freyalexandra, @becsbrewtifullife & @canonjacq.

All you have to do to join in is add #mummyphotoaday to your caption and the keyword of the day... I’m very excited to see what April has in store for us. Lots of fun “Stay at #Home” themed photos!

Thank you to everyone that joins in 📷

My favourite pics from March...

The kiddies had a lot of fun playing in the bath today. Swimming pools are closed, it’s too cold to get outside in a paddling pool so we put our swimming costumes on and pretended!

The kids had loads of fun making sparkly bath water and foaming soap shapes with @kidsstuffcrazy products. It’s amazing how fun products like this can keep the kiddies entertained for hours.

They literally played in the bath for an hour. The water had gone cold by the time they got out. It was the perfect indoor fun activity, especially as it was wet outside today.

If you’re homeschooling and self isolating with young children why not make a fun bath and invite the kids to make a mess with whatever you have in the bathroom! We also tried to make our own bubble bath using washing up liquid and #citrus juice - it wasn’t a nice smell 😂 the kiddies will try again in the week.

You can get the Magical Sparkle bubble bath and Foaming Soap from Kids Stuff Crazy at @superdrug - check out my review on the blog. #linkinbio

#mummyphotoaday 🧼

The kiddies had a lot...

Today has been a busy day, but nice and chilled at the same time. We let the kiddies have iPad and Xbox time this morning; our homeschool doesn’t give out homework! They built some cool stuff in Minecraft and worked together. Which was nice to see.

After lunch we took a longer walk than in the week, across the river. This is a walking route that is direct from our doorstep and took us 90 minutes in total, part of our one exercise a day under lockdown rules. It was nice to get some fresh air and just talk about whatever comes into our heads. We spoke about a lot of random things. 7 & 9 year olds do come out with some funny comments. Noahs favourites are “would you rathers”. We got home and Daddy made a delicious roast dinner and I did a deep #clean in the bathroom. Then had a long hot bath!

No rush for any of these things as we seemingly have about 12 weeks of working at home and possibly months of homeschooling. I just hope we can have family over soon as we miss them all.


Today has been a busy...

I am running a day behind 🤦🏼‍♀️ I keep falling asleep and not posting my photos. I’ll catch up today... This is #fresh. Getting out in the fresh air has been a complete dream over the past week. When you’re told you can’t do something, it makes you want to do it more. Like when Hubby said we have to be careful about the food we eat, I wanted to eat it all!

This photo was the kiddies playing football with Daddy whilst I walked with them with the doggies. It’s something that’s becoming a habit after we finish homeschooling.

It’s a shame as Daddy normal gets out all of the time. On a typical Sunday he’ll go out for a 3 hour bike ride in the mornings. Possibly go swimming with the kids too. Walk the dogs with us later in the afternoon. I think this “1 exercise” rule will be effecting him more than anyone else I know. It’s also makes family decisions hard, if Daddy goes out on his bike he can’t walk with us. It’s very necessary with the lockdown rules. 
Just think how much we’ll all appreciate a long bike ride and driving to the beach for the day when all of this is over.


I am running a day...

Until tomorrow...

Until tomorrow...

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2019 photo challenge February day 24

2019 photo challenge February day 24

Today's keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 24, is "family". It was so nice to see these little ones playing today, #family is everything and they love their cousins very much! It’s nice to see the garden coming to life too, the sunshine has brought out all of the flowers and things are starting to look very pretty! Hubby has got rid of the pond and waterfall this weekend too, so it’s all go now. We need decking or a patio! 😱 #mummyphotoaday VIEW the POST

2019 photo challenge February day 23

2019 photo challenge February day 23

Today's keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 23, is "rainyday". It was the opposite of a #rainyday today! The weather has been absolutely amazing in February so far... it was so nice seeing the children playing outside. Isla loves her @poopsieslimesurprise Poopsie Cutie Tooties! There’s slime all over the house haha. Daddy and I managed to clear out the potting shed, greenhouse and given some bits and pieces an undercoat ready for colour tomorrow! A busy and productive day. I love the sun in our garden... #mummyphotoaday VIEW the POST

2019 photo challenge February day 22

Today’s keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 22, is “Friday”. 6:15am Noah demands a Brighton & Hove football shirt for the last day of football club and Isla needs to dress up as a pirate. To say it’s been a busy morning is an under statement. However, I’m quite impressed. Hand drawn Brighton shirt and pirate dress made out of bits I had around the house 👌🏻. Thank goodness it’s #friday. #mummyphotoaday …

2019 photo challenge February day 21

2019 photo challenge February day 21

Today's keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 21, is "tasty". We worked up quite an appetite at lunchtime, exploring these new dog friendly fields. Well, new to us. Such wonderful views. I could have sat there and taken photos of Isla all afternoon. It started off quite grey and cloudy, it’s just beautiful when the sun comes out. We walked back home and had a #tasty cheese on toast lunch! What is it with cheese on toast? It tastes amazing. Especially when you are so hungry. It’s my ultimate comfort food option. #mummyphotoaday VIEW the POST

2019 photo challenge February day 20

2019 photo challenge February day 20

Today's keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 20, is "bloom". I am loving our gardens at the moment. This is the front. Every day another #bloom appears and a splash more of colour. I cannot wait to see what it looks like in the thick of Spring and Summer! I love colours and pretty flowers in the garden and the previous owners knew their stuff, so I’m very excited. We even have an irrigation system throughout the garden, all our pots have their very own hose! How it works is another question though... #mummyphotoaday VIEW the POST

Monday 31 December 2018

This is my last 365 post as next year I am going to be doing weekly posts instead. I have enjoyed posting everyday for the past few years but with other commitments I think weekly will be more manageable… It’s been a difficult year and I am glad we have got through it. I hope everyone has a fantastic 2019. What a way to finish off the year too – my highest listing in Tots100 at number 44. Thank you for everyone that has commented and read my articles. I am really grateful! 🙂 …