It’s Wednesday again. I’m not sure how. But it is. I love this shot of the kitchen in our #home. We’re renovating a 1960’s house that had, from what I can gather, original kitchen, bedroom carpets, the oven looked original when we moved in too. You can see the before and after images on my blog, under the our home category.

I love that we’ve made the kitchen space brighter. Painting the doors have made a huge difference. We need to get the tiles off the wall, get a new worktop and splashback for our lovely oven. It currently has an old orange extractor fan and it looks horrendous. I’ll show you the awful sight in my stories!

We’re starting work on the utility room soon too, our new floor tiles have been ordered from @harveymaria. They are beautiful and I’m 100% sure they’ll do the original 70’s style tiles justice! Can’t wait to see it all.

Do I go for white walls or colour?

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The kiddies requested a Maccie D’s style breakfast for dinner 🥞 - so I made American style pancakes, with sausage and maple syrup.

They had 6 pancakes each and demolished the lot. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

I wish they ate all meals with such conviction but peas and parsnips clearly don’t float their boat!

Not the best photography! 🤷🏼‍♀️ I had no time to take them as the kiddies couldn’t wait any longer.

Who else has pancakes only for their meal on Shrove Tuesday? I have to have pancakes. Happy to have a savoury one as long as I get a sweet one too! 🥞

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I love this photo from half term. It’s whooshed past so quickly. I can’t quite believe it’s gone already. The 6 week countdown to the Easter Holidays has begun.

We always fill our weeks with lots of things to do, it just means they zoom by. The kids go from one #activity to the next. They have after school clubs, boxing, football, swimming, drama and cubs after school. Friday is the only day they do not have anything booked in. It’s so manic.

Before I know it Saturday is here again and I’ve not done anything significant. I guess I’ll have to make my Saturdays full of significant things 😂. Who else thinks the week go by too quickly at the moment?

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We had a lovely day today. No plans whatsoever when we woke up. Which felt marvellous. I stayed in my PJs until 11am 😱. Sunday is the only day that’s possible, so I like to make the most of it. Not sure why, but it feels like you’re winning when you have extra hours in bed clothes!

We then arranged an impromptu dog walk with Nanny & Grandad. Which was lovely as the kiddies have missed them. The weeks are flying by at the moment and we’ve not seen them for 5 of them! It’s terrible as the kids saw them twice a week, every week up until a year ago. It must be hard for them all not having that regular routine.

Isla often cries her heart out for Nanny & Grandad. On Thursday evening, after a long day she was so emotional and cried for them. It breaks my heart, as at 8pm I can’t really do anything about it.

When I was growing up I stayed at my grandmas once a week. It was slightly different as I lived in the same town, which helped with school and my normal routine. But I had that closeness with my grandparents that never goes away. It’s my safe place.

I really want the same for my kiddies too! I guess it was a kick up the bum to make sure I plan that time in and not let the weeks get on top of me! #familytime is just perfect. 
We had a nice walk in the mud. Everything was thick and gooey. The kids, of course, loved it. I asked them not to get muddy: do you think they listened? Nope! Covered!!
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Hope everyone has had a lovely Sunday 🤩
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I’m off to watch @callthemidwife.official finale now 😫😭 I hate it when it gets to the final episode. 
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It’s been a day of fun and #games today. Noah had a football match this morning, Daddy said it was a good game and very close. Whilst Noah was slide tackling everyone, Isla and I took some soups to Grandmas. Hubby made some carrot and coriander soups for her this week as fresh ingredient soup is just the best!

Isla then went climbing with Daddy. They love going to Big Rock in MK. Isla is so brave. She climbs right up to the top of the really tall walls. It amazes me.

We then snuggled to watch the final Harry Potter. We’ve now watched them all. We have waited 5 years for this moment and we all loved it. I got a little confused with Snape’s memories but I think I’m back on track. I must finish the books now 🤣

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When it comes to a #horizon, I couldn’t not share this. Back from our trip to the Peak District. It was meant to be Summer. It felt like this week: windy, raining and unpredictable.

The views went on for miles at the top of his peak; Mam Tor wedged in between Castleton and Edale.

It was a beautiful area, picturesque and a treat for your eyes. I love places like that. It’s a shame we didn’t get to stop & enjoy the local beer gardens and cafes due to the weather.

We go on lots of adventures throughout the year: weekend trips camping, staycations and holidays abroad. Our next adventure is pretty epic too and every time I think about it I get butterflies! 🥰

We are off to Dubai soon! 😱😱😱 it must be real I’ve said it out loud. I’m so excited I might explode and I’m pretty sure the views will be nothing like this Peak District. Because the views we will have will be extraordinary. It’s our biggest adventure yet as a family. Biggest as in flight time, cost, special and unplanned. We’ve booked our flights and we’re super lucky to be staying with friends. Other than that we have no idea! What are we going to do in Dubai? Anyone been? Any ideas?

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Ah it’s #loveyourpetday - what a great way to see each others furbabies. Well these are mine:

Photo 1 = Rambo the Jack Russell & Snoopy the Cockerspaniel. As many of you know, Snoopy is blind and partially deaf which is challenging. However, he is such a happy pooch and loves a snuggle. I think Rambo has lost a little hearing too as he’s getting old. He will be 13 on April 3rd! It’s gone by so quickly.

Photo 2 = Rocky. He’s my Tom cat fluffbag and I like to call him Rockstar! He was my engagement present from Hubby. He’s the best cat. He snuggles with me every night, under the covers, he’s very set in a routine.

It’s funny how furbabies get their own little #pattern to make it through the day. All the pets sit by the bed at night for a treat. And I think Rambo is very cat like and Rocky is very dog like too. They definitely have those characteristics.

Rambo is 12, Rocky is 11 and Snoopy is 10. Noah is 9... then we broke the pattern as Isla is 7 🤣 (it wasn’t intentional). #mummyphotoaday #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram

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Sometimes I like to have fun with images. I don’t do it very often but it is amazing what you can do with a photo using filters.

The first image is the edited version, I’ve added a #bokeh filter on it. I’ve used @pixlr for this. It adds an orangey colouring to the photo and enhances the sun rays.

The original, swipe left, is still good and has its own bokeh and sun rays shining on it. But is less orangey and doesn’t seem as bright. It’s still a good photo though.

I took this with my iPhone. Sometimes when I need a quiet moment, one where I can play with the filters and change the feel of a photo it helps me to unwind. Gives my brain 5 minutes to regain itself and then I’m ready to crack on with whatever it was!

Which one do you prefer? Just out of curiosity - there’s no right or wrong answer! 🤣

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Do you have sleepy people or are you a sleepy person?

Do you have sleepy people or are you a sleepy person?

It is no great secret that becoming a family means that, for the most part, you get very little sleep. I see it as you either have sleepy people in your household, or you are that sleepy person. You might have a rather rare thing, which is a baby that sleeps through from an early age and loves sleep. So a sleepy person in nature. This is Noah. He gets that from his Mother, me. Whereas, our second child, Isla, is not a sleepy person. She takes after her Daddy, who loves to be awake and doing things right from the get go. VIEW the POST

Team sleep sheep helped us sleep!

Team sleep sheep helped us sleep!

I know I am not on my own when it comes to bedtime: I love big thick duvets that make me feel snuggled and cosy. My husband, on the other hand, prefers wafer thin cotton sheets and to be honest would be most comfortable without a cover at all. We are complete opposites when it comes to being comfortable at bedtime and so we enlisted the help of Theo Thermal and the Dumelm team sleep sheep. VIEW the POST

The 12 days of “Constant” Christmas – Day 4

**CLOSED** Pillow Pets are giving one of my lucky winners the chance to win an Original Pillow Pet from the fantastic collection. You can find the Original’s on the website: http://www.pillowpets.co.uk/store/category/original-pillow-pets/ You can choose from the bee, the panda, the ladybird and so much more, there are 16 in all to choose from, so happy pickings! To be in with a chance of winning a lovely, snuggly Pillow Pet, perfect for Christmas presents or for yourself to snuggle up to, all you have to do is: Leave me a comment to tell me you’ve entered and which pillow pet you would like! Must be from the Original Collection. Tweet “I would love to win with @mummyconstant & @MyPillowPets #12daysofconstantchristmas http://wp.me/p2923n-Wc RT” Like the Pillow Pet Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PillowPetsUK and write on the wall “I would love to win an Original Pillow Pet with MummyConstant… http://wp.me/p2923n-Wc” Competition closes at noon Wednesday 5th …

Toddler Week: SnooziHedz

Toddler Week: SnooziHedz

SnooziHedz are such a great little idea from the makers of Trunki, great blanket and blow up pillows in some fabulous designs - so you can snooze on the move!VIEW the POST

Win with Theralineuk: Original Maternity & Nursing Pillow

Win with Theralineuk: Original Maternity & Nursing Pillow

**CLOSED** The third competition as part of my Mothers Day give-aways is this fabulous Theraline Original Maternity & Nursing Pillow, please see my recent review: http://mummyconstant.com/the-bump-my-theraline-maternity-pillow/ This is a brilliant gift for any Mother to be, or recent Mummy, or indeed anyone that is having a struggle sleeping at the moment... All you have to do is complete the following in the Rafflecopter entry list. (*Please Note, liking the Theraline Facebook page is a requirement for the competition.) If the Rafflecopter box isnt working for you or you do not have a Facebook account then please leave a comment on this post explaining and also Do you remember your first Mothers Day with your children, what was it like (If you do not have children yet, what do you expect it to be like)? VIEW the POST

The bump & my Theraline Maternity Pillow

I have been very grateful to Theraline over the past few weeks, my original maternity and nursing pillow has been the best thing and I really do not know how I coped without it. When it first arrived, I ran straight to the sofa with it and propped myself in the middle of the V, so that the pillow arms almost hugged me, it was a great idea! It made sitting on the sofa so comfortable, whereas before I was finding it hard to get comfortable. If I leant back too far my tummy felt stretched, if I sat up too straight then my back started to ache and this pillow just helped you sit in the right position with the right support, so that you didn’t feel this discomfort. That night I took my maternity pillow to bed and used the instruction sheet provided with the pillow, to guide me …