So, I may have got a bit into Happy Valley last night and lost track of time & forgot to post. I hadn’t started it but it looked like the kind of program I would like & I wasn’t wrong.

I’ve started from the first episode. So no spoilers in the comments please. Episode 3 though 😩 I didn’t expect that one…

Anyone else thoroughly hate Tommy?

This was the photo I was going to post. Our Wintery trip to the beach with our @charliemcleod1z jackets on to keep us dry and warm. We love them. It’s good to have the right equipment to enable you to get outside as much as possible. Especially on those sunny Wintery days…

#mummyphotoaday ~ outdoors

#outdoor #beachdays #wintersun #winterbeach #winterbeachdays #charliemcleod #happyvalley #tvboxset #happyvalleytv #bbcdrama #bbciplayer #crimedrama #tvrecommendations #watchlist #getoutdoors #balance #familydays #familytime #familyiseverything 

Previous collab with @charliemcleod1z
I loved this photo of me & the old man. Despite me crying on the majority of this walk & it looks like I have a wonky eye, because of my hat… I do love it.

Snoopy is so goofy and I think this photo shows off his personality perfectly 🤣 He’s never been a sharp pup. But man is he a good snuggler…

It was a lovely walk, despite the tears, and I’m glad we explored in and around the green. Snoopy and I managed about 1500 steps in an hour. Snoopy wants a sniffathon, rather than a walk.

Anyone else love taking goofy photos of their pets?

#mummyphotoaday ~ lovely & green

#boopmynose #boopthesnoot #dogboop #boopboopboop #cockerspaniel #cockerspanielsofinstagram #cockerspaniel #sillyphoto #cockerspaniellove #oldmandog #oldmanpup #oldpup #olddog #dogsofinstagram #imissrambo #itsadoglife #dogwalk
“February is the border between Winter and Spring” Terri Guillemets.

I saw this quote recently, on someone’s insta square, and for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw it. But I love it.

It’s such a transformative month and I get all excited seeing the new buds sprouting above the surface. New beginnings.

With each new Spring comes new beginnings. New blooms in the garden, new colours and new weather.

I’m looking forward to many more walks in the Wintery Sun & filling my lungs with fresh air.

What do you love about February?

#mummyphotoaday ~ new beginnings

#newbeginnings #symbolic #springiscoming #winter #wintersun #winterwalk #familywalk #mindfulness #mindful #blueskies #suninwinter #winterlandscape #chillywalks #beautyinnature #naturelovers #walkwalkwalk #walkingformentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #freshstart #gardenbuds #gardenlove #familytime
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

#dogsofinstagram #riprambo #jackrussellterrier #jackrussellsofinstagram #doglover #dogsuk #jackrusselllove #cockerspaniel #tabbycat #catsanddogs #dogsandcats #furbabies #myfamily #furbabies #furbaby #imissmydog #dogmum #dogssleeping #grief #grievingprocess #heal #healingjourney
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 

#wintersun #winterwalk #wintery #wintervibes #sunset #wintersunset #lowsun #wintertime #familywalk #parenthood #observing #kidsactivities #imaginationiseverything #timeout #mindfulness #familyadventures #familylifestyle #healthylifestyle #freshair #dogwalk
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

Items from @frompaperchase are part of a previous collab 

#desk #mydesk #mydeskspace #paperchase #frompaperchase #3for2backtoschool #stationery #stationeryhaul #stationeryaddict #stationerylover #desksetup #deskspace #deskdecor #studentlife #studyspace #degree #oustudentlife #mondaymotivation
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

#wintersun #winter #sun #pond #icypond #icywater #winteryourlife #winterfun #sundaywalk #sundaywalking #familywalk #sundayafternoon #freshair #freshwalk #wintervibes #waterside #explore #adventure #winterexploration ❄️🥶

Tag Archives SPD

40 Week: Bumpometer

40 Week: Bumpometer

The infamous due date has finally come around and we are 40 weeks pregnant today, I cannot believe how quickly it has got here and how much faster this whole pregnancy has been this time around.This week I have had really bad tummy cramps and more recently I have had back pains too, I am guessing this is all a sign that my body is getting ready for baby to come and say hello. I have also been experiencing a lot of stinging pains - which I am informed is where baby is resting its head, so thank you little one. Its putting pressure on some nerves that is making it sting everytime I walk around, some steps more painful than others - along with the SPD it is a little bit frustrating, but I know it will be over soon. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow- but definitely within the ...

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The appointment went well, considering! I went in with the mood of not to be messed with, came out feeling like I hadn't been messed about - so that's a bonus! I firstly spoke to the midwife about my sickness bug, the cramps and tightenings I'd had all weekend. She told me the tightenings were fine and there are lots of bugs about so not to worry. Which is good, she said as long as I managed to keep liquid down, it's fine. My wee sample came up perfect, if I was still poorly from the weekend it would've flagged up, surely? I then proceeded to discuss my absolute disappointment in the lack of support from the physio and the midwives when calling them up about it. She told me she is going to personally write to the physio, explaining I've been trying to arrange an appointment and hopefully ...

Getting appointments during your pregnancy…

“With both of my pregnancies so far, I have found that getting appointments during your pregnancy are relatively straightforward. From the booking in appointment (at approximately 8 weeks) to all of my midwife check-up appointments (up until the due date), I have never had any issues seeing the midwife. In fact, I have always been very pleased with the communication between the midwives. Typically I have always had about 2 or 3 midwives throughout the pregnancy – this is nothing to worry about though as the midwives all share the responsibilities of their area. If you imagine the daily routine of a midwife can consist of pregnancy check-ups, hospital routines to delivering babies, it would be extremely hard work for just one midwife to cover all bases!” To read more go to the Talkmum blog:  

SPD: The do’s and don’ts

SPD: The do’s and don’ts

I finally got a letter through from my midwife; not with an appointment for the Physio, but telling me I had to book it myself (the rules have changed apparantly) and a list of what to do and not to do throughout pregnancy when you are suffering from SPD. Here are a few of the main pointers from the midwife, some of which I do anyway: wear pelvic support belt use crutches to walk, if very painful reduce time you have to stand or walk. Don't stand if you can sit, don't sit if you can lie! take shorter steps when walking avoid straddle positions avoid standing on one leg do your pelvic floor muscle exercises (see PFF 'app' review) place a pillow between your legs when sleeping when standing, tighten your bum muscles together as hard as you can for 5 seconds. Repeat it 10 times a day, twice a day

29 weeks: Bumpometer

29 weeks: Bumpometer

This week there isn't much change from last week, I still have pain in the pelvis and I am feeling tired. I'm not letting myself slow down just yet though as I have so much to do. Still awaiting the physio appointment, but the midwife said to wait until 2 weeks and then chase it, fingers crossed something comes through the post tomorrow. Bump is very "bumpy" at the moment, every single movement feels like I am getting kicked into the beyond and looks like a section of Alien the movie. Not that I want to compare my baby to an alien, but you know what I mean. Why is it that everyone keeps telling me to get to bed early, I know I need to get to bed early, yet I never seem to make it to bed (to sleep) until at least midnight... then up at 7am the next day! How ...

The Midwife Appointment: 28 week check

Midwife appointment today, I always look forward to hearing bubba’s heartbeat, so it’s a very exciting appointment for me. Today wasn’t so happy, 2 words – BLOOD TESTS! I hate them and I had to have them today, I was unprepared, I didn’t have my chocolate fix for afterwards and I have spent all afternoon feeling a little woozy. Yes, call me a wimp.   This is from Noah’s pregnancy – I was 25 weeks here… Bump looks very similar this time around. The pregnancy is very similar too, the only thing that is really different is the pain in my pelvis! I have SPD 🙁 I have been referred to the physio and hopefully they will be able to help me… fingers crossed. I will let you know about that when it happens! The symptoms I am feeling are stinging pains and aching pains in my pelvis area, things…