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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We escaped the house today, in-between the rain showers, and got some much needed fresh air and family time. The Sun shone beautifully in the winter sky. 

Snoopy did so well as we walked for about 90 minutes. He had a few breaks in the waggon (did you see my stories?) and I carried him the last stretch.

It was our first family walk without our little pal, it felt wrong. I felt guilty for being out with Snoopy. But then I pictured little Rambie walking by our side and that made me smile.

Isla still cries at night time. I wish I could make her pain better. We are all still struggling to get over our loss. He really has left the biggest Jack Russell sized hole in our family.

Anyone else get out in the Winter Sun today?

#mummyphotoaday ~ sky 

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I had a big surprise this evening… what I thought was a chilled pizza night with one of my friends - turned into a surprise 40th get together for pizza and Prosecco with my beautiful “yoga” friends.

We built our friendship over the last year doing yoga and I’m so glad we did. They are an amazing group of women and I’m proud to call them my friends. It’s funny as, all bar one, I knew before yoga.

We laugh. We cry. We chat. We rant. We eat. We drink. We smile.

Thank you so much ladies. I am very grateful. After receiving Rambos ashes today and losing focus, I’m glad I could cry and laugh with you all tonight. 

#mummyphotoaday ~ focus

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Perfect toy for Christmas – the Mighty Mountain Mine

Perfect toy for Christmas – the Mighty Mountain Mine

We love Hape wooden products, they are really well made and make for great imaginative play. The wooden marble run was a favourite for Isla, this Mighty Mountain Mine is perfect for little train lovers. It kept the kiddies entertained for hours, and Mummy whilst she built it of course. VIEW the POST

Life-saving campaign #YouVsTrain – keep teenagers safe

Life-saving campaign #YouVsTrain – keep teenagers safe

Now I know my little ones are little, not teenagers for a while, but the thought of them going out and about playing near the train tracks when they get older - scares me so much! I hate the thought of them not knowing the dangers of the tracks and I will make sure they do now. Even I have learnt something with this life-saving campaign.... #YouVsTrain.  VIEW the POST

Why do kids like toy trains so much?

Why do kids like toy trains so much?

When we were kids our parents used to tell us that when they were kids they had to make their own fun. These days there’s no need. We’re months, at most a couple of years, away from affordable quality virtual reality. There are videogames that simulated galaxies that are literally bigger than our own galaxy. Kids are growing up in an age when they have access to every single book, comic, song movie, and TV show ever made, plus all of YouTube (well all of YouTube we haven’t slapped a parental lock, but it’s only a matter of time until they crack that). VIEW the POST

A day in history as the Flying Scotsman whooshed by

A day in history as the Flying Scotsman whooshed by

Today, as you may have seen all over the news, the Flying Scotsman took a trip from London's Kings Cross to York. It all started at 8:45am when I got a text from my Mumma saying she was waiting at the end of her road to see it whoosh by. Then as I got the children in the car, for the school trip, I asked "shall we go and see the special steam train?" and of course the reply was a big YES.  VIEW the POST

Will you help the NSPCC by running the London marathon?

The NSPCC has been announced as the official charity partner for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 – a year that also marks 30 years of the charity’s ChildLine service. Did you know that only 3 out of 4 children that call up for help are getting it at the moment? They’re asking our runners to raise £2.3 million to help them recruit and train more counsellors to reduce waiting times and ensure they can provide support to every child who needs them, however and whenever they choose to get in touch. Every step, every mile, will help them keep every child safe from abuse. So what are you doing in 2016?