Yeah for the #weekend!! It seems to be the only time where tensions aren’t high and there is a calm amongst us.

We have no grand plans, obviously, but we do tend to get the dogs walked first thing (as it’s too hot later on) and then we do some gardening.

Yesterday I spent an hour pulling all the weeds and long grasses from the front garden. It looks so much neater now but I still have a lot of work to do.

I love this photo of us of all, we do not have many as we never sit still long enough 🤪 This is our family lockdown portrait though and it’s a nice memory: sunny days, rainbows and quality time together at home.

Do you have any special memories throughout this lockdown?

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What a great #friyay it’s been! We spent the morning “washing” the food shopping, then went for a nice big walk around Godmanchester meadows. It was a beautiful walk and nice as there was a breeze which cooled us down.

Yes, I did say wash the shopping. Is anyone else doing this? I basically Zoflora all of the food shopping as I unpack it. The actual shopping process takes a lot longer and now I’ve added an extra 30 mins with the clean. We just want to be sure it’s not harbouring anything. Peace of mind if nothing else.

Then this afternoon we let the kids have movie time. They’ve been getting too hot in the garden. It is super hot in the garden, it seems to be a little sun trap. Which I’m not complaining about.

Daddy then took the kiddies to the park to play croquet and I had a snooze in the sun.

All in all it’s been a beautiful day and chilled. Probably one of my favourite Fridays.

What did you get up to?

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🐝 We have really loved spending time in our garden. Exploring the nature and wildlife that shares the space with us. We found a moth caterpillar today; it was amazing to see it so up close and personal. We ended up discussing the Hungry Caterpillar story from their childhood, it was a nice nostalgic moment.

Yesterday, we spent some time counting up all the bees we could see in the garden. We found the 15 in the back and 4 in the front garden. They love this purple flower that has popped up this month. Sometimes you can see the bees with all the nectar hanging off the back of their legs. It sparked a discussion about the process of making honey. The children are fascinated.

We are lucky to live by a large park; it has woodlands and a big open space with lots of wildflowers and long grass. We often spot wildlife during our daily walk and sometimes sit and see what fly’s past. Obviously sticking to government guidelines.

For those animals that we do not live close by, or are even in the same country, we’ll be snuggling up to Sky Nature, the new channel from @skytv that is dedicated to exploring the natural world. Isla’s favourite animal is a ring tail lemur, she carries one (usually in her mouth) everywhere and so I couldn’t help but series link the Gangs of Lemur Island episodes. I am going to make a quiz about lemurs to test her afterwards! This is a favourite activity throughout lockdown, a great way of learning something new.

Sky Nature is available now, it’s channel 130 on Sky Q and it comes at no extra cost.

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Our half term routine (it really doesn’t feel like a half term) is dog walk, craft or sport activity and then garden fun.

The weather has been incredible over the past few days and it looks set to be the same for the weekend. Lots of paddling pool #games in the garden and adventure dog walks in our nearby parks.

How does everyone feel this evening with the new lockdown rules? I’m not sure how I feel. The kiddies grandparents can come and visit, but still can’t hug or be “normal”. I’m not sure the kiddies would be able to not do this, especially if they are sitting in the garden.

Maybe I’ll wait for the guidelines to be added to the gov.uk site before I try and decide what it will mean for us. Gather the facts... make a decision... get through it with a smile. Seems to be my lockdown mantra.

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🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

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The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?

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What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?

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Travel with a Hello Kitty Trunki

Travel with a Hello Kitty Trunki

It was about when Noah was Isla's age that we recieved a fabulous Gruffalo Trunki, which still is played with today, so it was only fair to get Isla one and the Hello Kitty Trunki is absolutely stunning. It is bright pink, we won't loose Isla whilst she is riding on the Hello Kitty Trunki. We took our Hello Kitty Trunki away to Turkey with us in September and it came in really handy. VIEW the POST

Get set go with a Paddlepak

Get set go with a Paddlepak

My children love swimming and I am a little obssessed with bags, did you know Trunki make fantastic water resistant bags that are just perfect for swimming? It's called a Paddlepak. It is a fantastic invention and I just had to shout about it incase you have some little swimmers too. Paddlepak has enough room to store tasty treats, pocket money and sea shells. Made from lightweight, durable water-resistant material with hanging loops for pegging up or personalising. Great fun! VIEW the POST

Gruffalo Trunki & Chums Winners

Grand prize of the Gruffalo Trunki and Gruffalo Chums set, goes to Older Mum (In a Muddle) http://older-mum.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-bobby-in-mow.html. I love this story and the effort that went into it, it reads really well, flows easily and that’s one of the things I was looking for in the winner, well done 🙂 The Gruffalo Chums set runners up are: Popping Along Blog, Jess Slender has written a really funny Gruffalo verse. It made me chuckle and I think weasels are funny. http://pobbingalong.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/the-pobs-gruffalo-verse/.  The Beesley Buzz, Rebecca Beesley wrote a funny chapter and it came with some great illustrations too. Love the Santa and Reindeer versions: http://thebeesleybuzz.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/mummy-constants-gruffalo-trunki-chums.html. Last, but no means least, a comment entry from Shelley Hawkins, I love badgers and I thought Badger Sweet & Sour was funny. You can read her chapter here: The mouse went deeper into the deep dark wood, A badger saw the mouse, and the mouse …

Gruffalo Trunki & Chums Competition

Gruffalo Trunki & Chums Competition

Winners of the Gruffalo comp are: Grand prize goes to @older_mum & the 3 runners up are: @mrsslender @thebeesleybuzz & Shelley Hawkins RT— Sonia Constant (@mummyconstant) December 17, 2012 **CLOSED** Do you want to win a Gruffalo Trunki and Gruffalo Chums set from Trunki? Well all I need you to do is write a paragraph in true Julia Donaldson style, create your own animal whose on the hunt for a "good" mouse and let your imagination run wild with you, to think up 3 new things that the Gruffalo has! So for example you will need to change the rhyme for whatever animal you think up and make up rhyming body parts with the animal recipe. I am very excited about this competition and I hope you join in! Here's the MummyConstant example: A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A badger saw the mouse and the mouse looked good. "Where ...

Toddler Week: Gruffalo Trunki and Chums

Toddler Week: Gruffalo Trunki and Chums

Being a huge Gruffalo fan in the Constant household, Noah was very lucky to receive his very own Gruffalo Trunki to look after. We even got sent some Gruffalo chums, the little chums are fabulous extras that Noah just adores too. I felt so lucky and little Noah within seconds of seeing it and crying for it, put it in the lounge and sat on him! Its like he knew what he was meant to do with it, so I have to hand it to those Trunki designers. It does the job very very well!VIEW the POST