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.

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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
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @_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

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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.

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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.

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I am running a day...

Until tomorrow...

Until tomorrow...

Techie gadgets for the whole family Christmas 2019

There is no getting away from it, at least one person in your family will be asking for a tech-related gift (if not all of them). Of course, knowing what the latest trends are, and where to find the best deal can be a seriously confusing task. Happily, below you will find a quick rundown of some of the best tech gifts you can give for Christmas this year. Read on to find out more. 

Dab radio

Dab radios make some of the very best Christmas gifts, in my opinion. In fact, they will usually be gratefully received from just about any type of person at any age. After all, who doesn’t love to listen to their favourite station? All while being able to see exactly what song is playing. Then there is the fact that they can be paused, and the reception is clear and constant no matter what. 

You can even check out things like this DAB radio buying guide to get the lowdown on the best ones. Something that will help you choose the perfect model for whomever you are buying for. 

Twerking llama 

Yes, that’s right, the toy everyone has to have this year is none other than Boppi the Booty Shaking Llama. This white and pink llama toy is a plush with a difference because when you squeeze the patch with musical notes, it shows off its pretty fantastic dance skills. Obviously, one for the kids. Although after a few sherries on Xmas day it’s likely to have the adults laughing along too. 

Coding bots

Coding bots are a tremendous tech-focused gift for older and young kids alike. In fact, they look impressive and high tech enough for the kids to covet them, but they are actually education as well. Teaching the children the basics of coding as they play. Good fun, but could also help reveal a love of STEM in your child that could really take them places in later life.  

Amazon Echo

How are there still people left that haven’t got these? I mean they are brilliant, and can seriously make anyone life easy too. What with their ability to order things online, look up info hand frees and play all sorts of music and media. 

The great thing about the Amazon Echo is that they make the perfect gift for everyone. From the kids for their rooms, to busy new parents, to elderly relatives and everyone in between! 

FOREO UFO Mini Smart Mask

For the ladies on your gift life, what about a device that combines tech and beauty? In fact that FOREO UFO Mini Smart Mask for precisely that. The reason being that it is a light machine that allows you to do heat therapy on your face in your very own home. Something that is not only hugely relaxing but can cost the appearance of the skin after all the Xmas partying as well. 

Ipad Pro 

Lastly, man, woman, or child the gift of an Ipad pro (with pencil, of course) is sure to be gratefully received. However, be warned, these magical Apple tablets are not cheap. Although spreading the cost over a year may help to ease the blow of this the ultimate techie gift! 

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1 Comment
  • Lynn Heath
    December 17, 2019

    The twerking Llama is the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages!!!!

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