We have joined the rest of the country and made a #rainbow design in our living room window. The kids have drawn one on a piece of paper and also used window felt pens to design a 🌈 on the pane itself. It looks pretty. The kiddies are very happy with them. They lit up when the neighbours asked for them to make them rainbows for the window.

I love this part of the front garden, you can just see the flowers are about to bloom any day now. Daffodils are hiding in amongst the tulips, hyacinths full of a deep purple, the Heather has come up a nice reddy purple too. By the front door there is a sea of purple from the aster (I think that’s what they are). Can you see the beautiful Camellia to the left of the kiddies too? It’s about to bloom with its bright pink flowers. The yellow Jasmine is just starting to grow on the right side of the kiddies, can you see it climbing up the wall?

There’s so much going on. It looks beautiful. I don’t remember it looking this pretty last Spring. Maybe I didn’t pay much attention. Or maybe these things have grown from random seeds I planted last year and forgot about. I can’t remember what I planted though 🤦🏼‍♀️ Does anyone else do that?

Have you seen many rainbows in the window of people’s homes?

#mummyphotoaday

We have joined the rest...

A very happy birthday to my first furbaby, Rambo. He is 13 today. I can’t believe he’s been in my life for 13 years, we’ve done so much and seen so many places. It’s gone so quickly.

He is so good, his temperament is just perfect. He’s not a yappy dog. He barks to mark his territory but that’s it. When the kids were toddlers, they would pull his fur out in clumps and he would just lay there. He cleans the other pets in the house and always makes sure the kids are safe at night time. It’s so cute. He’s such a loving, fatherly dog.

This little man is my follower at the moment; more so than normal. He follows me everywhere. If I’m on the loo, he will sit at the bathroom door staring at me. When I’m in the bath, he pushes the door open and sits next to me and stares. Right now, he’s currently snuggling under the duvet.

Let’s hope we can go and explore somewhere new in the summer, with amazing views and miles of countryside. Our favourite.

Thanks for all the adventures Rambo 🐾 and the snuggles! We love you lots.

A very happy birthday to...

I wonder what is going through their tiny minds right now? Do you think they consider things like we do? Do you think they #dream of what’s going on? The kids seem to be taking it all in their stride and albeit they are sad they can’t see their friends, they seem to be just getting on with it.

Whereas, I go through waves of different feelings. I’ve discovered I’m at my best when I just take each day as it comes. When I start to think about things globally, or the time period of lockdowns and when the kids are going back to school... that’s when I start to feel worried and glum.

I worry that my employer will soon say “sorry Sonia we’re not paying you anymore as you’re homeschooling”, or the worry that I’m not teaching my kids correctly and they’re missing too much of their education. Or the impact of isolation on the kiddies at this age, making friendships and building rapport with people.

I hope these are worries over nothing. And I know all of the kiddies in the world are in the same boat. But, as a parent you can’t help but worry.

So for now I’m trying not to think negatively. Trying not to think more than 1 day ahead (except maybe planning Easter Sunday dinner) and I’m trying to keep smiling. So my babies keep smiling.

Keep calm and carry on. Isn’t that the saying!

#mummyphotoaday

I wonder what is going...

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.

#mummyphotoaday

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...

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 December 2012. Winners to be announced on the 12th December 2012. Good luck.

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44 Comments
  • S Ripley
    December 4, 2012

    I love the panda! so cute my daughter favourite teddy is a panda so we hope to win him a friend 🙂 tweeted and following on facebook x

  • Kara
    December 4, 2012

    I adore the ladybird, and it would go really well with Eliza’s Fairy Garden room!!

  • Rebecca Beesley
    December 4, 2012

    fingers crossed for this one. the kids have one pillow pet between the three of them that they always fight over – this would help solve the problem! x

  • kimmer2111
    December 4, 2012

    I would love to win the ladybird one….We have the blanket but no pillow! Enter me please 🙂

  • kimmer2111
    December 4, 2012

    I tweeted as @kimmer2111

  • kimmer2111
    December 4, 2012

    I had already liked on FB but I’ve left a message 🙂

  • Sue
    December 4, 2012

    Silly Monkey is my favourite.
    HAve done twitter follows and tweet
    Done FB action.
    🙂

  • jessica w stevens
    December 4, 2012

    i love the bee jessws2011

  • Stix
    December 4, 2012

    Have done tweet and follows & FB like and message.
    My son would love the Snuggly Puppy…he looks gorgeous!

  • Daniela Pillow
    December 4, 2012

    I really like the ladybird and my daughter Aimee would love it too x

  • Rainie Bish
    December 4, 2012

    I would pick Ms. Ladybug for my little girl

  • Rainie Bish
    December 4, 2012

    I have tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cqbish/status/276008029286170624
    @cqbish

  • Rainie Bish
    December 4, 2012

    I already like Pet Pillow on facebook and have posted
    https://www.facebook.com/PillowPetsUK/posts/378786018875344

  • missusjen1
    December 4, 2012

    I love the panda. They’re very popular in our house…. 🙂

  • kirsty
    December 4, 2012

    tweeted and liked – love the doggy x

  • Foz
    December 4, 2012

    My little one would love yhe ladybird one!

  • Foz
    December 4, 2012

    Tweeted as @muslimmummies

  • stacey tripconey
    December 4, 2012

    Ms Ladybug

  • Kelly Rendall
    December 4, 2012

    My daughter would love the Ladybird one please xx

  • anna
    December 4, 2012

    i would love to win! would pick the panda or the hippo, cant choose! im sure my kids could choose which one to go for

  • anna
    December 4, 2012

    have tweeted, @ummziyad

  • anna
    December 4, 2012

    have also posted on their fb page, as anna marikar

  • hayley pemberton
    December 4, 2012

    my daughter would love the unicorn one

  • Michelle Porter-Reed
    December 4, 2012

    Hello we would love the bee or the ladybird please

  • Cath
    December 4, 2012

    I’ve entered. We would love to win the Cozy Cow as living on a farm my son loves anything to do with cows!

  • Cath
    December 4, 2012

    Tweeted @styxl

  • siobhan marie
    December 4, 2012

    i have entered tweeted and wrote on the pillow pet facebook page

    i would love the reindeer its so cute xx

  • sam
    December 4, 2012

    I like Playful Penguin x

  • Stephanie Boulton
    December 5, 2012

    I would like Ms. Ladybug please. I’ve tweeted @millylitre, liked and posted on Facebook

  • Hannah Bartram
    December 5, 2012

    My daughter would love the Snuggly Puppy. Have tweeted as@MummyBee81 and done the comment on FB 🙂

  • dominique
    December 5, 2012

    I like the hippo!

  • Nuala Christina Rees
    December 5, 2012

    posted on fb and twitter would love the nutty elephant

  • Tricia Clark
    December 5, 2012

    my son would adore the bumble bee one. 🙂

  • Lisa-Marie Tormey
    December 8, 2012

    my son will love the bee one so he can ‘scare’ mummy…i dont like real bees

    • MummyConstant
      December 10, 2012

      Sorry this entry is invalid, the comp closed noon 5th December! Sorry.

  • Emma Ellison
    December 9, 2012

    Mr Bear x

    • MummyConstant
      December 10, 2012

      Sorry Emma this entry is invalid, the comp closed noon 5th December! Sorry.

  • ashleigh
    December 9, 2012

    I would love the ladybird one!

    • MummyConstant
      December 10, 2012

      Sorry Ashleigh this entry is invalid, the comp closed noon 5th December! Sorry.

  • ashleigh
    December 9, 2012

    i have tweeted as @ashlallan

  • Emma Cella
    December 9, 2012

    I would love the ladybird one

    • MummyConstant
      December 10, 2012

      Sorry Emma C this entry is invalid, the comp closed noon 5th December! Sorry.

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