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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What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

This evening we had a little family scoot around our town, with a very special mission in mind.

My beautiful friend @gembro82 has started off a very long and colourful snake. The idea is you decorate a rock and add it to the snake. 🐍 Over the past 2 weeks its grown to over 400 rocks.

We loved it. It’s quite moving seeing all of these rocks, #rainbow themed or character themed. It shows just how many children are sitting at home missing their friends and that interaction.

It also demonstrates how we can support each other and work together through these daunting times.

Do you have a #SnakeRock near you? Or, do you have something similar?

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Would you believe me when I tell you this was this morning? It was. It was directly in-between 2 rather scary looking rain clouds that unleashed their power!

The kiddies didn’t mind. They loved splashing around in the river, despite us warning them the weather would be changing very soon. Thankfully the blustery rain showers were short, albeit powerful.

The kiddies love this spot. They’ve asked to go every single day since they discovered it. I see it being a popular choice over the Summer.

This was taken with my phone. I am completely in #love with the camera on this phone. I love the fact I can take clear, vibrant and detailed photos whenever I have my phone with me.

Have you got a favourite spot that you visit more frequently than before lockdown?

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A great way to spend some time whilst waiting for the best delivery of your life! It was fun watching the kiddies play this game; daddy had to find the kiddies on the trampoline. I love how vibrant the colours are in this photo. Especially the #orange opening.

It seems easy but it’s quite disorienting. The kids love it. I love the anticipation of when Daddy will get them!

Our big delivery was our garden furniture. I’ll post some photos when it’s not quite so windy. The wind blew the cushions all over the place this afternoon. Our rather large patio is looking like a cosy spot to spend the summer now!

I’m hoping we’ll get in some chill time this weekend, enjoy our garden and just be safe at home.

What are you up to this weekend?

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A great way to spend...

We are very excited to announce a fabulous competition with @toysforapound_ - they are giving away 2 bundles of 25 toys for 2 of my followers.

The kiddies had fun going through all the toys, there is a great choice of toys too. Something for everyone: including little ones. Or even the grown ups.

Enter on the blog, link in bio or check out my competition stories. You’ve got to be in to win it!

#Quicktip if you want to impress the kids this summer order a bundle of toys from @toysforapound_ - they were amazed with the amount of goodies in the box!

If you want a 10% discount code, please use CONSTANT10, this will work once per customer!

Good luck! #mummyphotoaday

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I had precisely 30 minutes of sunshine this evening to test out my new iPhone camera. I absolutely love it.

The photos I have taken are stunning. The quality of the colour and the light, the fun angles of the new lens. I took this photo by accident, I adore it.

It’s world #bee day today and when I was taking this photo all of a sudden I noticed 5 or 6 buzzing around me collecting the pollen. 🐝 They fascinate me.

I can see I am going to have a lot of fun with this new phone... Anyone else have any cool tips for the new iPhone?

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I had precisely 30 minutes...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, this week, and the topic is KINDNESS. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing, but the effects of being kind to someone can have many benefits. I would definitely say cost vs value, value wins every time! 🤣 I think that kindness is more important at the moment as everyone needs that extra lift to make them smile.

Smiling releases hormones, endorphins, which makes us feel happy and also helps to reduce stress. So, it’s a good circle: be kind to someone - make them smile - make yourself feel happy in the process.

On Sunday Hubby showed me kindness when he took the kiddies out for a bike ride and gave me some time on my own. I needed the headspace as I’ve felt frazzled over the last 2 months. He knew that, subconsciously, and knew that taking the kiddies out would make a difference to my day. It did.

I smiled. I painted. I chilled. I felt happier.

In honour of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek - I want to spread a little kindness in my teeny square part of the world!

Comment on this photo and I will reply to you with kind words, which will hopefully make you smile.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

#kindessmatters

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week,...

I find I spend most of my days, at the moment, just watching these 2. When they are friends, they are the best of friends. They have the most bizarre conversations and talk about the most random things. But I love listening to that!

One of my #projects over this lockdown period is to get our garden into tip top shape for Summer and another is to take more photos. I love taking photos, it’s my favourite hobby and I’m looking forward to trying out the new iPhone 11 camera at the end of the week.

This photo was taken with my iPhone 8 Plus. I think it takes amazing photos. So I can only imagine the 11 will be better! 💛 Have you seen my iPhoneography tips on the blog?

Do you have any Summer, lockdown, projects?

#mummyphotoaday #eagrammers

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The best Easter days out for families

Whether it’s the windfall of chocolate, the promise of an Easter egg hunt or the two weeks off school – kids love the Easter holidays. And for the first week, so do parents. Then the ideas slowly start to run out. How many museums can you trek around before the little ones get bored? Is it really warm enough outside to go to the park? Is it justifiable to stay in all day watching CBeebies and colouring in – again?

With little over a month to go, we’ve started to brainstorm a few things to do in and around London to stave off boredom. Here’s a pick of the best Easter days out for families this year.

  1. Easter at Kew Gardens

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and teach kids about the natural world. At Kew Gardens this year, there’s another incentive for them to step into the sunshine and explore – a chocolate-shaped one, of course!

Kew has teamed up with chocolatiers Lindt to create a series of craft workshops and activities, including a Flavour Trail lead by the Lindt bunny himself. Did you know that plants have been used to improve the taste of chocolate for thousands of years?

  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

If you haven’t already seen this choc-tastic stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, now is the time to go. With new musical numbers and a chocolate garden set that will delight the senses, watching this show feels like one giant sugar rush.

The story is a family favourite suitable for all ages. Save your Easter egg haul until after the show, though – you’ll want to eat it all the moment you leave the theatre!

  1. Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter

Situated just outside London in leafy Watford, the home of the Harry Potter films is running a special feature during the Easter holidays. In March 2016 it will celebrate one year since the Hogwarts Express pulled into Platform 9 ¾ as part of a new, permanent exhibition at the tour.

Visitors will be able to climb aboard the scarlet steam engine and learn how scenes on-board were created for the films. There’s also the opportunity to ride a broomstick, taste real Butterbeer and walk up Diagon Alley.

  1. Cadbury World

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a trip to the home of chocolate – Cadbury World, in Bourneville. Their Easter Eggstravaganza runs from the 25th – 28th March, while their Easter Family Entertainment programme will be in full swing from 25th March – 17th April.

Expect a 4D chocolate experience, a puppet show, a play area, and to come home knowing a little more about the production of your family’s favourite sweet treat.

  1. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

As a special treat for animal lovers this Easter, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo invite you to their Easter Fayre. With finger-painting, origami and giant games such as bunny hopping playing on the main lawn, there’s a chance for everyone to get involved.

Don’t forget to visit the baby animals, though – the pygmy hippo is particularly cute, and watch out for new arrivals over the Easter period.

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