Happy June everyone and here are the photo prompts for #mummyphotoaday, June photo challenge.

I’ve included lots of generic words as during lockdown there is quite a variation of photos. I love seeing how each person takes on the photo prompts, some absolutely stunning photos.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday so I can share the photos throughout the month, but so others can find you and like or comment. It really is such a lovely community.

So, what is everyone doing for June?

Happy June everyone and here...

My favourite pics from May #mummyphotoaday, the fun photo a day photo challenge. Thank you to everyone who has taken part, so many amazing photos to choose from.

The photo is tagged, but left to right:
📷 @mummuddlingthrough
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @socalshopgirl384
📷 @van_life_family_
📷 @ceeleah_and_the_small_humans
📷 @norfolk_kinsfolk
📷 @beautifully_defected
📷 @newmummyblog
📷 @typicalmummy

I’ve really loved seeing photos from everyone that joined in: @sahrazade @shareyourplaywithme @beatrix.hendrix.and.me @confessionsofacrummymummy @adventuresstartathome @anywaytostayathome @chaos_at_leitrim @_lisaslife_ @happinessisasunbeam @themummyeditorial

All you have to do to join in with this photo challenge is use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday. Take the keyword from the photo prompts and use that in your caption. We’ve got a lovely community that enjoy seeing each others posts.

Thank you to everyone who joined in. Looking forward to June!

My favourite pics from May...

We went out with a bang for May! We had a day of socially distancing with #family.

Today is Nanny’s birthday, so we watched her open her presents on the driveway, with a good few metres distance. It was horrible not to be able to celebrate the day with her as we always do. We know we will soon and hopefully they can come and spend time in the garden with us soon, due to the new rules.

The kiddies get super sad when we leave families. It’s not nice but I think they understand why we can’t see them properly. Albeit they do not like it!

To cheer us up we played diggers in the fields surrounding my Mums new barn renovation project. No worries about socially distancing over there it is literally fields and fields. The kids loved zooming up and down on the dumper. I think it’s called.

Then we knocked on Great Grandma’s door to blow her a kiss and let her see the kiddies for a few minutes. It’s just so hard.

But, it was so lovely to see family today. Even if from afar and for a short time. We haven’t seen them in the flesh for around a month and it felt so nice.

Here’s to June and another month of lockdown. We’ve still got this!

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We went out with a...

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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Yeah for the #weekend!! It...

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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What a great #friyay it’s...

🐝 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.

#ad #SkyNature #NatureAtHome

🐝 We have really loved...

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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Our half term routine (it...

🐾 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?

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to...

The Constant haunting…

Last night I had a discussion with my Uncle, Stephen Bentley, about how Isla is like a different child since we moved and what he told me was very unexpected: we had a spirit in the house! I was completely shocked that I had no idea, I would expect to see something, hear something or at least feel its presence but I had no inkling. As soon as we moved Isla has started to sleep and is a lot more settled, I know it has only been a week but you cannot argue with that after 18 months of not sleeping and settling…. It gives me goosebumps reading my uncles comments below, but it is absolutely amazing.

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“I have a lot of experience with “haunted” houses. Every older property I’ve been in has had a presence. These are normally people who lived in that property and on passing to the spirit world they have chosen to remain in their familiar surroundings. When you die, family or friends in spirit will come for you to take you with them. At this point the majority of people go.  Some who may have no idea that they have died  become confused and cling to the familiar  home. They may have been materialistic in nature and so do not want to leave “their” house. As the saying goes, you can’t take it with you! So they stay in it.  In today’s ever more increasing materialistic society this is an issue that will continue to grow.  They may have been incredibly happy in that property & therefore don’t wish to leave. After all they have no guarantee of what they would be going to if they go with their relatives into the light.

Its a shame we don’t talk more about what happens to us when we die. There would be no fear of death if we all knew the truth. It’s a very simple and natural procedure for us. By us I mean our spirit, our soul. The part of you that makes you…you! We come out of our physical body and we will be aware of friends and family in spirit who encourage us to go with them. They cannot force us. Most go willingly, but in some instances they choose to remain on the Earth plain.

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I have known spirits to become extremely angry that other people have moved into “their” property. I have also experienced very friendly spirits who remain in a property. They accept that you all live together there and they enjoy the company. I have in the past had to help move spirits on to the next World. This has taken a lot of understanding for their situation & a lot of explaining! You can’t just force them out. Once they are gone you feel the atmosphere in the property lift immediately. Then, my work there is done : )

The property where my Niece lived was an old house and must have had many occupants living within its walls throughout the years. I wasn’t expecting to see a spirit on the landing though as I came out of the bathroom! I saw it out of the corner of my eye. It came out of my Great Nieces bedroom and went towards her brothers room. I felt like it was looking for them.  It was interested in the children. I knew all this in an instant as I made my way back down the stairs.

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Downstairs, my Great Nephews 3rd Birthday party was in full swing. There were friends and family chatting & children playing with toys. For a short while I was aware of the freezing cold presence to my side as I sat by the stairs. He was trying to get my attention. I knew it was a man but I blocked him. I didn’t want to find out who he was or what he wanted at that time. After about ten minutes he must have got the message and he went.

I didn’t tell my Niece as I didn’t want to scare or worry her. But I knew I had one thing that I must do. Later that night when I got home, I sent out protection to the children’s bedrooms. I filled them with light so nothing bad could enter. I knew that spirit had been disturbing the children’s sleep and drawing their energy which was making it stronger and them weaker. My Great Niece especially had not been sleeping well and always seemed to have something wrong. I’ve since found out that there were cold spots in their bedrooms & one of the dogs would sleep watching over that landing. Both signs of spirit activity, especially when the rest of the room is warm.

It’s interesting that from that point they both slept better and as a result their health improved. Now they are in their new home I am pleased to hear they sleep soundly. My Niece wondered if the ghost had followed them. No, he is linked to that old house and the proof is there in the way the children sleep better. I’m sure it will stay that way too.”

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If you have any comments that you would like my uncle to feedback on regarding these matters I am sure he would be happy to, so do leave a comment.
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3 Comments
  • Jade
    November 28, 2013

    How amazing x

    • MummyConstant
      November 28, 2013

      There is more to add to this story too! Can you believe it? I am amazed xx

  • Donna bird
    November 29, 2013

    Oh my goodness, I need to hear more about this. I’m shocked, but not overly surprised. I’m so glad the children are sleeping better now. I’m also glad you have moved. Xxx

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