This is for yesterday’s prompt, I left my square black yesterday and so this is my Day 2 of the June Photo Challenge.

These guys always make me #smile. They have the ability to make me feel so very angry and then laugh only 5 minutes later. I’m glad they don’t hold a grudge or stay angry for too long.

I remember this moment well, they were giggling about the dogs. The dogs wandered around them chewing on the grass and Snoopy (our blind dog) nearly head butted Isla.

I love the bond they have developed over the past few months, with each other and the pets too. I’m not saying they love all day long (they bicker) but it’s not as much as they used to and it’s definitely determined by the amount of sleep they get.

Anyone else struggling to get their kids asleep but 10pm? I think Noah came down, in protest, 8 times last night to say he couldn’t sleep.


This is for yesterday’s prompt,...

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

#blackouttuesday✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesday

🌾 I adore this photo! Not sure what it is exactly: the colours, the wonky lines, the sun setting to the right or the children’s freedom. Or, all of it put together.

This was an ordinary moment captured on our dog walk, Sunday evening. It’s little moments like this, the accidental captures, that I love the most.

I had no idea at the time of taking it that I’d love it as much as I do. I can hear the #kiddies giggling and it makes me want to smile.

Well, it’s a late post. But I didn’t finish work until 10:30pm ish & I’ve been winding down.

I hope everyone had a lovely day.


🌾 I adore this photo!...

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
📷 @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 @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!


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?


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?


What a great #friyay it’s...

The first week of our new routine 

It has been quite hectic, I am sure I don’t need to explain that to other parents out there. I actually felt quite sad this morning, I was “that” Mum that had forgotten the permission slip. Truth be told I never saw a letter in the first place. Funny how something so small can leave you feeling so terrible.


I instantly knew what happened as Isla takes her book bag (enclosed with letters) and spreads it out all over the place, wherever she feels like it. So tip for next week is to make sure I get her book bag as soon as she leaves pre-school and remove important school communication, the letters! I felt like I had let her down because I was the only Mum who hadn’t returned the permission slip. Silly isn’t it? Its just one thing in a line of many this week of things not going quite to plan.

Tuesday I was 10 minutes late to collect Noah from reception, Wednesday I was 10 minutes late to pick Isla up from pre-school (I clearly didn’t learn my lesson) and then to top it off I was slightly late on Thursday too. Work has been extremely busy this week, things going wrong and people asking me questions as I am about to leave the office – I don’t want to just leave them in the lurch. It’s so hard. I need to force myself to leave earlier, for those just in case moments where someone has a question as I am picking up my coat and bag.

Today, I nearly forgot Noah’s PE kit today, then realised he did not have any clean polo shirts with the school emblem on, so he had to wear a plain polo shirt. Which he also wears for PE as silly me, got the wrong coloured polo shirt. That was another shock, seeing photos of the PE class and Noah was the only child in a blue shirt – how did I get that so wrong?

All in all, despite the hiccups this week, it has been really enjoyable. The children love their new pre-school and school, the other parents seem really friendly and hopefully we will make some good friends over the years. Noah is really getting to grips with his reading and I am hoping that he will be reading words very soon. He doesn’t want to read at home. What is it with the “don’t know” and lack of interest at home. This is Noah by the way, Isla is full of chitter chatter about her day and she really wants to read books. It’s funny how different they are.

So, I just need to make sure I get the letters, sign my life away and leave work on time to get to them for a prompt pick up – oh and wash the uniforms and PE kits when I get them back, not the day before they’re needed! Not much to ask is it? Oh the life of a working Mum, with school children!


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  • msedollyp
    October 9, 2015

    I have a little chart on the fridge door, 2 columns 5 days who needs what when n check it night before…. worth a try? It isn’t easy being a working mum for sure!

  • There's always Time for tea
    October 9, 2015

    It is so hard trying to remember everything even when it is written down sometimes! I’m unorganised and I am a stay at home mum – I have no excuse! xx

  • Penny
    October 13, 2015

    I am regularly that mum. As long as they are happy, the rest falls into place (she says hopefully – realised this is my 5th year of having a child at school and vowed to get more organised this year)

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The first week of our new routine 

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