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.


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 best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?


The best #view comes from...

Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?


Oh #lastyear. What fun memories....

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?


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?


This evening we had a...

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?


Would you believe me when...

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?


A great way to spend...

The Royal Name Game Competition


**CLOSED** In keeping with this weeks theme “fit for a princess”, what could be better than trying to guess the name of the beautiful princess Kate and Williams unborn baby? I have it on good authority, it is going to be a boy or a girl, yes I know great joke, so what name do you think would be fit for the little royal baby? Be as creative as you can and enter both my competition and Babytv to win double prizes.

As a double whammy, if you enter the competition via my blog you could be in with a chance of winning a great prize and by entering my competition, you enter the Babytv competition which means you could be in with a chance of winning their prizes too.

What do I win?

By entering the MummyConstant competition, you will win a set of 6 Babytv DVD’s as shown below: Hungry Henry, Concertino, Hippa Hippa Hey, Big Bugs Band, My favourite Nursery Rhymes and Farm Animals. You can see the range of DVD’s on the Babytv DVD webpage.


Baby TV have launched the competition challenging you to create a new name for a boy and a girl together with an explanation behind it e.g. Cathliam (a combination of Prince William and Catherine Middleton). If you win the Babytv competition you will also get some fab prizes that you child will treasure forever:

  • A framed portrait of your child in the style of their favourite Baby TV character.
  • A soft toy made in the likeness of your child’s cartoon.
  • The cartoon image on a series of memorabilia – a shirt/ a pillowcase/ a mug and a water bottle.

How do I win?

To enter my competition to win the DVD’s you have to simply enter the Babytv competition which you will find here and let me know the creative name for the royal baby that you came up with by leaving the details in the Rafflecopter form below.

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The competition closes at midnight on 28th June 2013 as does the Babytv competition. Good luck.



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  • julie
    June 10, 2013

    I think that it might be a girl.

  • Hele R
    June 10, 2013

    A girl 🙂

  • abigail edkins
    June 10, 2013

    A little girl

  • Tracy Nixon
    June 10, 2013

    A girl!

  • olivia kirby
    June 10, 2013

    A boy

  • Kim Carberry
    June 12, 2013

    I think it will be a Girl!

  • Jane English
    June 12, 2013

    I wonder if they have really found out, I never wanted to with my five pregnancies.

    I think it will be a boy.

  • Annie Costa
    June 16, 2013

    A girl


  • Jo welsh
    June 20, 2013

    A girl

  • Zendaslim Truth
    June 25, 2013

    I think It should be a boy.

  • Tammy Tudor
    June 25, 2013

    A little boy

  • ashleigh
    June 25, 2013

    I think a girl!

  • Alana Walker
    June 25, 2013

    A little girl.x

  • anthony harrington
    June 25, 2013


  • kirsty l
    June 25, 2013

    a little girl 🙂

  • Andy D
    June 25, 2013


  • nicci cowdell-murray
    June 25, 2013

    i think the royal baby will be a girl 🙂

  • jennifer thorpe
    June 25, 2013

    a girl

  • Megan Adams
    June 25, 2013

    Girl!! 🙂

  • Becky John
    June 25, 2013


  • Victoria Croker
    June 25, 2013

    I think the baby will be a girl 🙂

  • Allan Smith
    June 26, 2013

    A Girl

  • Joanne Kelly
    June 27, 2013

    A girl 🙂

  • kayleigh cheeseman
    June 27, 2013

    a boy x

  • Diana
    June 27, 2013

    Girl 🙂

  • sarah parker
    June 27, 2013

    a girl

  • Deborah Bird
    June 27, 2013

    I think its a boy 🙂 xx

  • David Jackson
    June 28, 2013

    i think it will be a girl

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