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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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?

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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?

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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

We are very excited to...

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?

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I find I spend most...

We’ve been busy little bees 🐝 today! The kiddies got through 95% of their schoolwork, yes that’s right! I was gobsmacked when I finished work. They get set weekly tasks on a Monday, then new Maths & English tasks each day. Is tomorrow they have 1 weekly task left, then it’s just Maths & English. I am so impressed. They’ve completely smashed it!

I had a productive day too, I had 2 new starters at work and had to ensure they are settled in their roles. It was different via Teams but I’m hoping I can still manage effectively remotely. It’s so hard not sitting next to people, as you just don’t know how quickly they work or how they work. I’ve got to learn to talk a bit more! I’m so happy we have a full team though! 🥂

Another 2 reasons why I’m feeling happy today: our outdoor furniture is being delivered this week (2 weeks earlier than I thought) Whoop Whoop and my iPhone upgrade is due this week. I can’t believe I’ve had my iPhone 8 Plus for 2 years! It’s the best iPhone I’ve had to date.

These guys are trying #new things in the garden too. Isla got this for her birthday. I used to love a skip ball when I was a child. And a Pogo Ball? Can anyone remember these?

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We’ve been busy little bees...

The very best advent calendars 2019

As you may have seen on Instagram, I am having some fun with our advent calendars this year. Also showing off what we get behind each door on Insta stories. This post is an introduction to the calendars we are featuring this year and if you act quickly you can buy the fun advent calendars 2019 for yourself. Check out my Insta stories for updates each day.

Frozen II

Frozen II calendar

You may have seen the other advent calendar from Small Stuff Accessories as we were lucky enough to give away a Harry Potter calendar to one of my readers. This one is the Frozen II version. Behind each door you get a charm to go on a beautiful bracelet. This is a MUST have calendar for this year and it is only £12 from Small Stuff Accessories.

LEGO City & LEGO friends

Friends LEGO advent calendar

We get these for the kiddies every year, I was so happy when they brought out the LEGO friends calendar. Isla loves it. Noah has always had a LEGO City advent calendar, they are such fun to build every morning. Behind each door you get a bag of LEGO to build and create a festive LEGO item or figure. When you have finished you will have built a perfect LEGO Christmas scene. Such a great idea and are about £25 each.

Haribo

HARIBO advent calendar

This advent calendar comes with some fun sized and seasonally themed sweets behind every door. It features all of the favourite Haribo treats and they come in the Christmas themed bags too. Currently £4 in Wilko.

Sous Chef – Liquorice

Sous Chef had a fabulous array of advent calendars this year. We went with something slightly different, a Lakrids Liquorice Advent Calendar. This is a very luxury advent calendar, each day a delicious liquorice treat with a twist. This is £35 from Sous Chef.

The Protein Ball Co.

This is a bit of fun for Daddy as he loves The Protein Ball Co. There are 24 assorted vegan protein balls behind each door. From peanut butter flavours to special festive flavours. I love the PRO HO HO TEIN on the front. Very funny. You can currently get this on Amazon for £18.99.

Mad Beauty

These calendars are a lot of fun. Behind each door there is a little bit of beauty, ranging from: lipstick, nail polish to eye shadow. Mad Beauty have put a brilliant range of products in this calendar. It is currently under £20 on Amazon.

Pact Coffee

Daddy is a great big coffee fan and this Pact Coffee advent calendar is such a great idea. Each day you get a fun sachet of ground coffee, different flavours and locations. Includes limited edition flavours and they are perfect for a cafetière. At £40 is a real treat for a coffee lover.

Popcorn Shed

Popcorn shed advent calendar

Who doesn’t love popcorn? This fabulous Popcorn Shed advent calendar is full of gourmet popcorn. There are 6 flavours, so we each get to try one over the 24 days before Christmas. It’s such a lovely idea. I love the Jingle Bell Pop on the front too. This is currently £16 from John Lewis.

Thorntons

Thorntons advent calendar

I love the traditional advent calendars, the ones with the little and very yummy chocolate pieces in them. Well, for me they are traditional – when my Mum was younger it was a beautiful picture behind each door. You can grab one of these Thornton advent calendars from Tesco for £2 before Sunday!

These are the best advent calendars 2019, you still have time to go and grab one before Sunday. If not, have fun with us opening every door each day on Instagram Stories, just look out for the hashtag: #MummyConstantAdvent19.

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