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...

Things to consider when planning a bathroom

As you may have seen we recently renovated our bathroom, from a small space that had 70’s decor to our new modern twist on a Victorian bathroom that we have today. A lot of consideration went into it, planning a bathroom isn’t as easy as you think. It took a lot of thought, but mainly I had a vision in my head and I went with that.

What do you need?

I had to weigh up what I wanted, against what I needed. Also, what my family wanted and needed. It’s not just my bathroom after all. Simply put, if you want a huge walk in shower, but it is going to take up all of the bathroom and cost more than your budget – do you really need it? Is it really practical? Challenge yourself about those decisions you are making. Once it’s done you have to be happy with it and it has to be functional.

Measure up well

We had a bit of debacle when planning our bathroom; the bath I wanted was a rolltop. So that was my requirement. It didn’t have to be a particular shape or style, as there are plenty of choices, I just wanted the rolltop effect for the bath. I think they look beautiful and every time I walk up the stairs I smile – so I know I made the right decision. But, the bath I nearly ordered was larger than the space we had. So I did my research – you can buy shorter baths than the average and that’s what we did so I could get the rolltop.

Thinking about the future

Not something you usually consider when you are renovating your home at an early (ish) age. But looking into different options that will last you, quite literally, until you are elderly is a great way to save money in the future. For example, looking into a range of walk in bathtubs that could be useful for a whole range of reasons and be practical as you get older. You may have elderly relatives that might need to live with you and so you need to ensure you have catered for the entire household.

Making it safe for a family

The other aspect of planning a bathroom, for a family home, is to make sure it is safe. We have blinds up, with the toggles safely attached to the walls – so they are not a choking hazard. We have a mirrored cabinet above the sink, out of the reach of the children to keep hidden things like; razors or adult mouthwash! Simple things that can be super useful when you are using your bathroom.

Have fun

The other thing to think about is having a little fun. I fell in love with our bathroom floor tiles, they were exactly what I had in mind. I really wanted to have a strong pattern on the floor and a solid colour on the walls. I felt it was important to have a bit of fun. I get compliments about my bathroom all the time.

I am glad I took some time out before we did the renovation work; research and creating a visual in my head of what I wanted. I sketched out what I had in mind and this helped everyone involved to see what I wanted to achieve. It was a lot of fun, albeit stressful not having a bath for a couple of months! It’s my favourite.


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