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?

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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?

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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 are the chillseeking family for Carnival Cruise Lines

Remember the day you read an email in your inbox saying that you have been chosen to be the “chillseeking” family for Carnival Cruise Lines? I will never forget it! This week has been incredible, we have been buzzing and planning and day dreaming and doing a little happy dance at every given opportunity. 

This opportunity came around from when I went to the Britmums Live networking event back in June, which was just amazing and I got to meet the Carnival Cruise Line staff and I filled in an application form and had a wacky photo taken in a bid to become one of their ambassadors. I had absolutely no idea I would be chosen. It is just a dream come true, it really is and I am so excited. 

There are five of us that were chosen, we all have a different theme and task. The other fabulous families that are coming along to test out the Carnival Vista are: 

Funseeking Family: Laura Seaton – Tired Mummy of Two
Thrillseeking Family: Kara Guppy – Chelsea Mamma
Foodieseeking Family: Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe – Hijacked by Twins
Sunseeking Family: Nadine Hill – JuggleMum
and then us the Chillseeking Family: Sonia Constant – Mummy Constant

I am really pleased I get to spend a lot more time with the bloggers above and we will have some fun over the next year, in the run up to the cruise of a lifetime. 

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So our mission if we choose to accept it (which of course we do and have done) is to go aboard the newest ship to the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet, the Vista. It sounds rather special doesn’t it? All I know at this stage is that we are going on a family adventure, a cruise, in the summer holidays of 2016. I do not know when or for how long. But regardless that hasn’t stopped me thinking about what to pack and how exciting the trip to the port will be. What the kids must think? Then, bundled up with the excitement is a little nerves too as we have never been on a cruise before. We will be reporting back on the chill factor aboard the Vista, planning what to do whilst we are on our cruise and of course taking lots of photos and videos. 

You can see a bit more of the Carnival Vista ship on the Carnival YouTube channel below:  

Thank you so so much Carnival Cruise Lines, we are truly grateful and did I mention, extremely excited. 

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5 Comments
  • JuggleMum, Nadine Hill
    September 3, 2015

    Hey Sonia, It’s so exciting to be part of this with you and the other #CarnivalFamilies. It’ll be great to get to know you better and enjoy a glass of wine together as the sun sets and we are all aboard the beautiful Vista! See you there:-)
    Nadine x

    • Sonia Constant
      September 4, 2015

      Thank you Nadine, I cannot wait to see you soon and looking forward to our cruise holiday 🙂 x

  • Jodie
    September 4, 2015

    congratulations!!! It’s very well deserved. I can’t say I’m not jealous though XD

  • Lisa (Travel Loving Family)
    November 9, 2015

    Wow! What a fabulous opportunity:) I hope you and your family have an incredible time. I will sign up to your newsletters so that we can read all about it! I worked on cruise ships for a few years and met my now husband who was also working onboard, I can therefore say from experience that you will have a thoroughly wonderful time:)

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