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...

What are my blogging essentials?

Intel recently inspired me to think about what are my technology blogging essentials, I did have to think about this properly as you could include everything. But in terms of technology, there are a few things that I cannot live without. I wonder if other bloggers have a similar view on what they cannot live without.


There is not a day that goes past that I do not use my smartphone for a blog related task, I have many apps on my iPhone that help me to get my job done. There is the benefits of having it at my side most of the day, internet ready and the apps mean that I can sometimes do the things that I have to do there and then. This could be taking a photo, making a video in iMovie or simply editing a sentence on a blog post (because of a misspelling). My iPhone is definitely on it’s last legs, crack on the screen and wear around the edges just proves how much I use it – I am hoping to upgrade to the new iPhone 6 next week so I can do even more, even quicker and get better photos of course. 


When we want family photos, or we are out and about what do I use? The Samsung NX3000, of course, it has an incredibly useful “selfie mode” which we use all of the time and I have got some great family photos whilst we are out and about because of it. The quality of this camera is fantastic, considering it is only a point and shoot camera, but it is amazing. I take it everywhere with us, I love taking photos with it and more recently video clips too. The WiFi settings mean that you can simply copy photos to your smartphone or tablet device instantly to use the photos as soon as you have taken them (as long as you are in a WiFi zone of course).


Although I use my gadgets to make edits to posts, alter blog posts, set blog posts up for example, I use my laptop every day too. I use the computer to, mainly, write my blog posts and set up how I want them to look. I have always had an Intel laptop and recently I have been using my Intel ASUS transformer device which is even handier as it fits in my handbag and allows me to do everything I can do on my laptop, rather efficient!


There are other little things that I use to get the blogs done, like my stationery for my to do lists, props around the house for getting the right photos and I invested in a fab Joby iPhone tripod to take photos with my iPhone in places that I couldn’t before. It comes in very handy and I can be a bit more creative. I am looking forward to when the children are older and they can help me with the photos themselves.


I have also got a rather cool case on my iPhone, its a Smootch case from Tactus and it is such a great idea. It is really sticky to things like glass and mirrors so that you can get fantastic selfies. It is great that I can have this on the back of my phone and get a quick photo whenever I need it. It also helps as when I have my phone on the kitchen worktop or desk at work, it doesn’t slip at all. It looks after the back of my phone nicely and stops it from getting spoilt from scratches. It is a nifty little accessory and I would recommend it!


This content was produced on in partnership with Intel UK.


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1 Comment
  • Lilinha Espindula
    January 26, 2015

    I love the cool iPhone tripod, it is just what I need as I use my phone a lot to take photos x

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