I’m so happy with how our #garden is transforming. We’ve created a huge space for playing, chilling, eating and basking.

If you swipe through the photos this is what our garden looked like when we moved in last January. We’ve been working hard to make it our own.

To be fair Hubby has done most of the hard work: getting rid of the pond and 5ft high rockery. Using the rocks to make the fire pit area. The decking. And then the patio.

It looks so different. And this photo isn’t the end, we still have some work to do over the next month but I thought it was a good milestone.

We now have somewhere to be as a family. And our sofa is perfect for socially distancing 😂 we can sit 3.5 metres away from eachother.

I am still gobsmacked when I look at it is today and what it was when we moved in. It looks just as I drew it a year ago.

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I’m so happy with how...

I took this photo the other evening; the kiddies wanted to wait for a train to go past and so we sat and waited.

Whilst I checked the train times, they sat there talking and giggling. I captured this moment. It was so lovely. Look how #sweet her body language is. His too.

I love watching them when they have their talks. Every morning when we walk the dogs they walk ahead, or behind, doing the same thing. They chatter about lots of random topics or plan out the Minecraft house they are going to build next.

It’s been a long day and when I see photos like this, of the better days, it reminds me why I need to keep going and getting through the tough times.

My babies. 💛💙 #mummyphotoaday

I took this photo the...

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.

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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.

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🌾 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
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @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 @beatrix.hendrix.and.me @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!

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We went out with a...

What is Pinterest all about?

Some of my friends have been asking me lately what is Pinterest? Why should I use it and what do I do with it? Well, to answer the question what is Pinterest, it’s simple: it’s an online pinboard or a virtual pinboard.

Have you ever used a pinboard? Have you ever been planning anything and thought “it would be handy to have a pinboard right now”? Pinterest let’s you do all of this online and help plan events, keep a record of ideas you have seen or just pin a lot of pretty things that you like! The great thing about it is you can do it on the web and on your apps and its a sharing community, so you can share other peoples ideas. I use iPhone and iPad, so this post will be passed on those apps.

Pinterest have this mission statement on their about us page, which I think says it all really, you add the things you are interested in and others can see it, share it and you can do the same to other people’s interests. It’s a social network for all the things you love.

Why do I use Pinterest?

I use Pinterest to pin photos that my husband takes for his business, Custardface Photography, photos of things I have made or find photos of things I want to make, other bloggers that I like and photos of baby products that I love and things I think are cool. I have 5 boards, 28 pins and 15 likes (at the moment)!

What’s a board? What’s a pin? And what’s a like?

A board is basically where you can pin your photos and interests, so it’s what you want to call your collection of interests. My boards are called: Custardface Photography, Bloggers, Crafty things on my list, Baby products I love and Cool family stuff.

You can take photos of things you are interested in or use your camera roll on the apps to add the images. I do both depending on where I am and what I’ve found. If I am out somewhere and see something I would like to make later, I use the app to take a photo and add it to one of my boards. If I find a photo online I can add it to a board by using the site. Or, you can do a really cool thing and repin other photos from other people’s boards to help your own collections. A pin is very simply the image you have pinned to your board and a like is the things you have liked along your journey.

You can use the apps really easily, the iPhone app is a smaller version of the iPad app, as you can imagine. You can search for people and pins, look at other people’s pins from looking in the search categories. If you find another user on Pinterest that you like then you can follow that user and you will be updated with what they pin and create on their boards. You can then like and repin those updates and network in that way.

The apps give you the opportunity to do it all on the go, so if you are planning a birthday party or baby shower, or just want to share images of things you do – you can do it all on the go. You can see at a glance what your followers have been doing and quickly search for things in the easy to use search facility.

So, get onto Pinterest by creating an account, which is so simple I think Noah could do it! If you have Facebook or Twitter you can create an account by clicking the button: use Facebook account or Twitter account and hey presto, your account is created!

Once you have created your account the search for “MummyConstant” under people and follow me… Look forward to pinning with you!!!

Go to the Pinterest website on your PC: http://pinterest.com/, download the apps via the AppStore and follow Pinterest on twitter @Pinterest.

 

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1 Comment
  • Donna (@mummybird_)
    September 28, 2012

    Hi Sonia

    Thanks for writing this post, I have found it very useful and for the first time tonight I have ventured around Pinterest. I have repinned and liked some pictures. I will continue to play and hopefully I will learn more. I am told its very addictive so I think I will get to love it soon xx

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