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.


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
📷 @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!


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...

Win a bundle of toys from Toys for a Pound

We are giving 2 lucky winners the chance to win a bundle of 25 toys each, from Toys for a Pound. Yep, you’ve guessed it; each toy is £1, making the prize bundle of 25 toys an incredible win for 2 of my readers. Keeping the kiddies entertained during lockdown can be tricky, so this prize bundle is sure to help any families out.

The Toys for a Pound prize bundle

Isla and Noah just love this toy bundle, they loved going through all of the prizes to see what someone could win. Each toy bundle is 25 toys, each of which are £1 each from Toys for a Pound. Such a great bundle of things to keep the kiddies occupied with during lockdown:

  • Make your own bouncy ball set
  • Sculpt & Squish scented dough
  • Trolls world tour fluffy gel pens
  • Orb Groweez Growing Fish Tank
  • Match 4 Mini four in a row game
  • Softee Floss magic slow motion mini pot
  • Fruitopia Funky Fruity Putty Twin pack
  • Top Gear Stig cushion
  • Shimmer & Shine bubble set
  • Twisti loops Fidget multi colour tangle toy
  • Transformers Tiny Turbo Changers blind bag
  • Zoo animals Spray & Stick bead set
  • LEGO Movie reward chart
  • Toy Story Alien squishy
  • Slimey Goo Make your own slime
  • The Farm word farm tractor set
  • 3D Mini Architect tower puzzle
  • Build & Play construction DIY vehicle figure
  • Dinosaur puzzle triceratops figure
  • Krafty Kids animal sewing kit
  • Glow in the dark putty
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MyMoji blind bag
  • Flying fruit frisbee
  • Bath Crayons
  • Magic snake puzzle
Toys for a Pound

How do I win this Toys for a Pound bundle?

To win this fun bundle of toys from Toys for a Pound, all you have to do is fill out the competition entry form below:

Win a toy bundle from Toys for a Pound

This competition closes at midnight, on Sunday 7th June 2020. Good luck!

Toys for a Pound

If you would like to get a 10% discount off your order with Toys for a Pound, this discount code is one per customer and is until 30th June 2020 (at 11:30pm), just use the discount code below:


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  • Denise
    May 21, 2020

    Bath crayons are great fun for younger kids. Mine use to love them

  • Tracy Nixon
    May 21, 2020


  • Mammas House
    May 21, 2020

    Fab bundle should keep them amused for ages

  • Solange
    May 21, 2020

    Learn To Spell Educational Wipe Clean A5 Book.

  • Anthony Harrington
    May 21, 2020

    Wonderful selection, the farm tractor would a a favourite

    • Charlotte isobelle
      June 4, 2020

      The jumping pirate game, I had one of those when I was little and loved it

  • Margaret Gallagher
    May 21, 2020

    What fun – off to enter

  • Margaret Gallagher
    May 21, 2020

    Variety and price – always a winner

    • Jeanette Leighton
      May 21, 2020

      My son would love the farm tractor, but so many my children would love them

  • renae
    May 21, 2020

    We love the prices, its great that the kids can spend their pocket money. we particulary love the make your own kits like the crocodile.

  • Susan B
    May 21, 2020

    The INTEX DELUXE BABY FLOAT POOL SEAT (1-2 YEARS) looks perfect for us.

  • Nicki
    May 21, 2020

    This looks like a great bundle! Excited to be in with a chance to win it!

  • Christine Taylor
    May 22, 2020

    There’s so much to love but they have ‘MOJ MOJ SQUISHY ANIMAL 2PK BLIND BAGs’ which are amaizng, we love them and they’re only a pound each too x

  • GooderDan
    May 22, 2020

    My little nephew says he would love any of the squishies

  • Victoria Jardine
    May 22, 2020

    I love the world map ball – there’s a great selection of great value toys

  • Magsd
    May 22, 2020

    There’s so much choice but the wipe clean art book looks fun

  • Lynda Graham
    May 22, 2020

    Loving the Wipe Clean Art Books.
    We love to draw and colour.

  • Rachel Craig
    May 23, 2020

    I like the world map ball. Fun and interesting for children.

  • Emma England
    May 23, 2020

    I really like the look of the paint your own dinosaur kits.

  • Geri Gregg
    May 23, 2020

    Wonderful toys im sure my son would love the bath crayons and the farmyard tractor

  • Helen Sherpa
    May 23, 2020

    A huge range of toys for cheap prices 🙂

  • fiona d
    May 23, 2020

    I like the kids toy generator, I’m often stuck for what to get especially as my son and most of his friends attend a special school, so this is a great idea.

  • kim neville
    May 23, 2020

    I like the disney toys on their website in addition to all the wonderful toys in this haul

  • Emma Walters
    May 24, 2020

    DISNEY FROZEN 2 BUSY PACK is perfect for my daughter

  • lynn neal
    May 24, 2020

    The Brainstorm Must see projector torch!

  • Jenny McClinton
    May 27, 2020

    I like the look of the magical 3 in 1 foil set, as I know my daughter would love this, but they are also small so wouldn’t need attention for a long time.

  • Caroline H
    May 27, 2020

    The craft range is great. Love the Pop Pom Kits.

  • ashleigh allan
    May 27, 2020

    The rocket balloons!

  • Peter Watson
    May 27, 2020


  • Eileen Hindley
    May 27, 2020


  • Alana Walker
    May 27, 2020

    I love all the Peppa Pig stuff, especially the Peppa Pig Medical Case.x

  • Lewis Baines
    May 27, 2020

    Now this is a fab prize to win!

  • Helen Tovell
    May 27, 2020

    We like the look of the MAKE YOUR OWN FELT UNICORN CRAFT KIT

  • chelsey hollings
    May 27, 2020

    My daughters love the Elsa extension Plait bobble

  • J Matcham
    May 27, 2020

    Slimey Goo Make your own slime and the wipe clean education book

  • Susan Willshee
    May 27, 2020

    I like the Jumping Pirate Pop Up Game. It reminds me of a game I had when I was small, but even back then I’m sure that game would have cost my mum more than £1. So what amazing value!

  • Jo Jones
    May 27, 2020

    The world map is brilliant for kiddies to learn with and colourful too.

  • Hazel
    May 27, 2020

    This would be amazing for my 2 boys. We are running out of ideas of things to do during lockdown, this would keep them occupied! X

    May 27, 2020


  • Edward Guerreiro
    May 27, 2020

    My niece says she like the WILD ANIMALS IN TUBE. Which doesn’t surprise me, she is animals mad.

    May 27, 2020

    Great prize my granddaughter would love the Scented Dough Mini Case Play set

  • Ellie Spider
    May 27, 2020

    paint your own dino kits look great

  • michelle o'neill
    May 28, 2020

    JUMPING PIRATE POP UP MINI 4″ GAME, we love this game!

  • laura milton
    May 28, 2020

    The mini pop up pirate for £1??? AMAZING!!!

  • Jo Dawkins
    May 28, 2020

    Any of the squishy toys. My 3 love them!

  • Katie B
    May 28, 2020

    The bath crayons! It’s something that we already use and give us alot if fun!

  • Mehnaz
    May 28, 2020

    I love the variety of the different types of toys you can purchase on toys for a pound

  • Danika Lloyd
    May 28, 2020

    Colour canvas bags

  • Lisa Wilkinson
    May 28, 2020

    I love the Art Playsets

  • Rich Tyler
    May 29, 2020

    Slimey Goo Make your own slime sounds right up my boys street

  • Sarah
    May 29, 2020

    Fantastic bundle, especially for the price, my little one, will love all of them!

  • Amy Bondoc
    May 30, 2020

    i likew the toy story pen set!

  • Jo m welsh
    May 30, 2020

    I like the world map ball fun and educational

  • Lyndsey cooksey
    May 31, 2020

    Great website! What a fantastic selection and good value for money! So many great items to choose from. Crayons, scented dough, Match 4!

  • Michelle Smith
    May 31, 2020

    I love the paint your own suncatcher unicorn

  • Lorna Ledger
    May 31, 2020

    AMAZE BOMBS SCENTED KIDS BODY WASH PEN – maybe get the kids to wash properly 😉

  • Yvonne Wilkinson
    May 31, 2020

    Any Marvel toys are a hit with my grandsons

  • Janine Phillips
    May 31, 2020

    the Scented Dough Mini Case Play set x

  • Susan Smith
    May 31, 2020

    Love the Frozen 2 busy pack

  • Gemma Hendry
    May 31, 2020

    My daughter loves the Trolls so the trolls hairband is our fave

  • Sharon Williams
    May 31, 2020

    Jumping pirate pop up game

  • Karen H
    May 31, 2020

    I love the variety! My kids would be over the moon to receive a few surprises from me off your website.

  • Kelly Wheelhouse
    June 1, 2020

    The wild animals in a tube! My little boy would love them 🙂

  • Helen Arlow
    June 1, 2020

    They have a good selection of craft and drawing sets x

  • Sandra Fortune
    June 1, 2020

    Love the funko pops star wars and the matchbox diecast vehicles and anything crafty lots to choose from

    • Lynn Nelson
      June 1, 2020

      I love the vast selection of toys at pocket money prices

  • Iain maciver
    June 1, 2020

    farm tractor

  • james jordan
    June 1, 2020

    Fantastic Prize keeping my fingers crossed

  • Linda Ford
    June 1, 2020

    The funko pop keyring are great! My niece and nephews would love these

  • Katie
    June 1, 2020


  • fiona waterworth
    June 1, 2020

    I love the toy generator, more toyshops should have this

  • Joanne Hutchings
    June 1, 2020

    I think my little boy would love the Captain America flip-flops.

  • claire woods
    June 1, 2020


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  • Jeremy Rance
    June 1, 2020

    What an amazing prize to cover all over ages of my children and nephews and nieces x

  • Fiona jk42
    June 1, 2020

    I think my granddaughter would like the Trolls world tour fluffy gel pens and the Spray and Stick Beads.

    • Sara
      June 2, 2020

      Great toys at a small price

  • Lindsey Stuart
    June 2, 2020

    Thank you for sharing as I hadn’t heard of toys for a pound before! I have just been browsing on their website and this is definitely where I will be doing my Birthdays and Christmas shopping. I am loving the LOL selection, my daughter is a huge fan!

  • Priscilla Stubbs
    June 2, 2020

    I love the Jumping Pirate Pop Up mini 4″ game

  • Becky Yeomans
    June 2, 2020

    I like that there is a big range of items to choose from and also like the brand section!

  • Kristyn Harris
    June 2, 2020

    My children would love the Crystal Gems Excavation Digging Kit

  • betsy ferguson
    June 2, 2020

    bath crayons help to get kids into the bath for some fun time

  • laura pyper
    June 3, 2020


  • Ruth Harwood
    June 3, 2020


  • Petra Barbaric
    June 3, 2020

    Eny frozen toys is our dream

  • claire gray
    June 3, 2020

    I love the avengers flip flops!!!

  • Mark R
    June 3, 2020

    The paint your own dinosaur

  • Mel Pennie
    June 3, 2020

    Plenty of toys to choose from. Particularly like the Funko selection,

  • Lauren Porter
    June 3, 2020

    Nella the Princess Knight!

  • Rebecca Roberts
    June 3, 2020

    The bath crayons sound fab I love that it’s all really good things too dough sounds amazing as well

  • Emily Hutchinson
    June 4, 2020

    The light and sound plane looks fun!

  • Cathryn Crawshaw
    June 4, 2020

    great craft ideas and things to keep my daughter occupied at a fraction of the cost – perfect during lockdown especially

  • Ellen Stafford
    June 4, 2020

    They have great branded toys for a reasonable price.

  • Laura Wright
    June 4, 2020

    My kids would love this, especially unboxing!

  • Rebecca Phillips
    June 4, 2020

    I absolutely love that they sell Funko Pop products!

  • Susan Hoggett
    June 4, 2020

    Children love this type of toy

  • Patricia Barrett
    June 5, 2020

    The Learn To Spell Educational Wipe Clean A5 Book.

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