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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday

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?

#mummyphotoaday #eagrammers

I find I spend most...

Win a Twilight Taster for two at Ragdale Hall Spa

Ragdale Hall Spa is the UK’s leading spa resort, which combines state-of-the art facilities with Victorian architecture. Ragdale Hall Spa is dedicated to your wellness, believing everyone needs breathing space from their world, by taking time to press pause, realign and recharge. Renowned for outstanding customer service, Ragdale Hall Spa is offering the chance for some well-deserved ‘me-time’ for one lucky winner and their guest with the Twilight Taster Package.

Twilight Taster Package for 2

Arrive for 4.30pm and enjoy all of the facilities; reconnect in the dazzling Rooftop Infinity Pool, which is heated to a blissful 35 degrees, roam freely in the multi-million-pound Thermal Spa offering 12 luxurious and unique heat and water experiences, including the atmospherically lit underground candle pool and outdoor waterfall pool with colour-changing lights; plus a 40-minute treatment and a two-course evening meal in the Verandah Bar, before departing at 9.30pm. All you’ll need to do is switch off and relax. Worth a whopping £186. You can see more information about the Twilight Taster Package online.

Ragdale Hall Spa

To enter all you need to do is fill out the competition entry form below:

Win a Twilight Taster for two at Ragdale Hall Spa

T&C’s

The prize is subject to availability. Over-16s only. Travel is not included. Prize must be taken within six months of the winner being notified and is non-transferable. Arrival 4.30pm and depart at 9.30pm. To be taken Monday to Thursday.

This competition closes at midnight on 18th March 2020. Good luck.

If you’re not the lucky winner, Ragdale Hall Spa gift vouchers are available for all special occasions, including Mother’s Day, and for spa day/spa break packages. They come beautifully packaged and are valid for 12-months from the date of purchase. For more information or to purchase your gift vouchers today visit www.ragdalehall.co.uk or call 01664 433030.

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53 Comments
  • Corinne Hills
    March 4, 2020

    This looks so lovely!

  • sara akata
    March 4, 2020

    Looks so amazing would love to visit the spa!!

  • sara akata
    March 4, 2020

    would love to visit the spa!!

  • Paul Green
    March 4, 2020

    great giveaway count me in please. fingers crossed

  • msedollyp
    March 4, 2020

    i’d take my daughter, we get little time together since she left home!

  • Jade Green
    March 4, 2020

    Wow I have always wanted to visit this spa! Looks absolutely stunning x

  • Sarah Parker
    March 4, 2020

    one of my girl friends :0

  • Sheena Batey
    March 4, 2020

    I would love to take my daughter for a girlie bonding session

  • Lesley Prestage
    March 4, 2020

    Would love to take my friend, we absolutely love a spa day and this looks fabulous!

  • Emma Gibson
    March 4, 2020

    Id take my sister.

  • Dean Smith
    March 4, 2020

    Looks great

  • Natasha Hamilton
    March 4, 2020

    A spa trip with my mum would be lovely

  • Karen hutchinson
    March 4, 2020

    My mum or a friend for a girly pamper day

  • Sarah Mathieson
    March 4, 2020

    I would love to go here, looks amazing and so relaxing

    • Sarah Mathieson
      March 4, 2020

      I would take my lovely mum!

  • Susan Willshee
    March 4, 2020

    I would take my best friend who has been by my side during a pretty grotty year.

  • Natalie Louise Gough
    March 4, 2020

    I would treat my husband for our wedding anniversary.

  • Theresa Cooke
    March 4, 2020

    would be bliss

  • Kim Neville
    March 4, 2020

    Would take my OH

  • Solange
    March 4, 2020

    I’d take my mum.

  • Suki
    March 4, 2020

    This would be an amazing trip away for me and my husband.

    Love your insta and have signed up to your blog…your are very inspirational with your ideas xx

  • michelle o'neill
    March 5, 2020

    would love to treat my daughter

  • Karen Radford
    March 5, 2020

    I would take my bestie Andrea as Ragdale Hall is on our bucket list!

  • Natalie Crossan
    March 5, 2020

    I’d take my best friend 😀

  • Laura Pritchard
    March 5, 2020

    I’d take my gorgeous boyfriend!

  • Rich Tyler
    March 6, 2020

    My mum or wife!

  • Carolyn E
    March 6, 2020

    I would take my best friend. It’s a perfect place to unwind, natter and enjoy the day.

  • ELISHA
    March 6, 2020

    My sister as we have a birthday in the same month, would be a nice treat for both of us!

  • Caroles
    March 6, 2020

    I’d take my friend

  • Gemma Holland
    March 7, 2020

    I would take my Mum. She’s never been to a spa but I’m sure she would love this!

  • claire woods
    March 8, 2020

    My partner Steve.

  • Lisa Carr
    March 8, 2020

    How wonderful! ❤

  • Kerry Taylor
    March 8, 2020

    I’d take my husband, we could do with some quality time together!

  • Lucinda P
    March 9, 2020

    I’d take my mum as a special treat for being wonderful

  • Iris
    March 10, 2020

    I would take my daughter, this looks lovely

  • katrina walsh
    March 10, 2020

    Id love to take my son as a reward for passing his masters degree

  • James McKenna
    March 14, 2020

    I’d love to visit and t ake my wife for her first mother’s day as a mother!

  • Antonia Sergent
    March 14, 2020

    This is an amazing prize! Would love to bring my mum with me, would be a nice, relaxing evening.

  • Stephanie T
    March 15, 2020

    Love to take my hubby

  • Lorraine
    March 16, 2020

    I would love to take my mum on a nice break

  • Emma Powdrill
    March 16, 2020

    I wuold take my sister in law as she has had a very tough time lately, she deserves the world, but as I csnt give that t her, I would love to offer this to her!

  • Greig spencer
    March 17, 2020

    greigspencer@live.co.uk

  • Christine Taylor
    March 17, 2020

    I love Ragdal , it’s my fave but my Mums’ never been so I’d love to take her x

  • Patricia Barrett
    March 18, 2020

    I would take my partner who would love it as much as I would.

  • Denise S
    March 18, 2020

    loving the look of the infinity pool

  • Adrian Bold
    March 18, 2020

    If I won I would of course take my partner. Great prize!

  • Susan Hoggett
    March 18, 2020

    I’d take my daughter for some much needed mother daughter time

  • Daniel
    March 18, 2020

    I want to take my partner once we’re allowed to leave the house

  • Tracy B
    March 18, 2020

    I’d take my partner, he deserves a treat

  • Leanne Bell
    March 18, 2020

    I’d take a friend. It would be so lovely to enjoy some down time.

  • Emma Davison
    March 18, 2020

    My bestie

  • Jessica Hutton
    March 18, 2020

    This looks lovely. I would love to treat my mum to a spa trip.

  • Diana
    March 18, 2020

    My fiance 🙂

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