Our half term routine (it really doesn’t feel like a half term) is dog walk, craft or sport activity and then garden fun.

The weather has been incredible over the past few days and it looks set to be the same for the weekend. Lots of paddling pool #games in the garden and adventure dog walks in our nearby parks.

How does everyone feel this evening with the new lockdown rules? I’m not sure how I feel. The kiddies grandparents can come and visit, but still can’t hug or be “normal”. I’m not sure the kiddies would be able to not do this, especially if they are sitting in the garden.

Maybe I’ll wait for the guidelines to be added to the gov.uk site before I try and decide what it will mean for us. Gather the facts... make a decision... get through it with a smile. Seems to be my lockdown mantra.

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Our half term routine (it...

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to...

The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?

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The best #view comes from...

Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories....

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...

Win a family DVD bundle with “Top Cat Begins” – in cinemas May 27

Everyone’s favourite feline friend is back, and to celebrate his highly anticipated return in TOP CAT BEGINS,  in cinemas May 27, we’re giving you the chance to get the whole family together with a DVD bundle, including the classic Top Cat cartoons, for all to enjoy.

Tracing the roots of the famous animated series from cartoon legends Hanna-Barbera, get set for this ‘purrfect’ feature adventure that tells the ‘tail’ of how our hero, T.C. created his infamous, Manhattan alley cats gang. Poor, lonely and living on the streets, Top Cat is one sad cat, until a chance meeting with Benny, a naive and good-hearted cat looking for adventure. Along the way, our heroes meet fellow alley cats Choo Choo, Fancy-Fancy and Brain, and together they’re a formidable bunch. However, when Mr. Big catches up with them and captures Top Cat, can his new friends save the day?

Starring Jason Harris (Top Cat: The Movie, Rio 2), David Hoffman (Bridesmaids) and Chris Edgerly (Happy Feet, The Simpsons) and director Andres Couturier, TOP CAT BEGINS comes to cinemas May 27.

Watch the TOP CAT BEGINS trailer here

To be in with a chance of getting your hands on your own family DVD bundle consisting of The Lego Movie, the Happy Feet 1 and 2, Sammy’s Great Adventure and The Top Cat TV series collection. Simply watch the trailer and answer the question below:

What is the name of the hapless officer in the town where Top Cat lives?

  1. Dibble
  2. Squiggle
  3. Doogle

Top Cat competition

For further information on TOP CAT BEGINS join us here https://www.facebook.com/warnerbrosuk, follow us @WarnerBrosUK or visit

© 2016 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.

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127 Comments
  • Tracy K Nixon
    May 19, 2016

    I always loved Mr Benn!

  • laura banks
    May 19, 2016

    scooby doo

  • Tracey Peach
    May 19, 2016

    I remember Top Cat He was on TV when I was young I watched it with my brother. I love Bugs Bunny 🙂

  • melanie stirling
    May 19, 2016

    Ivor the engine

  • Emma walters
    May 19, 2016

    gummy bears 🙂

  • abigail edkins
    May 19, 2016

    tom and jerry

  • Kim Neville
    May 19, 2016

    I liked jamie and the magic torch

  • Natalie Crossan
    May 19, 2016

    Tom and jerry

  • Kelly L
    May 19, 2016

    I used to love the flintstones, the jetsons and tmnt!

  • amy bondoc
    May 20, 2016

    i loved watching tom and jerry

  • Sharon Hopkinson
    May 20, 2016

    Wacky Races. I loved Dastardly and Muttley.

  • S Edwards
    May 20, 2016

    Scooby Doo

  • lucy b
    May 20, 2016

    danger mouse

  • Zoe C
    May 20, 2016

    my favourite was superted

  • christine shelley
    May 20, 2016

    Andy Pandy

  • Rebecca williams
    May 20, 2016

    Tom and Jerry

  • Suzanne
    May 20, 2016

    Loved Top CAT – looking forward to the new film.

  • Kristy Brown
    May 20, 2016

    Sharkey and George

  • Gemma Huelin
    May 20, 2016

    The gummy bears x

  • tracey ryder
    May 20, 2016

    Hectors house

  • Ben Audsley
    May 20, 2016

    i loved the flintstones!

  • barbara daniels
    May 20, 2016

    bugs bunny awesome

  • Jodie Harvey
    May 20, 2016

    the simpsons 🙂

  • Sarah Mackay
    May 20, 2016

    I loved pingu when growing up

  • Andrea Miles
    May 20, 2016

    scooby doo

  • Paul Wilson
    May 20, 2016

    i USED TO LIKE THE mR. bENN SERIES.

  • Samantha loughlin
    May 20, 2016

    Tom and gerry

  • Amy Taylor
    May 20, 2016

    Prince valiant

  • Alison Johnson
    May 20, 2016

    Scooby Doo

  • Emma
    May 20, 2016

    Scooby doo 🙂

  • Gail reid
    May 20, 2016

    Mr Benn. The shopkeeper was Some kinda voodoo lol x

  • S Bufton
    May 20, 2016

    Tom and Jerry

  • tAMMY TUDOR
    May 20, 2016

    SCOOBY DOO!

  • Rob Griffiths
    May 20, 2016

    Bugs Bunny

  • Louise A
    May 20, 2016

    Used to love tom and jerry and still do (but not talking version)

  • Rachael G
    May 20, 2016

    The Raccoons

  • Lisa Everaert
    May 20, 2016

    I always loved scooby doo as a child.

  • Kirsty Hosty
    May 20, 2016

    Rainbow bright

  • Graeme Macmillan
    May 20, 2016

    Bambi

  • Doreen Mccarthy
    May 20, 2016

    I loved danger mouse

  • Lydia Graham
    May 20, 2016

    Wacky Races

  • Teresa Lee
    May 20, 2016

    Scooby-Doo

  • Jo Carroll
    May 20, 2016

    I loved Hong Kong Phooey. x

  • Caroline H
    May 20, 2016

    Roobarb and Custard for me.

  • Lynne OConnor
    May 21, 2016

    Scooby doo

  • Maya Russell
    May 21, 2016

    sO MANY BUT IT HAS TO BE tHE fLINTSONES

  • clair downham
    May 21, 2016

    scooby doo

  • Helen W
    May 21, 2016

    My favourite childhood cartoon was ulysses 31.

  • Jo Hutchinson
    May 21, 2016

    Scooby Doo

  • C Kennedy
    May 21, 2016

    Mine was Scooby Doo 🙂

  • Tracy Newton
    May 21, 2016

    Scooby Doo

  • Kerry Taylor
    May 21, 2016

    It was Tom and Jerry – used to love it!

  • helen tovell
    May 21, 2016

    Jamie and the magic torch or the racoons

  • Solange
    May 22, 2016

    Tom and Jerry

  • grainne marnell-fox
    May 22, 2016

    roadrunner

  • Victoria Shiel
    May 22, 2016

    Garfield

  • Calyn Allum
    May 22, 2016

    Hong Kong Phooey – I used to adore that. Either that or Mr Benn.

  • Jackie Dawson
    May 23, 2016

    The Racoons

  • MSEDOLLYP
    May 23, 2016

    its the wolf

  • Gillian Brewster
    May 24, 2016

    I loved Jamie and the magic torch. My favourite character was wordsworth the dog!

  • Clare Hubbard
    May 24, 2016

    Scooby doo 🙂

  • Sarah Wilson
    May 24, 2016

    My Little Pony!

  • Hayley Lynch
    May 24, 2016

    It was actually Top cat .. loved benny

  • Sarah Lee
    May 25, 2016

    My favourite was The Racoons

  • Lacey Langridge
    May 25, 2016

    tom and jerry

  • Stephanie Green
    May 25, 2016

    Scooby Doo

  • Ella L
    May 25, 2016

    Wacky Races…. excellent

  • Jane
    May 25, 2016

    Tom and jerry – hours spent watching the same betamax tape of them all

  • sarahrobinson78@yahoo.co.uk
    May 25, 2016

    super ted

  • Caroline J Robinson
    May 26, 2016

    Tweety Pie was my favourite I thought he was such a cute bird and loved the adventures with Sylvester the cat

  • Jayne Kelsall
    May 26, 2016

    I used to love Bugs Bunny, so funny, and still going strong ! .x

  • Rich Tyler
    May 26, 2016

    Pigeon STREET 🙂

  • Jade Hewlett
    May 26, 2016

    Tom and jerry

  • Jackie ONeill
    May 26, 2016

    Tom and Jerry

  • Debbie Southwell
    May 27, 2016

    I used to love scooby do

  • Richard R
    May 27, 2016

    The Pink Panther

  • donna l jones
    May 27, 2016

    danger mouse

  • Allison
    May 27, 2016

    I loved Pigeon Street

  • Jeanette davison
    May 27, 2016

    Tom and jerry

  • Elspeth MacMillan
    May 27, 2016

    Tom and Jerry

  • Kelly cooper
    May 27, 2016

    Tom and jerry

  • Kat Lucas
    May 27, 2016

    Elmo

  • JaMes mclaughlin
    May 27, 2016

    Button moon

  • KATIE W
    May 27, 2016

    BUTTON MOON WAS MY FAVOURITE

  • Jessica Hutton
    May 27, 2016

    Rugrats xx

  • Patricia Avery
    May 27, 2016

    Don’t remember any from when I was little but used to love watching Danger Mouse with my children. My grandchildren love the new version 🙂

  • Diana
    May 27, 2016

    Tom and jerry! 🙂

  • Leanne Newsome
    May 27, 2016

    tom and jerry

  • Claire Willmer
    May 27, 2016

    I used to love moondreamers 🙂

  • Jennie
    May 27, 2016

    Dibble

  • anna brown
    May 27, 2016

    Mine was top cat and i’m happy that it is coming back. Now my kids are getting into it too.

  • Jenny Rogers
    May 27, 2016

    Probably Tom and Jerry

  • ellie spider
    May 27, 2016

    I loved Scooby Doo

  • Jane Middleton
    May 28, 2016

    Thundercats were great

  • Keshia Esgate
    May 28, 2016

    Pinky and the brain!

  • Elzbieta Znyk
    May 28, 2016

    Tom and jerry, still love it!

  • Kat Glynn
    May 28, 2016

    i loved Scooby Doo, …and scrappy too! 🙂

  • Cathy O
    May 28, 2016

    Tom & Jerry

  • Jeanette Davenport
    May 28, 2016

    Danger Mouse

  • Iris Tilley
    May 28, 2016

    The flintstones lol

  • Carla
    May 28, 2016

    Loved Tom and jerry

  • rosie
    May 28, 2016

    danger mouse!

  • nicola james
    May 28, 2016

    tom and jerry

  • Jamie Millard
    May 28, 2016

    mysterious cities of gold.

  • Laura Harrison
    May 28, 2016

    Earth Worm Jim (is it really him) lol xx

  • Melissa Lee
    May 28, 2016

    I guess it’s not really a cartoon but i loved bagpuss

  • Sarah Addey
    May 28, 2016

    Inspector gadget

  • Susan Smith
    May 28, 2016

    DAFFY dUCK

  • Scott Fallon
    May 28, 2016

    Sylvester and tweety

  • Eleanor Wigmore
    May 28, 2016

    Tom and Jerry

  • Laura Findlay
    May 28, 2016

    My favourite was Tom and Jerry. I still enjoy watching it with my children.

  • Emma
    May 28, 2016

    Scooby doo

  • Helen Maddock
    May 28, 2016

    Tom and Jerry

  • Kate Knight
    May 28, 2016

    Wacky Races and all the characters

  • Karl Borowy
    May 28, 2016

    WACKY RACES

  • elizabeth ferguson
    May 28, 2016

    Pinky and the brain xx

  • Michelle Pierce
    May 28, 2016

    Captain caveman

  • Rachel Butler
    May 28, 2016

    Care bears were always mY fave

  • Julie Edwards
    May 28, 2016

    I loved batfink xx

  • Louise Fairweather
    May 28, 2016

    I liked Tom and Jerry

  • Kelly Simpson
    May 28, 2016

    Tom and jerry

  • Beryl drake
    May 28, 2016

    Popeye

  • Anouska
    May 28, 2016

    Scooby Doo

  • Andrea A
    May 28, 2016

    Care Bears

  • Deborah Mackenzie
    May 28, 2016

    GROWING UP IN AFRICA IS DIFFERENT AS WE NEVER WATCHED MUCH TV; IT USED TO ONLY START AT 5PM THEN. BUT i REMEMBER ENJOYING MY PET MONSTER

  • Nicole S
    May 28, 2016

    Care Bears! 🙂

  • George Wright
    May 28, 2016

    The Mysterious Cities of Gold

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