When it comes to a #horizon, I couldn’t not share this. Back from our trip to the Peak District. It was meant to be Summer. It felt like this week: windy, raining and unpredictable.

The views went on for miles at the top of his peak; Mam Tor wedged in between Castleton and Edale.

It was a beautiful area, picturesque and a treat for your eyes. I love places like that. It’s a shame we didn’t get to stop & enjoy the local beer gardens and cafes due to the weather.

We go on lots of adventures throughout the year: weekend trips camping, staycations and holidays abroad. Our next adventure is pretty epic too and every time I think about it I get butterflies! 🥰

We are off to Dubai soon! 😱😱😱 it must be real I’ve said it out loud. I’m so excited I might explode and I’m pretty sure the views will be nothing like this Peak District. Because the views we will have will be extraordinary. It’s our biggest adventure yet as a family. Biggest as in flight time, cost, special and unplanned. We’ve booked our flights and we’re super lucky to be staying with friends. Other than that we have no idea! What are we going to do in Dubai? Anyone been? Any ideas?

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When it comes to a...

Ah it’s #loveyourpetday - what a great way to see each others furbabies. Well these are mine:

Photo 1 = Rambo the Jack Russell & Snoopy the Cockerspaniel. As many of you know, Snoopy is blind and partially deaf which is challenging. However, he is such a happy pooch and loves a snuggle. I think Rambo has lost a little hearing too as he’s getting old. He will be 13 on April 3rd! It’s gone by so quickly.

Photo 2 = Rocky. He’s my Tom cat fluffbag and I like to call him Rockstar! He was my engagement present from Hubby. He’s the best cat. He snuggles with me every night, under the covers, he’s very set in a routine.

It’s funny how furbabies get their own little #pattern to make it through the day. All the pets sit by the bed at night for a treat. And I think Rambo is very cat like and Rocky is very dog like too. They definitely have those characteristics.

Rambo is 12, Rocky is 11 and Snoopy is 10. Noah is 9... then we broke the pattern as Isla is 7 🤣 (it wasn’t intentional). #mummyphotoaday #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram

Ah it’s #loveyourpetday - what...

Sometimes I like to have fun with images. I don’t do it very often but it is amazing what you can do with a photo using filters.

The first image is the edited version, I’ve added a #bokeh filter on it. I’ve used @pixlr for this. It adds an orangey colouring to the photo and enhances the sun rays.

The original, swipe left, is still good and has its own bokeh and sun rays shining on it. But is less orangey and doesn’t seem as bright. It’s still a good photo though.

I took this with my iPhone. Sometimes when I need a quiet moment, one where I can play with the filters and change the feel of a photo it helps me to unwind. Gives my brain 5 minutes to regain itself and then I’m ready to crack on with whatever it was!

Which one do you prefer? Just out of curiosity - there’s no right or wrong answer! 🤣

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Sometimes I like to have...

I had a busy Sunday painting the dining room with @frenchicpaint. I think it’s fair to say I’m obsessed. I painted the radiator and skirting boards with Dazzle Me. It’s super bright white. I painted the door with City Slicker. It looks so much better than the dark wood it was before.

If you swipe left you can see the before photos. The radiator was a beige colour before. It’s amazing how much brighter the room looks, it’s easy to #transform a room with an hour or 2 of painting.

I styled up the dining room with this beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers (a very kind gift from a friend) and these items from @pricescandlesuk. They eliminate pet odours which is great as sometimes I worry my house smells “dog”. After an impromptu afternoon off work, looking after Isla who hurt her neck at dance club, I cleaned and cleaned. The house smells nice and clean now. The household candle and reed diffuser have added a nice citrus and thyme scent to the room.

It’s amazing what you can do to change the feel of a room with simple steps!

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I had a busy Sunday...

#Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We aren’t all the same. Wouldn’t the world be a boring place if that was the case. Everyone has a viewpoint. Everyone has their own opinion.

However, I am a firm believer in “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. I think it’s really important to spread happiness, build confidence and support each other. Now my big cheesey smile isn’t like this everyday, sometimes I’m worn out and sometimes I’m feeling sad. But I’ve learnt how to offload, unwind and bring that smile back. It’s so important to be able to hit that reset button once in a while.

So, this week, try and do one of these things:
🤍 Make someone laugh, a big belly laugh
🤍 Tell someone they look amazing
🤍 Tell someone you love you are grateful for them

See how it makes you feel. To make someone else’s day. It’s euphoric. I will never forget the moment one of the Mums from the school run told me I completely picked them up out of a dark spot - just by telling them they looked amazing today as I walked past.

Take the time to appreciate. Honestly it’s THE best hobby!

On a little diverted note; I’m appreciating this coat and boots right now. So warm and comfy. Check out the details on my blog >>> #linkinbio

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#ad Coat & Boots from @idealworld.tv and they are @joebrowns 🙌🏻

#Beauty is in the eye...

This might seem a little random after the sentiments in my last post. But bear with me... cleaning & #diy can help me with my mental health.

I’m not sure why but when I’m anxious, need to think or cross I clean. Like the deep clean stuff, it’s almost as if I get adrenaline from somewhere to give me the strength to scrub things that I wouldn’t normally. Or tackle something I wouldn’t normally.

On Thursday, whilst anxiously waiting to find out what was wrong with my grandma, I was shaving millimetres off Isla’s bedroom door. It was hard work but I didn’t want to just sit about.

Today I’ve painted the radiator and woodwork in our dining room with Frenchic. I now have a white and bright radiator and grey door. It looks so much better. Again, it’s something I can do whilst being lost in my thoughts.

Does anyone else do this?

Whilst promoting cleaning and mindfulness, check out my blog for a competition to win some goodies from @astonishcleaners #astonishingresults 
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This might seem a little...

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what beauty shared this on her instagram before Christmas:  @carolineflack you’ve broken my heart.

She was funny. Caring. Kind. Absolutely beautiful and that smile lit up the world. Not perfect. But who is? No one.

I can’t comprehend how someone of such radiance and sparkle can end their life. But I only assume her mental health was suffering. She felt so trapped that was her only way out. A way of ending the pain that nobody could see.

Mental health is invisible; yet mental health is all consuming. Mental health is complicated; yet mental health can be helped with a simple cup of tea and chat.

Smile on the inside and on the out.

Make time for yourself.

Love yourself.

Make time for others.

Be kind.

Always. 
In a world where you can be anything, be kind  #bekind #ripcarolineflack

I’m sure I don’t need...

This is sheer appreciation. This man. My lobster 🦞. Who made me the scrummiest meal last night & dreamy Vegan brownies. Showered me with thoughtful gifts & my cute note (in my stories) I recieved in my lunch bag.

However, I was a complete emotional wreck yesterday as my Grandma was taken into hospital. She was distressed, confused and sounding a little slow. It was scary.

So the Valentine’s Day love went all to Grandma from my family; wishing & hoping they find out what’s wrong.

We’re currently waiting to find out if her BP has reduced. It was sky high. Hoping she’s better & I can bring her home today.

This photo was from last Summer when we went to @carluccios in Cambridge. I love it. Happy memories. I’m lucky to have these. Noahs a people watcher, he was distracted with the crowd. Incidentally Carluccio’s have the offer on again: kids eat for a £1... #appreciation #family #love #mummyphotoaday

This is sheer appreciation. This...

Win Playfoam Pluffle and Playfoam Snowy friends

It is definitely competition season! This time I have partnered up with Learning Resources and to kick off the festive spirit they are giving one my readers the chance to win some fun goodies. The Playfoam Snowy friends and Pluffle are a great toy for this time of year or fabulous Christmas present ideas.

Playfoam Puffle

This stuff is absolutely fascinating. They call it mesmerising feel good fluffy stuff and it really is just that. It looks like it would feel quite tough, like the rubber chipping you get at a park, but it really isn’t. It’s soft, almost marshmallowy soft and squidgy. You can mould it into shapes and watch it change slowly. If you tip the tube upside down it falls down really slowly, we sat and watched it for hours. The other added bonus to Puffle is that it has glitter in it – who doesn’t love glitter?

These come in sets, 3 sets with different colours and this competition is to win all of the sets. Playfoam Puffle tubes come in some fun colours: pink, green, red, blue, yellow and purple.

Playfoam Snowy friends

Playfoam Snowy friends are fun collectible characters that come in a snow dome. Each snow dome is full of fantastic Playfoam, it is tiny little balls of the non-toxic foam. Perfect for messy (not messy) sensory play. Isla really enjoyed discovering what animals she had. She loved them both. This competition is to win a pack of 6 Snowy friends – lucky!

How do I win the Learning Resources goodies?

To be in with a chance of winning the following from Learning resources: 6 pack of Playfoam Snowy friends (worth £18) and one each of of the Playfoam Puffle duo packs, which is 6 tubes of Puffle (worth £36). Total prize value is £54. Perfect before Christmas.

Win a bundle of goodies from Learning Resources

Competition closes at midnight on 11th December 2019, just in time to kick off my #12DaysofConstantChristmas competitions! Woohoo. Good luck.

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39 Comments
  • Tracy Nixon
    November 30, 2019

    I love their GeoSafari Constellation and Solar System Explorer!

    • MummyConstant
      November 30, 2019

      They have some amazing toys – love them all haha. Thanks for entering Tracy x

      • Tracy Newton
        December 11, 2019

        I also think that the GeoSafari Constellation and Solar System Explorer would be a great hit in our house. My son would love it.

  • Kelly Wheelhouse
    November 30, 2019

    I love the Smart Snacks Counting Cookies 🙂 It’s amazing for helping pre-schoolers learn their numbers!

  • Jackie Howell
    November 30, 2019

    Pip the Letter Pup

  • Joanne Ahmed
    November 30, 2019

    Code & Go® Robot Mouse Activity Set looks great! Maybe it’d teach me something haha

  • ADEINNE TONNER
    November 30, 2019

    I have to say it is the Design & Drill® Train

  • Ellie Candy
    November 30, 2019

    My girls love the playfoam and also the coding toys look great

  • melanie stirling
    November 30, 2019

    The GeoSafari Constellation and Solar System Explorer.

  • Jo
    November 30, 2019

    Bright Basics™ Shape-Sorting Popper

  • justine meyer
    November 30, 2019

    Love the smart toss as it encourages hand eye coordination and aso lots of fun

  • Rich Tyler
    November 30, 2019

    GeoSafari Constellation and Solar System Explorer, my little loves anything space-related!

  • Christine Lockley
    November 30, 2019

    The GeoSafari Constellation and Solar System Explorer

  • Rachel Mccraith
    November 30, 2019

    Love the pretend and play camp set

  • Emma Walters
    November 30, 2019

    my son would love the Bake and Learn, looks great fun

  • Alana Walker
    November 30, 2019

    I love the Gears Gears Gears! Space Explorers Building Set

  • Solange
    November 30, 2019

    The GeoSafari Constellation and Solar System Explorer.

  • Sonia Cash
    November 30, 2019

    Smart toss it looks fun and everyone can join in

  • michelle o'neill
    December 1, 2019

    Bake and Learn looks great

  • Helen Tovell
    December 1, 2019

    I would pick the Artie 3000 as looks a challenge

  • Gemma Clark
    December 1, 2019

    I love the pretend and play school set

  • Kim Carberry
    December 3, 2019

    I like the Pretend & Play Original School Set x

  • ashleigh allan
    December 4, 2019

    I like the primary time teacher clock

  • Jadiee
    December 6, 2019

    I love the City Engineering & Design Building Set!

  • Patricia Avery
    December 7, 2019

    The Pin Art

  • Louise Reeks
    December 8, 2019

    Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register with UK Currency

  • Jade Hewlett
    December 8, 2019

    Avalanche Fruit Stand™ Colour & Fine Motor Skills Game Looks brilliant

  • Michaela Turner
    December 10, 2019

    The inflatable world globe

  • donna l jones
    December 10, 2019

    r GeoSafari Constellation and Solar System Explorer looks good

  • Carly Belsey
    December 11, 2019

    Robot Face Race looks like a really fun family game that we could all play together

  • Susan Smith
    December 11, 2019

    GeoSafari Constellation looks fab, although i do love most of the Early learning resources toys

  • Joanne Hutchings
    December 11, 2019

    The City Engineering and Design building set. My son would love it.

  • Sara Owen
    December 11, 2019

    Splashology water set that so much for chance

  • Mrs Rachael Sexey
    December 11, 2019

    The inflatable world globe looks amazing

  • Adrian Bold
    December 11, 2019

    The Bright Basics™ Shape-Sorting Popper

  • Rebecca Phillips
    December 11, 2019

    Love the conversation cubes!

  • Denise Wilden
    December 11, 2019

    The inflatable world globe

  • Michelle Moloney
    December 11, 2019

    Ready set wolf looks like fun

  • tracy james
    December 11, 2019

    i love the learning globe…fantastic idea

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