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May was such a weird month, a mixture of extremely hot days and some really wet and rainy ones, the month started with an almost full moon and ended on one too, which I managed to snap with my coolpix camera as I have seen so many wonderful zoomed shots of the moon using this camera before, we visited my mum twice and had far to much to eat as usual, the children built mud pies in her garden while Robin ran in and out of her house, Blossom and pollen everywhere so I didn’t really enjoy the month, spending a lot of it with itchy eyes but it was beautiful, everyone loves a good dandelion head!

Pancakes during half term with lots and lots of Minecraft being played as it was such a soggy week off school, adorable fledgling baby birds and plenty of artwork..

.. and of course stealing mummy’s washi tape to stack and build..

despite the weather it wasn’t that bad.. I don’t think anyone expected the heat after such a cold start to the year, but its not been THAT hard to deal with, I have probably been a grumpy mummy during it but I am now counting down the days until autumn… without three months to go!

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The ‘Sightings from…’ linky is run by the wonderful Caitylis on her blog, here’s a little link to it if you wish to also take part!

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World Enviroment Day is on June 5th, such an important day to really raise awareness for the fact that we are causing so much damage to our beautiful world, I was tagged by the wonderful Katie over at her blog Living Life Our Way to do this tag, here is also a handy little link to the UN website which gives plenty of information regarding the day itself.

How to Play

The major issue of plastic pollution has been gaining much awareness lately, thanks to numerous documentaries and high profile campaigns. As we wake up to the level of destruction to our planet caused by single- use plastics, people are increasingly switching to reusables. Hooray! Join us in this global game of tag by sharing photos of your reusables to help #beatplasticpollution Let’s play!

The Rules

All games have rules 😉 These ones are very simple…

1. Take a photo of between 1- 3 reusable items that you personally have switched to, in order to help tackle plastic pollution.

2. Caption your photo with a short message to raise awareness.

3. Also include your top tip for beating plastic pollution.

4. Share your photo and caption, along with your top tip, tagging at least three other people.

5. Please also link back to me in your blog post and tag me on social media, thank you!

My Top Tip –

Keep all your reusable shopping bags in the boot of the car so you aren’t then forced to get another one when out shopping.

My Photo…

I only really have two things at the moment, I am looking at getting new wooden tooth brushes but for now we have changed to using metal reusable straws which I keep in my nappy bag and reusable water bottles, while they are plastic, I don’t throw them away after use.

Tag your next! –

Sarah

Becca

Kris

Vicki

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Who doesnt love a good blogger tag, and I was tagged by the wonderful Maria over at Surburban Mum in this wonderful ‘getting to know you’ style Q and A.. so here we go.. onto the questions.

When was the last time you cried? – You know.. I cry so often that I honestly don’t remember, I get anxiety/panic attacks sometimes and end up in tears after that, I cry sometimes when I watch films.. I have become super emotional of late

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? – If other person me knew how lonely and excluded real me felt every day I would make it my goal to make real me feel happy not lonely, so I would.

Do you use sarcasm a lot? – sometimes, I was going to give a sarcastic answer but didn’t hah!

What’s the first thing you notice about people? – Hair, but I do a quick scan of peoples faces before I talk to them, so I notice their whole face I think

Scary movie or happy endings? – realistic endings, one of my favorite movies The Descent had a ‘Happy’ ending and a realistic ending and I think after seeing the happy one and the one where its still bad, I prefer that.. morbid as I am…

Favourite smells? – rain after a hot day, that smell that you only get in autumn..

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? – I think the furthest i’ve been is this town in Scotland called Lossiemouth (handy little wiki link here) my friends dad was part of the RAF and was based there and we traveled up there during the half term.. I have also been to Dublin and but I think Lossiemouth is the further than Dublin..

Do you have any special talents? – I dont think I do, I can speed type and speed read, but that’s about it

Where were you born? – A hospital in the city of Cambridge! I was born in Cambridgeshire, I grew up in Hertfordshire and I now live in Essex 🙂 im an all over type of person haha

What are your hobbies? – Photography I run a weekly series on my blog that goes up every sunday called Photograph Sunday which I pick a photo of that week which I love, crocheting, social media (yes that’s a hobby) and gaming.. there are a few more but I cant think of them off the top of my head

What did you want to be when you grew up? – According to my mum I wanted to be a dental nurse, but now that I am much older I cannot for the life of me figure out why I would want to look into peoples mouths for a living.

How many countries have you been to? – Five – Spain, Belgium, France, Scotland and Ireland

What was your favourite/worst subject in School? – Favorite was always science and history, my worst was probably religious studies

What is your favourite drink? – water and tea, however I have been a little addicted to a nice cold diet coke once in a while

What would you (or have you) name your children? – My son is Kai which is short of Malachi, his name was picked even before we got pregnant, my first daughter is Amelia, we couldn’t figure out a girl name for ages until i read a wiki page about Amelia Earhart, and my second daughter is called Robin, shes my little bird 🙂

Who are some of your favourite YouTubers? – I love Achievement Hunter! its a gaming channel that came off the back of the wonderful Austin Texas based company Rooster Teeth.

How many boyfriends have you had? – 2?.. i don’t know .. my memory is terrible

Favourite memory from childhood? – I have many but the one that sticks in my mind is the day we all went around my Nan’s house and she got everyone doughnuts and my aunts dog Bobby spotted one on the coffee table and in one bite grabbed this jam filled treat and ran off with it.

How would you describe your fashion sense? – er… ‘mum’

Tell us one of your bad habits! – I worry far to much for a normal person, I say sorry ALL the time and for no reason, I self doubt and self hate… Oh and I also crack my bones!

and there we have it, I really enjoyed that little tag, I think these getting to know you type ones have to be my favorites

I tag –

Norma

Vicki

Becca

Until next time

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Oh boy here we go..

I have said many many times that I am one of the biggest make up newbies on the planet but that still doesn’t stop me from enjoying and buying makeup, I was tagged in this wonderful tag by the fantastic Clare at Freddies Mummy to share with you want exactly is going on inside my holographic makeup bag.

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Honestly, not a lot, but I do have a small collection of goodies from Glossybox and when I got it, Birchbox but I am going to talk about whats going on inside just my main makeup bag that I use daily.

FACE

Boots Almond and Coconut Body Butter – I know this isnt exactly a face cream but I love how it smells and often pop in onto my face after I wash my hair as my skin can get super dry and sore, but I also use this before I pop any makeup onto my face, it leaves my face feeling all smooth, soft and not forgetting that Coconut reminds me of holidays so it smells amazing

Maybelline Creamy Concealerand Satin Liquid, which I mention on my monthly favorites that you can give a little read here, I pop the Creamy Concealer under my eyes to hide my hideous dark circles that my children have created and blend in.. sometimes it does the trick but others not so much and on top of it all I have the Satin Liquid, I used to use an Elf foundation but I found it made me break out into spots but this one hasn’t.

My powder is a Rimmel Clear Complexion powder and as you can see by the look of it, its well loved and used, I have been meaning to grab myself a new one but as its half term I haven’t had the time to pop into town without three children in tow.

EYES

I used to do daily some beautiful winged eyeliner, I mastered it and it would come out perfect every time, but then hayfever season hit last year and I sort of gave up doing it, and now I settle with simply having some mascara on my eyes to which I use is another Maybelline product, Colossal Volume Express Mascara, I am not 100% sure if I like this one yet, it does have the brush I like but it doesn’t seem to coat my lashes as good as other mascaras I’ve had from Maybelline.

BROWS

Eyebrows are the biggest issue I have in my life at the minute, I dont have any.. well I do but they are so fair that if I didnt do anything with them I look really odd, and it was one of my biggest insecurities growing up as an awkward teenager, Oh how I wish I knew about brow makeup when I was in school, it wouldve been the end of all my troubles!

I use, Maybelline again, Brow Drama along with Brow Satin, I learnt when I was about 20 a neat little trick with a slightly dried up mascara brush and to back comb your brow hairs with it and it will coat the hairs with any makeup that sat on it, and when I saw that there was an actual product out there that did the same thing, I was excited!

and that’s all that was inside my holographic makeup bag! I did say I didn’t have a lot but what I have is used daily.

I tag –

Becca

and I ask you to do this too! a free for all tag if you fancy!!

Until next time

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