July Instagram Round up


July seemed to pass by in a blur. We are already 5 days into August now! We didn’t even do anything that special last month either. However I really like doing these monthly photo round ups. It’s nice to look back on the month. So July looked a lot like this according to my Instagram.

We went to Devon at the beginning of the month to stay with family. Despite it raining for most of the week we did manage to get a few moments of sunshine. Which happened to be the only moments I posted on Instagram.

Our local council organised a big Party in the Park and the theme this year was sci-fi. They showed the newest Star Wars film, and had a cosplay competition. I saw the cutest kids dressed as Chewie and a Jedi. So cute!

It rained – a lot! In fact I got soaked right the way through. When we left the house it was sunny and I was wearing a t-shirt. At least I made some people laugh as I ran home pushing Clem.

Clem has changed so much this month. Her speech is constantly improving. We get new words each day. I am finally known as mama which is nice after being called dada for almost the last year! She has even used the potty a few times but then ran away scared of it.

My friend Leanne launched her Etsy shop this month selling planner stickers and it’s great. Seriously if you love stationery, have a planner (or 3!) or just like cute stickers then go and check out her store.

Summer finally arrived in the UK and stayed for all of a week! To make sure we took full advantage of the 30 plus degree sunny weather, I ran to our nearest Wilkos and picked up a small paddling pool. Clem loved it! It also doubles up as a great ball pool or play area. It’s currently full of plastic ducks and beach toys.

Our postman was kept busy. We had lots of parcels from the lovely guys at Penguin Random house, all full of lovely books to review. Check out what we thought of them here. We still have a few more to come so keep an eye out for them. I also got a great stationery subscription box to review which you can also check out at the link above.

Probably the biggest thing of last month, the year and quite possibly our lives – we have decided to move! To Brighton! Or Hove, depending on where we can find somewhere to live. We really like it there, we have family there and it seems like a good place to grow up. There always seems to be something going on. Every time we go down there is some festival/parade/event going on. We’ve been down a few times now and looked at property. It’s equally exciting and terrifying!

August is going to be filled with more house hunting. Also this weekend is Clems 2nd birthday, and we are going to the Zoo for that so expect lots of animal photos in next months update.


Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. Yaaaaaaaay for a Brighton / Hove / Sussex move! I don’t live there now (lol) but I’m a Sussex bird and it’s a beautiful part of the world to live in. Happy birthday to Clem, your photos are just lovely. I really want to start a monthly roundup post but I’m not sure anyone would find it remotely interesting, ha. I’ll just read everyone else’s instead 🙂

    1. Thank you. Oh do it. Even if it’s just as way for you to remember and look back on the month. I’m sure people will look at it. I’m super nosey so I would!x

  2. I hope the move goes ok! Love the photos, looks like you have had a fab month. ps I am sure that I had already commented on this but I can ‘t see my comment #KCACOLS

    1. Thank you. Oh that’s odd, there’s nothing in my spam. I know I had a few problems a couple of weeks ago. My theme broke, and my commenting got disabled for a while but everything seems ok now.x

  3. What lovely photos – sounds busy and typically british with the rain AND the sunshine!!! good luck with your move Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  4. Such lovely photos. I think we all got wet with the rain, typical British summer lol. Good luck with the house hunting.

  5. Lovely photos. Lovely part of the country you’re looking to move to. Good luck with it all! #kcacols

  6. Ahhh lovely photos! Fingers crossed for a sunnier August. Exciting about your move!!! 🙂 Hope everything goes well! #KCACOLS

  7. Oh wow a move is a big decision to make! I’m sure you’re going to have great fun finding the right house for the family #KCACOLS

  8. Some great photos. Love the idea of a monthly summary post but not sure if we get up to enough ha! His luck with finding a place in Brighton. So lovely to be near the coast #KCACOLS

  9. Looks like a lovely month! Good luck with moving, it’s such an exciting thing to do! #KCACOLS

  10. Fab pics! Best if luck with the move. We moved last year and it was the best decision we ever made #KCACOLS

  11. Oh what fab photos- she looks like she’s having so much fun! How exciting about the move too – hope the househunting goes well! #KCACOLS

  12. Great photos. Good luck with house hunting. Patiently waiting for the August update and Clem’s birthday photos #KCACOLS

  13. Looks like you’ve had a busy month. Love the photos. hopping over to read your book reviews now. Pen x #KCACOLS

  14. What a contract of weather photo all in one (summers) month! Lovely photos thought Good luck with the house hunting! Xx #KCACOLS

  15. I love how you’ve got some photos in there that are gorgeously sunny, and then the one of the post van in the pouring rain, typical British summer, haha! x #KCACOLS

  16. Some absolutely gorgeous pics there. Good luck with the move to Brighton. It sounds like a lovely place to grow up! #KCACOLS

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