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Lisa Downe  Lover of cream teas, Italian food, stargazing, dipping chocolate in coffee. Introvert. 2 kids. 1 dog. 1 husband. Can usually be found on the beach β˜€οΈπŸ–

A trip out to The Donkey Sanctuary for lunch and a walk. The play park was closed sadly as a precaution due to the Equine flu outbreak, but we still enjoyed visiting the donkeys and screaming in the gift shop πŸ‘Œ. #getoutside #getoutdoors #donkeys #donkeysanctuary #2yearsold #freshair #toddlers #devonisheaven #sahm #sahmlife

A slow walk around Escot taking in every little detail. We looked closely at the bark on the huge old trees, followed a tiny spider in the pirate ship, and jumped in ALL the puddles. .
#lookforthebeauty #getoutside #getoutdoors #freshair #peacocks #devonisheaven #stayathomemum #workfromhomemum

Lovely weekend visiting our gorgeous new nephew Freddie πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

Loving these lazy sunny afternoons! I am trying really hard not to direct their play at the moment, and just let them be "bored". Alice protested a bit, and then built a brilliant dinosaur in the sand. We chatted about dinosaur bones and whether dinosaurs roared, and then decorated it with shells.

Don't get me wrong, we have had shouting and arguing today, but there are these brief moments that really make me smile 😊.
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#letthemplay #learningthroughplay #getoutside #sandpit #sandbox #workfromhomemum #threeyearsold #mumlife

A fire engine and a chicken. A lovely trip out to Greendale Farm Shop for some lunch, shopping and a run around for the kids. Now back for some gardening and a roast. πŸ‘Œ
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#devon #fireengine #getoutside #adevonchildhood #lazysunday #familytime

Fresh air and tantrums sums up this outing! I did spot a starfish though which was very exciting. Two poorly kids but we soldiered on!
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#getoutside #sidmouth #devonisheaven #rockpools #tantrums

Another lovely afternoon at Bicton. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ›€πŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸŒ΅πŸŒΎ
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#bicton #getoutside #getoutdoors #mumlife #devonisheaven #mimosa

Cornwall needs no filter πŸ‘Œ having a lovely time. We always try to go away around my Birthday (33 next week and proud of it!). It is freezing cold and everything is closed, but I love how quiet it is. Totally appeals to my introvert side. Not always relaxing with the kids - Alice locked herself in the bathroom yesterday! But they love coming away with us and we have a lot of fun 😊.
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#cornwall #holiday #familytime #newquay #mawganporth #swisbest #3yearsold #2yearsold #getoutdoors

Having a lovely time in the snow! .
#snowday #cornwall #familytime #swisbest

Children's books! I was wondering whether anyone would like to share their favourite preschoolers or babies books, just for fun?? I need ideas for my next purchase! Here are some of ours. I have picked books which the kids ask for all the time, which is hard as we have loads of favourites! I have included "The Honey Hunter" (swipe) because it is sooo beautiful, although quite dark so will be putting it away until the kids are older!
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#childrensbooks #youchoose #thelioninside #handassurprise #thehighwayrat #thelittlekidsbigbookofdinosaurs #thehoneyhunter #dearzoo #sharkinthepark #bookworms #bookstagram #booksforchildren #preschoolers #toddlerbooks

#10yearchallenge Feb 2009 on the left, my first skiing trip. This was a really difficult time for me, I graduated from uni in 2008, then moved from Sussex to Devon leaving behind all of my friends and family. It took years to build up friendships and for Devon to feel like home, and but I stuck with it and now I wouldn't live anywhere else. I HATED SKIING.
On the right - me with sleep and me without sleep (or makeup!). I don't really care about looking older, I just want to look the best I can for my age. I have droopy eyelids and saggy boobs from breastfeeding, but who cares? I certainly don't! #aging #10yearsago #bodypositivity #twokidslater #mumlife #relocating #sussex #devon #devonisheaven #saggyboobsmatter

I don't usually put much interior stuff on the grid, as I am definitely no interior expert πŸ˜‚, and I live in a very un-instaworthy 1970s semi! However this makeover on the bedroom is almost finished so thought I would share the before and after for those that have endured my interior questions on stories (thanks everyone!). Just need some nice white wooden venetian blinds to finish it off. Currently deliberating over tapes, or no tapes πŸ€”... I also wanted to show off my print designed by the very lovely and talented @claremartincreative, which finishes this shelf off perfectly. It means "The sweetness of doing nothing", and I wanted it as a daily reminder to SLOW DOWN, and appreciate the now, rather than constantly planning the future!

#interiordesign #shelfie #bedroomdecor #farrowandball #ikea #ildolcefarniente #bluewall #hagueblue

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