Today’s dingo dollar challenge question: what percentage of twin mums think it’s perfectly acceptable to use a telephone box as a containment device when children keep running in different directions in the woods? (Hopefully 100%, ahem 😇)
“This is the bit where you open the door and throw me the nuts” (I’ve saved all my Center Parcs chat to a Stories highlight on my profile 🥰)
Can you die of pride though 💔😭💔
When the UK Ladies descend on @codyrigsby and @leannehainsby. Lucky us to have such a wonderful community. Get your life together, boo! #ukladiespeloton #onepeloton
Tbf this is how I’d get the dregs of the gingerbread latte foam out if I thought I could get away with it.
Back in March I was in this exact spot about to take my @onepeloton test ride before I eventually went on to buy the bike. Today I went back to the same showroom to take my century ride. 100 rides! ONE HUNDRED RIDES. I’ve ridden 758.27 miles. That’s from my house to Tuscany! Or Portugal! Or Oslo! IT’S FURTHER THAN DRIVING TO NICE! And that, as we found out this summer, is really really far. Anyway, I chose to celebrate in the store window (lol) with a @jesskingnyc rock class “the hot mess express 💅🏻” and at one point she said “if you’re recovering from injury or returning from having a baby, be kind to yourself. That shit is hard” and I thought yes, yes it REALLY is. (Had to stop myself having a little cry actually - GOD). And I was just very happy it was in this special century ride that she said that, and more importantly that I acknowledged that it’s true. Injuries are hard. Having a baby (or two) is hard. Finding time to invest in yourself is hard. Moving your body is, at first, really really hard. But it’s all just so rewarding when it comes together 💕 P.S I got a PB 💅🏻 #strongertogether #onepeloton #jesskingnyc #ukladiespeloton
Back in March on my birthday I set myself a goal to start moving more. (Scroll across if you wanna see my original “hopes and aims”). I promised to check in around October time and as I just got my October workout stats it makes sense to follow up on that. Well, I did it! (If we ignore the couple of months I took off for extreme gluttony and laziness in France where I gained a stone, but other than that 😅). I’m feeling fit, strong, capable and most importantly... HAPPIER 🥰 I am still setting the very occasional PB on my bike and I want to get one more before Xmas. I have various mileage goals. And I’ve got my 100th ride coming up later this week 🥳🥳! I’m sleeping well, I’m watching my heart rate recover more quickly at the end of rides and my blood pressure is 🥇 All in all, I’m very proud of myself! And we don’t always say that enough so here I am saying it. It’s hard to do it whilst juggling the boys (scroll to the last few pics to see how hard it was to even take this smug Angelina Jolie-leg photo🤪) but it feels essential to do this. Especially when parenting two year old boys full time really is the definition of physically relentless. This new hobby (I’m just excited to be able to say I have a hobby tbh) has made me carve out time for myself which for some mental reason I just couldn’t bring myself to do before. I couldn’t switch off but now, for 30 minutes at least, I can. So yeah! The big goal is my birthday next year. I can’t wait to see what my stats are by then as this time around when I’m writing out goals (I’m genuinely thinking of getting a whiteboard to do this, actual lol) I know I’ll be keeping it up. Thanks for putting up with me wanging on about output stats on Stories. I’m really enjoying this whole lark 💕 #gettingfitforme #strongnotskinny #ukladiespeloton #onepeloton #onepelotonfamily
Happy birthday @raydrayd 👑
T2 says Happy Halloween. T1 says if you’re not even going to buy a proper costume for Instagram likes then I’m not posing.
All cakes should be sold like this. An indecisive greedy woman’s dream. Thank you to my MIL for carrying it on three trains to bring it to me 😍
I saw this on Twitter this morning and thought it was lovely and therefore you might like to see it too 🍊
This morning I was invited to a @coppafeelpeople breakfast to celebrate six months of “no-touch” breast consultations across @superdrug stores. 65,000 people have already used the free service where a nurse will teach you how to check yourself for changes and better explain how you can get to know your boobs (and under the armpit and up to the collarbone - don’t forget - all breast tissue!) It was a lovely, small crowd of women - some of whom were generous enough to share how @coppafeelpeople had helped them as they faced their own breast cancer diagnosis in their 20s and 30s. Because it happens to us young women too. And that’s why we need to get to know our boobs and advocate for ourselves if we notice any changes. It took me losing someone I loved to breast cancer to start checking my boobs regularly (ridiculous, I know) and signing up to @coppafeelpeople’s free monthly text reminders (Oi you! Check your norks!) earlier this year really helped me establish this habit. I nabbed this waterproof sticker as I was leaving the event and have already put it on my shower door so now I really have no excuse. Hearing @emlouiii share how the sticker literally saved her life was enough to convince me I needed this in my bathroom. The stickers are free on their website if you want to order one for yourself to serve as a regular reminder when you’re lathering up. Or to sign up for the free text reminder service, just text EARLY to 70300. Knowing your boobs could save your life 🍈🍈
Bring back brunch pics.
Two two year olds. I can and can’t believe it 💙💙
Five years married and at least five minutes since I last uploaded a picture of my wedding dress. (There is zero point me writing something nice for my husband here as he thinks, and I quote, “Instagram is for losers”. I’d marry him again though and he definitely does exist)
I went to a party 🥳 #wiwt
October 6th 2017 vs October 6th 2018 vs October 9th 2019. Yeah we’re late because toddlers are “testing”. (And never mind them - why am *I* getting taller? 🤣)
“Trust me mate, in 78 days this will be THE place to be”
(AD) Ahhh the never ending appeal of old yoghurt pots. It was an agency babysitter who introduced the boys to the joy of stacking these, over a year ago now, and this ridiculously simple game acted as such a reassurance to me that yes, a babysitter *can* entertain my children while I get on with something else undisturbed by the needs of babies. She had given them lunch whilst I worked in another room, then washed out their pots and set up a game for them using her own little bag of toys she'd brought with her too. I'd been so SO worried about hiring an agency babysitter, but it all went well and she got the measure of their vastly different personalities staggeringly quickly! Like a lot of the parents I've ~connected to~ on here, I don't have friends/family nearby who are able to help out with regular babysitting. And even if you do have grandparents/mates on standby, sometimes you just need emergency childcare! But....where do you find these gems who will actually play with your children?! All my research last year (and there was a lot, because I am supremely difficult when it comes to things like this) led me to @sitters.babysitting. Now yes this is an ad for Sitters, but they contacted me about working together because they knew I was already a paying customer. The reason I chose them when I was first looking for babysitters last year was simple: their babysitters are all THOROUGHLY VETTED, background checked, reference checked and all have a minimum of two years *recent* childcare experience. Sitters is a Dorset-based babysitting agency, with national coverage (they even cover hotels and holiday lets!) and there's so much positive stuff I want to say that I will direct you to my Stories to hear it rather than continue this mammoth essay here but I have been really impressed, as I’ll talk about on Stories now, so I’m very happy to recommend them to your family too 💕
“Quick take a photo of me looking fabulous in the wind 💅🏻” #wiwt (Swipe for non-blurred version featuring my husband’s shoe between me legs)