Hello and welcome to This day I love, a multi award winning blog which captures all those positive moments from each day.  I started this day I love in October 2012 as a way for me to combat PND with my second daughter and it began by documenting a positive moment from every day.  Over the past few years it has developed into more than I could have imagined.  I now work full time on the blog as well as freelance in photography, with an interest in birth photography, and have my own freelance company www.thisdaymedia.co.uk offering digital marketing solutions to business including blogger outreach, social media consultancy, management and training.

When I am not chasing my children, two beautiful girls aged 7 and 5 years, and a 2 year old boy, or our crazy dogs I can be found running!

My children are all very different.  My eldest loves to read and write and spends most of her time creating imaginative role plays, her dream is to be a teacher.  My youngest loves mud, water, messy play and Minnie Mouse.  Both girls love getting out and about and trying new things.  They love to travel and their favourite holiday to date has been a Disney cruise.  Little Man is a stereotypical boy.  He loves to climb everything, throw balls and hit things with big sticks!  He is a little escape artist and can escape from anywhere.  He absolutely loves things with wheels and dancing! 

J is our 7 year old Jack Russell.  He loves bubbles and chasing balls.  J has been known to carry a ball to bed with him for safe keeping.  His other favourite past time is swimming, a skill he has only just discovered but one he loves.  Spotty dog is our newest addition.  She is a rescue dog from the RSPCA and is a Dalmatian crossed with a Patter-dale terrier, think small fluffy Dalmatian.  Spotty dog loves food and digging.  I have a garden full of random holes she has dug.  I am looking forward to taking her on our travels so she can dig on a beach.

the dogs digging

This day I love was started as a way of taking the positive from each day.  To capture the day and share with the girls when they are older.  I have often been asked what category this blog falls under is it parenting or lifestyle or travel, if I am truly honest it is none of these.  This is a 'Family' blog.  It captures everything to do with family life such as Family travel, Family play, Family craft, Family fun.  I don't class it as a parenting blog as it captures much more than this.  More recently it has begun to document my running and races and is expanding much more into our active outdoor lifestyle.

I hope you enjoy reading and welcome any feedback.  If you wish to contact me please do so thisdayilove@gmail.com.  Thank you and I hope you enjoy my blog.


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    1. Thank you, he is a cheeky boy at times

  2. Special moments indeed! Keep it up! Maddie

    1. Thank you, I love your children's nick names

  3. Hello! Stopping by from Freedom Fridays Blog Hop!!
    I am your newest follower and look forward to visiting again soon!

    Take care,

  4. Hi

    thanks for stopping by Sweet Petite, really appreciate it!

    following now through GFC, looking forward to reading more of your posts

    Shel @ Sweet Petite

  5. Aloha!
    I'm here from the big blog hop "Aloha Friday" and from today I'm following you.
    Would you like to come to my little sewing blog and, if you like what you see, follow me back?
    I'd be reaaaaally pleased!!!
    PS: I used to have a dog like your...
    Thank you,
    c u soon,
    MammaNene from


  6. Hey lovely. I've nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award because frankly you are a Super Sweet Blogger! Thank you for your friendship and support in the community xxx http://amummysview.com/2013/04/21/super-sweet-blogger-award/

    1. Thank you, that is very kind of you

  7. Hi Leyla, this is Louise douglas , a new co-host for the Wakeup Wednesday Linky Party. Just want to say hello and thanks for joining the party, and I am your new follower on twitter, +google, and pinterest. Have a great day, Leyla


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