It’s nippy now that it’s November, the heating has been cranked up, the washing line is no longer of use and the hats, scarves and gloves have become an everyday essential.

The children don’t seem to care less whether its hot, cold, wet or dry so long as they are able to get out and about to run amuck in the fresh air. They have limitless amounts of energy and a massive lust for life which is fabulous but they behave much like monkeys on crack which explains the endless tears, rips and scratches I’m forever fixing on their clothing and shoes. … Read more from this post

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Welcome to another instalment of #LivingArrows, the last #LivingArrows post prior to the start of yet another academic year!

Whilst most of the UK have returned to school, my children don’t start back until Thursday which gives us that little bit of extra time together to enjoy activities while things are a little quieter.

I’m all for jumping in the car and heading out for the day but quite often I find it’s the simple things which work best and the children seem to enjoy the most. A simple trip to the beach and a stroll on the sand is often far easier and cheaper than setting up camp in a random theme park or worse, soft-play hell.… Read more from this post

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Following a busy day at School there’s nothing quite like letting some steam off with a brisk walk down the beach. We are so lucky to live on the coast, the kids spend endless amounts of time running up and down the beach, collecting seashells, building sand castles, throwing pebbles and picking a few to paint once back at home. I on the other hand watch on as the kids have fun, sand between my toes, the sunshine upon my skin as the fresh air blows the cobwebs away. A simple stroll upon the sand can do wonders for the heart, soul and mind.… Read more from this post

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With only a fortnight to go before both School and Nursery break up for the summer holidays it seems that there is an endless string of dates for the diary all of which I have pencilled into my planner and will try my very best to attend.

There is only so much this Mother can do though and whilst I fully respect the efforts which go into my children’s education I can only wangle so much into my week. It wont be long before I’m without routine and able to go with the flow a little more but until then it’s as if I’m on fast forward riding a unicycle whilst juggling plates.… Read more from this post

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Every now and then we all need a little time to kick back and to take a moment. Whenever I’m in need of time out I will usually be found sat by the coast. The fresh air, the open water, the beautiful skyline and the stunning views are usually enough to blow the cobwebs away.

I have said it so often in many of my previous posts but I will say it once again – I am so lucky to live by the sea. Whilst I may live somewhere which many may term as ‘the arse end of nowhere’ I am at least grateful for the stunning scenery which I am surrounded by on a daily basis.… Read more from this post

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