#LivingArrows – Here At Homeschool HQ 03/52 (2021)

Welcome to another week here at ‘Homeschool HQ’ – an endless juggling act that leaves both Paul and I completely exhausted by the end of the day, but it’s worth it to keep our little ones happy, healthy, entertained, and educated. Though, I’m slightly concerned that our recycling bins may overflow with bottles at the rate that my stress levels are rising – thankfully the kids are calm, cool, and collected which is the main thing.

Today we’ve been busy counting cubes, investigating past tense, stripping petals from flowers, breaking microscopes, researching bird flu,  investigating forces, carrying out video-conference staff meetings, changing dressings following my medical procedure earlier this week, and being sure to keep on top of the chores whilst ensuring that we are all fed and watered.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Sunset Sphere 03/52 (2021)

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a snap-sharing-blog-linky series that you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

As I mentioned in last week’s post, due to ‘living in lockdown’ I haven’t really had the chance to get all that many photos and so have chosen to use this opportunity to share a few of the super snapshots which have been taken by my family and friends.

Whilst scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw this stunning shot which was taken by my good friend Kate.…

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The Siblings Project – January 2021

Though we’ve had the odd flurry of the white stuff, in comparison to many other places around the UK we’ve not seen all that much snow as of yet this year. 

Earlier this week, the kids wrapped up warm for a winter’s walk, and despite scaring their Dad silly by slipping on the ice, both J & E rather enjoyed their escape from our ‘four wall fortress’. 

Though I’d love to see some more snow this year, I’m well aware that the moment it does ‘dump it down’ that the kids will want to be out with their sledges and given that our nearest hill is at the local park, it doesn’t really seem a very sensible place to go to right now… 

I was so hoping that this year would be better than the last but so far things just seem even harder and though I’m trying my best to keep smiling, it really isn’t easy.…

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How to Prepare For a New Dog

Getting a new pet is a big commitment especially when it is a dog so knowing what you need and how you can make sure it grows up healthy and well trained. A dog requires more looking after than most pets, with cats you can just leave them to get on with life and you need to feed them and they keep to themselves, with dogs they tend to need more love and cuddles to feel welcomed and happy, they also will require exercise and taking out when they require the toilet, so there is more needed to be done with a dog than other pets.…

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#LivingArrows – Lockdown Life 02/52 (2021)

I don’t know if it’s just me but heck, this lockdown seems so much harder than the last! Don’t get me wrong, I’m far happier staying safe at home and keeping the kids busy but it’s so dark, dreary, and dismal at this time of year that it makes everything feel so much more of a trudge.

Thankfully the kids have been fabulously flexible and have both been really busy working their little socks off, bless them. We spend morning to late afternoon each weekday occupied with homeschool activities and so often it’s dark by the time we’re done, which frustrates me a little as it leaves little opportunity for time outside.…

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