#LivingArrows – Holiday Happy 16/52 (2021)

We’ve been making the most of the holidays and have been enjoying some serious downtime; Paul and I finally had the time to move J’s wardrobe contents around thus making room for his drawers and in turn space for his drumkit which has finally moved into his bedroom – where it should have been all along. It truly is the little accomplishments in life which seem to bring such satisfaction! J is over the moon that he is now able to drum away to his heart’s content, though the neighbours may not feel quite the same joy… E meanwhile has… View Post

The Spirit of Japan – Festivals, Rituals & Everyday Magic

Japan is often deemed as a non-religious country, though this is a cliche and it’s far from the truth. Having spent the past few weeks flicking through ‘The Spirit of Japan – Festivals, Ritual’s & Everyday Magic‘ I have come to learn that there are many spirits, demons, and elements of magic woven deep into the fabric of Japanese folklore, some of these effigies still populate roadsides and are part of Japanese rituals to this very day. Sean Michael Wilson & Fumio Obata Written by and Sean Michael Wilson and illustrated by Fumio Obata, ‘The Spirit of Japan – Festivals,… View Post

Tips and Tricks For Being Your Healthiest Self

There are a lot of benefits that can come from working to become your healthiest self. You’ll look better, have more energy, and be happier — that’s a lot of good things that can come from prioritising your health! Of course, most people are not their healthiest selves. And it’s not overly difficult to see why. There are plenty of things that can derail your health goals, especially in this day and age — the standard lifestyle is not going to push a person towards being their healthiest best. As such, it’s important to take the time to make it… View Post

#MySundaySnapshot – Echo Bridge 15/52 (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. So here we are, it’s the weekend again! We enjoyed a rather lazy but well-deserved lay-in followed by a quick tidy and clean before my Mum popped over for a brew and some banter. This afternoon we’ve been for another walk through the fields and past the ponds with not just one but two dogs, followed by the obligatory burgers (from the van in the square) and a few… View Post

The A-Z of Parenthood (Five Years Later) – The Preteen Edition

Having spent the past twenty-four hours moving my website from one host to another I was forced to check back upon a few of my past posts to ensure that everything still worked and that the transfer had been successful. Whilst doing this, I couldn’t help but indulge in a little nostalgia by reading some of my earlier, much less-refined, waffly but rather amusing blog posts from the past, one of which I felt I ought to update. It’s been five years since I first wrote ‘The A-Z of Parenthood – The Toddler Years Edition‘ and so much has changed… View Post