#LivingArrows – Just Jumpers 04/52 (2020)

It’s been yet another ‘Manic Monday’ with after-school clubs, hair appointments, the household chores and a husband suffering from what appears to be flu.

I wouldn’t mind being so busy if it weren’t for the freezing, wet weather – I’m forever layering up and moments later layering down as I whisk in and out of the house. I feel as I’ve been back and forth all day never quite getting warm before venturing back out into the cold.

The kids must be mad as they are quite happy to head out in just a jumper, they don’t seem to feel the cold like I do – it must be an age thing! …

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – A Marvellous Meal Out

It’s not often that we go out as a family, at least not for lunch that is. My kids you see are rather fussy over their food, they have never been the easiest of eaters especially when away from home.

Over the years we’ve wasted countless amounts of money,  buying the kids food in restaurants, cafes, bars and such-like. No matter how hard we’ve tried to encourage them to eat, both J & E will sit and pick at their food and eat next to nothing.

It seemed far easier, therefore, to pop to a local shop and to prepare and pack a picnic.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – A Spectacular Sunset 04/52 (2020)

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a blog-linky simply to share snapshots that you are more than welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

It’s only January but it feels as if it has been a long, dark winter. Though there have been some spectacular sunsets of late, I for one cannot wait for the lighter nights to arrive.

It feels as if it’s dark upon waking and dark upon arriving home, leaving very little time to enjoy any light whatsoever. I may be pasty pale and frazzle in the sun but I am desperate for some sunlight!…

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The Mid Week Slump

I seem to be suffering from a mid-week slump, I’ve come home and cracked on with my usual chores whilst listening to Alexa, the day is done and the sun is shining – all would seem well with the World yet I seem to be lacking lustre for life and my smile seems to have slid.

I would usually put feelings like this down to the winter weather, the January blues, or the time of the month yet none of these seem to be the issue.

Over the years I’ve come to realise that perhaps I’m a little too perceptive for my own good.…

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#LivingArrows – Pictures At The Park 03/52 (2020)

Talk about fitting as much as humanly possible into a small space of time – this past weekend went by in a blur as we just didn’t stop!

It may have been bitterly cold outside but it was the perfect weather for a play in the park, which is precisely where my husband took the kids (and the dog)  to run off some energy which I ran myself ragged clearing, cleaning and sorting through endless amounts of clutter.

J is now back to himself, though I swear this ten-year-old of mine is getting to more like a teenager by the day.…

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