#LivingArrows – Lockdown Lifestyle 42/52 (2020)

With the temperature dropping, the dark nights approaching, and the prospect of another lockdown looming, we’ve become accustomed to the concept of keeping ourselves occupied indoors.

From baking to board games, we’ve kept the kids entertained where and when possible but I must admit, the idea of having to spend another however many months locked within the same four walls is far from ideal.

Beating Boredom With Board Games

It’s such a shame for the kids with Halloween just around the corner as they aren’t able to go about their traditional trick or treating – instead, I’ve ordered various sweets and treats which I plan to offer as prizes for a range of games which I’ll set up for the kids to play in-between movies and such-like.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Eat My Homework!

Apparently, there’s no such thing as a break when you’ve got two kids and a poorly parent thus I’ve given up trying to have a weekend these days.

We spent Saturday catching up with E’s reading and kindness collection homework prior to stripping beds, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning, tidying, and getting the house into order before going baking bonkers as we made various loaves of bread and a cake which was then to be iced as a plant/ animal cell as part of J’s science homework.

By the time that we had ticked off the many tasks, it was almost evening and I was off out on ‘Dad duty’ to offer Mum a little time to herself so that she could enjoy a bath in the hopes that she may feel slightly more human. …

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#MySundaySnapshot – Dark Side Of The Sun 42/52 (2020)

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.

“Is there a way out of this? If there is I don’t see it Can heaven and hell coexist? Not when both battle for dominance Brush back my tears and he said “girl We have to soldier on Yes girl even when we don’t feel strong’ So how many young men have to lay down Their life and their love of their woman For some sick promise of a heaven Lies go back now to the garden Even the four horses say all bets are off We’re on the dark side of the sun We’re on the dark side of the sun We’re on the dark side of the sun” Tori Amos – Dark Side Of The Sun

Thanks for reading my #MySundaySnapshot post, I look forward to catching up and sharing your #MySundaySnapshot pictures either through your own posts, social media shares or comments upon this post.…

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The Siblings Project – October 2020

It’s that time of year when I start to worry that almost all of my photos seem to be taken indoors. Though I’d usually try to snap some shots whilst out and about, we just aren’t getting out much of late as by the time the kids are home from school and have eaten their tea it’s dark and we’re happy hermits in the warmth of our four wall fortress that we call home.

Whilst I’d love to spend time out and about over the weekend, covid is making that almost impossible of late. Although the kids are at school and they mix within their bubbles, I don’t really wish to extend the risk by taking them out around the area – especially as we live in a tourist trap that attracts people from all around the country.…

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#LivingArrows – Reading & Relaxing 41/52 (2020)

It’s so almost half term and boy do we need a break – it’s not just us adults who are feeling weary but the kids seem pretty worn-out too. Life seems so fast-paced and full-on right now and I think the kids feel much the same as I do.

It’s not too long now before the clocks go back and we plunge into the darkness of winter and though I’m fairly sure it won’t be long before we see another national lockdown – I for one will be quite happy to stay at home if only to get some rest.

Relaxing With Reading

Taking It Easy With Tech

To ensure that the kids make it to half-term (unlike myself as I’ve been the ‘man-down’ today thanks to ill health) I’ve encouraged them to take five, to kick back, and to recharge their batteries where and when possible.…

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