#LivingArrows – Snow Day Smiles 08/52 (2020)

We woke this morning to a covering of snow and after having a week off for the half-term holidays, what better way to start the working week than a snow day? 

Sadly the snow didn’t last long, we didn’t even get the chance to go out and play as by the time the kids had performed their ‘snow day dance’ (aka random dancing and screaming around the living room), had eaten their breakfast and were both dressed and ready, it was pouring with rain.

We didn’t waste the day entirely. Instead, we decided to enjoy our very own ‘board game bonanza’ and from lunchtime till almost bedtime.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – The House Of Art

Talk about rainy day activities, we’ve done nothing but this week… we’ve played games, read books, baked cookies, coloured pictures, built Lego models, pieced together puzzles and painted all sorts of stuff.

E has been after painting her unicorn model since she was given it back at Christmas and why not with the weather as it has been?

This little lady has such a steady hand and concentrates so deeply whilst painting. It certainly kept her quiet for a fair few hours and isn’t entirely finished yet!

E often reminds me of the Barbie doll from the backpack in Toy Story 2 as she too wants to be an artist when she is older.…

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Life Phases & Crazes

Is it just me or does there come certain points in your life when everyone around you seems to be following some sort of craze, phase or doing one particular thing?

I’m not sure whether it’s that the things that you yourself desire suddenly become more noticeable, or whether there genuinely are phases and times of life when everyone seems to be following suit.

Come to think of it, I guess it’s not all about desire as I myself wouldn’t contemplate running for love nor money, it doesn’t interest me in the slightest yet it seems to be a current craze and I’m forever hearing about people’s latest milestones in their marathons, park runs and such-like.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Windy Weekends 08/52 (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.

It’s been a wet, windy and wild half term. Though we’ve enjoyed the downtime, it would have been nice to get out and about without getting blown away.

Whilst out on a fruitless mission to find tile paint (to spruce up my kitchen tiles) I decided to take a detour to snap a few shots of the local area. Although the river in this picture appears to be deceptively calm, let me assure you that the boats were rocking and I myself was battling against the wind to stay stood upright!…

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#LivingArrows – Hats & Hedgehogs For Half Term 07/52 (2020)

The past few days have been a bit of a blur, there’s so much going on at present yet somehow we’ve managed to repaint both the kitchen and dining room, we’ve had a day out to the cinema to watch Sonic The Hedgehog followed by a MacDonald’s, and today we’ve been for a family swim at the local swimming baths.

It has none-stop bucketed it down for the past week, if the weather wasn’t so wild we could have enjoyed walks in the woods, strolls on the shore or time out and about. I had toyed with the idea of taking the kids to Blackpool for the day but with the endless series of storms that we are being battered by, that and the fact that I need to stay close to home it’s just not going to happen.…

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