#LivingArrows – Costume Chaos 29/52 (2019)

One thing my children have always loved to do from an early age is to dress up, over the years they have collected an impressive stash of costumes, all of which are stored in a large, easy-to-access toy box. The kids are forever parading around as Pirates, Princesses and such-like.

They love to roleplay whilst wearing their costumes, it’s quite amusing to sit and to listen to the things that they say, the way in which they adjust their voice and take on accents, they have such fun together!

Having watched each and every one of the ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ films over the space of a week, E decided to dress up as a miniature Elizabeth Swan – she then found her very own sword and gave her brother what for until he gave in and played along.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Hugs With The Hound

Once the kids have snuggled into their beds and sound asleep, Paul and I settle on the sofa with snacks, drinks, and the dog… There’s nothing quite like having hugs with the hound following a busy day, she may be rather slobbery and incredibly hairy but I couldn’t care less- she’s adorable!

Each and every evening Maisy hops onto the couch and snuggles herself into my feet, she will then slowly but surely crawl further upon me, often making it completely impossible to see or to watch the television at all.

Our house wouldn’t be our home without the presence of four paws, we’ve spent a few days in the past (whilst moving house and getting ready for our holidays) without a pooch and the house was squeaky clean but scarily silent, though I’m far happier living with the fur, the slobber, the drool, and the many doggy delights.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Blue Skies & Greener Pastures 29/52 (2019)

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot blog post, part of a weekly blog-linky designed purely to share pictures. You are more than welcome to join, click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

The summer holidays have finally arrived and whilst the weather has been a little hit and miss, what with flash flooding, dark clouds and the electricity flicking on and off… I couldn’t care less at this point in time, I’m just so relieved to relax¬†whatever the weather for the next six weeks or so.

My mind, my body and my soul is utterly exhausted, I need a really good rest and though I’m sure the summer is going to be busy, busy, busy, I’m going to make the most of every moment.…

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Let Summer Commence!

I was intending to write this post yesterday. However, despite my best intentions I decided to cut loose and to celebrate the start of the summer by sharing some bubbles with a bestie.

At precisely 1.15pm just as school was officially ‘out for the summer’, rain began to heave from the heavens by the bucket load, the electricity began flickering on and off and it felt far more like winter than summer. Not one to let the weather get in the way, I finished off my jobs for the day, loaded the kids into the car and played summer songs all the way home.…

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#LivingArrows – Celebrating Success 28/52 (2019)

It’s been a week of celebration for the family, Paul and I became an Auntie and Uncle again following the birth of our beautiful new niece. I cannot wait to meet her!

Meanwhile the kids celebrated their academic success at their recent presentation ceremony where E scooped a teachers award! J meanwhile picked up a well-deserved book prize for his fantastic progress. It was awesome to watch both J & E take to the stage to collect their medals, books, and certificates. Though being the emotionally mushy, proud parent that I am, I couldn’t help but shed a tear or two…

I really wish I could hold back the waterworks at times like these.…

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