#MySundaySnapshot – Forever Eleven 21/52 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.

 Earlier this week we celebrated a very special young man’s eleventh birthday and despite being in lockdown, J had a truly wonderful day.

J began the day by being spoilt rotten with gifts galore, following which he spent time chatting to family. As we were blessed with beautiful weather, we were able to enjoy time paddling in the pool, bouncing on the trampoline, and shooting some hoops in the garden.…

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Could Higher Education Be an Option for You Now?

When we think of university, we tend to think of students who have just left school, moving out of home for the first time and taking their first big steps into the world of independent living. We don’t often consider it an option for ourselves. But the truth is, the majority of universities do accept mature students (that’s any student commencing studies over the age of 21) and many older students do thrive in their studies.

When it comes down to it, there’s no age that’s deemed “too old” to get started with studies and there are all sorts of perks that can come hand in hand with a university education.…

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#LivingArrows – Working & Walking 20/52 (2020)

When it comes to our homeschool routine, my husband I and I tend to split the days in terms of leadership. Paul (and the kids of course) usually start the day by having a workout with Joe Wicks from which they then cool down with drinks, snacks, and the latest episode of Newsround.

I then step in by leading the literacy, spelling, handwriting, reading, and numeracy whilst Paul’s locked in the office busy working from home.

Smiles for Spelling

Once work is out of the way, we then have some lunch followed by a break during which the children usually play outside in the garden unless it’s pouring down like today for example, in which case they’ll go on their ‘tech’ or watch some television.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Snuggle With A Story

After a busy day, what better than to sit and read a book? One thing is for sure, my kids sure love reading and I love listening to and watching them enjoy literature.

Both J & E have a couch in their bedrooms, which is most often where they choose to sit and read. Given that we’ve been in lockdown for the past however many weeks, we’ve passed a fair amount of time with reading in this house.

Reading provides the perfect mental escape from ‘four-wall syndrome’ not only for the children but also for us adults. There’s nothing quite like picking up a good book to dig out some facts or even better, snuggle with a story and sail away into the land of fiction. …

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#MySundaySnapshot – The Pepper Pot 20/52 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.

I’ve lost count of which week nevermind which day we are at in terms of the lockdown – all I can say is that it’s been a LONG TIME since things were ‘normal’. Although I’m not sure that anything will ever be ‘normal’ again – 2020 truly has thrown us a curveball, it’s smashed straight through our windows and left a right old mess too…

As for returning to ‘normal’ – I sure as heck ain’t rushing to get back to ‘business as usual’.…

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