#LivingArrows – Bigger & Better 31/52 (2020)

In hindsight, I wish that I’d marked the height of the kids at the start of the lockdown as I swear that they’ve grown like weeds over the past few months!

Although J’s managed to outgrow my shoesize already, when we stand back to back, I’m still ever so slightly taller than him but only by millimetres. How?! How on earth is my eleven-year-old lad almost taller than me, I’m thirty-something years old and still can’t reach the cups on the top shelf but that’s by the by!

My Rather Lanky But Lovely Lad

Like her brother, E, bless her, is also growing at light speed.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Brews Under The Brolly

After weeks of none-stop dank, drizzly weather we finally had a sunshine day, just a day mind as any more than that would be pushing it.

Whilst it was still quite windy, the temperature was warm enough to warrant pumping up and filling the paddling pool, though only E was brave enough to actually get in. J decided he didn’t fancy getting cold nor wet, which I must admit was probably a wise decision. Instead, he opted to practice somersaulting on the trampoline whilst Paul and I enjoyed a brew under the brolly.

Sadly the sunshine was shortlived and it wasn’t long before dark clouds loomed, leaving us just enough time to get the washing in and to pack-up the cushions from the rattan furniture.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Signs of Summer 31/52 (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 eight years since my husband and I moved into the house in which we now live. Though we’ve ripped out the funky, floral carpets, we’ve removed the shell-shaped bathroom, we’ve repainted and redecorated almost all of the house and have even added an extension a few years back – there are a few things however that I chose to keep…

Standing tall in the corner of our garden is a chimney-pot-planter in which is a beautiful lily that, every year without fail, flourishes into the most fabulous flower that I have ever seen.…

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Things that I have #LikedandLoved in July (2020)

So here we are at the end of July already – it’s strange how quickly time flies by despite us having to battle the boredom of being stuck in lockdown limbo. So without further ado, here are a few of the things which I have #LikedandLoved throughout July.

The End Of Term & The End of An Era

School (or should I say homeschool?) came to a close for the academic year. J is no longer a junior, he has now finished primary school entirely, and come September will be moving on to senior school, whereas E has now finished in the infants and come autumn will be a junior.…

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#LittleLoves – July 2020

After almost an entire month of dank and dismal wet weather, we conclude July with a stunning but scorching sunshine day. Here are a few of my #LittleLoves from the past month.


Other than the news, I’ve not read an awful lot during the past month. I have however been dipping in and out of my copy of ‘Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom‘ and I fully intend to fall back into my fiction over the next couple of weeks.


Having sucked various streaming services dry, Paul and I have since started watching ‘Call The Midwife‘. It’s not a program that I would have considered watching up until now, however, my Dad seemed to be enjoying watching this show and whilst I’ve been back and forth looking after him, I too have joined him in watching a few episodes and now I’m hooked!…

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