#LivingArrows – Little Miss & Mr Indepedent 43/53 (2018)

‘Day one’ of the half term hasn’t really panned out as I first planned. I’d have liked to have spent the entire day with my children enjoying our time together as a family. However, I spent this morning back in the local hospital having yet more tests to identify exactly what is going on in my body and to find some solutions for the future.

Following a rather lengthy chat with the consultant, I took myself for some retail therapy. After spending at least half an hour wandering around the aisles of Bits Missing aka B&M Bargains, I returned home with two advent calendars for the kids, a new notebook style diary for J and a couple of presents for an upcoming party.…

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#LivingArrows – Awesome Autumn 42/53 (2018)

It’s been a funny few days, the weather has yo-yo’d from torrential rain to bright and beautiful. After almost twenty-four hours of none-stop, heavy rain the kids were about to go stir crazy. There are only so many board games that you can play , books that you can read, movies that you can watch and crafts that you can do before four-wall fever sets in.

We spent the entire of Saturday cooped up in the house, watching the pouring rain, whilst trying to keep ourselves entertained. Twenty-four hours later, the rain had stopped, the sun was shining and you’d never believe that less than a day before most of the local roads had been shut due to severe flooding.…

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#LivingArrows – The Apples Of My Eye 41/53 (2018)

We are forever encouraging our little ones to eat more fruit and veg. In all honesty they are pretty good with their fruit, it’s just the vegetables we need to work upon.

Thankfully we are able to fool both J and E into eating almost ten vegetables in one sitting through the power of soup. Oh soup, it’s such a wonderful dish especially during the autumn months. We really ought to make more soup, at least try a wider range of recipes as the children seem fixated upon one specific soup which although I adore, can become tiresome at times.

We try to stick to the ‘five a day rule’ and have even found products such as pizzas with hidden goodies in to ease the pressure.…

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#LivingArrows – Together At The Table 40/53 (2018)

Whilst I may detest the decor in our current kitchen, it seems to be the one place where we gather and spend time together as a family. They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home and I believe this to be true. Not only do we sit around the table as a family for meal times but we also sit together whilst doing homework, painting, playing with play-dough, drawing, playing board games, baking and all kinds of activities.

Peaceful Play-Dough Play

It’s whilst sat around the table that we share snacks, drinks and the stories from our day; it’s our ‘go to place’ after a busy day.…

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#LivingArrows – Like Mother Like… 39/53 (2018)

I am often surprised by how alike my children are to myself. Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware that they share my genes and spent just over nine months swimming around in my womb. However, I never really expected for either of them to look like or to act like me in any way, I’m pretty unique as are my children for that matter.

After Maisy, our beautiful but beastly basset brought me half a mangled slipper, I splashed out and treated myself to a new pair of slippers. Said slippers arrived through the post earlier this week and as nothing seems to be precious in this house, within an hour of them arriving E had already laid claim to my fluffy foot warmers.…

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