#LivingArrows – Time Out With Tech 37/52 (2020)

After spending almost six months stuck at home, the kids have relished getting back into a routine and seem to really enjoy being back at school. Though come four o’clock, they are both completely bushed – which is totally understandable considering that J has a half-an-hour car journey to and from school each day and E spends that time waiting with her Nana and Grandad following a busy day at school.

Time Out With Tech

IPad & Chill

As you can imagine, the kid’s days are far busier than during lockdown and I’m not in the slightest bit surprised that by tea time, they are both tuckered out!…

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#LivingArrows – Back To School 36/52 (2020)

Though I usually share two photos as part of the #LivingArrows series, this week I’ve chosen to share just one – the annual obligatory ‘back to school’ snapshot which I captured the night before the chaos commenced.

Though we’ve been back for almost a week now, it still all feels so new as J is now at secondary school, E is now a junior, Paul now has a new role as manager and I have started working somewhere new in a completely new role which feels ever so slightly alien at present.

Though it’ll take time, I’m sure that we will eventually grow accustomed to the new positions, places, and the return to a routine but it’s not easy, especially not with all the ‘new but not so normal’ measures.…

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#LivingArrows – So Long Summer 35/52 (2020)

Summer has come to a close and whilst I’m rather sad to kiss goodbye to our time together as a family, I’m also rather relieved to return to a routine and to nestle into a little normality…

The kids have spent their final week off enjoying time with family and friends, taking trips to the park, having a hair cut (in J’s case), going for strolls along the shore, and relaxing whenever and wherever possible prior to chaos commencing as September arrives and school begins.

Park Play


And so that’s it – summer is officially over! Here’s hoping that we move onto an into September safely.…

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#LivingArrows – Hoodies & Hair Crayons 34/52 (2020)

We’ve had quite a busy week all told, what with two birthdays, a number of appointments, shopping trips and such-like, it’s been a lot more like ‘normal’. Since she turned seven, E has been busy playing with her piles of presents; we’ve built two Frozen Lego models so far this week, we’ve dyed each other’s hair with ‘hair crayons’, we’ve applied countless glitter tattoos and we’ve almost polished off the cake!

Hair Crayon Crazy

Our Lovely But Not So Little ‘Leaver’

J FINALLY received his leaver’s hoodie a few days back and though it’s been quite some time since he actually went to school, I think it was a rather nice way to bring things to a close especially with the summer holiday’s coming towards an end.…

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#LivingArrows – Staying Put & Staying Safe 33/52 (2020)

Though the sunshine has dissipated somewhat, my memories from this past week are well recorded as I captured copious sunshine snaps which I’m sure that come winter I’ll be scrolling through whilst wishing for warmer days.

I’ve really enjoyed spending time sitting in the sunshine watching and listening to the kids scream and splash about, especially so as they haven’t been able to have a holiday this year.

Our Paddling Pool Princess

Smiles In The Sun

Though many people are spending their summer touring around the UK, we need to stay close to home at present with all that’s going on with my Dad. …

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