#LivingArrows – Snow Day Smiles 08/52 (2020)

We woke this morning to a covering of snow and after having a week off for the half-term holidays, what better way to start the working week than a snow day? 

Sadly the snow didn’t last long, we didn’t even get the chance to go out and play as by the time the kids had performed their ‘snow day dance’ (aka random dancing and screaming around the living room), had eaten their breakfast and were both dressed and ready, it was pouring with rain.

We didn’t waste the day entirely. Instead, we decided to enjoy our very own ‘board game bonanza’ and from lunchtime till almost bedtime.…

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#LivingArrows – Hats & Hedgehogs For Half Term 07/52 (2020)

The past few days have been a bit of a blur, there’s so much going on at present yet somehow we’ve managed to repaint both the kitchen and dining room, we’ve had a day out to the cinema to watch Sonic The Hedgehog followed by a MacDonald’s, and today we’ve been for a family swim at the local swimming baths.

It has none-stop bucketed it down for the past week, if the weather wasn’t so wild we could have enjoyed walks in the woods, strolls on the shore or time out and about. I had toyed with the idea of taking the kids to Blackpool for the day but with the endless series of storms that we are being battered by, that and the fact that I need to stay close to home it’s just not going to happen.…

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#LivingArrows – My Rainbow In A Stormy Sky 06/52 (2020)

At the risk of sounding like Phil Mitchell from Eastenders – “Family is everything”. When times get tough it’s family that you protect and family that you turn to. My family is indeed everything…

These two treasures are my sunshine on a cloudy day, my rainbow in a stormy sky, they are the colour, the beauty and the happiness in my life.

I can’t really remember a time before having kids which may seem odd. What exactly did I do with my time? Sure we watched television, we enjoyed evenings out, we read books, we batch baked and we tampered with technology but what did we actually do?!…

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#LivingArrows – Trims & Timing 05/52 (2020)

Last week seemed to be the week of after-school appointments for both J & E with the hairdressers, dentist, after-school clubs, music lessons and so on. We were also meant to be going to swimming lessons on Sunday but then I fell poorly so that didn’t pan out as planned. There’s only so much I can do especially at present…

Unlike the lads who have their hair cut every four-five weeks, it’s been eight months since E or I have had our hair cut. Though I’m yet to have the chop, E had her hair cut last week and whilst she only had a few inches snipped, it seems so much easier to manage!…

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#LivingArrows – Just Jumpers 04/52 (2020)

It’s been yet another ‘Manic Monday’ with after-school clubs, hair appointments, the household chores and a husband suffering from what appears to be flu.

I wouldn’t mind being so busy if it weren’t for the freezing, wet weather – I’m forever layering up and moments later layering down as I whisk in and out of the house. I feel as I’ve been back and forth all day never quite getting warm before venturing back out into the cold.

The kids must be mad as they are quite happy to head out in just a jumper, they don’t seem to feel the cold like I do – it must be an age thing! …

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