#LivingArrows – Goodbye Grandad 47/52 (2020)

As a parent, I make it my mission to protect my kids from harm’s way, and as much as I try to shield them from hurt and from sorrow, sadly there are some things in life which I simply cannot alter nor protect any of us from. 

Though the kids have experienced the loss of a beloved pet a few years back, I was hoping and expected that losing a loved one would be an issue we would avoid until they are far older. Sadly that is not the case as last week my beloved Father lost his battle to brain cancer and as a result, J and E have lost their Grandad and though they are putting on very brave faces, I know just how much they’ll miss him.…

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#LivingArrows – School Snaps 46/52 (2020)

With the first term of school well and truly under their belts, J & E had their first senior and junior school shots snapped last week. To save some pennies, I decided to order digital rather than physical copies of the photos this year, it’s far cheaper and easier to print my own copies of these snaps on photo-quality paper for those who may wish to place my lovely little ones upon their mantlepieces.

J’s First Senior Snapshot E’s First Junior Snapshot

It seems odd seeing J dressed in navy rather than red, I know that E misses having him around at school but she’s doing well and with covid regulations, classes are no longer mixing anyhow.…

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#LivingArrows – A Piece Of Cake 45/52 (2020)

Ever since they were very little, our kids have both loved to bake. Whether it be biscuits, fairy cakes, swiss rolls, or cheese scones, our kids love nothing more than to don their aprons and to get busy in the kitchen. 

The Queen of The Tarts

Though I’d love to get a new kitchen for us all to enjoy baking in, we are currently waiting for new windows which thanks to the pandemic, may take some time. Only once the windows are done can we make a start on stripping what is currently an eighties abomination of floral tiles and wooden units. …

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#LivingArrows – The Witching Hour 44/52 (2020)

I don’t know about you but parenting is much like Groundhog Day, especially so during a lockdown. Whether it’s a school night or the half-term holidays, we each have a routine which despite wavering by the odd half-hour or so is usually around about the same time day in day out.

We, as a family tend to start winding down for bed at around 8 pm. First, the kids will watch some television whilst they have either yogurt or some oat biscuits for supper, next they will each have a bath or a shower, and finally once they are clean and dry they will get dressed for bed and listen to a couple of stories before finally hitting the hay at around 9 pm.…

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#LivingArrows – Costume Crazy 43/52 (2020)

With Halloween less than a week away, we’ve decorated the house and the kids have their costumes at the ready to wear whilst we play games, watch movies and enjoy an array of activities. It may be a little different this year but we can still have some spooky, scary but safe fun as a family.

Mal the Magnificent

Our ‘not so little’ Dare DEVIL

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very spooky, spectacular, and SAFE Halloween.

Thank you for reading and as always, I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.…

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