#LivingArrows – Things Are Going Swimmingly 37/52 (2019)

We are now midway through September and although it’s only been a few weeks since the kids started back at school, already they are surprising me with their sudden spurts in growth and independence.

I cannot believe quickly our little ones are growing up; J has now started walking home from school with his friends which has taken me a little getting used to, though he’s ten now and can be trusted to walk sensibly and hopefully safely home.

Once home, J helps out around the house, he then practices on his drums before entertaining himself and his sister with games and activities such as chess, drawing, building circuits or Lego.…

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#LivingArrows – School Starts & Applications 36/52 (2019)

The kids are now back to school and back to the regular routine. It’s been less than a week but already summer feels like it was a million years ago.

J is now in the final year of primary school, I cannot believe how fast time has flown! He’s grown into such an amazing young man; he’s independent, responsible, helpful and caring, I couldn’t be a prouder parent.

Given that he’s now double digits, I’ve finally loosed the leash and allowed him to walk home from school with friends, it’s a twenty-thirty minute walk along a busy road but I trust him to be sensible and to stay safe.…

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#LivingArrows – Growing Up Far Too Fast 35/52 (2019)

I was flicking through my photos of the kids earlier today and came across these two shots snapped over the summer.  I suddenly realised how much the kids have shot up; our little lady no longer looks quite so little and our big boy is becoming a teenager before his time. Not only in terms of appearance but also in his attitude…

Our Big Girl & Her Big Bunny

Mad For Milkshake – A Teenager Before His Time

I cannot believe J is about to start year six, his final year at primary school, following which he will move up to secondary school whilst E will become a junior!…

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#LivingArrows – Family Fun At Alton Towers 34/52 (2019)

Having driven down to Derby in what turned out to be a heatwave, and according to the records – the hottest bank-holiday weekend of all time, we thought what better to do in thirty-degree heat than to visit Alton Towers?!

Having filled ourselves with a scrummy hotel breakfast and lathered our bodies in factor fifty, we set off early to meet up with family outside of the Alton Towers park. We arrived before opening but already people were pouring into the park and it was set to be a busy, blistering hot day.

We began by talking a stroll around CBeebies land and queuing for what felt like an eternity to ride the Postman Pat ride.…

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#LivingArrows – Practice & Posing 33/52 (2019)

One thing is for sure – there is no place like home! You can fly all around the World, travel from coast to coast and holiday wherever you fancy but nothing beats home. Home is absolutely where the heart is, thus the kids and I have been more than happy spending this past week at home.

We’ve probably spent far too much time in our pajamas but I’ve rather enjoyed the lazy mornings, it’s done us all the world of good. The kids have entertained themselves with board games, drum practice, baking, and watching movies, whilst I’ve got on with the housework and convalescing following having a tooth extracted.…

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