#LivingArrows – Costume Chaos 29/52 (2019)

One thing my children have always loved to do from an early age is to dress up, over the years they have collected an impressive stash of costumes, all of which are stored in a large, easy-to-access toy box. The kids are forever parading around as Pirates, Princesses and such-like.

They love to roleplay whilst wearing their costumes, it’s quite amusing to sit and to listen to the things that they say, the way in which they adjust their voice and take on accents, they have such fun together!

Having watched each and every one of the ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ films over the space of a week, E decided to dress up as a miniature Elizabeth Swan – she then found her very own sword and gave her brother what for until he gave in and played along.…

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#LivingArrows – Celebrating Success 28/52 (2019)

It’s been a week of celebration for the family, Paul and I became an Auntie and Uncle again following the birth of our beautiful new niece. I cannot wait to meet her!

Meanwhile the kids celebrated their academic success at their recent presentation ceremony where E scooped a teachers award! J meanwhile picked up a well-deserved book prize for his fantastic progress. It was awesome to watch both J & E take to the stage to collect their medals, books, and certificates. Though being the emotionally mushy, proud parent that I am, I couldn’t help but shed a tear or two…

I really wish I could hold back the waterworks at times like these.…

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#LivingArrows – The Little Things 27/52 (2019)

More often than not it’s the little things which matter the most in life, the little things which you enjoy, the little things which you love and the little things which get you through each day…

You know that age-old phrase “the world doesn’t revolve around you”, well that is certainly the case once you’ve had children. My life revolves around these two little things, well they aren’t so little these days but still, they are my World and what matters to them matters to me.

E has a great passion for reading, the very moment that she steps foot through the door from school, she’s desperate to read me her book.…

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#LivingArrows – Splash & Scream 26/52 (2019)

I made a conscious effort to keep things low key over the weekend. We were all pretty exhausted following what was another full on week, thus the garden was the ideal place to kick back, to relax and to have some fun in the sun.

The kids were desperate to get the paddling pool out and with the temperature soaring up to the mid-twenties, they were more than welcome to get wet and to splash around, which is precisely what they did for many hours all whilst screaming and laughing like hyenas on helium.

My Little Mermaid

It was lovely sitting under the parasol, soaking up the sun whilst watching my daft duo running around the garden in their swimming costumes whilst shooting and squirting each other with water pistols, water bombs and of course the hose pipe.…

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#LivingArrows – Sports Day Superstars 25/52 (2019)

With just under four weeks until the summer holidays commence, the annual ‘end of term summer events’ are now well underway. Last week the children took part in ‘Sports Day’ and despite neither of them technically winning, they had a wonderful afternoon and in my eyes – they were both winners simply for taking part.

Having been sent numerous alerts from the Met Office warning of thunder, lightning and heavy rain, I was pleasantly surprised to see the sunshine come out for the afternoon. I was obviously so surprised that I forgot to apply sunscreen thus came home looking much-like a roasted beetroot.…

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