#LivingArrows – Independence 19/52 (2017)

It’s Monday once again, the start of yet another week, god knows what might happen over the next seven days, if it’s anything like the past few weeks then I may as well give up guessing. One things for sure, no day is ever the same as another in this household! Theres that much going on I can barely keep on a grip on my own schedule never mind a family of four.

At least these days my children seem to be gaining some independence and can do a few things for themselves. I no longer have to do absolutely everything for them, these days I only have to do about 90% of the work you know how it is folks!

As you may well have read, J spent his first night away with his school on a residential trip last week. I realise now that I probably spent far too much time worrying myself sick rather than relishing the peace and quiet.

As for J he loved every moment, he barely had a moment to miss home as his schedule was jam-packed with activities from dawn till dusk. I’ve since been sent a series of pictures featuring our little fella climbing trees, scaling crates and completing countless obstacle courses all of which he thoroughly enjoyed.

I was rather proud to see our son all crocodile smiles, brimming with confidence. He certainly seems to have avoided picking up the fear of heights that both myself and his Grandfather struggle with which is a relief. I’m actually quite glad that I averted helping out on the trip as I don’t think I’d have coped whatsoever with watching children monkeying about at such great heights.

Confident Climber

#LivingArrows - Independence 19/52 (2017)


This morning I tootled down to the local children’s centre to join my daughter in a ‘cooking session’ with her Nursery. We followed recipes from CBeebies ‘I Can Cook’ and made pizza followed by flap jack. I was half expecting the flap jack to taste much like cardboard as it lacked the all essential syrup and corn flakes but I was pleasantly surprised by the results.

E was out of sorts for the majority of the morning most likely due to a lack of sleep, that and the recipes selected weren’t to her liking fussy little wotsit. After a quick drink and some tight cuddles she soon snapped out of whine mode and got her hands messy along with the rest of the children present.

I really enjoyed spending some time just us girls out and about doing something different, it was certainly a memory which I will look back upon no doubt when pouring syrup and corn flakes into flapjacks of the future.

Little Chef

#LivingArrows - Independence 19/52 (2017)

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

Living Arrows


  1. May 9, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Love when their independence starts to shine through. That pizza looks yummy! X

  2. May 9, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Oh your little chef looks so cute and proud! I hope you’re ok lovely x

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