#LivingArrows – The Big Unwrap 52/52 (2020)

So here it is – the final Monday of 2020 and my final #LivingArrows post for the year. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Donna (from What The Redhead Said) for hosting this wonderful linky that I’ve been part of now for oh… quite a few years. I’ll be sure to continue posting within this series throughout 2021.

Despite this year being one of the most difficult that I’ve ever encountered, we’ve done our best to keep things as merry and as joyful as possible for the kids which judging by the piles of parcels which Santa delivered this Christmas, our efforts were more than apparent!

Though I’d dreaded spending my first Christmas without Dad, it wasn’t as terrible as I’d imagined – to be totally honest he was quite the Grinch, though I still missed his grunting and grumbling over Christmas dinner. Mum and I shed a few silent tears but we quickly pulled ourselves together and cracked on with Christmas for the kids, who kept us busy and lifted our spirits with their overflowing excitement and glee.

Given the sheer amount of gifts which the kids were so kindly given, it took them quite some time to complete ‘the big unwrap’ and as always, Paul and I were on duty with the bin bags, screwdrivers, and batteries at hand.

A Girl Can NEVER Have Too Many Barbies!

#LivingArrows - The Big Unwrap 52/52 (2020)

You’re Looking Sus Son!

#LivingArrows - The Big Unwrap 52/52 (2020)

Both E & J were super spoilt as they each got a brand new bike and a scooter along with uggins of games, toys, books, accessories, smellies, clothes, money, vouchers, and such-like. To be honest, I couldn’t care less how much it cost us – it was worth it just to bring them some joy following what has been a horrid, heart-breaking year.

All things considered, Christmas went surprisingly well, though I am rather relieved that it’s all over for another three-hundred and however many days. Here’s to a much happier and healthier new year!

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.

Living Arrows


  1. January 3, 2021 / 8:08 pm

    I’m glad you had a nice Christmas. I know how hard it must have been. The children really were the focus of us for Christmas too. Happy New Year lovely x

  2. January 3, 2021 / 9:10 pm

    Children are just the best at keeping us going In tough times. Happy New Year to you all x

  3. January 3, 2021 / 9:58 pm

    I’m glad you managed to have a lovely Christmas, and hope you have a happy and healthy new year.

    • January 3, 2021 / 10:03 pm

      I really hope so too

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