#LivingArrows – Not So Normal’s Not So Bad 27/52 (2020)

I can’t even count how many weeks we’ve spent living in lockdown at this point in time. When the lockdown malarkey was first suggested and brought into action, I worried for the children that time would drag, yet in reality, it’s entirely the opposite.

I’m not sure about you but I’m never quite sure as to what day of the week we are on nevermind what the date happens to be, I’m doing quite well with keeping track of the months though and even those seem to fly by in the blink of an eye.

With less than a fortnight to go before the children officially finish ‘school’ (or should I say home school) for the summer holidays, it’s suddenly hit me just how much time has gone by since things were ‘normal’.…

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#LivingArrows – Hot Hot Hot 26/52 (2020)

Talk about hot weather, it was absolutely SCORCHIO last week and despite having a full day of homeschool planned and at the ready, we decided to ditch studying in favour of some fun in the sun.

It was so hot that despite having the pool, the parasol, and all the summer stuff out we could only bare to brave the heat for a couple of hours before coming in for some shade.

Keeping Cool In The Pool

Fun In The Sun

Even by the evening, the temperature was still above thirty degrees (celsius) and we spent the night tossing and turning with the windows wide open.…

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#LivingArrows – School Places & Happy Faces 25/52 (2020)

With all that’s happened since this year began, I’m not sure as to whether I actually explained our situation in regards to our son’s secondary school transition.

Going back to March, we’d just been landed with the news that my Father was to undergo immediate brain surgery, and whilst we were unaware of his diagnosis at this point, you can imagine that things were fairly fraught. To add to our stress, we were then told that the secondary school which our son had hoped to attend was over-subscribed and as a result, he was offered his second-choice which wasn’t really what he nor I was hoping to hear.…

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#LivingArrows – Sandy Strolls 24/52 (2020)

Thanks to the glorious weather (minus the random thunderstorm and tropical downpour that we had yesterday) the children have been enjoying daily strolls through the fields and along the shore with their beloved basset.

We are so lucky to live just a leap away from the beach, what more could a kid want than the sand dunes and the shore to slide and to stroll along at their leisure?

Down In The Dunes

A Sandy Stroll

I won’t lie – I do tend to get a little fed up with the sandy socks constantly being thrown into the washing basket inside out and still full of sand. …

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#LivingArrows – Staying Smiling & Share A Thumbs Up 23/52 (2020)

So here we are, however many weeks down the line still living in lockdown. Don’t get me wrong, I’d much prefer to be safe than sorry and am quite happy to live in lockdown for as long as necessary. I for one won’t be sending either of my children back to school until I deem it safe, which given that we are now four months down the track yet still entirely clueless about Covid19 may be some time…

Despite the rather sticky and scary situation that we are all in, the kids are still smiling and for that, I give them both a thumbs up!…

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