#LivingArrows – The Witching Hour 44/52 (2020)

I don’t know about you but parenting is much like Groundhog Day, especially so during a lockdown. Whether it’s a school night or the half-term holidays, we each have a routine which despite wavering by the odd half-hour or so is usually around about the same time day in day out.

We, as a family tend to start winding down for bed at around 8 pm. First, the kids will watch some television whilst they have either yogurt or some oat biscuits for supper, next they will each have a bath or a shower, and finally once they are clean and dry they will get dressed for bed and listen to a couple of stories before finally hitting the hay at around 9 pm.…

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#LivingArrows – Costume Crazy 43/52 (2020)

With Halloween less than a week away, we’ve decorated the house and the kids have their costumes at the ready to wear whilst we play games, watch movies and enjoy an array of activities. It may be a little different this year but we can still have some spooky, scary but safe fun as a family.

Mal the Magnificent

Our ‘not so little’ Dare DEVIL

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very spooky, spectacular, and SAFE Halloween.

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.…

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#LivingArrows – Lockdown Lifestyle 42/52 (2020)

With the temperature dropping, the dark nights approaching, and the prospect of another lockdown looming, we’ve become accustomed to the concept of keeping ourselves occupied indoors.

From baking to board games, we’ve kept the kids entertained where and when possible but I must admit, the idea of having to spend another however many months locked within the same four walls is far from ideal.

Beating Boredom With Board Games

It’s such a shame for the kids with Halloween just around the corner as they aren’t able to go about their traditional trick or treating – instead, I’ve ordered various sweets and treats which I plan to offer as prizes for a range of games which I’ll set up for the kids to play in-between movies and such-like.…

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#LivingArrows – Reading & Relaxing 41/52 (2020)

It’s so almost half term and boy do we need a break – it’s not just us adults who are feeling weary but the kids seem pretty worn-out too. Life seems so fast-paced and full-on right now and I think the kids feel much the same as I do.

It’s not too long now before the clocks go back and we plunge into the darkness of winter and though I’m fairly sure it won’t be long before we see another national lockdown – I for one will be quite happy to stay at home if only to get some rest.

Relaxing With Reading

Taking It Easy With Tech

To ensure that the kids make it to half-term (unlike myself as I’ve been the ‘man-down’ today thanks to ill health) I’ve encouraged them to take five, to kick back, and to recharge their batteries where and when possible.…

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#LivingArrows – Keeping Cosy 40/52 (2020)

After a busy day at school, what better than to curl up on the couch with a fizzy drink, a bowl of Maltesers, and to watch cartoons? Though October has only just arrived, the weather is ‘wet wet wet’ thus I’m all for fluffy blankets, hot drinks and keeping cosy on the couch.

Curled Up & Cosy

Sofa Surfer

I’m all for downtime after a busy day, especially if it should offer me the chance to take five and to rest my eyelids for a moment.

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.…

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