#LivingArrows – Homeschooling 12/52 (2020)

Due to the recent coronavirus (covid 19) outbreak, the schools here in the UK officially shut on Friday for what could be for the foreseeable.

We are quite lucky in that I am a qualified and experienced teacher, thus homeschooling is no ‘biggy’. In fact, the kids were so excited to start working from home this morning, that if it weren’t for the kids’ social and our financial requirements, I’d quite consider keeping it this way.

Loving Learning At Home

Marvelous Maths

Luckily we aren’t completely ‘stuck inside’ as we have a large-ish garden, the kids are therefore able to play out and to enjoy the fresh spring air in-between their learning.…

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#LivingArrows – Making The Bedlam Bearable 11/52 (2020)

As the country descends into corona-virus chaos by bulk buying bog roll and showering in sanitiser, I am utterly dumbfounded by the decisions being made by our government regarding our children and their safety. Why oh why haven’t schools shut as of yet? Seriously, it’s the one place where germs are bound to spread yet Boris doesn’t seem to give a hoot about our health.

I myself have been back and forth to Preston Royal most of this week, needless to say, this hasn’t helped my pandemic paranoia, though I’ve plastered myself in Purell each and every time I’ve passed a pump. …

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#LivingArrows – Biscuit Baking & Gappy Happy 10/52 (2020)

It’s been a big week or two for E as she has lost not one but both of her front teeth. It wasn’t easy either as each and every mealtime she’d struggle with tooth-trauma and there were tears, oh there were tears!

She has, however, had two rather special visits from the tooth fairy (who apparently pays big bucks for front teeth) and as a result, E is now “rich” or so she thinks at least… Thankfully now the teeth are out our little lady is pain-free and gappy happy!

Gappy Happy

J is the kindest, most caring and considerate little man I’ve ever known.…

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#LivingArrows – Zombie Nation 09/52 (2020)

Following watching the recent release of Disney’s Zombies 2 my kids have done nothing but rewatch, dance and sing along to scenes from the movie.

With it being yet another wet weekend we kept the kids entertained with indoor activities in between which they raced around pretending to be zombies. Rather than suggest another board game I decided to hunt out the hair chalk and gave them each a terrible transformation.

J became a zombie with his very own z-band aka his Dad’s watch whilst E transformed into a werewolf! Chaos then commenced as the kids ran amuck screeching, moaning, howling, growling and making unearthly sounds as they chased each other around the house.…

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#LivingArrows – Snow Day Smiles 08/52 (2020)

We woke this morning to a covering of snow and after having a week off for the half-term holidays, what better way to start the working week than a snow day? 

Sadly the snow didn’t last long, we didn’t even get the chance to go out and play as by the time the kids had performed their ‘snow day dance’ (aka random dancing and screaming around the living room), had eaten their breakfast and were both dressed and ready, it was pouring with rain.

We didn’t waste the day entirely. Instead, we decided to enjoy our very own ‘board game bonanza’ and from lunchtime till almost bedtime.…

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