#LivingArrows – RSPB Birdwatch 05/52 (2021)

This week we took part in the RSPB birdwatch as part of J & E’s homeschool work. With our binoculars at the ready, we spotted, counted, and listed numerous birds including a buzzard over the space of an hour. Big Bird & Little Bird The Boy With His Binoculars The kids had great fun, as did I as it was a relatively peaceful and enjoyable activity that we were able to carry out together as a family rather than being spread around the house on various devices trying our best to complete an array of tasks. Thankfully this week seems a… View Post

#LivingArrows – Trudging On & Time Out 04/52 (2021)

Please excuse my recent lack of posts, to say that I’ve been ‘snowed under’ is an understatement. If only we had actually had some decent snowfall, we got nothing but a dusting and I’m rather jealous of all the snow scene shots that people have been posting. Saying that I’m not sure that we would have the time to go out sledging as we’ve been none-stop with homeschool, work, sorting my Mum’s soggy situation and keeping on top of the chores – it’s exhausting! Though the kids were a little sad to have missed the snow, I’m rather relieved as… View Post

#LivingArrows – Here At Homeschool HQ 03/52 (2021)

Welcome to another week here at 'Homeschool HQ' - an endless juggling act that leaves both Paul and I completely exhausted by the end of the day, but it's worth it to keep our little ones happy, healthy, entertained, and educated. Though, I'm slightly concerned that our recycling bins may overflow with bottles at the rate that my stress levels are rising - thankfully the kids are calm, cool, and collected which is the main thing. Today we've been busy counting cubes, investigating past tense, stripping petals from flowers, breaking microscopes, researching bird flu,  investigating forces, carrying out video-conference staff meetings, changing dressings following my medical procedure earlier this week, and being sure to keep on top of the chores whilst ensuring that we are all fed and watered. It's much more than a juggling act right here, right now - that's for sure! View Post

#LivingArrows – Lockdown Life 02/52 (2021)

I don’t know if it’s just me but heck, this lockdown seems so much harder than the last! Don’t get me wrong, I’m far happier staying safe at home and keeping the kids busy but it’s so dark, dreary, and dismal at this time of year that it makes everything feel so much more of a trudge. Thankfully the kids have been fabulously flexible and have both been really busy working their little socks off, bless them. We spend morning to late afternoon each weekday occupied with homeschool activities and so often it’s dark by the time we’re done, which frustrates… View Post

#LivingArrows – Welcome Back To HomeSchool 01/52 (2021)

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021 – it’s a new year and a new start or maybe not… As you will have read/ seen/ heard on the news last night, we are now in a third national lockdown and for the kids, it’s back to homeschool for a second time. This year things are a little different however as I’m currently coordinating both primary and secondary education for two children, whilst my husband and I are also trying to work on our own roles, all of which is taking place under one roof with a whole heap of tech… View Post