#LivingArrows – Making Memories With My Minis 46/53 (2018)

As you will no doubt have read on my blog or seen on my Instagram (should you happen to read or follow me) then you’ll be well aware that we collected our new car from the dealership over the weekend. Whilst a Mini may just be a car to most people, it means the world to me.

I have such fond memories of bouncing around in the back of my Nanas Mini whilst on my way to and from the caravan site on the coast road. We’d spend time taking walks to the beach via the many farms which were littered with piglets, horses and all kinds of wonderful animals.…

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#LivingArrows – Sparkle & Smile 45/53 (2018)

It feels as if there have been endless events over the past week. What with Halloween followed closely by Bonfire Night, we’ve certainly kept the kids well entertained! We’ve enjoyed a fair few evenings out celebrating the autumn festivities, all whilst stuffing our faces with festive sweet treats.

It truly is time to start the diet before Christmas comes, I feel as if I’ve gained far too much frump over the past week or two and whilst I may have enjoyed the ‘Milky Way’ diet it’s time to cut out the crud and get back to the good stuff.

This evening Paul and I took the kids out to yet another bonfire and firework display.…

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#LivingArrows – Keeping The Magic Alive 44/53 (2018)

The kids went back to school today, it was a bit of a shock to the system for us all. Thankfully the day seemed to fly by and judging by my lack of energy this evening, routine and normality have evidently returned.

With Halloween just around the corner we are almost on the countdown to Christmas and I for one cannot wait. I’ve spent the past month or two fiddling with my phone whilst the kids aren’t looking, silently shopping on behalf of Santa. The postman has cottoned onto the crack and has helped by  making ‘discreet deliveries’, although trying to conceal the masses of boxes is difficult at the best of times.…

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#LivingArrows – Little Miss & Mr Indepedent 43/53 (2018)

‘Day one’ of the half term hasn’t really panned out as I first planned. I’d have liked to have spent the entire day with my children enjoying our time together as a family. However, I spent this morning back in the local hospital having yet more tests to identify exactly what is going on in my body and to find some solutions for the future.

Following a rather lengthy chat with the consultant, I took myself for some retail therapy. After spending at least half an hour wandering around the aisles of Bits Missing aka B&M Bargains, I returned home with two advent calendars for the kids, a new notebook style diary for J and a couple of presents for an upcoming party.…

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#LivingArrows – Awesome Autumn 42/53 (2018)

It’s been a funny few days, the weather has yo-yo’d from torrential rain to bright and beautiful. After almost twenty-four hours of none-stop, heavy rain the kids were about to go stir crazy. There are only so many board games that you can play , books that you can read, movies that you can watch and crafts that you can do before four-wall fever sets in.

We spent the entire of Saturday cooped up in the house, watching the pouring rain, whilst trying to keep ourselves entertained. Twenty-four hours later, the rain had stopped, the sun was shining and you’d never believe that less than a day before most of the local roads had been shut due to severe flooding.…

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