#LivingArrows – The Christmas Isolation Unit 

Welcome to this weeks edition of #LivingArrows brought to you directly from the ‘Christmas isolation unit’. Poor E is even more covered in spots today despite there being hardly any room left for said additional spots.

I have spent the day huddled indoors suffering with four wall syndrome whilst attempting to keep my little chicken and her big brother entertained with random Christmas crafts and activities. My apologies but this weeks photos may be a little on the dull side for obvious reasons.

We decorated the Christmas cake…

the Christmas isolation unit

And We Coloured Christmas Pictures.

the Christmas isolation unit

We also watched several Christmas movies, put together numerous Peppa Pig jigsaws, played a couple of board games including J’s current favourite, Labyrinth. It’s apparently not as good as the marble version which his Grandparents have but he thankfully made do with what we had.

I suspect we may well be ‘under quarantine’ till mid-week at least. I have finally sourced some calamine lotion thanks to a very kind lady who saw my distress when searching the shelves in Tesco to find that they were all out.

Following a ‘chickenpox’ chat I was informed that this her little girl had also suffered from a bout of chickenpox and they had an unopened bottle of calamine lotion at their house. After emptying my purse of all available change and literally throwing it at this wonderful woman I then dashed off to a random address in search of my fix. Her husband was very kindly waiting at the door with precisely that and our daughter is now plastered with the stuff from head to toe. It felt far too much like a drug deal given that it I was driving to random houses in the pitch black in search of medication but hopefully it’ll all be worth it give or a take a few days.

I have my fingers, toes and everything else crossed that come Christmas E will be on the road to recovery. I am totally gutted that my poor little Princess has to endure such a nasty virus at this time of year especially given that her relatives are visiting and we are all unable to make any contact to prevent the pox from being passed on. It wouldn’t really make such a good Christmas present, I certainly wouldn’t be very impressed if if I were to receive such a gift.

Tomorrow is set to be another day of indoor activities, I have written a short list of ideas for the kids to be cracking on with. First on the list is a second batch of mince pies which of course means more jam tarts for the troops and perhaps a few cupcakes should the kids get lucky. We will no doubt have another movie or two whilst I peruse Pinterest for some ‘low maintenance Christmas crafting ideas’ which are manageable from the materials we already have floating around the house.

On that note I am off for a bath, a glass of Baileys and some rest before I have to cope with two beyond hyper kids for another day in the same four walls.


Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

Living Arrows




  1. December 20, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Oh what a shame, I hope your little girls isn’t suffering to much and gets well soon! xx

    • December 20, 2016 / 11:41 am

      Thanks hopefully she will improve shortly

  2. December 21, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I hope the pox is on it’s way out now so that you can enjoy the last run up to Christmas. That cake looks awesome! Have a great Christmas x

    • December 21, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      I think so… by Sunday I’m hoping she will be more comfortable. Have a great Christmas Donna!!!!!

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