#Living Arrows – Birthdays & Bikes 21/52 (2017)

Welcome to this weeks edition of #LivingArrows, a weekly post in which I share a couples of snaps of the kids. I love this linky for many reasons but mainly because it literally forces me to shoot pictures which are then recorded in a weekly format which over time has become a fantastic resource to look back upon.

We’ve certainly made some serious memories over the past few months, this weekend was particularly memorable given that J turned eight years old. We celebrated in style with his friends at the local Zero Gravity trampoline park followed by a trip to load up on carbs at Maccy D’s.…

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#MySundayPhoto – Coming Home

There’s something rather endearing about driving back to the West Lakes, the sun setting over the Combe, the estuary reflecting the blanket of rolling clouds and  the iconic church steeple peeping out from across the bay welcoming us home.

As we live ‘in the back end of nowhere’ as many call it we have to drive at least an hour to reach the motorway. Despite the journey being a bit of a ball ache it’s at least a scenic drive!

I’ve driven this route countless times and each and every time I cannot help but to take a moment to appreciate the view as I make my way across the bay.…

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#LittleLoves – Mr Men, Pirate Cakes & London Grammar

Well it’s officially the eve of my son’s eighth birthday and as you can imagine it’s been a fairly busy week with birthday preparations and such like. Time is literally flying by, I seem to have very little grasp upon the day-to-day goings on, I really need to sort myself out, get a grip and get back on the ball as seven days seem to pass me by in the blink of an eye and I find myself desperately pondering my #LittleLoves during that time.


Having fed the kids supper, washed them both in a hot, bubbly bath I then settled them down to read a few stories both of which were ‘birthday based’ given that J turns eight-years old tomorrow.…

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Goodnight To My Seven Year Old

As I tucked J into bed this evening I realised that this would be the very last time that I’d settle him to sleep as a seven-year old. Come tomorrow morning our little man turns eight years old and whilst it won’t feel massively different for J, as his Mother I cannot help but to feel slightly on edge as I watch another year slip by.

J has come on leaps and bounds throughout this past year especially in terms of his school work. It’s been a tough year really with one thing or another and yet J has shown incredible strength and resilience.…

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Blogging Behind The Scenes- How Long Does It Take To Write A Blog Post?

Welcome to this weeks edition of the ‘Blogging Behind The Scenes’ series. Throughout the ‘Blogging Behind The Scenes’ series both myself and a group of bloggers will be sharing our experiences and advice upon a range of blogging related topics, this week we are focusing upon the length of time it takes most bloggers to create and publish a single blog post.


Reading VS Writing Blog Posts

As you can imagine the length of time taken to write a blog post differs according to the subject, content and length of the post but overall I find that whilst readers only spend a few minutes browsing blog posts the actual time taken to write said post is far more than most would imagine.…

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