#LivingArrows – Fun In The Sun 21/52 (2020)

To celebrate J’s eleventh birthday, the sunshine very kindly offered to make a guest appearance. We made the most of the good weather by blowing and filling up the paddling pool, slinging on the kids’ swimming gear, and turning up the tunes.

Despite being in lockdown, J had a brilliant birthday and it was mostly due to the good weather as we were able to get out into the garden and to have fun in the sun. The kids enjoyed shooting hoops in J’s brand new basketball net and splashing about in the paddling pool, whilst shooting each other with water guns and doing what kids do best – causing chaos.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Mad About Minecraft

Having worked his stripy socks off for the past however many weeks of home-schooling, J was electronically awarded the lighthouse award late last week. To celebrate his achievement he decided to create a virtual lighthouse using his beloved Minecraft game.

J is mad about Minecraft, he’s got the game on almost every platform imaginable and despite my suggestions to combine his games so that whichever platform he chooses to login upon comes up with the same game, he is quite happy to have a range of Minecraft games to be getting on with.

Whilst I’m not entirely keen on the kids having too much ‘tech time’, I’ve had to let the reigns go a little during the lockdown.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Forever Eleven 21/52 2020

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a snap-sharing-blog-linky series that you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

 Earlier this week we celebrated a very special young man’s eleventh birthday and despite being in lockdown, J had a truly wonderful day.

J began the day by being spoilt rotten with gifts galore, following which he spent time chatting to family. As we were blessed with beautiful weather, we were able to enjoy time paddling in the pool, bouncing on the trampoline, and shooting some hoops in the garden.…

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Could Higher Education Be an Option for You Now?

When we think of university, we tend to think of students who have just left school, moving out of home for the first time and taking their first big steps into the world of independent living. We don’t often consider it an option for ourselves. But the truth is, the majority of universities do accept mature students (that’s any student commencing studies over the age of 21) and many older students do thrive in their studies.

When it comes down to it, there’s no age that’s deemed “too old” to get started with studies and there are all sorts of perks that can come hand in hand with a university education.…

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#LivingArrows – Working & Walking 20/52 (2020)

When it comes to our homeschool routine, my husband I and I tend to split the days in terms of leadership. Paul (and the kids of course) usually start the day by having a workout with Joe Wicks from which they then cool down with drinks, snacks, and the latest episode of Newsround.

I then step in by leading the literacy, spelling, handwriting, reading, and numeracy whilst Paul’s locked in the office busy working from home.

Smiles for Spelling

Once work is out of the way, we then have some lunch followed by a break during which the children usually play outside in the garden unless it’s pouring down like today for example, in which case they’ll go on their ‘tech’ or watch some television.…

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