#TheOrdinaryMoments – Snuggle With A Story

After a busy day, what better than to sit and read a book? One thing is for sure, my kids sure love reading and I love listening to and watching them enjoy literature.

Both J & E have a couch in their bedrooms, which is most often where they choose to sit and read. Given that we’ve been in lockdown for the past however many weeks, we’ve passed a fair amount of time with reading in this house.

Reading provides the perfect mental escape from ‘four-wall syndrome’ not only for the children but also for us adults. There’s nothing quite like picking up a good book to dig out some facts or even better, snuggle with a story and sail away into the land of fiction. …

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#MySundaySnapshot – The Pepper Pot 20/52 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.

I’ve lost count of which week nevermind which day we are at in terms of the lockdown – all I can say is that it’s been a LONG TIME since things were ‘normal’. Although I’m not sure that anything will ever be ‘normal’ again – 2020 truly has thrown us a curveball, it’s smashed straight through our windows and left a right old mess too…

As for returning to ‘normal’ – I sure as heck ain’t rushing to get back to ‘business as usual’.…

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The Siblings Project – May 2020

I’m so glad that my children actually get along, I couldn’t for one minute imagine having had to spend the past eight or nine weeks locked in a house with endless sibling squabbles… cough

It’s been far from easy but let me assure you, the kids have been the least of my worries! J & E have both been as good as gold these past few months, which is admirable considering the stress that they must be under from the endless covid 19 news coverage (even though we shield them as much as possible from this) and the fact they are missing their family, friends and daily routine.…

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#LivingArrows – Potty About Plants 19/52 (2020)

With E learning all about the lifecycle of plants, we decided to set up some outdoor shelving for pot plants. It’s been two years since we dismantled and removed our rickety, old greenhouse and though I certainly do not miss the eyesore that it was – the kids have really missed planting and growing seeds.

Since Paul put together and painted these shelves, we’ve since added a range of outdoor pot plants and both E & J have really enjoyed planting seeds, watering the pots each day, and watching the plants as they grow. Our kids have a real appreciation and love for nature – it’s so lovely to see!…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Celebrating VE Day

To mark seventy-five years since VE Day, we celebrated by creating our very own bunting (which we coloured, cut and hung from the front window) and putting together our own picnic with fresh sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, and savoury snacks to enjoy as a family.

Having spent the week researching VE day, the children both understood and respected the significance and importance of this event.

Thanks to the wonderful weather, we were able to enjoy our splendid spread sat outside in the sunshine. 

Thanks for reading. I look forward to catching up with your #TheOrdinaryMoments posts either through your own posts or comments upon this post.…

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