#MySundaySnapshot – Have A Holly Jolly Christmas 45/52 (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. 

Having celebrated both Halloween and Bonfire Night, I personally am now on the countdown to Christmas. I don’t usually start counting down so early but given the fact that 2020 has been one of the worst years of my life, I’ve decided to embrace any little sparks of joy that life has to offer and to stretch them out for as long as possible. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from putting up my tree but I’m certainly enjoying the little signs that winter is on the way thus Christmas is coming… so have a little holly on me!…

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Reading & Reviewing The Cosmic Slumber Tarot

Designed and created by the award-winning Tillie Walden, The Cosmic Slumber Tarot is a beautiful, hand-painted tarot deck bursting with colour and warmth.

Deeply wrapped in surrealism and the subconscious, The Cosmic Slumber Tarot finds parallels between the world of omens, portents, archetypes, miracles, and revelations. Dreams are only part of the equation as this deck also takes inspiration from the cosmic and the cosmos.

Tillie Walden

Based in Austin, Texas, Tillie Walden (born in 1996) is a cartoonist and illustrator. Tillie created this wonderful deck whilst working alongside her knowledgeable assistant Beth, who would spend her days telling tales of tarot cards whilst Tillie continued working to create imagery for The Cosmic Slumber Tarot as she took inspiration from Beth and her wonderful stories.…

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Five Things To Do During Lockdown 2.0

It’s official – lockdown 2.0 has started and is set to stay for the rest of the month. But while the first lockdown resulted in inevitable boredom, a baking banana bread compulsion, and fitness-related Tik Tok’s that make many people now shudder, that doesn’t mean that your second lockdown has to be the same. In fact, this second lockdown doesn’t have to leave you feeling bored on the sofa at all! If you have kids, having some time to yourself, in particular, is important, even essential, allowing you to be a better parent, partner, and even friend to your nearest and dearest.…

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#LivingArrows – The Witching Hour 44/52 (2020)

I don’t know about you but parenting is much like Groundhog Day, especially so during a lockdown. Whether it’s a school night or the half-term holidays, we each have a routine which despite wavering by the odd half-hour or so is usually around about the same time day in day out.

We, as a family tend to start winding down for bed at around 8 pm. First, the kids will watch some television whilst they have either yogurt or some oat biscuits for supper, next they will each have a bath or a shower, and finally once they are clean and dry they will get dressed for bed and listen to a couple of stories before finally hitting the hay at around 9 pm.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Crazy Times & Hugs With The Hound

So here we are at the end of half-term, my goodness me this week sure has flown by. Given Bojo’s recent lockdown announcement I’m not too keen on the idea of returning to the regular routine.

I guess we must ‘crack on’, knuckle down and do our best, though how the heck our routine childcare arrangements with school pickups and drop-offs are going to work I have absolutely no idea as I can longer ask my Mother-in-law to do her daily duties. I guess it’ll be what it’ll be and workplaces, businesses, and such-like will just have to be understanding and offer a little flexibility.…

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