4 Activities That Inspire Joy

Even people who usually find it easy to experience joy have struggled in the past year. With the world going more or less into shutdown for twelve months, the majority of us have had to think again about how we can get our dose of happiness. And it’s not something that everyone succeeded in doing; mental health problems have steadily risen in the past year, after all. The good news is that with the world slowly but surely opening up again, we can all gear up for a period that’s much more fun! In this blog, we’re going to look… View Post

#LivingArrows – Kicking Back In The Kitchen 11/52 (2021)

The weather over the weekend was wild, wet, and windy and with E suffering from a snotty cold, it was just too damp and dank to venture outside. The kids were pretty exhausted following their first week ‘back to school’ and so we’ve spent the weekend relaxing indoors, watching movies, playing board games, baking, and spending time doing activities at the table. Battling with the boy over Battleships Baking Bliss Whilst our kitchen gets on my nerves as it’s so dated and is in dire need of ripping apart, refitting, and redecorating, it seems to be the one place that… View Post

The Siblings Project – March 2021

This month has seen both the kids and us adults make a staggered but swift return to routine, I won't lie - I wasn't entirely keen on the idea of schools returning on such a large scale as I still don't feel nor believe that it's safe as of yet, not until all age groups have been given the vaccine and case numbers are far lower than at present will I allow myself to relax upon the issue. Nevertheless, the kids are both back at school and despite a few worries and wobbles that they each had, they seem to have settled back into the routine with ease. View Post

Happy Mothers Day 2021

Having enjoyed a lovely lay in, I was woken by the kids carrying a tray of flowers, gifts, and cards alongside a lovely, hot mug of Ovaltine. Talk about being spoilt – I’ve been properly pampered! E, bless her, had made me a card at school which inside read ‘Mummy, you are as beautiful as a shining star, as cuddly as a soft, fluffy bunny, as gentle as a lilypad and as brave as Super Girl’. She sure knows how to make me well up – what a lovely message and what gorgeous gifts I was given! My thoughts and… View Post

#MySundaySnapshot – Sun & Moon 11/52 (2021)

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. With the weather being far too wet, wild, and windy to get out and about to snap any shots this week, I’ve opted to post a picture captured whilst out on a walk a week or so ago. I love it when you can see both the sun and the moon in the sky – there’s something so yin and yang about being able to see them both simultaneously,… View Post