#LivingArrows – Celebrating Success 28/52 (2019)

It’s been a week of celebration for the family, Paul and I became an Auntie and Uncle again following the birth of our beautiful new niece. I cannot wait to meet her!

Meanwhile the kids celebrated their academic success at their recent presentation ceremony where E scooped a teachers award! J meanwhile picked up a well-deserved book prize for his fantastic progress. It was awesome to watch both J & E take to the stage to collect their medals, books, and certificates. Though being the emotionally mushy, proud parent that I am, I couldn’t help but shed a tear or two…

I really wish I could hold back the waterworks at times like these.…

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#LivingArrows – The Little Things 27/52 (2019)

More often than not it’s the little things which matter the most in life, the little things which you enjoy, the little things which you love and the little things which get you through each day…

You know that age-old phrase “the world doesn’t revolve around you”, well that is certainly the case once you’ve had children. My life revolves around these two little things, well they aren’t so little these days but still, they are my World and what matters to them matters to me.

E has a great passion for reading, the very moment that she steps foot through the door from school, she’s desperate to read me her book.…

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#LivingArrows – Splash & Scream 26/52 (2019)

I made a conscious effort to keep things low key over the weekend. We were all pretty exhausted following what was another full on week, thus the garden was the ideal place to kick back, to relax and to have some fun in the sun.

The kids were desperate to get the paddling pool out and with the temperature soaring up to the mid-twenties, they were more than welcome to get wet and to splash around, which is precisely what they did for many hours all whilst screaming and laughing like hyenas on helium.

My Little Mermaid

It was lovely sitting under the parasol, soaking up the sun whilst watching my daft duo running around the garden in their swimming costumes whilst shooting and squirting each other with water pistols, water bombs and of course the hose pipe.…

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#LivingArrows – Sports Day Superstars 25/52 (2019)

With just under four weeks until the summer holidays commence, the annual ‘end of term summer events’ are now well underway. Last week the children took part in ‘Sports Day’ and despite neither of them technically winning, they had a wonderful afternoon and in my eyes – they were both winners simply for taking part.

Having been sent numerous alerts from the Met Office warning of thunder, lightning and heavy rain, I was pleasantly surprised to see the sunshine come out for the afternoon. I was obviously so surprised that I forgot to apply sunscreen thus came home looking much-like a roasted beetroot.…

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#LivingArrows – Gala Day 24/52 (2019)

Each year, a nearby village hosts an annual gala which we usually take the children along to for the day. Although we weren’t expecting to be present this year, our plans altered at the last minute thus, we got to go to the Gala after all.

We were quite lucky as we had been forecast bad weather for the weekend, but thankfully Saturday stayed pretty dry and fairly warm. The kids ran around for an hour or so, visiting each stall and being sure to empty our pockets in the process, they had such fun though which is exactly what weekends are for.…

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