#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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#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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#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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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Happy Homeschooling

Though the kids may be fed up with being isolated indoors, they are certainly not suffering from boredom. Each week I have put together a timetable filled with activities for each day, this includes the schoolwork provided alongside a range of entertaining and educational activities – it sure keeps the boredom at bay!

E is busy learning all about seeds, plants, and flowers whereas J is currently focusing upon VE day. Though the kids have different areas to focus upon, I actively encourage them to work together, to play together, and to learn together whilst they are achieving their individual goals.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Time Trap

I never for a moment thought that I’d post a picture of myself wearing a medical mask as an ‘ordinary moment’ yet that’s exactly what this has become … the new ordinary.

We were sat watching Back To The Future II today, the one where they travel to 2015 (or what they class to be the future). My son J was avidly comparing all the things that the film had predicted that we might have (such as self-tieing shoelaces, food hydration units and hoverboards) to what is our current reality.

Having quite rightly pointed out that flying cars haven’t as of yet materialised, J then said: “Imagine if they had travelled to 2020”… I can only imagine that they’d take one look at the mess we are all in and jump straight back into the Delorian and head straight back to 1985…

I remember bringing in the new year of 2020 with hope for a good year ahead, little did I know that my life would quite literally fall to pieces bit by bit whilst the World followed suit.…

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