The Siblings Project – January 2021

Though we’ve had the odd flurry of the white stuff, in comparison to many other places around the UK we’ve not seen all that much snow as of yet this year. 

Earlier this week, the kids wrapped up warm for a winter’s walk, and despite scaring their Dad silly by slipping on the ice, both J & E rather enjoyed their escape from our ‘four wall fortress’. 

Though I’d love to see some more snow this year, I’m well aware that the moment it does ‘dump it down’ that the kids will want to be out with their sledges and given that our nearest hill is at the local park, it doesn’t really seem a very sensible place to go to right now… 

I was so hoping that this year would be better than the last but so far things just seem even harder and though I’m trying my best to keep smiling, it really isn’t easy.…

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The Siblings Project – December 2020

According to that well-known song – ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’ and whilst the kids seem to agree with that concept, I’m not so sure… I’m still trying to come to terms with our recent loss whilst wading through piles of my late Father’s paperwork, it’s not what I’d class as a wonderful time but I’m hoping that with a decent amount of cheese, a few mince pies and a bottle or two of something sparkly I might just slip into the ‘seasonal spirit’, we’ll see…

Despite it being a difficult time, it’s hard not to get a little excited when you’ve got two little ones who can’t wait for Christmas.…

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The Siblings Project – November 2020

Lockdown during the summer wasn’t so bad in comparison to lockdown 2.0 during the late autumn -at least the weather wasn’t so wet during the summer and the kids could spend time playing in the garden, whereas now it’s dark, dreary, and darn right miserable. Still, we are doing our best to keep the kids entertained, and whilst clearing the cupboards we came across J’s mini Fussball table which has since been given a whole new lease of life. 

Following our fantastic Fussball find, I’ve since continued to clear even more cupboards in a desperate attempt to make space for Christmas, that and to rid our house of ‘stuff’ which we no longer need nor require. …

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The Siblings Project – October 2020

It’s that time of year when I start to worry that almost all of my photos seem to be taken indoors. Though I’d usually try to snap some shots whilst out and about, we just aren’t getting out much of late as by the time the kids are home from school and have eaten their tea it’s dark and we’re happy hermits in the warmth of our four wall fortress that we call home.

Whilst I’d love to spend time out and about over the weekend, covid is making that almost impossible of late. Although the kids are at school and they mix within their bubbles, I don’t really wish to extend the risk by taking them out around the area – especially as we live in a tourist trap that attracts people from all around the country.…

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The Siblings Project – September 2020

September has been a new start for us all and whilst change is a good thing, it isn’t always easy to adapt to. J is now at senior school, whereas E is now a junior- sadly they means that they are no longer at the same school and though I’d expected for them to miss each other, I think that a few hours space each day is doing them both the world of good.

I’ve noticed that there aren’t so many sibling spats or squabbles these days and that they seem to get along even better than ever before!

I rather miss the luxury of all that time we had together during lockdown – I guess that from now on, we will be ‘living for the weekend’.…

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