Living Arrows 2016 week 49 – lifted

arm exercises - lifting children

I have no idea what N and his uncle were doing – the challenge was set to see how long his uncle could hold him lifted up straight.  Let’s just say it wasn’t for long as expected when you’ve got a nearly 6 year old, nearly 3 stone child in your arms. If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my newsletter. Thanks for visiting!

School Days – dance festival and Advent

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Bizarrely, the nearer we get to the end of term, there’s less going on at School. That’s despite all the nativity play rehearsal – or because of. So there’s less homework coming back, less funny comments and information from N. I’m wondering what he gets up to. Hopefully the break over Christmas will mean he’s a bit more forthcoming afterwards. Dance festival When I first mentioned the primary school dance festival, N wasn’t impressed. But it came round to the… Continue Reading “School Days – dance festival and Advent”

Project 366 2016 week 48 – coughs

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It’s been a bit of a subdued week thanks to ending with the lurgy. Well, sore throats, coughs and some snuffles too.  First N and then I was added to it thanks to him probably passing it on to me because when he’s ill he comes into bed with me. Here’s this week’s Project 366, week 48. On Monday N very proudly came in to show me what he’d written on a writing game on an app we’d just downloaded. His… Continue Reading “Project 366 2016 week 48 – coughs”

Afternoon tea at The Delaunay and other London eateries

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I’m terrible when I’m away for a weekend break or a holiday. So much of the structure of my day revolves around food, and when I went away for the weekend for my 40th, we certainly made the most of places to eat in London. The main place we’d booked in advance was afternoon tea at The Delaunay on the Sunday. I’d planned that we should book in advance to try out some fancy restaurants, but my friend was much… Continue Reading “Afternoon tea at The Delaunay and other London eateries”

Toys to keep once kids have grown out of them

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When you have children, toys take over the house…and the garden. Every few months I think, it’s time to declutter, especially when N only ever plays with the same toys. But it doesn’t happen often enough as more and more toys, paper and pens get strewn across the house. A couple of summers ago, I did do quite a major clear out of N’s toys though. Apart from books and craft/art supplies, I didn’t see the point in keeping lots… Continue Reading “Toys to keep once kids have grown out of them”

Winter wonderland – what makes winter so special?

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The temperature’s due to drop here this evening, and being out in the countryside we do tend to see some of the colder temperatures in our region. We’re also just getting the advent calendar ready so that means we’re out of the mellow mists of autumn and into the frosty ice-scraping mornings of winter. What makes the winter season a winter wonderland… Clear blue skies and crisp frosty weather Snuggling under fluffy blankets Hot chocolate Big winter coats Wearing boots… Continue Reading “Winter wonderland – what makes winter so special?”

School days – writing Christmas cards

hand written christmas cards

This week’s School Days was pretty uneventful.  Or maybe it’s just N not really telling me anything that he’s been doing. VIP Whoop, it’s been another week, another VIP day.  This time, I’m still not quite sure what it was awarded for, but N was happy. He even created a couple of ‘sticker books’ for his VIP stickers! Funky camel N seems to be loving the preparations for the Christmas play, and we’ve been treated to quite a few renditions… Continue Reading “School days – writing Christmas cards”