Living Arrows, Week 7

Another week of lockdown, and it’s been freezing, hasn’t it?! So many people had snow again and whilst it did snow here for a couple of days it was more like sleet so nothing really settled and we got all the downsides of it being cold enough to snow but none of the benefits. However, I have seen people sharing photos of the first snowdrops appearing so I am starting

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Living Arrows, Week 6

And so it begins, the box being more interesting than either the contents or the pile of toys just out of shot. This box was sent to Lily for her to review and for me to write about but because I haven’t taken the photographs yet the contents are still in the box. Every time Lily comes over she empties and plays with the cereal bar and tube of body

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Clubhouse, all you need to know

What is Clubhouse? Good question, thanks for asking. Clubhouse is an app (currently only on iOS) that allows you to connect to people and chat. Like actually chat, not type, but chat. Or if they prefer, listen in on others having a chat. That chat might be a morning “let’s smash the week” motivational session, it might be an interview, or it could be an expert sharing some wisdom. The

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9 life lessons learned power walking

The fact there is a 7am might be the first thing on many people’s lists of “9 life lessons learned power walking at 7am” but not for me. I have always been an early riser, not so much for any need to see the sunrise or to get the most out of the day but because I just like getting up early. I don’t enjoy lying in bed because as

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Living Arrows, Week 5

Living Arrows, week 5 and January is almost over, thank heavens. Gosh it felt long, didn’t it? Our routine now is that Caity and Lily come over once a week and it is lovely to just hang out and not do too much, other than sit on the floor and play for a few hours. It’s a wonderful distraction from all that is going on, and also to be able

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Valentine’s Gift Guide 2021

This post contains some items sent for review I recently wrote about my ideas for things to do for a lockdown Valentine’s Day so thought I would do a separate gift guide with a few ideas of things you can buy online and have delivered. Valentine’s Day this year is going to be very different and where many of us in long term relationships might ignore Valentine’s Day I think

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Lockdown 3, Part 3

It was a year ago this week that Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus we had only be hearing about for a few weeks. We still didn’t think it would make it to the UK and whilst we were hearing about it more and more on the news, we were still going about our normal lives, safe in the knowledge it was happening over there <waves right madly

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Living Arrows, week 4

It is funny because in my head when I think back to the week before I tend to shrug my shoulders and think “pffft nothing happened, we didn’t go anywhere and we didn’t do anything”. Then I look through my camera roll and realise that whilst we didn’t really go anywhere we did still do stuff, of sorts. Walked to feed the ducks on our nearby canal, ate something different

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Lockdown Part 3, scene 2

Lockdown part 3, scene 2 and it is definitely quieter. We live on a fairly main road and I have started noticing that at night when we walk the dog we can often do a whole walk without seeing another car. It has been a good few months since that happened so I do think people are paying attention to this lockdown, even if the media would have us think

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Living Arrows, Week 3

When my daughter and son in law announced in the autumn of 2019 they were expecting I immediately blocked out a month either side of their due date. A natural born worrier I was convinced their baby would arrive early and not wanting to miss out, I vowed that we would absolutely be around. My Christmas present that year was a guide to the world’s most scenic railways and an

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Lockdown Valentine’s Ideas

There is no denying that Valentine’s Day this year is going to look a bit different so I thought I would share some lockdown Valentine’s ideas. Valentine’s Day this year will fall just a month short of a year since lockdown started in March 2020, and so we need to think outside the box for things to do this year. Whether you are single, and dating or have been in

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10 books to read in 2021

Okay so this post might actually contain more than 10 books to read in 2021, don’t hate me, I just couldn’t pick a final ten and when I asked on Instagram for a good book I got inundated. Reading, for me, is the ultimate in escapism and if ever a year called for more escapism then it has to be 2021. No longer am I craving a new boxset to

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