Living Arrows | Sliding Into Spring

 Katrina Over 30s UK blogger talking about parenting, autism, mental health, books and coeliac disease. What The Redhead Said Living Arrows UK Parenting Blog Link Up Khalil Gibran Quote

'You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth' Khalil Gibran.

It's been another week of park trips and long walks for us. Not much will change for us on the 8th March as Iris has been attending pre-school anyway but I am so happy that children are returning to school, as much as the pandemic is far from over I think children have lost enough time with friends and enough education now. If we're going to start anywhere I think school is the best place to start. There's been a lot of talk about how can it be safe to let 30 children back into one room but I know for a fact that there will be more than 30 people in my local Wetherspoons when it opens so schools in comparison will be lesser numbers mixing than shops and pubs.

#BWBR Book Link Up | March 2021

 


Reading has always been a big part of our family life. I read so much as a child and my daughter appears to be following in my footsteps. Each month we aim to share the Books We've Been Reading and I thought it might be nice to have a nosey through the books that others have enjoyed. As a reader I'm always on the hunt for new reads and as a parent I always want to know what books to keep an eye out for in the library so whether it's children's books or adults books I'd love for you to take part in this link up and help us all to grow our 'to be read' piles!

Books We've Been Reading | February 2021| PLUS! WIN A MYSTERY BOOK BUNDLE!


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Anyone who knows me knows that I love to read. It's something I've always enjoyed and I think it's so important that we grow and nurture a love of reading for future generations. We are really missing our trips to the library but thankfully we have a rather hefty children's book collection and I've been making the most of our libraries online ebook loan service to keep my kindle well stocked with reading material. Here's what we've been reading this month....

Living Arrows | Jump Around

Katrina Over 30s UK blogger talking about parenting, autism, mental health, books and coeliac disease. What The Redhead Said Living Arrows UK Parenting Blog Link Up Khalil Gibran Quote

 'You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth' Khalil Gibran.

I bought a trampoline. For some reason I've always disliked trampolines, I think they ruin the aesthetics of a garden in a way that a nice wooden play house doesn't. My dream was to have a lovely coordinated play area where my child can potter and entertain themselves. I set my expectations far too high.

The Doll Factory By Elizabeth MacNeal

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Title: The Doll Factory, Author: Elizabeth MacNeal, Pages: 384, Published by: Picador, Publication Date: 2nd May 2019, ISBN: 978-1529002393

Iris and Rose spend their days creating dolls for the oppressive and most often comatose, Mrs Salter. Though fortunate to be employed, the passionate and creative Iris longs for more than the monotonous life she currently leads. Iris yearns to escape, to paint more than doll faces. She wishes to paint freely and with no constraints- to be an artist in her own right.

Could a chance encounter with Silas Reed, collector, taxidermist and prop creator for the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood set Iris on the path to freedom? Will love, life and art blossom? Or is death and decay the only fate for those that wander the dark, dank streets of Victorian London?

Living Arrows | N-ICE Weather For A Walk

Katrina Over 30s UK blogger talking about parenting, autism, mental health, books and coeliac disease. What The Redhead Said Living Arrows UK Parenting Blog Link Up Khalil Gibran Quote

'You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth' Khalil Gibran.

This picture looks like she's about to drop some sick hip hop beats (I cringed writing that- I feel so old!). Hasn't it been a cold week!? The thermals and flasks have definitely been used. I've been feeling a bit rubbish this week due to an ear infection and whilst I'd have preferred not to go out this week, the truth is we struggle if we don't get out. 

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