Living Arrows | Sliding Into Spring

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'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.

 Whilst I'm happy that schools are returning I won't be in a hurry to 'get back to normal'. Iris is excited about seeing her grandparents in the garden and we're excited to visit our local wildlife park again once the initial crowds die down. We'll be visiting my mums caravan for the day when that reopens and we may even try to sneak a Haven holiday in towards the end of the summer but we'll still be staying away from indoor environments like shopping centres and soft plays for a while yet. I think it's going to take some time to feel comfortable again but I'm happy we're on the 'road' to recovery. 

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  1. I sure as heck am in NO HURRY to return to 'normal'. I just want us all to be SAFE. Lovely smiles on the slide there!

  2. Children really are suffering from being away from school. I agree they need to be back in school.

  3. Our two can't wait to go back to school and see their friends. Her face on the slide is just precious! x

  4. I totally agree - no rush here either. As a teacher on mat leave I must admit I am terrified of returning but we'll see x

  5. Such a fab photo! I'm in no rush either but I am ready for the return to school. I don't want to be teacher mum anymore!

  6. I agree with you - definitely don't want to rush out of lockdown even though I am so done with it all! Much more important to get it right and keep safe x

  7. I love that picture! It's definitely going to be a long road before anything really feels normal again isn't it?


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