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Showing posts with label livingarrows. Show all posts

Living Arrows | Sweet Freedom

Image of a young girl/toddler playing on a playground and singing into a red speaker.

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

I *think* we can safely say that Iris is glad to be out of isolation! It's been a long 10 days, you really don't realise how much kids need to get out and about until you're confined to your own house and garden- I am so appreciative that we have a garden, I couldn't imagine handling the heat of the last week without a paddling pool and some shade!

Living Arrows | Isolation

Image of a preschool age girl looking angry.

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

I think Iris's face sums up how we're all feeling about our 10 day stretch in isolation. We've done so well to get all the way through from September without the preschool bubble bursting but here we are, we made it to the last week of term without a positive case and I think that's rather impressive.

Living Arrows | Sundown Adventureland

Image of a young girl stood with her head and arms in pretend stocks outside the Robin Hood Ride at Sundown adventureland

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

It's been a hectic few weeks as we've been simultaneously tiling the kitchen and laying slabs for the new patio in the garden. It's been a dusty, messy few weeks so on Daddy's day off on Friday we made sure we had a family day and did something fun with Iris. Iris has been asking to go to Sundown Adventureland for months, pre-covid we held annual passes and visited a lot as it's only half an hour from where we live and 5 minutes away from Dan's family. 

Living Arrows | Joy

Young girl laughing and enjoying swinging in a free standing rainbow hammock
 

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

I don't really think there's a lot to say about this week's Living Arrows photograph except where can we buy a free standing hammock! This is my all time favourite picture of Iris so far as it truly captures her enthusiastic spirit and looking at this picture I can hear her enormous, roaring laugh.

Living Arrows | Local Book Benches


Image of a young girl admiring the Bassetlaw Nottinghamshire Book Benches. This book shows a variety of different aged people illustrated in different rainbow colours with the words 'thank you nhs' emblazoned on a banner at the top of the image.

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

Like most towns in recent years, ours has been in steady decline. The decimation of the high street, the increase in drug users and the lessening of that sense of pride in our town has led to the town centre being unkempt and honestly, unsightly. It's not a particularly pleasant place to be and that's why when the council provide something cultural, educational and exciting I want to shout about it and encourage everyone to take part. That's why I always champion using your local library because if we don't use, we lose it!

Living Arrows | Cool Down

 Young kid on a slide in summer wearing sun glasses.

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

Oh to be as effortlessly cool as Iris! She walks around with such confidence and has such a zest for life. We've been doing a few home renovations this week and she approaches every job with such enthusiasm (she asks to help, I'm not advocating child labour!). She's so helpful around the house and she's always coming home from pre-school with 'wow moments' for helping other children.

Living Arrows | It's Flaming June Already!

Image of a 3 year old girl building a sandcastle on the beach wearing a wellow floral top and hair in pigtails


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

Another half term over and done with and the first week of June has been and gone. I say it a lot but isn't time flying? I don't know how we are 6 months into the year, it's gone by in a blur. Iris spent 3 nights at my Mum and Step Dad's caravan so Daddy and I had 3 child free days. Daddy went to work and in our spare time we went to B&Q. We know how to live. 

Living Arrows | Traditional Fun

Picture of a 3 year old girl, her mummy and her grandma sat on horses on a carousel ride.

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

What a difference some sunshine makes! Everybody's mood has sky rocketed. Life is so much easier when you get outside to walk, run and play without freezing your bits off. One of our regular walking spots, Thoresby Park, was hosting it's annual traditional fun fair and what better way to usher in the half term than boarding a carousel with all the family.

Living Arrows | Just Keep Swimming!

Image of a child swimming in a hot tub wearing arm bands/ water wings.

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

We missed another Living Arrows post last week as we away again! There is such an air of uncertainty at the minute with the presence of the Indian variant, surge testing and talks of local lockdowns that I feel we need to cram as much in as we can before it gets taken away from us again. It's unnerving to think that our freedom hangs in the balance and that it can be taken away so swiftly.

Living Arrows | Coppinger's Last Game

Image of daddy and daughter in matching DRFC football shirts standing outside Doncaster Rovers keepmoat stadium on the day of James Coppingers last game. A small crowd of football fans can be seen in the background.

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

After last weekend's holiday to Tattershall Lakes we've had a quiet week at school and work followed by a play date Saturday. Sunday was a little more exciting as we took a trip to Daddy's football team ground to say goodbye to one of their most established players. 

Living Arrows | To Be Beside The Seaside

Girl smiling and laughing whilst on a fairground ride at the British seaside town Skegness

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

We missed last week's Living Arrows post as we're all just a little frazzled. The relaxing of Covid rules has been wonderful but not without it's challenges. As someone with Autism, all change is disruptive, even if it's good change. I think I hit burn out last week. I couldn't focus on anything, I was a shouty mum and a bit of a rubbish partner. I just shut down for a while and entered survival mode.

Living Arrows | Springing Forward

Image of a 3 yer old girl walking over a wobbly bridge in a play area. Wearing child joules floral coat, hand knitted pink cardigan and giraffe print dress. Hair in french braids. Taken at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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

Spring has finally sprung in our neck of the woods, hooray! My Instagram memories has been taunting me with pictures of last April, we had the pool out, we were making ice lollies and we were outside all the time. This Spring has been anti-climatic in comparison but the weather has finally turned warmer and we can finally see family and friends without needed to take the duvet with us!

Living Arrows | Recharging

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 has pretty much been us for the last week. We've been living off Easter chocolate, watching too much TV and staying our pyjamas most of the time. It's been a bit of a rough week, I've had some ongoing health difficulties that are being investigated and it's hit me pretty hard this week so we're taking things steady.

Living Arrows | Easter Pancakes

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.

Hooray for being able to see people! We've begun taking very tentative steps towards 'normal' and we met up with my sister-in-law, my niece and my father-in-law (they live together so one household). It's been so nice for the two cousins to play together, they get on so well as they are only 3 months apart in age and are often mistaken for twins. We went for a walk to the local park and then on an adventure to the crepe van that's touring the local area.

Living Arrows | New Beginnings

Image of happy young girl in pink all in one suit. 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.

Hooray! We made it- Happy 'Rule of  6' day everyone! How are we all feeling about it? I'm not going to lie, I'm apprehensive but I met a friend for a walk today and it was just the tonic I needed. We walked through town after school drop off and got coffee then walked down the local canal where it was nice and quiet. I was pleased to see that town wasn't too busy. I anticipated that a change in rules may have sent people crazy, thinking they could do what they want but so far so good. 

Living Arrows | In The Swing Of Things

Girl swinging on a swing by Katrina Over 30s UK blogger talking about parenting, autism, mental health, books and coeliac disease for What The Redhead Said Living Arrows UK Parenting Blog Link Up Inspired by Khalil Gibran Quote

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

Why does no one ever mention how emotional it is when your child uses a 'big girl swing' for the first time? I watched Iris sitting on the swing, moving it herself and I thought 'where did my baby go?'. I read a blog post earlier in the week about how as parents, we don't know when 'the last time' is. I can't remember the last bottle I gave her or the last nappy I changed and now here I am not knowing that her previous time in the baby swing may have been her last.

Living Arrows | Happy Mothers Day

Living Arrows | Happy Mothers Day Autism, mental health, books and coeliac disease blogger. 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.

How has everybody's first week back at school been? I do hope everyone had fun and settled back in okay. Iris has been at preschool throughout the lockdown so I didn't expect things to change that much but the preschool is a lot busier now- I didn't realise quite how many of the regular children hadn't been going. It's worrying for me as it means a higher Covid risk but for Iris it's been a wonderful opportunity to make new friends.

Living Arrows | Cheers To Fake 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.

Last week's Living Arrows post was entitled 'sliding into Spring'. Apparently that was a big ol' lie because this week has seen the weather back to freezing so the big coats, the hats and scarfs and the flasks are back! 

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.

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.

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