Living Arrows 4/52 (2022)

Toby with wet hair, both thumbs up and pulling a silly face

Here we are again, another week done, and another week of negative lateral flow tests for us! The virus is rife at school at the moment, and even though the boys only had it at Christmas I’m still conscious that they could easily get it again. And even though I avoided it when they had it, I don’t know if I’m going to dodge it again… only time will tell I guess!

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Living Arrows 3/52 (2022)

Gabe in the bath with his wet hair stuck up at the front

We made it through our first full week back at school. Well, actually only the boys did a full week, I wasn’t in on Wednesday as it was my Dad’s funeral. It was a hard day, but so many people came and it was actually lovely to catch up with loads of people that I’ve not seen for years. I just wish it could have been in happier circumstances!

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Living Arrows 2/52 (2022)

Toby playing on his tablet at Street Monkeys

Here I am again, even though I only wrote my last post a few days ago, I’m trying to get back on track. With the boys (and me) back at school now, and back into our normal routine, there really isn’t much to say this week. Even though the pandemic still appears to be in full swing, and there are quite a few cases at school I’m pleased that for the moment at least most things are carrying on as normal.

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Living Arrows 1/52 (2022)

Gabe in McDonalds about to eat a chicken nugget

I didn’t quite start the year as I meant to go on by publishing my first Living Arrows post on time, and if I’m honest I was quite tempted not to post at all. I used to write about all sorts of things on this blog of mine, but in the last year or so (since the start of the pandemic really) I have been posting less and less until it has got to the point where these weekly posts about the boys and what we’ve been up to are the only ones I ever write!

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Living Arrows 52/52 (2021)

Me, Barry, Toby and Gabe all smiling, you can just see our Christmas tree behind us

You might have noticed I haven’t posted my usual Living Arrows posts for a few weeks now. After I last posted near the start of December my dad became suddenly and unexpectedly ill with acute pancreatitis. Unfortunately it’s a condition that there isn’t really any treatment for, and although the doctors did everything they could, he died peacefully in hospital two weeks later. I didn’t post anything because I didn’t really know what to say…

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Living Arrows 47/52 (2021)

Toby wearing pyjamas and smiling at the camera

Does anyone else’s head feel like it’s about to explode with all the things you’ve got to remember at the moment? There are dates for non-uniform days, Christmas lunches, nativities and carol concerts, and then I’m trying to keep track of Christmas shopping, and thinking of presents for the boys for all the rest of the family to buy as well! I feel really disorganised somehow and it’s only 3 weeks until we break up for the holidays!

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Living Arrows 45/52 (2021)

Toby with his MagFormers magnetic tile creation

Another week of school done and we only have 28 more school days to go before the Christmas holidays! We started rehearsing the nativity today (although we still aren’t sure if the children are actually going to be able to perform in front a live audience) and now bonfire night is over it really does feel like we’re on the countdown to Christmas all of a sudden. I even started my Christmas shopping the other day!

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