Monday, 27 January 2020

Living Arrows 2020 Week 4/52

Welcome to Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 

Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to during the previous week!

This week James celebrated Chinese New Year with some activities at Beavers.

Freddie did lots of fun activities at nursery on their project what would your happily ever after look like?

And to end the week we took a family trip to Beamish The Living Museum of the North! Mummy and James had already been a few months ago and this was Daddy and Freddie's first trip! A full post on getting there and our day out is coming soon!





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Monday, 20 January 2020

Living Arrows 2020 Week 3/52

Welcome to Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 

Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to during the previous week!

This week has been a busy one! James started the week with a school trip to Sunderland Winter Gardens, which he had a fantastic time and now wants to go again in the school holidays as a family!

Freddie also had a school trip this week to Newcastle Castle Keep!



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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The Siblings Project 2020 - January


Welcome to The Siblings Project for 2020!
This will be the third year I have taken part in this and I really enjoy it as it is a fantastic way for looking back at how much the boys have grown up over the course of the year!

This month the photograph was taken before school one morning. The boys were being very cute together. Freddie also had his first school trip this day! 




Monday, 13 January 2020

Living Arrows 2020 Week 2/52

Welcome to Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 

Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to during the previous week!

The boys have been back at school and nursery now for a week and they are both thrilled to be reunited with their friends! Freddie especially on the first day back woke up and got very excited as he knew he was going to be seeing all his little friends again! Freddie also had his project launch so he had to go in dressed up smart!!

James also went back to Beavers this week and he was thrilled to see all his friends and also to meet all the new Beavers that have joined our colony this term! 






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Monday, 6 January 2020

It's Time to Plan Your Summer Vacation!

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The new year has begun and brought lots of new opportunities with it. But,
unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the weather will be improving any time soon. Perhaps
this is why January is such a popular time for booking holidays! With the rain still pouring
and the wind biting, what better time is there to plan a warm trip for the summer?

So, what do you need to think about to make your summer holiday something to really
look forward to?

Budget
Managing family money can be challenging but, when you know what your priorities are
and you have a fixed budget, it gets a lot easier. Remember that while holidays are all about fun, getting the most for your money is still important. This might mean compromising on some things to get more elsewhere. It might mean expanding your horizons to consider completely different holiday ideas.

Some companies like StudyLink Tours are great for groups of students planning a trip because they make the most of group bookings and create custom holidays. You can take a leaf out of their book by looking at the best way to organize. You might find that booking activities and tours in advance could be a lot cheaper.

Even if you don’t have the money to go on holiday right now, starting to save up is a
really good idea. Think about where you want to go and work backwards from
your planned holiday dates so you know how much you need to save each month
to achieve your dream holiday. 

Dream Big
At this point in the year, you still have plenty of time so dream big. What do you really want
to experience this year? For some families, sun, sea and sand are essential; for others,
a city break with plenty of activities and tours would be ideal. Understanding what you
want first will help you narrow down your destinations.

Now you have a better idea of what you are looking for, it’s a good idea to keep your search
nice and broad. Have a look at holiday destinations that are off the beaten track and
don’t lock yourself into a standard package deal too early on. Unusual family holidays
are the ones that stay with you over the years so don’t assume that you have to do
the same as everyone else!  

Looking at travel costs can often impact your choices. You might find that a destination
you hadn't thought of before is a lot cheaper to get to than your usual haunts. Equally,
you might consider different modes of transport. Taking trains is becoming increasingly
popular and also offers an opportunity to stay in other destinations along the way.
Interrailing is often considered a student holiday but families can get just as
much out of the experience!

With so many options for travel, there’s no need to let the weather get you down.
Start planning your summer holiday now and make sure you have something
fun to look forward to.

**Collaborative Post**

Living Arrows 2020 Week 1/52

Welcome to the first Living Arrows post of 2020! 
If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 

Each week I post one photo of James and one photo of Freddie and share what they have been up to that week!

So this week has been the last week of the school holidays! We had a pretty quiet week as Freddie started the week ill and then daddy sprained his ankle. Daddy was then back to work on 2nd January so we had a chilled out day at home, then went to tesco on Friday morning!



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Monday, 30 December 2019

Living Arrows 2019 52/52

Welcome to Living Arrows post 2019! 
If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 

Each week I post one photo of James and one photo of Freddie and share what they have been up to that week!

I cannot believe this is the last post of the 2019 Living Arrows! This year has gone so fast! I love looking back at the posts and seeing what the boys have been up too!!





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