“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran. We had a lovely busy week spending more time outdoors working on garden projects and enjoying longer walks.
This week we ended up relaxing homeschool even more. We had most of Wednesday and Friday off. Partly because they had worked hard on the other days to get more ticked off and partly because I felt we all needed to step away for some downtime for our sanity!
With the more relaxed daily exercise rules that came into place on Wednesday we made the most of being able to drive to a nearby village for a different walk. This lovely river walk was a great change of scene without me having to stress that it would be busy. We did three walks there in total this week and each time walked further and discovered new parts to the river. Florence was delighted that we found two small stretches of sand and announced we were at the beach!
I was happy that the walk followed the perimeter of one of our favourite National Trust sites, so we managed to access the small bluebell wood for a photo that I have taken for the past 3 years in the same spot. This year they indulged me without too much fuss. I think they’re finally realising the quicker they comply the faster they can get back to playing!
When we weren’t on our longer walks we were busy doing some garden projects. Daisy and I enjoyed sorting out the vegetable patch and planting some flowers and strawberry plants. I was quite surprised when she offered to help me, as she’s never shown an interest in gardening before. Turns out she really quite enjoyed it all and especially the peace and quiet we had from the others who weren’t so interested.
Dougie meanwhile entertained Teddy and Flo by revamping the shed into a beach hut themed garden storage / play hut for them. They were happily covered in white emulsion by the end of it!
All in all we were pretty tired by Sunday night from all the fresh air and I was a little relived when Monday arrived so I could catch up on some housework and squeeze in an afternoon movie.
Read last weeks Living Arrows here