Garden Projects and Longer Walks with Living Arrows 20/52 (2020)

May 19, 2020

“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!

longer walks by the river with 4 children

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!

a bluebell wood walk with 4 children on a log

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!

garden projects with a young girl posing by a veg patch

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.

garden projects with a young boy painting a shed

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

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10 responses to “Garden Projects and Longer Walks with Living Arrows 20/52 (2020)”

  1. You have taken some beautiful photos of your four recently – ones for framing! The river walk sounds beautiful x

  2. Hannah says:

    What lovely photos 🙂 Sounds like a great week! We’ve got more and more relaxed with the homeschooling too x

  3. Stacey says:

    Sounds like a great week, looks like a fab place to venture for a walk. I love the picture of them all together.

  4. We have also been spending our weekends in the garden although I am starting to get a bit bored with it now! Still so much to do. Love the idea of a beach hut. So glad you managed to get your photo. We normally get one in the rapeseed and I am not sure I am going to manage it this year.

    • teamsteinblog says:

      I have been on the look out for rapeseed but haven’t found anywhere yet. I’m also missing the lavender pics x

  5. Sarah says:

    It sounds like you had a lovely week. We’ve still not really been anywhere – I’m trying to find somewhere we could go for a walk where there won’t be too many people! #LivingArrows

    • teamsteinblog says:

      We’ve taken to looking at an OS map for our walk this weekend and barely saw anyone. I’m avoiding any usual parklands for now! Hope you find somewhere quiet soon 🤞

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