RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and a Playground Trip with Living Arrows 5/52

February 1, 2021

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” I’m kind of clutching at straws with this weeks topic as we really aren’t doing much at all right now. The RSPB big garden birdwatch and a playground trip seems more interesting than me moaning about the monotony of some of the home learning days!

Playground trip with 2  children on a flying saucer swing

A visit to the park was sparked as we all needed to leave our street! The older two have been on a low on the corona coaster this week with missing friends and the expectations of online learning getting to them. Fin is having back to back live lessons as he’s in Year 10 and he is barely getting time for a break in between. Add in missing their friends and well we just needed them to see some life outside of our street!

2 children up a tree

It was really baltic at the parkland we didn’t last long but it was good to see the younger two smile and for the older two to enjoy a sausage roll from the bakery and get stuck in and play too. This picture of Finlay helping Flo up a tree he was climbing cheered me up as he was smiling lots.

RSPB garden birdwatch with 2 children stood by a tree with bird feeders

The younger two really got into the RSPB big garden birdwatch on Sunday and made some apple bird feeders to add to our collection and sat in wait. Flo got dressed in a camo adventurers costume complete with binoculars. Teddy enjoyed writing and ticking off the birds that arrived in the garden.

RSPB big garden birdwatch with 2 kids sat  indoors bird watching

As we start February I feel more optimistic than I did at the start of January with all the uncertainty surrounding lockdown and school closures. I look forward to seeing better weeks ahead for everyone.

Living Arrows

7 responses to “RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and a Playground Trip with Living Arrows 5/52”

  1. Oh I so wish we had done the bird watch. I really do love how Flo puts her all into everything,shes adorable. It must be tough for the older ones. Especially Fin its draining enough having to be on zoom for work but to learn by that or similar must be difficult. Heres to Spring and better days xx

    • teamsteinblog says:

      Thank you, yes it’s so hard for everyone just sat staring at screens. Not good for anyone’s mental health 😭 Can’t wait for spring xx

  2. What a gorgeous view you have from the window! I think we are all clutching at straws a little bit at the moment!!

    • teamsteinblog says:

      Most definitely! Be good when we can all be in the garden for hours on end and the kids aren’t screen bound for school!

  3. Sarah says:

    I think we are all really getting fed up with this whole thing now aren’t we? Toby has been struggling this week too. It sounds like you have had some fun moments amongst the monotony though 🙂 We did the RSPB bird watch too but even though we usually get all sorts of birds in the garden, all we saw in the hour were two magpies and a woodpigeon! We’ll just have to try again next year 🙂

    • teamsteinblog says:

      Arggh, typical they were hiding for that one hour! Yep we’re all very over all this screen time learning and nowhere to go. Spring will be very welcome! Hope you have a kind week x

  4. Flo’s bird watching outfit has really brightened my day 😄 how lovely to get so involved!

    Katrina x

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