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Halfway through February already! January felt like the longest month ever, and the lockdown seems to be absolutely endless. Yet February seems to be flying by somehow! This week has actually been a bit of a crazy one, which I don’t feel like I’ve said for a pretty long time!

Vaccination hope

My mum got her first jab this week, which was quite exciting! It definitely gave me a real feeling of hope. I just can’t quite believe it’s been almost a year since she hugged H and C – so sad 🙁 We weren’t ever able to form a support bubble with her as my sister lives with her, and it’s only for single-person households. Anyway fingers crossed it won’t be tooooo much longer until we can all hug again!

Kidney stones!

The other half has been unwell this week. He’s very prone to recurring kidney stones and has been suffering this week. They say the pain can be as bad as childbirth! I’ve never experienced them thankfully. But I can tell it’s horrendous as the other half actually has a really high pain threshold, yet he’s been in a lot of pain this week 🙁 He ended up in A & E on Friday. Friday is my teaching day and he normally does the school runs. So it was all a bit of a palava as I had to drop H and C at their school then leg it to my school late to teach my keyworker bubble. It was all fine though. He’ll be having laser treatment soon but they’ve said if it doesn’t work, they might have to remove the affected kidney, which is a slightly scary thought!

Valentine’s Day

It was Valentine’s Day on Sunday. We’re never that big on Valentine’s Day. We exchange cards and have a nice meal which we still did this year. We ordered dinner from a local restaurant on Just Eat. Unfortunately the food wasn’t amazing, which was a bit disappointing but hey ho! It was still nice to make the effort to dress up a little, sit at the table and actually chat together 🙂 I saw lots of people on Instagram doing all sorts of lovely things with their kids too, but we didn’t do anything like that! We just baked some brownies which they were very happy with.

This week’s Living Arrows photos are from our freezing cold walk on Valentine’s Day 🙂

Walks in endless lockdown
Endless lockdown

Half term in lockdown

As we get to the end of another week of this endless lockdown, the main thing I’m wondering is: How the heck am I going to entertain two kids over half term, with nowhere to go and nothing to do?! Luckily, lovely Kaz from the 3 AM Diary has put together this post full of ideas of virtual events and festivals happening online over half term. Other than that, we will be doing a lot of relaxing, some indoor activities and probably quite a few park trips!

How are you planning to spend half term?

Thanks for reading! Til next time,

Hannah xx

Endless lockdown
Living Arrows


  1. I hope you had a lovely half term – the prospect of it is all that’s been keeping us going the last few weeks! Kidney stones are the worst, I hope he’s ok x

    • Reply

      He’s ok thanks – he’s had ultrasound treatment now and is fine (til the next time!!) Half term has been very very chilled here, but nice! Hope you’ve had a good one 🙂 xx

  2. Mudpie Fridays Reply

    Yay for your mums vaccine and boo for your husbands Kidney stones. I really hope his treatment helps and he doesnt need it removed. We have had a quiet half term too.

    • Reply

      Aw thank you 🙂 Yes it’s been nice to have a quiet one, although would have been nice if it wasn’t so rainy. Feels almost like Spring now!

  3. Both my parents, and my in-laws have had their first vaccines now too – it’s very exciting! I hope your husband is feeling better now, and that you managed to have an enjoyable and relaxing half term.

    • Reply

      Ah that is exciting! 🙂 Yes his treatment has been successful for now so he’s not in any pain atm which is great. Half term was very quiet but nice thanks, hope you had a good one 🙂

    • Reply

      Oh gosh I hope you were ok x

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