New Activities But Tighter Restrictions – Living Arrows 42/52 (2020)

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Another week of school done – one more to go until half term! This week I’ve signed the twiglets up to try some new activities. At the same time, our area has moved into tighter Tier 2 lockdown restrictions, which is all a bit rubbish really!

Trying new activities

The twigs’ swimming lessons started back quite a few weeks ago and have been going fairly well. I’m not entirely sure how much they’re learning though! The lesson sizes are actually bigger now since Covid, which seems strange. But there are about 10/11 kids in their lesson, all non-swimmers and mostly pretty young, about 5 or 6. So the teacher seems to spend an awful lot of the time just trying to get them all to listen!

But the twigs are enjoying the lessons so I will guess we’ll give it a bit longer. I’m sure the swimming school are still figuring it all out. Last week the class had two teachers so it looks like they are trying to put things in place.

For a while I’ve been thinking it would be lovely if the twigs had activities they did individually. So far any extra classes they’ve done (swimming, Playball, football at school etc) have always been done together. So I thought it would be good for them to have their own ‘thing’.

C has been saying for ages she wants to try ballet, and H wasn’t too bothered. So we’ve signed her up and she’ll be trying it out this coming week. And I’ve put H into a trial of Stagecoach. He’s so musical and is constantly singing and dancing so I think he will love it. He went on Saturday morning and had a great time. So hopefully having some separate activities will be really good for them both.

Tighter restrictions

This week has seen restrictions tightening in various parts of the country, including the Greater London borough we live in. It doesn’t affect us too much really as we still haven’t been going out or mixing a huge amount. We had got back into our routine of my mum coming over a couple of afternoons a week after school though. Obviously now that can only happen if we meet outside, which is a bit of a pain given the weather turning colder and so on.

I think this winter is going to feel very long and difficult for a lot of people though. It’s so hard. I’m a firm believer in us all needing to follow the rules to keep each other safe (although some of them are pretty confusing and even nonsensical but anyway!) But I do really feel for those who are on their own or in tough situations.

Anyway, I hope everyone’s doing ok, especially if restrictions are now tighter where you are too. Sending love to anyone who needs it!

This week’s photos were taken on a visit to the PYO fields at Garson’s Farm. If you’re looking for somewhere to pick pumpkins in Surrey, check out my post all about it πŸ™‚

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picking apples

Thanks for reading! Til next time,

Hannah xx

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”

Kahlil Gibran
Living Arrows

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    1. Yes very true πŸ™‚ I suppose I just wonder if it would be cheaper to take them ourselves but then we probably wouldn’t go every week so best to carry on πŸ™‚ Thank you x

  1. The new activities sound like fun. Good luck with the ballet.
    We are still in tier 1 but can see us going into tier 2 soon. The cases seem to be rising here which is a worry.
    Take care and stay safe x

  2. Oh I do like Garson’s pick your own we would normally go there but we are heading over into Kent this year instead. Ballet and Stagecoach sound fun can’t wait to hear how they get on.

  3. We’re still in the lowest tier so no changes here but we’re still staying at home as much as possible and not really seeing anyone! x

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