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

The last Monday of 2020, a year I will be quite happy to see the back of. Although I wasn’t expecting to be spending the end of the year in lockdown. Everything was looking so positive just a short time ago. But it is where we find ourselves. Yet we have been here before and will get through it again. I  am wondering if the whole country will be in lockdown by next week. Let’s just hope the kids get back to school!

The majority of the weather this week has been pretty rotten but we did manage a walk in the woods on Christmas Eve and to get outside again on Sunday. I am hoping that we will manage to get out this week too. Although the boys are desperate to see some snow. It looks like the forecast here is just for sleet much to their disappointment. Both of this week’s photos were taken on Christmas Eve. We are lucky that we have woods so close to home. Since it seems tier 4 is here to stay for some time we will be hunting out more local walks so that we can make the most of the good weather when it happens.  Until then we will be enjoying the next week off work and school and making the most of our time together.

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  1. Carly Belsey

    At least you have those woods near you for the boys to play, I am sure there will be a lot of that going on now. I just hope we aren’t restricted to one hour’s exercise a day as we live near the coast and the only thing keeping me sane is taking the children daily to the beach to play football, catch and just run around.

  2. Rebecca Walker

    lovely photos, making the most out of lockdown

  3. I love these pictures! I hope you’ve had a lovely break and are ready to face whatever 2021 has to throw at us! Happy New Year x

  4. Thank god for fresh air keeping us all sane! Happy New Year to you all and I hope this week of normality is kind despite all the uncertainty x

  5. I am a total hermit when the weather isn’t great. If the ground is wet I find it so hard to go out! I really need to change that. Happy New Year lovely – I really hope it’s better than last year! x

  6. Happy New Year! it’s been lovely to see your boys grow up so much this year. Especially Harry. I hope that schools can remain open and some normality for our children x

  7. Margaret Gallagher

    Always filling your days with beauty and joy

  8. The woods look fabulous even in winter and make for fun adventures on walks.
    Thank you for your posts this year. I have added lots more places on my days out and travel lists.

  9. Sandra Fortune

    What lovely photo’s they look kind of magical

  10. James Travis

    Great photos, lovely woodland you have near you

  11. Fiona Karbal

    This year has been pretty awful and I’m sure everyone will be glad to see the back of it. This lockdown seems worse because the weather means we are stuck indoors. I think we must try to get outdoors in the fresh air as much as possible, otherwise we will all get cabin fever.

  12. Stev Rigby

    Getting outside in the country is probably one of the healthiest things we can do at the moment!

  13. Anthea Holloway

    At least you are getting out and about even though it has rained so much and there is mud everywhere. We are sloshing about in mud in Dorset at present.

  14. Gemma Hendry

    We would love to see some snow too but sadly not likely down here

  15. Nigel Soper

    So your boys made a wish and the snow today is your families fault? It hasn’t quite reached us in Oxford yet but friends in Chipping Norton are definitely having problems.

  16. kim white

    Looks lovely where you live, we have two parks within a short walk which have a lot of green space to walk or run around which is nice.

  17. Priscilla Stubbs

    Lovely photos, We are in lockdown here in Wales and I can’t see it ending any time soon.

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