A New Year and a New Term {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

Well, that’s it. The holidays are over and the children have been back to school for a few days. I won’t say it’s been easy as it really hasn’t but we’re definitely back in a nice routine and it can only get easier as the term goes on.

Getting up for school has been hard. It’s so dark in the mornings and LP and Little Man are just so tired. But, they love school and are glad to be back with their friends. Plus, they live for the weekends like me and are always asking what’s happening the following weekend.

The children are signed up for clubs that start in a couple of weeks and they have quite a lot of extra-curricular things going on with school too. There are local concerts and LP is off to the Young Voices choir in a couple of weeks too – we cannot wait!

As the children are back at school, I’m back in work mode and it’s been lovely having full working days back again. This year I’m being really mindful to switch off from work when I pick the children up from school and to get back into the routine of doing after school activities with them too.

They’re both excited about starting to bake after school again, do crafts and paint. It’s something we always start at the beginning of term and by the end of the term all they want to do is relax, read and watch TV! I’ll let you know how we get on!

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. I only wish that my posts were as jolly as yours – I feel like we’ve been stuck inside ever since the clock struck twelve back at new year! Such lovely photos Donna, here’s hoping we can get out in a week or so once J is better and things have settled down somewhat.

  2. I’m definitely happy to get back to a routine again, but these dark mornings are so difficult! I’m always the first to wake up and I keep rolling over and going back to sleep!

  3. We did the Young Voices Choir last year at the O2 in London, and it was so amazing. I was left speechless at the end. Such a wonderful atmosphere and such a great experience for everyone. I love a routine!

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