The Quadcopter

Living Arrows – 41/52 {2017}
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

What a week! Last week I wrote a little bit about how we had to cancel our plans when our car broke down. Well, we thought we had fixed it, and decided to replace the battery too just in case. It broke down AGAIN on Friday. Meaning we will have to postpone James birthday day-out for another two weeks, poor James!

I pulled up at the petrol station, filled with diesel and rather embarrassingly, this was the point it refused to start. I had to tell the cars queuing behind me that my car wouldn’t start, several of them, because as soon as one pulled away another pulled up to queue! In the end, I had to ask two awesome members of staff to push the tank (which weighs over 2 tonnes!) into a parking bay. Naturally, there wasn’t one straight ahead and I had to steer, and let me tell you there is a LOT to be said for power-assisted steering!

So instead of a gym induction, I sat in a car park, waiting for rescue. Which came in the form of Mr T, who eventually got the car started. We are going to attempt to fix it ourselves. I mean what could possibly go wrong!!

I’m sure that the gym staff think I am making up excuses to avoid my gym induction, which I had to cancel for the second week running. On the positive side, I am SURE that the scales at slimming world will love all the extra steps I’ve been doing!

Goodbye Allotment

Mr. T brought the last of our things home from our allotment, and we hand the keys over this week. It’s a bittersweet goodbye because we have had some brilliant memories from going there as a family. At the same time its a huge commitment, and we were stretching ourselves really thin, so this is definitely the right decision!

And so it has been another beautifully quiet weekend. We walked to swimming lessons and caught a bus home. The bus ride was a bit of an adventure for the children, whos first question was where were all the seatbelts!

The Quadcopter

So instead of theme park photos, we have some from when we flew James quadcopter in the garden. James has always been a bit of a tech-kid. This quadcopter is one we bought him for Christmas when he was 6 years old, although the age rating says 14+. He does need help to set it up and fly it, but he loves it ( secretly Mr. T loves it too!) To be honest I think its done really well to last as long as it has. We really need a space bigger than our garden to fly it properly and have promised to take it to a nice big field on a calm day.

Lily loves flying the quadcopter too, and Amy enjoyed having a turn. Ava is scared of the quadcopter and refuses to be anywhere near when we are flying it. So she chose to stay indoors and watch her favourite TV program, Pepper Pig. She loves Pepper, which you can see from her face in her photograph!

James & Mr T

Lily wanted the drone to fly from her hand

Lily, practising ballet

Amy dancing

Watching Pepper Pig

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  1. Vicki @ tippytupps October 9, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness, that sounds like a nightmare!! A gorgeous set of pictures though, even if you didn’t make it to a theme park! #LivingArrows

    • Hannah Tasker October 9, 2017 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      I am just thankful I was alone without the kids, and close to home. I lost a full day because of it, partly due to me sulking at the car, and partly due to the extra time it takes to walk! Thank you 🙂

  2. Sherry October 9, 2017 at 7:35 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear about your car – my diesel seems to think it’s appropriate to cut out mid drive sometimes, particularly on roundabouts! These are gorgeous photos, and I hope you get to a theme park soon #Living Arrows

    • Hannah Tasker October 9, 2017 at 1:53 pm - Reply

      Oh no, I think that’s much more scary than mine refusing to start! Mines a diesel too, maybe they are unhappy with the news the UK intends to phase them out. I just hope it’s not a call for early diesel retirement, I had planned for ours to work for a few years yet!

  3. Angela Webster October 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    The children look like they are having great fun with the Quadcopter. Sorry you had to cancel your plans, cars can be such a nuisance. Have a great week x

    • Hannah Tasker October 9, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Its one of those toys that really shouldn’t be still going, given how many times its crashed! Ironically the car seems to work okay at the moment, but I am refusing to use it until we have checked it again! Thank you 🙂

  4. Emma T October 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    What a pain about the car. Love the photos, and that quadcopter looks so cool. #livngarrows

    • Hannah Tasker October 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      It’s one of those toys that spends most of its time on the shelf, but we always really enjoy it when we discover it again! Thank you 🙂

  5. Madeline (this Glorious Life) October 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Such a lovely collection of photos! Sorry to hear about all the car trouble though, it sounds so stressful! x #LivingArrows

  6. Donna October 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    That quadcopter looks amazing – so much fun! So sorry you’ve had such a hard time with the car – I hope it’s on the mend now and imagine the amount of free time you’ll have with no allotment now! x

    • Hannah Tasker October 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

      I am so excited about the extra time with no allotment, the weekends and evenings become our own again! I can’t wait!

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Hello, I’m Hannah. Chasing simplicity is about keeping a positive mindset, slowing down, saying ‘no’ more & spending more time doing the things we love. Chasing simplicity isn’t simple – keeping things simple can be fairly complicated, but it’s always worthwhile. Read more here


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