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

Kahlil Gibran

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows, a place to link up your weekly photos of family life over at What the Red Head Said. I am actually travelling to Cambridge while I type this! Get me writing online, (why have I only just discovered ‘personal hotspot’ on my. phone?) in the car while Hubby drives! Hopefully it will mean next week I will have some lovely photos to share of our adventures. . The reason for the trip away is that its Hubby’s Birthday so it seems apt that my favourite photo from last weekend is this one of Monkey and Daddy.

It was taken at Wrest Park when we went to visit the newest member of our family, my little nephew little mister J. We had a beautiful walk around the grounds, the light was perfect and although it was cold (and a little muddy!) it was really bright. Just what we needed to shake off the cobwebs and let Monkey run off some steam from the journey. He was fascinated by the iced over lake, a little bit too fascinated for my liking..! There was various sticks and branches on the ice, which he wanted to reach, typical boy! Thankfully Hubby had the situation under control and spent some time explaining the dangers of an iced lake….

Kipper slept for a fair amount of our walk, before demanding to be carried. Heres one of him finding his Aunty extremely entertaining. He’s got such a cheeky little personality, although I have been advised by friends he definitely has second child syndrome. He knows what he wants and woe betide anyone that gets in his way! A recent development this week has been an angry roar when you don’t do what he wants you to! Wish me luck he’s not quite nine months yet…

Living Arrows week 5


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  1. Aww sometimes its good to get out and get rid of the cobwebs. I love the iced over lake photo. What is it about sticks and little boys? #LivingArrows

  2. It looks like you had such a lovely day. What a beautiful place to stretch your legs! I always write in the car but I use a notes app and then copy everything across when I have a wifi connection x

  3. Beautiful photos – they capture winter so well! Your description of second child syndrome describes my sister so well – I’m convinced it’s a thing! She’s done very well in life though, so I think that determination stands them in good stead! #LivingArrows

  4. Annette, Four Acorns Reply

    Oh I love a ‘back-of-the-head’ shot – they can be so full of emotion, without showing the faces. Kipper looks cheeky alright, and really cute! x

  5. What lovely photos, especially love the one of Kipper. I think you are right about second children, ours is only 1 (almost!) and is already showing a certain amount of feistiness! x

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