Living Arrows 03/53 {2018}

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

It was pointed out last week that there actually 53 Mondays in 2018. So if you are wondering why I have added an extra week, it actually all to do with an extra Monday and I haven’t forgotten how many weeks make up a year!

This weeks photos were taken when we visited Bodium Castle. Its been on our list for a while. Featuring both on our 12 National Trust Places to visit in 2018 and our new family challenge, Our A – Z of Castles. I am sure I will be writing about it in the coming weeks. But for now I am sharing these three photos. The first taken of Kipper was taken with my new phone. Hubby had disappeared off up the stairs with Monkey and taken the camera with him. Its an iPhone X and I have been trying out the new portrait mode. The phone took this one all by itself. I haven’t applied any filter or anything. I love his face in it. So mischievous. His character is really starting to develop and I can see him being trouble in the years ahead!

Monkey was fascinated as soon as he saw the castle. Its exactly how I imagined castles to look when I was a child which I think is why he was so excited. What this photo doesn’t tell you is the excitement in his voice as he waived the ducks away so he could run down the wooden bridge. When not a lot excites him (at the moment I think its just a phase) its lovely to hear it in his voice and to watch his face as it fills with it.

Of course had to include a photo of both of them together. I think Monkey was more up for this joint photo than Kipper (for a change). Who actually just wanted to sit on the chair on his own, mimicking his big brother.

Have a good week everyone x



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  1. Karen Hannah

    I love the last photo! That;s what a large percentage of mine look like, or with one pulling a silly face. It’s not easy to get a good photo of multiple children! Looks like a good day out too – I’m so soft and have been mainly hibernating whenever possible.

  2. Jules Pondering Parenthood

    Both of the boys are looking so big! Lovely photos – I chose a new camera instead of a new iPhone but I think a new phone is on the cards this year. I’ve never been to Bodiam Castle, but it looks like a lovely place to visit. Your A-Z of castles sounds interesting!! #LivingArrows

  3. Donna

    Oh we loved that castle when we visited and I am loving our NT membership. I’m off to check out your castles and NT post – it might give me more inspiration for this year too! x

  4. Hannah

    Now that is a real fairytale castle! I love that bright snowsuit, and that’s an amazing quality of photograph from your iPhone, technology really is breathtakingly impressive!

  5. Amy @ Very Much So

    Lovely photos and that castle looks so castle-like (if you know what I mean)! The picture of both boys is so cute too, my eldest has just started to lift up her little sister all of the time. Your A-Z castle challenge sounds like a lot of fun too, it makes me want to discover what castles are local to us. #LivingArrows

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