Living Arrows 51/53 {2018}

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

We have a had a brilliant weekend away. Which is why my post this week is late as we only got back late this afternoon, in fact I am writing this as we drive down the motorway. For me it was especially important as its the first break since I took Monkey to Barcelona which I didn’t need to cover on social media. Intentionally I have not shared any details of our trip even on stories. I know we are lucky having so many adventures but its equally as nice not feeling like you have to get the perfect Instagram photo or capture every little detail for a blog post. Its taught me a lesson – in 2019 there will be more breaks away off of social media. The world doesn’t end if you don’t comment on your friends photos until a couple of days later…

Naturally the picture of the boys is from the weekend. We went on a ride which had those 3D glasses. Normally catching a picture of the boys is hard work but they just both happened to look at the camera and ‘pose’. I’ve really noticed their relationship develop even more this last couple of days. Kipper loves playing with his big brother and Monkey is starting to see the benefits in having a little side kick.

This week is a short week for us all, thanks partly to our mini break. I still have a reasonable amount of stuff to do before Christmas including a lot of internet shopping! So this week is going to be focusing all around ticking things off the to do list. I am starting to wish I had booked the whole week off of work. Although blog wise I am coming to the end of the deadlines with just a couple more this week before I take a much needed longer break. There will also be some reflection on 2018, my work life balance and what I am trying to achieve having a business and a corporate job!

Hope you all have a great week getting ready for the festivities.

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13 Comments

  1. December 17, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    Gosh it’s been ages since I’ve had the displeasure of wearing 3d glasses. Your little ones certainly seem to rock them!

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    December 18, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Beautiful photo – busy busy here too – one step forward 3 steps back – ho ho ho

  3. Samantha O'D
    December 19, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Great photo, i always find it difficult to photograph my kids together

  4. kelly wheelhouse
    December 20, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I do completely agree with what you’re saying. I love getting photos for social media, especially pics of my baby boy. But I think I obsess a little too much on getting the perfect shots, especially on days out. Maybe it would be better to just take snapshots for my own memories rather than for sharing!

  5. Susan B
    December 20, 2018 / 10:46 am

    A gorgeous pic of the boys who obviously enjoyed their latest adventure. Good luck with the rest of your Christmas preparations and thank you for your blog posts this year.

  6. David Torrejón
    December 20, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Great photo!

  7. Tee Simpson
    December 20, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Your boys are lovely! Great photo

  8. Rachael Sexey
    December 22, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    This is a wonderful photo 🎅

  9. December 23, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    It’s always so nice to have a break or even just a day out that you don’t need to promote isn’t it? I hope you all have a really lovely Christmas x

  10. Anthony Harrington
    December 23, 2018 / 11:18 pm

    have never took to 3D viewing, have tried the glasses in the shop but I didn’t really like them, the boys look very cool in theirs!

  11. December 23, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    I love them in their matching glasses – glad to hear their relationship is developing too, it’s lovely when they play together isn’t it? Hope you have a very Merry Christmas x #LivingArrows

  12. Lynn Neal
    December 29, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    These two certainly look ready for some fun and games!

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