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

This weekend we have been away to Edinburgh which is the first of the festive mini breaks we have planned this year. Last year we were lucky enough to travel up by train overnight and visit the Christmas market. We had such a great time that when we were invited up to Edinburgh by a hotel chain we decided to time it with the opening weekend.

Which means that I have had lots of photos to choose from this week. So I have chosen this one of Monkey which was taken at Carlton Hill. An area of Edinburgh which I have never explored before despite visiting frequently for work. It was cold up the top but the views were beautiful. There are a number of different monuments one of which reminds me a little bit of the Forum in Rome. Monkey decided that he was going to pose for several photos.

The one of Kipper was taken on our second day. He has really developed a love for Pretzels. Last year there were several different food stalls selling them. This year there was just one….We may have panicked a little until we found it as he had been going on about having one for most of the morning so I had visions of a three year old tantrum when we told him there weren’t any. Thankfully I was worrying over nothing and he enjoyed biting into one which was the size of his head for the second day in a row.

This coming week will be all about catching up on house hold chores, work and blogging before heading off for some more festive outings at the weekend.



If you’ve liked this post please follow me on my social media channels:

Mudpie Fridays: YouTubeTwitter | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | LinkedIn



  1. Carly Belsey Reply

    Wow look at that giant pretzel!! We love a pretzel too. It’s great to get out in the fresh air with the family

  2. Debbie Skerten Reply

    It looks a wonderful weekend. Both photographs are lovely, but I had to laugh at the size of the pretzel Kipper was enjoying. Both coats look so warm and snuggly on the boys.

  3. Sean Eccles Reply

    Oh my look at the size of it he looks like he’s definitely enjoying it. I doubt he shared that lol can’t blame him

  4. Gosh, that’s what I call a pretzel! Edinburgh is a beautiful city.

  5. Margaret Gallagher Reply

    A whopper – everytime i start cleaning – something happens – will be done before 2020

  6. Nadia Josephine Reply

    Look at the size of that Pretzel! I would be impressed if it all eaten!

  7. It looks like a fab weekend! I miss Edinburgh, even though I didn’t actually go there that often when we only lived half and hour away 🙂 I’d love to go back for a visit though.

  8. Wow what a big boy Kipper is eating that giant pretzel it looks really yummy xx

  9. Shelley Jessup Reply

    That pretzel looks huge!! I have never ate a pretzel before. Edinburgh is a lovely city I enjoy visiting there.

  10. Jeanette Leighton Reply

    Lol did he manage to eat the whole pretzel ….. looks like he enjoyed it

  11. Tracey Hallmark Reply

    Wow now that’s a big Pretzel hope yr little man enjoyed it and that you all had a wonderful break

  12. Madeline (This Glorious Life) Reply

    Now that is a pretzel and a half! Sounds like you had a really lovely time away! x #LivingArrows

  13. I’m loving watching your adventures on Stories – you’ll be exhausted by Christmas but with so many great memories, and so many photos too! x

Write A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.