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

Despite having a busy week, I don’t feel like I have taken many photos! It was Monkey’s birthday this week and mine! With them so close together mine tends to pale into insignificance, especially this year. Not that I mind I did get to see the roses at my favourite National Trust.

For Monkey’s birthday, we had a day out with GoBoats on the River Thames. It turned out it was a lovely way to celebrate on a safe socially distanced basis. Although it was very hot! The boys loved messing about on the river and especially when Hubby did 360 turns under the bridges. It was quiet on the river so it wasn’t too much of a problem. This photo was taken under the last bridge before we returned to the mooring.

Although I was getting them to pose they were goofing around after attempting to play pass the parcel on the boat. But I love this photo as they are smiling naturally. Especially Kipper who has a tendency at the moment to scrunch up his face when I ask for a picture. Playing with the oh so precious pokemon coins which Monkey is obsessed with. Thank goodness for eBay!

We had a wonderful day out and Monkey had a great birthday. Even though the weather stopped us toasting marshmallows, we decided to have a Harry Potter-themed evening. Watching the second movie which is new to him and eating Harry Potter inspired snacks and drinks. Including Bertie Bots beans (eugh) and Butterbeer. It was a late night but one he will always remember. Hope you all have a great week, stay safe x

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  1. It looks like they are having a great time on the boat. Happy birthday to both of you too – it’s Toby’s birthday on Saturday, I hope we can make it a memorable one for him too 🙂

  2. It looked like Monkey had a great birthday and that boat trip looked fab! x

  3. Margaret Gallagher

    Fun fun and more fun : cant waut for july adventures

  4. Jeanette Leighton

    Some beautiful pictures , look like you had some great days out

  5. Adrian price

    glad you had a good day –unspoilt by the lockdown

  6. Carly Belsey

    They look like they are having so much fun, what a great idea for a birthday

  7. 360 degree turns under the bridges sounds fun. No wonder the boys are smiling so much! Monkey will have wonderful memories of this birthday.

  8. Lyndsey cooksey

    Aww beautiful photo and happy birthday to you and Monkey! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

  9. Jayne Townson

    Great photo, happy birthday to you and monkey, sounds like you all had a lovely day.

  10. Emma England

    Sounds lovely! Happy birthday to you both.

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