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

This weeks photo was taken when we took a boat trip to the Iles des Glenan while here in France. The Glenan Archipelago is a collection of Islands only reachable in the Summer months. With white sands and truly turquoise waters you could be mistaken for thinking you were in the Caribbean. 

I chose this photo of the boys as it sums them up at the moment. What with lockdown, home schooling and no more nursery they have grown so much closer. Yes they squabble and bicker just like siblings generally do. But they are also brothers. If you ask either one of them who their best friend is then the other is always the first name mentioned. Especially by Harry who idolises his big brother. And who (thankfully) can not wait to go to school to be just like him. 

The age gap between them is starting to narrow and as Harry goes to school I know it will narrow even further. I have no idea what they were talking about in this photo, but they were in deep conversation as they headed to the rocks at the end of the beach. I suspect they were plotting some practical joke or trying to work out how to con mum out of yet another ice cream. Or, which I have noticed more and more recently. Perhaps Charlie was sharing some random fact or piece of knowledge with his little brother.

Either way, whatever else  I take from this holiday, one thing I will hold close is this bond. This chance for a little piece of normality, of white sand and turquoise water. Before the quarantine when we return, a confusing return (and start) to school and what I fear is the inevitable locking down of the UK again in the Autumn months. 

Hope you have a lovely week

 


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23 Comments

  1. Margaret Clarkson Reply

    What a beautiful photograph! The water looks so inviting.

  2. Priscilla Stubbs Reply

    Well it certainly looks like the Caribbean, simply wonderful

    • Rachel Craig Reply

      Yes, it is a beautiful photo. Lovely momento of a happy time. Siblings :- A special bond.

  3. Sheena Batey Reply

    It really does look so beautiful and reminds me of my family holiday there when my daughter was small

  4. James McKenna Reply

    First time I’ve come across these Islands – so beautiful!

  5. That looks idyllic! I am majorly craving some blue skies and sand between my toes! It’s lovely that they have such a good bond and I too feel an autumn lockdown is on the way.

    Katrina x
    #LivingArrows

  6. Karen Usher Reply

    Wow! The white sandy beaches remind me of Australia! I need to go here.

  7. I too fear that there will be a second lock down, it seems inevitable though I’m not sure the government would be as quick to shut schools this time round which leads me to worry further. Such a lovely, innocent picture 🙂

  8. Katrina Adams Reply

    This is a gorgeous photo and I love the reasoning behind why you took it. Also adding Glenan to my list of places to visit.

  9. adrian price Reply

    i think your kids are having a great childhood and are really lucky

  10. Jazz Tattersall Reply

    Almost definitely the ice cream plotting, I was the sane growing up

  11. Ruth Harwood Reply

    Wow, that looks serene and beautiful – definitely a screensaver shot!

  12. Wow! It looks absolutely beautiful there. My boys are the same, they fight and squabble but I’m so glad they’ve had each other through lock down – I think they’re going to miss each other when they’re back at school and not together all day every day!

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