Living Arrows – 12/52 {2017}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows. I am loving how many people have decided to make Living Arrows a part of their blogging routine for 2017, it is so lovely to have you all here. It’s definitely one of my favourite parts of each week!

If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and every Monday we share a moment from our week and invite others to do the same as part of this linky.

Each week I share two pictures from our week – one of each of our children – but you can share one or more pictures that capture a moment of childhood. The following week I’ll share my three favourite photos from the week before, linking back to the owner’s blogs.

So if you would like to link up, grab a badge and post around a photo of childhood from the previous week. I look forward to reading your posts and make sure you visit a few of the other posts that have linked up and leave a comment too!

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Here are a few of my favourite photos from last week:

Me Becoming Mum

Little Ladies Big World


This week’s photos were both taken at Chessington World of Adventures at the weekend. LP finished her lunch first so sat on some rocks to watch the galleon ride whirring back and forth. I’m always nervous about her doing things like this – sitting where there’s a drop or climbing on things but I know she isn’t little anymore and is capable of sitting nicely and being safe – I just need to give her the freedom to do that at times.

Little Man loved our fish and chips lunch – although he preferred the batter to the actual fish. Our trip to Chessington was a bit of a mammoth occasion for this Little Man – and his sister too actually, as it marked their first theme park visit without our trusty double buggy. They didn’t mention their tired feet very often at all and were pretty amazing all day. It shows that they really are growing up – and our pushchair days are probably numbered!

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week. I’m going to keep commenting on all of the posts that link up and sharing my favourite photos each week. Thanks so much for taking part and for adding to this great little community we’re creating – make sure to go and comment on a few other posts at some point during the week too.

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30 thoughts on “Living Arrows – 12/52 {2017}

  1. Your trip to Chessington sounds so good. I would love to take ours, but I think a successful day out is a few years away. I don’t think they’d appreciate it just yet! It definitely seems that your pushchair days are over. I don’t use my double at all now, but Ru often hitches a ride in our single. I remember picking the batter off the fish as a child too! I use to love the crunch! x
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  2. I haven’t been to Chessington for years but really want to with ours. We will still get a buggy when we go to Disney but generally don’t for the UK theme parks. Love your chosen 3 this week x

  3. I think certain things always make you nervous no matter what age they are. It’s our job as parents to keep saying ‘be careful’ even when they have grown up. I don’t blame Little Man, the batter is by far the best bit.
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  4. Sounds like a fab day… So nice you don’t need the buggy all the time but I know the sadness of feeling like your babies are growing up!
    Thanks for sharing Little L’s photo too :-*

  5. What lovely photos – I adore the one at the top by Me Becoming Mum – her baby has so much gorgeous hair! Lovely photos of your two at Chessington too, sounds like a fun day. I can’t imagine doing something like this without the buggy though guess my little one is not yet 3. One day!
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  6. I haven’t been to Chessington for years and would never really think of taking the kids. . I know what you mean about being cautious and worried when they do something a bit close to the edge. Its hard to just let go a little x

  7. I hope they had a wonderful time at Chessington! I’d definitely be nervous about the sitting on something that high up too – I can’t help myself. Your comment about the pushchair made me smile though – I’ve just picked up a double, after thinking for ages I’d get away without one. It feels like a big occasion and a long way off to be pushchair free!

  8. I love that swinging from a tree photo. Seeing them clambering over rocks can be a nightmare for parents. Last summer, all the kid were climbing the rocky ‘cliffs’ at Woolacombe. Terrifying, but thankfully N isn’t as much of a risk taker as the older ones and knew his limits.
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  9. We just recently got rid of the buggy and after a few days of moaning, Riley now loves his newfound freedom!
    I used to (and sometimes still do!) pick the batter off the fish – its definitely the best bit 😉 can’t blame little man one bit!x
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  10. I have never been to Chessington, it sounds amazing. I bet they had such a good time. I does help now you don’t need to cart around so much stuff doesn’t it. xx

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