Living Arrows – 1/52 {2019}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows – and the very first Living Arrows of 2019. I have been taking part in Living Arrows for years now – and hosting for quite a while – and it really is one of my favourite parts of this blog. It feels like such a privilege to see so many children grow and develop as the weeks, months and years pass. Thank you to everyone who has joined in so far and to anyone who is joining in for the first time – it’s lovely to have you here.

If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took its 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. As a little tip, I only really feature landscape photos – and very occasionally square photos.

So if you would like to link up, grab a badge and create a 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:

Slouching Towards Thatcham

Suburban Mum

Pondering Parenthood

This week’s photos were taken on our weekend away at Darwin Forest. We had such a nice weekend, switching off, exploring the forest, playing, swimming and playing crazy golf. It was a great way to end the Christmas holidays.

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week and starting a whole new year of Living Arrows. If you link up make sure to go and read some of the other posts and I’ll be commenting and sharing them through the course of the week. Thanks so much for taking part.

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  1. January 7, 2019 / 7:53 am

    Beautiful photos! Sounds like a lovely end to the holidays. Thank you for hosting Living Arrows for another year x

  2. January 7, 2019 / 10:27 am

    Happy new year Donna! You’re weekend away looks fab, the weather has been so mild too I bet you got outside lots. Have a great week ahead x

  3. January 7, 2019 / 3:17 pm

    Your weekend away has looked so lovely!

    Thanks for hosting L/A – I love looking back on each week’s photos!

  4. January 7, 2019 / 7:43 pm

    Happy New Year Donna, so glad that you hosting again.
    The children look like they are having a great time. I hope the transition back to school goes well.

  5. January 7, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    Great idea to go away for a last weekend before the chaos of school routines begin. Lovely photos! Thanks for hosting.

  6. January 7, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    What a lovely way to end your holidays #livingarrows

  7. January 7, 2019 / 10:33 pm

    I love this linky and am so looking forward to another year of it. Beautiful photos as always Donna – love having walks out when the weathers nice.

  8. January 8, 2019 / 9:51 am

    I’ve been watching your Instagram stories and your week looked amazing.

  9. January 8, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    Happy New Year Donna – thank you so much for featuring my photo! I saw your trip on your IG stories and it looked like you had so much fun! x

  10. January 8, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    Darwin Forest looked beautiful Donna, I am glad you all had a lovely time. So pleased to be joining in with Living Arrows this year. xx

  11. January 8, 2019 / 10:27 pm

    Darwin Forest looked great! looking forward to joining in with Living Arrows for 2019!

  12. January 8, 2019 / 10:48 pm

    Thank you for featuring me! Love that photo of Troy, I thought it was fab when I saw it on your stories. And Athena looks like such an explorer in that photograph. Happy New Year, here’s to another year of Living Arrows! x

  13. January 9, 2019 / 11:51 am

    Looks like they were snug and warm in their jackets

  14. January 9, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    It really did look like a good weekend. I love the idea of a weekend away at the end of the Christmas holidays. Lovely photos.

  15. January 12, 2019 / 10:29 pm

    Darwin Forest looked like great fun and it was great timing. I had never thought about going away at the end of the Christmas holidays with the kids but its something I am making a note of for next year. Looking forward to seeing how the kids change and what you get up to in 2019 xx

  16. January 13, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    Thank you for hosting for another year – I’m so glad to be back!

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