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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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

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