Living Arrows – 1/52 {2021}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows – and the first in 2021! I love this project, I’ve been doing it for so many years now and it’s always nice seeing who links up and watching children and families grow throughout the year.

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 favourite photo from the week before, linking back to the owner’s blog. As a little tip, I only really feature landscape photos – and very occasionally square photos and I’ll never feature the same blogger’s photos two weeks in a row.

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’s my favourite photo from last week:

Team Stein

This week’s photos were taken yesterday. We’ve been having loads of PJ days, slow days at home doing a whole lot of nothing and just enjoying the slower pace before school starts.

Three quarters of the UK are in lockdown and it feels like more and more of that lockdown chunk are having schools closed too. However, our school are opening again this week, after an inset day on Monday. We had a really reassuring email from the school and I’m happy sending them in still – but I think the situation may change by the end of Monday.

I’m really looking forward to this shiny new year of Living Arrows. It’s always a highlight, reading your posts during the week and seeing the photos you share. 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 – see you again next week!

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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. I finally get to join in after seeing your linky shared for years!!

    Thanks for hosting it Donna, here’s hoping I remember to join in every week.

  2. Happy New Year! I’m so glad that you’ve kept this linky on 🙂
    Happy homeschool round 2… I hope all goes well. Lovely photos as always, E and J adore our switch too.

  3. Glad to see the link up is still going strong, it’s one of my favourites. I’m going to try and take part regularly again. I’ve not blogged much due to being in survival mode but i’ve missed having something ‘for me’ and reading through the other living arrows posts makes me feel less alone so i’ll be joining in as much as I can.

    Happy New Year everyone,

    Katrina x

  4. These photos are very much similar to what our house has looked liked over the Christmas holidays! A completely chilled out time which I and tey were very thankful for! Thanks for hosting. My first time joining in!

  5. I was just about to turn my computer off and go to bed when I realised I’d commented on everyone else’s posts except yours! Anyway, glad to see you back with another year of Living Arrows – your days sound much like ours at the moment, lots of PJ days and just staying at home and hibernating until this has all gone away!

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