Living Arrows – 41/52 {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.

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.

Also – something new here, I will be trying to resurrect the Living Arrows Instagram account! So, use #LivingArrows on Instagram and follow @LivingArrows_ and then I will share my favourite images each week – I’ll probably try and do one a day but we’ll see how I go! I’ll probably feature the previous week’s images the following week. Anyway, follow and use the hashtag and we’ll see what happens!

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:

Devon Mama

Hannah Tasker

Bubbablue and Me

This week’s photos were taken on Saturday when I took the children out for the day whilst Hubby slept off one of his final night shifts. We went to a (pretty disappointing) pumpkin farm followed by a National Trust property and at both LP was obsessed with finding conkers. But, sadly, everywhere we look there are so many chestnuts but no nice big conkers anywhere. We shall just have to keep looking.

Little Man is so funny. He loves climbing on things, rubbing around, jumping and being a character. This photo pretty much sums him up at this point in his life.

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week. 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. October 9, 2017 / 8:02 am

    We have an enormous tree outside our house that likes to hammer conkers down on the cars – you hear them through the night. Come help yourself! 😉 #LivingArrows

  2. October 9, 2017 / 8:11 am

    We are having the same problem with conkers, loads of chestnuts about but a distinct lack of conkers which is really strange. Little man looks full of energy, it’s impossible to get them to stand still for photo’s sometimes isn’t it. Have a great week x

  3. October 9, 2017 / 8:30 am

    I have several photos of J on top of tree stumps, logs etc. Such a shame regarding the conkers – we generally miss every year but this year remembered to go out mid Sept and got quite a haul! Wishing you the best of luck x

  4. October 9, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Good luck on the conker hunt! I swear some years I see loads of them and then other years, nothing. We seem to be inundated with acorns, which is great but they get EVERYWHERE!

  5. October 9, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Thanks for including my post.

    We have tonnes of conkers – 1 large tree and 1 small at home – even the small one had a few this year. And there’s a few trees in our villages and various other villages. It’s just accessing them that aren’t on the verge. In contrast we never see sweet chestnut trees – except when we went to virginia water.

  6. October 9, 2017 / 11:45 am

    A real lack of conkers here too which is very odd!

  7. October 9, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Such a shame the pumpkins farm was disappointing! But hopefully you had fun at the national trust. Cute autumnal pics #LivingArrows

  8. October 9, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    I need to take Squidgy to look for conkers! It’s a shame about your pumpkin farm!

  9. October 9, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    I’ve been loving going on nature hunts with my little girl now she old enough, we haven’t seen many conkers either though! Lovely pictures as always x

  10. October 9, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I haven’t seen any conkers yet either, but I remember hunting for them around Halloween as a child. I am in the north though, and we are usually a few weeks behind everyone else!! I forgot to collect pinecones this year for a project and the ones I have found are a bit rubbish! I had no idea that there was a difference between the two, glad we have never tried to eat the conkers!! A quick google later and I feel like I really should have known this before, I think I live under a rock some days. It’s my mission to find a sweet chestnut tree and try some this year! Thanks for featuring our image 🙂

  11. October 9, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    I haven’t come across any conkers yet this year. I think we may go on the hunt this coming weekend.

  12. October 9, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Awww our kids are both climbers too, I don’t mind mostly but I’m fairly certain one day I’ll be paying our local A&E a visit :/

  13. October 9, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Oh Donna, LP’s face is just brilliant in her photo this week, she looks pretty unimpressed with her not-a-conker! x

  14. October 10, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Fab pics from last week and love your captures too! I love little mans pose, he looks so happy. Hope LP finds some conkers soon.We have been searching for ages and finally hit jackpot on our walk through the woods yesterday. Thank you for hosting 🙂 x

  15. October 10, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I love that horse chestnut photo – LP’s looking at it like “and what is THIS supposed to be?” We looked at the weekend too and only found chestnuts, but LOADS of them – Max invented Chestnut Football! I hope you find some conkers before the season is out

  16. October 13, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Lovely photos! We haven’t gone conker hunting yet, so hopefully we’re not too late and all the good ones haven’t gone!

  17. October 14, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Ah we love nature here too. Conkers seem to be hard to find. #LivingArrows

  18. October 15, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Hope you find some conkers soon. Lovely photos. Little man’s one really shows a lot of personality x

  19. October 15, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    We’ve got a great conker tree just near our house – Gabe and I collected loads last week 🙂 Love these photos though – they both always look so happy.

  20. October 16, 2017 / 10:01 am

    We’ve only found 1 place with conkers so far, everyone else seems to have found loads! Hope you find a better pumpkin patch 🙂 x

  21. October 16, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    We’ve still to go to a pumpkin patch, and the way the weeks are working out I am not sure we are going to make one. I hope you have found some conker trees xx

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