Living Arrows 13/52 – park life and school fairs

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Kahlil Gibran

This year I am taking part in Living Arrows, a weekly photography project taking photos of my boys week on week, last week was about our my husbands birthday and making him a cake.  This week is about parks and school fairs!

This past week has been a bit of a strange one, coming down from a hectic birthday weekend brunching with friends and not the kind of brunch where you sip Bucks Fizz and eat scrambled egg.  The kind of brunch where you eat all you can and then drink even more.  It’s an extravaganza, a spectacle and probably a post for another time.  Our second visitor of the season, my husbands best friend (and best man) Dan headed home ready to start his week.  Which left us scrambling back to routine ourselves.  Back to work.  Back to school.  Back to play dates and parks.

Which brings me to my first photo this week.

Not a care in the world

Living Arrows 13/52 2017 Park Life

This little monkey is testing every boundary we try to set.  He pulls hair, he bites, he shouts.  He still doesn’t sleep.  He can be aggressive in nature and wrestle with his brother.  On the same hand he can be sweet, loving, kind and gentle.

I can’t quite believe he is from the “same mould” so to speak as his big brother.  While they look similar (albeit this one has a head full of curls) in personality they couldn’t be more different.  This one is fearless to his brothers caution, this one is the aggressor to his brother’s reactionary nature.

Time will tell as they continue to grow how different they will be.

Sick days and school fairs

The end of the week saw me catch tonsillitis and take to bed.  It wiped me out.  I haven’t been sick for a long time, but wow, when I’m sick I don’t like to do it by halves it would seem.

That meant a lot of my photos this week are very sorry for myself selfies in bed….

Luckily I was feeling a lot better by the weekend so we headed up to the school fair, where it rained and rained and rained (seriously Qatar, do you not realise you’re the desert and it’s not meant to rain) we still had a nice morning mooching round before coming home to a screen time ban and playing trains.

With a tiger.

Did I not mention I went with a four year old and came home with a tiger?!

Living Arrows Project Week 13/52 2017


Living Arrows

Living Arrows 12/52 2017 Life with Baby Kicks



  1. March 28, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Im glad you started to feel better and could get home. That tiger looks like he is enjoying playing with his trains and your youngest looks like he is rocking being young and care free. Have a great week.

  2. April 1, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    That tiger photo is awesome! Sorry you’ve been so poorly but glad you’re on the mend now. It’s amazing how different siblings can be – I wonder how different or similar they will be as they get older?! x

  3. April 3, 2017 / 12:02 am

    Oh no I hope you are feeling better now? Sounds like the brunch was amazing? Love the face paint monkey has his school fair this weekend but the queue was so long he refused to wait. I know what you mean re same mould … I think my two are going to be the same! Have a good week x

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