An Autumn River Walk

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

This year we have spent the first few weeks of Autumn indoors snuggling up, drinking hot drinks, nursing colds, watching films and recovering from long weeks at school, so this weekend we decided to go for a walk to blow off our cobwebs.

We ended up walking over 6 miles mostly following the river and the children did amazingly well. Amy who is only three was a superstar and didn’t even complain once, which was really impressive as just before the summer she wanted to be carried on even the shortest of walks.

We sadly didn’t find any conkers, but Lily loved walking past the cows and insisted she had never seen a cow before (she has), and enjoyed seeing the ones that were ‘cuddling’ (It was the cleanest explanation we could find!). James loved the cow jokes afterwards!


Leaves everywhere…


Lily and her favourite leaves. Inspired by this photo from Esther at Inside Out & About.


Ava walked a little way before she was ready for her afternoon nap. This was her just before she fell asleep


I think this might be my favourite photo, I wanted a photo to prove we had bravely walked past those cows (when we were safely past them, because they were quite large and scary, especially when they started following us!). Mr T tried to wind me up by shouting ‘Watch out for that cow behind you’ – It didn’t work as I had already checked, but the girls did look, they were just checking their mummy was okay!


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

with the lovely Donna at

Living Arrows


  1. thishappenedtometoday (Michelle) October 24, 2016 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Great photos! I love Autumn and we love getting out for walks too! I wouldn’t have walked past the cows though, they are scary!!

    • Hannah Tasker October 26, 2016 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂 Cows are quite scary! The kids loved getting so close but I was ready to carry a child and run!!

  2. Emma T October 24, 2016 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Lol at the cows. They are nosy creatures. We have them on the farm, but it is worrying when they all come over.

    Lovely photos #livingarrows

    • Hannah Tasker October 26, 2016 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      We haven’t been that close to cows before! We had walked so far around our circular walk that it was easier to man-up and keep on going…. The cows had been walking away from us but it was a really narrow field and when we walked past they started following, it was a bit worrying, they are beautiful creatures though xx

  3. A October 25, 2016 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Oh how much fun! I love that your girls have matching coats. Thats cute. The leave photo is lovely. #LivingArrows

    • Hannah Tasker October 26, 2016 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      We love matching clothes! My excuse is that I am making the most of it while they let me! Thank you 🙂

  4. Madeline (This Glorious Life) October 25, 2016 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Lovely set of photos. And that’s such a gorgeous carrier too! x #LivingArrows

    • Hannah Tasker October 26, 2016 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Thank you very much 🙂 The carrier is a lifesaver for walks like these, especially at nap time XX

  5. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons October 25, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Gorgeous photos! I’m not going to lie – I find herds of cows quite scary too! There’s something a bit menacing about them, isn’t there? Amy doing so much walking fills me with hope too – my son wants a carry everywhere at the moment! #livingarrows

    • Hannah Tasker October 26, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂 They are a bit scary, hence the ‘safe distance’ photo as proof!! Amy refused to walk even the 10 minuite walk to school in June/July so has changed so much over the last few months. I used to look like the mad-woman on the school run, carrying a baby on my back in a carrier and Amy on my shoulders or on my front. Good luck with your little man… its hard work carrying them when they grow, Amy weighs over 2.5 stone now!!

  6. Donna October 29, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Oh your photos are just beautiful. I love them – autumn summed up in a post! I love all the leaves! x

    • Hannah Tasker October 31, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

      Thank you, I am hoping to join in with Living Arrows more regularly, its a good reminder to capture the moment. I am an ‘all or nothing’ photographer, I either take millions of photos or none at all.

  7. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops October 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Awww lovely photos! I really love this time of year, the colours just make for the best photos!

    • Hannah Tasker October 31, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

      The colours are amazing aren’t they? I am really glad of this project because I am an ‘all or nothing’ photographer and either take hundreds or none at all!

  8. Sian October 30, 2016 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    What wonderful autumnal photos! Those cows do look pretty scary – well done for walking past them!

    • Hannah Tasker October 31, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

      I think it was when they all started walking towards us that I thought the walk had been a bad idea! I am sure they were more scared of us, but they are still pretty scary! Thank you xx

  9. Rosie @ Little Fish October 31, 2016 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Autumn walks are lovely aren’t they? I love the photo of the leaves being thrown in the air! x

    • Hannah Tasker October 31, 2016 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Its a beautiful time of year, Ive just seen your photos from your day out at the pumpkin patch and they are gorgeous! Autumn brings so much colour xx

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