Living Arrows – 40/52 {2017}
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

On Saturday, we packed the car ready for swimming lessons and a picnic. Except the car refused to start. Thirty minutes later, when our swimming lessons should have started, we were still turning the key and listening to a fruitless click instead of the ignition springing into action. Lily and Amy were heartbroken for the best part of an hour. The feeling of helplessness was equally as heartwrenching as wondering how much the repair was going to cost!

Cancelling Plans

We also had to cancel our Sunday plans to visit Flamingo land for the second time. The day out was for James birthday, and he took the news better than expected but was still very disappointed. As it happened, after several phone calls and a lot of googling & faffing, we managed to get the car to work again on Sunday, but didn’t want to risk a long drive.

A Quiet Weekend

And so we have had a really quiet weekend, and these pictures are from a walk, instead of the excited/scared faces of the children whizzing around on a rollercoaster.

Secretly though, it has been really nice to have an unexpectedly quiet weekend. It’s so hard to find a balance between making the most of the weekends and having time to relax and recoup from the week.

This week has been a bit rubbish too, we had to cancel all our plans with me, Ava and Lily all being ill. I managed to make it to my first slimming world meeting before the lurgy struck, and instead of slimming I’ve eaten ALL the cake.

Speaking Of Cake…

Amy has asked to bake a cake every morning this week. Every morning she has been upset when I’ve explained its a school day. I think she’s finding not being at home as much the hardest part of the transition into her reception class. When we had the chance on Sunday to bake, she almost exploded with excitement.


Bulls! Or are they?

Nope, they were cows. Cows who didnt even react at us walking by, except for a glance in our direction.

Can you take a photo Mum?

…because if one person asks for a photo sitting on a tree, the others cant be left out!

Brave Amy


Living Arrows

I’ve been thinking, maybe my bug is from #blogonxmas last weekend and maybe this is the blogger’s version of freshers flu!