Living Arrows 2018

Living Arrows – 13/52 {2018}

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

Living Arrows

Each week I link up with Living Arrows, a linky hosted by Donna from What The Redhead Said.  As Donna explains the project takes its name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran called On Children.

So every week I’ll be posting a photo of Isla from the last week that captures a moment of childhood. 

Well this post is super-duper late this week! I’ve spent a large portion of it ill in bed with one of my headaches, which is never fun. Thankfully I’m feeling better now,  but its taking a long time to catch up on everything.

Anyway,  this week’s Living Arrows!

We had my brother and his girlfriend staying with us last weekend, which was great, as we haven’t seen them since Christmas! It was a pretty chilled out weekend,  with a visit to our local brewery,  the boys going to a football match,  and us girls putting the world to rights, a trip to the allotment,  a roast dinner,  and board games. Not forgetting the most ridiculous game of eye-spy ever!

Living Arrows - 13/52 {2018}

Isla is quite a shy little girl,  and always has been.  Even when she was tiny, she would sit and watch the other children playing from the side lines rather than join in (a bit like her Mother I think) Maybe she was busy analysing everything first before deciding to join in. It takes her a while to warm up to people before she will smile, talk and play with them.
She was already in bed by the time J&H arrived on Friday night,  but on Saturday morning she went straight into their room, and seemed quite confused that the man lying in bed wasn’t her Grandpa! (Proves that my parents are our main visitors these days!) After a few seconds she decided it was time for a book, and she was happy again!
Very quickly once we were downstairs sorting breakfast out Isla decided she wanted Aunty Heather to pick her up…and this continued to be a theme for the whole weekend. Aunty Heather and Uncle Jamie picking her up, and her demanding she plays with her.
It was so lovely to see her take to them so quickly, and not be her usual really shy self. Perhaps she is starting to get a little more brave? Who knows, either way, it was a really nice weekend, spending time with family.
Living Arrows

Living Arrows – 13/52 {2018}

If you’d like to see Life As Mrs D’s previous Living Arrows posts, you can find all of 2017’s here


you can find Life As Mrs D’s posts for Living Arrows 2018 here.


  1. Mummy's Monkey

    April 1, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Sounds like a lovely family time. Well done her for being brave! #livingarrows

  2. Donna

    April 1, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    That photo is so lovely – it must have been great to have them staying with you x

  3. tobygoesbananas

    April 1, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    It sounds like you had a lovely weekend – it’s lovely to see them interacting with family, especially ones you don’t see that often isn’t it? #LivingArrows

  4. Siobhan McLoughlin

    April 2, 2018 at 4:36 am

    It’s such a lovely thing seeing how our little interact with family members! x

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