Living Arrows 2018

Living Arrows – 22/52 {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. 

I will hands down admit that this is not the best photo I have ever taken, by any stretch of the imagination. But this weeks photo is about capturing the moment, because sometimes life is too short to spend ages capturing the perfect image.

This photo was taken down at my brother’s house on Saturday night. At no point had we planned on going to my brother’s at the weekend, or any other weekend any time soon (simply cos we hadn’t got around to arranging anything!)

We started Saturday morning off with a drive over to Wantage, where I had convinced Chris to look at a house (we’re not buying it, turns out the kitchen is far too small, and the 3rd and 4th bedrooms are far too small too). We met up with some friends and their new baby beforehand for some brunch, and it was just a lovely pleasant morning.

On the drive down to Wantage I got an email from my lovely Daddykins about my Grandma’s health, so we decided that as we were already half way there, we would carry on to Bath once we’d finished looking at the house. My brother and his girlfriend went across for the afternoon as well. We spent a lovely afternoon at my Grandma’s, taking her up into her garden (it is super steep, so she struggles to get up there on her own these days), doing some weeding and planting her climbing french beans (and another unlabeled bean) in a bed, as well as picking some flowers for her. I haven’t seen my Grandma in aaaages, so it was so lovely to see her again.


Living Arrows - 22/52 {2018}


We then headed over to my brother’s house, for some dinner and to watch the football. It was at an awkward time of the evening where it was too early for Isla to go to sleep in the car on the way home, but by the time we got home it would have been too late for her. So going to my brother’s kind of fixed that problem….although by the time we left it was super later, and hours past her bedtime. It was a nice treat for her though to spend some time with her Aunty Jamie and Uncle Heather.

Isla has just learnt how to put socks on herself, so when she saw my brother’s socks lying on the floor (yes, the socks he’d been wearing all day…in the ridiculous heat there was on Saturday!!) she decided she would put them on. She was super proud of herself, even if one of them was on back to front! I just had to capture the moment, even if it is rubbish quality.

Living Arrows

Living Arrows – 22/52 {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 Comment

  1. Donna

    June 3, 2018 at 10:30 am

    I love this post and you are so right – we should really put more thought into sharing moments not perfect photos. I love how you had unexpected, unplanned family time – it sounds like a lovely weekend x

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