Living Arrows #4 {2017}

Living arrows reflections in the garden table


Living arrows (Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”) is about celebrating childhood, and for me is about one photo from each week telling the story.

This week the photos of my two could not be more different yet are only taken 24 hours apart, such is the great British springtime!

On Saturday despite the drizzle Eddy and the children were out in the garden moving some wood, Eva was such a great helper carrying wood for Eddy and watching out for Roma too and I love this photo of her in her all in one waterproof. She is growing up so fast and at the moment I absolutely love it, I relish it as she is (mostly) so much fun to be around and I can see and appreciate the real life person she is becoming, and of course she is the most beautiful thing in the world to me but that is a given being her Mum!

Living arrows waterproof all in one hood

Just 1 day later and the sun was shining bright in the very same spot as they were out again doing some gardening and helping Daddy to plant some herbs. I haven’t been too well with a headache so spent most of the day in bed but nipped out to have a cup of tea with them in the sunshine and I am so glad that I did. This photo totally sums Roma up, she has soil all over her clothes, dirt in her hair and is staring at her own reflection in the now mud covered table. What the photo doesn’t tell you though is that a few moments later there is a bang as she headbutts the table in her quest to get a little bit too close to the detail that she sees in the glass!


Living arrows reflections in the garden table

Living Arrows



  1. April 3, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Two beautiful girls. I especially like the photo of Roma. Hope the rain goes soon and we have more and more summery days.


  2. Sophie Durrans
    April 3, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    The weather in April can never decide what it’s doing can it? Both lovely photos of your girls. My little Isla headbutts her reflection a lot too!!


  3. April 3, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Bless her head butting the table! That is quite cute though at the same time…childhood is beautiful. Really lovely photos and fingers crossed for more sun! #LivingArrows

  4. April 3, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I love Roma she is funny and reminds me of my Holly so much. Eva is a beautiful girl with a gorgeous smile x #LivingArrows

  5. April 5, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Oh, the headbutting the table is so adorable! Reminds me of something I’d do! That’s such a gorgeous shot of Eva too – she definitely looks really grown up there all of a sudden! #livingarrows

  6. April 5, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Oh bless Roma,I looked at the photo and all i could think of was that it looked like a look of despair haha! Hope you are feeling better x #LivingArrows

  7. April 5, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Beautiful photo of Eva, she looks so grown up! And I love the photo of Roma, so transfixed with her own reflection! x #LivingArrows

  8. April 5, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I thought Roma’s photo was her having a mid-life crisis head in hands moment! hehe. I love the story behind photos and can see her reflection now you’ve mentioned it. Eva’s photo is beautiful – she’s a rainbow amongst the clouds x

  9. April 6, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    You’ve got two beautiful girls. Roma definitely looks like she’s holding her head in frustration. Great photos for this weeks #livingarrows

  10. April 6, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Oh that’s a beautiful portrait of Eva. So funny about Roma bumping. Oops #livingarrows

  11. April 9, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    These are lovely photos and it sounds like they had a great time helping daddy in the garden. #LivingArrows

    • April 13, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      They really did it is fast becoming their favourite thing to do – which is of course good for me as I get to watch with a cuppa!

  12. April 9, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Oh. No I hope she didn’t give herself a nasty bruise? That’s good old British weather for you! I am just hoping the weather stays nice for the kids holidays! #LivingArrows

  13. April 10, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Gorgeous photos of your gorgeous girlies Laura xx

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