Living Arrows 1/52 (2019)

Toby on the playground at Speke Hall

Here we are again – so this is going to be my sixth year of taking part in the Living Arrows linky! The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”  and it has seen a few incarnations in the last five years. For the last few years though it has been hosted by the lovely Donna at What the Redhead Said. Read more

Living Arrows 52/53 (2018)

Toby's excited face when he realised Father Christmas was on the train with us

I know everyone seems to be saying it this year, but I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already! I don’t know about your children but Toby is bouncing off the walls with excitement now. Gabe’s excited too but I don’t know if it’s just because he’s younger and doesn’t understand quite as much but he seems to be containing it a bit more! Read more

A child free weekend in London

Travelling to London, feeling ill, Tower Bridge

Back in September it was Barry’s 40th birthday and as a surprise I booked us a child free weekend in London. I booked the train, the hotel and tickets to see Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium (a science and comedy show) at the Hammersmith Apollo. Since Toby was born nearly five and a half years ago we have had precisely two nights away as a couple. Read more