Living Arrows 35/52

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth


Amber | The Goblin Child


Donna | What the Redhead said


Hayley | Shutterflies


Keri-Anne | Gingerlilly Tea


Lauren | Real Housewife of Suffolk County

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My sweet boy turned eight last week which was the cause of much excitement. He’s wanted to be eight for ages, it’s his favourite number and official big kid territory. He has one more year at lower school and I’m almost a little heartbroken at how quickly it’s gone, not that I’d ever admit that to him, of course. Comments like that are usually greeted with eyerolls and an exasperated “Mum…”. I can’t actually remember when he stopped saying Mummy. It’s like this big kid just appeared while I wasn’t looking.

I love their birthdays and making the day special for them. We were away for his birthday this year so it was a bit different than the usual traditions but he loved it. He wanted a donut cake for breakfast and we all spent the afternoon at Brixham Harbour, crabbing, a fish & chip supper, exploring the pirate ship and playing in the arcade (3 keyrings won on the 2p machine. Only cost about £7 in coppers..)


I’m really pleased that there are a couple of new names joining the list of featured contributors for September and I’ll be grilling them for their best photography tips and tricks over the next couple of weeks. If you’d like to see more from them, just click on the photos above to visit their blogs and if you’d like to join in with the project, just add your link below (you can find a badge for your blog post HERE ) or you can join in on Instagram, #LivingArrows.

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  • Amber - Oh I love all of the submissions for this week! We’re such a clever bunch.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweet boy! He’s looking wonderfully grown-up all of a sudden. I love the pirate pictures.ReplyCancel

    • Hayley - Thank you. Fantastic to have you featuring this week. Your photo is adorable xReplyCancel

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) - Awww lovely photos of your boy! 8! Happy birthday to him =)ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte - I want a doughnut cake for my birthday breakfast now! Happy birthday! Lovely photos.ReplyCancel

    • Hayley - We all do! I think it might be our new birthday tradition! xReplyCancel

  • Donna - He looks so grown up and 8 really is big boy territory! I can’t imagine T being 8. Thanks for including me 🙂 xReplyCancel

    • Hayley - I’m not quite sure how it happened! It’s scary! xReplyCancel

  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome - So lovely to see some new names in your line up – already love them! Happy Birthday to your boy, wow Hayley he looks SO grown up, and he is such a handsome boy. His birthday sounds pretty perfect, and a donut cake?! The best thing ever!! xxReplyCancel

    • Hayley - I think you totally beat me in the cake department, lady! xReplyCancel

  • Amy @ Very Much So... - Happy Birthday to your boy. That doughnut cake looks amazing and it sounds like a great day xReplyCancel

  • Nicola - Hope he had a lovely birthday 🙂 that’s Rockfish, right? We were there Friday evening – was delish!ReplyCancel

    • Hayley - Well spotted! Yes it is, it’s lovely isn’t it? xReplyCancel

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