Living Arrows 2017 – 34/52

Oh this summer has not been kind to us so far.

I don’t think we’ve had a single day without at least one of us feeling unwell.  So last week was another rather quiet one.  It feels like we’ve had so many days spent at home, resting, taking it easy trying to shift this virus that has been plaguing the family.

Rhys has quite enjoyed it though I think, he quite likes days at home where he gets to stay in his pyjamas all day because apparently that’s the rule when you’re poorly!


I have to remember though that we have actually made it out a few times and seen some of his friends from school.

We spent a lovely few hours last week in Brynmill Park with a couple of school friends.  Rhys had great fun running round playing football, and Nerys had a go at climbing some trees until her cough got so bad that she was actually sick.  At that point I decided it was probably time to call it a day, but it was fun while it lasted!

On Friday we even made it into town to pick up a few bits ready for the new school year.  The children both love hopping on the bus to go into town, and I love that reminder to see the adventure in those little everyday things.

We managed to get pretty much everything we needed before both Rhys and Nerys reached their limit and needed to head back home.  It really helped that there was a little pop up park in the Quadrant in town, so we were able to take a break halfway through our shopping trip to sit down and draw some pictures.

That helped perk them up enough to last long enough to pop into Wilkos for the last few bits and pieces we needed, before heading home to change back into pjs for the rest of the day!

Here’s hoping that this week might finally bring some good health.  I’m not holding my breath though!


Living Arrows


  1. 21/08/2017 / 8:07 am

    Rhys is right, pyjamas are a must when you are feeling poorly. Sorry to hear that virus is still lingering. We have been pretty much the same passing it back and forth but it’s given us a good excuse to take a much slower pace this summer. Glad to hear you managed to get stocked up for back to school despite the poorliness. Hoping you have a much healthier and happier week x #LivingArrows

  2. 21/08/2017 / 6:53 pm

    There seems to have been so much illness around this summer. It’s particularly frustrating somehow to be ill during the holidays. Hope good health returns soon. Great photo too!

  3. 25/08/2017 / 3:11 pm

    I really hope you’re all feeling better this week! We’ve been the same – this week it’s been me and Ben who’ve succumbed to it. Thankfully Max is feeling better so we’ve headed out a bit more, although he’s still tiring really easily. So frustrating when it’s sunny outside to be cooped up!

  4. 25/08/2017 / 8:28 pm

    So sorry you have had such a rough summer but I’m so glad there are rays of light amongst the clouds x

  5. 26/08/2017 / 3:42 pm

    Oh you poor things that’s rubbish. Must be so difficult when you have plans too. Glad you have managed to get out a bit and I really hope you manage it this week. We have that rule about PJs in our house too xx #livingarrows

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.