Living arrows 2017 – 5/52

It happened.

It finally happened.

After feeling like I’ve been stuck in the house for weeks, other than trips out on the school run and to the shops, we finally made it out properly.

Saturday morning started wet and a little miserable.

But then, mid morning, the clouds gave way to glorious blue skies and sunshine.

So we went to the beach.

We walked along the sand to meet Nana and Pops, then back along the beach to Victoria park.


It’s something we do all the time.  But it felt so lovely.

There’s something a bit special about sea air I think.

And even though it was cold, and I wiped a lot of snotty noses, we were all so happy to be out.  Together.


And Nerys went on the big girl swings.

Steve’s taken her out a few times without me recently, and they’ve clearly been practicing this.

Because she just looked so right on that swing.  So steady.  So confident.  So big.

I’m not sure I’m quite ready for these moments.  Those moments that are so small, but that mark something so much bigger.

My little girl is just that, a little girl now.

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

Living Arrows


  1. Martyn Kitney 30/01/2017 / 3:01 pm

    Getting out of the house whilst being stuck in is always the nest feeling. Going to the beach is fantastic too. There really is something special about sea air #LivingArrows

    • This glorious life
      02/02/2017 / 10:38 am

      I know I always feel better after a walk on the beach! x

  2. Mammy 30/01/2017 / 10:51 pm

    Apologies, but it’s practising with an s. But you are in good company with half the country who get it wrong! Seriously, I am so pleased you are feeling so much better and so lucky to have the seaside on your doorstep.

  3. Donna 31/01/2017 / 10:51 am

    Oh wow. Little Man is on big boy swings now and it makes them so much more grown up doesn’t it? And yep, you just can’t beat sea air! Beautiful photos as always – so glad you managed to get out and about x

  4. Pat - White Camellias 31/01/2017 / 4:26 pm

    Yay for big girls swings! I totally agree with how special sea air is and we go to the beach most days. Love the photos. #livingarrows

  5. Angela Webster 31/01/2017 / 7:43 pm

    That’s the worst part of this time of year being stuck indoors. It’s great that you got out and had some fresh sea air, it looks like you had lots of fun at the park too ! #LivingArrows

    • This glorious life
      02/02/2017 / 10:35 am

      It was so good to get out and get some sea air! x

  6. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons 01/02/2017 / 8:24 am

    Yay for finally getting out! I know exactly what it’s like to be cooped up for so long and you definitely go a bit crazy! I just love being by the beach and Max keeps talking about wanting to go there at the moment – I wish we lived closer! #LivingArrows

  7. Alana 04/02/2017 / 5:02 pm

    Beautiful photos. I love that you’ve captured one of the first times your little girl has been on the swings … it seems little but it’s such a big thing to them.
    Alana x

    • This glorious life
      06/02/2017 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you. Those little moments are so often the big ones with children aren’t they! x

  8. Mudpie Fridays 05/02/2017 / 5:05 pm

    I love walking on the beach at this time of year, even with the snotty noses! Oh I can totally relate to the moving onto to being a proper little girl, when Monkey get up from a toddler to a little boy it was so apparent so quickly! So bittersweet! #livingarrows

    • This glorious life
      07/02/2017 / 8:35 pm

      It is so bittersweet isn’t it! I’m sure sometimes they just grow and change overnight, almost without us noticing. x

  9. Sarah 05/02/2017 / 11:16 pm

    It looks like you had a fabulous time. We really should go to the beach more often considering how close it is. The big swing is a big milestone isn’t it? Toby has just started going on them but he’s not quite confident enough to leave the baby swings altogether yet 🙂 #LivingArrows

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