Living Arrows 2018 – 49/52

I had a bit of a treat yesterday.

I went out for the day with my sister, for a bit of Christmas shopping.  And we think it might have been the first time we’ve done something like that just the two of us, with no children in tow, in about 11 years.

It was absolutely lovely.

We wandered, we browsed, we chatted.  We generally just took our time in a way you simply can’t do when you have children with you.

I think we spend nearly 5 hours shopping, with a little McDonald’s break in the middle.  I don’t even really have many purchases to show for it to be honest, it was just so lovely to be able to browse the shops with my sister like we used to do as teenagers.

It was about 5.30 by the time I got back home, and I was greeted by a gorgeous smile and hello from Nerys.

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I know she’d had a lovely day with her daddy and brother, and I don’t think she said anything about me at all while I was gone.

But she still told me as soon as I walked through the door, “I’m so happy you’re home”.

It’s funny, because I felt the exact same way.

I’d had a brilliant day and, as awful as it sounds, I hadn’t missed them while I was out.  But I was so happy to be home and back together with them all.


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  1. 03/12/2018 / 12:06 pm

    It’s lovely to go shopping without kids isn’t it! Happy December x

  2. Mammy
    04/12/2018 / 11:34 am

    Great to hear you two finally managed to get together like that. I would love some time with either of my daughters without anyone else!
    Just to make it clear, Madeline is my daughter and much as I love my grandchildren, I very rarely get my daughters to myself ! Selfish perhaps, but I do miss the old days when the three of us would hit Gravesend.

  3. 09/12/2018 / 9:31 am

    Such a beautiful photo. Sounds like you had a lovely day spending time with your sister.

  4. 09/12/2018 / 3:35 pm

    Oh my goodness sounds like bliss, I can’t remember the last time I did something like that. I know what you mean though even if you don’t miss them as such its still nice to come home to the family xx

  5. 09/12/2018 / 8:40 pm

    It’s so nice to have time with other adults and for children to have time with one parent at times too. It sounds like you all had a lovely day x

  6. 09/12/2018 / 9:10 pm

    That sounds wonderful, I can’t remember the last time I did anything like this. I love it when you get to come home and they’ve missed you, x

  7. 09/12/2018 / 9:45 pm

    It sounds like a lovely day. I’m the same – I don’t really miss the boys if I’m away from them but it’s always lovely to come home to big smiles and cuddles. #LivingArrows

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