Living Arrows 2019 – 1/52

So here we are.

A new week.  A brand new year.

Back to the normality of the school routine after a lovely fortnight of no real routine at all.

We’ve had such a nice break over Christmas and New Year, slowing the pace of life right down and not really doing that much at all.  Not entirely by choice to be fair; I’ve had a throat infection since New Year’s eve and we’ve all been full of cold too.  So quiet days have definitely been in order.

At the weekend though we did venture out to the park to meet some friends and get a blast of fresh air.

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We have spent a lot of time in this park over the last 7 and a bit years, and I love that the children still enjoying going there for a play and a run around.

We did the usual playground area first, then walked around to the lake and the kiosk to feed the ducks.

I tend to get caught in the middle when we do this, because Rhys now desperately wants to feed the pigeons, and to try and get them to gather round him.  While Nerys is terrified of the pigeons, and screams when they come near her and just wants me to pick her up to keep her safe from them.

So I’m stuck with two children wanting very different things at the same time and it can be hard to keep them both happy.  I think we just about managed it this time though, and Rhys got to play with the birds while I held Nerys so she could throw the seeds into the water for the ducks.

We’ll just gloss over the fact that she apparently had dog mess on her shoes, which ended up all over my jeans when I picked her up!  I won’t go into how angry it makes me when people don’t clean up after their dogs, it’s something I could rant about for hours if I got started!

Dirty jeans aside though, it was great to get out after a few days of feeling unwell and staying in the warm at home.

I think I’ll feel quite sad when we reach a point when the children don’t want to go the park any more, it really will feel like the end of an era.


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  1. 07/01/2019 / 3:11 pm

    I love the park at this time of year as it’s not particularly busy is it! Happy New Year x

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:57 pm

      I was actually surprised at how busy it was when we were there, I was expecting it to be quiet with it being so cold! x

  2. 07/01/2019 / 5:11 pm

    It’s great having a park locally isn’t it. We are really lucky to have 3 on our doorstep which the kids still love going to, it’s a great way for them to get outside and burn off some energy. It sounds like you had fun despite the dog dirt (this makes me so angry too). I hope you are all feeling better now x #livingarrows

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:55 pm

      We’re all feeling much better now, thank you. We are lucky where we are, there are 3 play parks and a big non-play park within walking distance so we have lots of chances for the children to go and burn off some energy! x

  3. 07/01/2019 / 7:39 pm

    Fab pictures, love the pigeon one! We love park visits to feed the ducks,

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:54 pm

      Thank you! There’s something so fun about feeding the ducks isn’t there, I think I still enjoy it as much as the children do! x

  4. 07/01/2019 / 9:45 pm

    We love to visit the park too, but I agree with the dog mess and not cleaning it up! Irresponsible especially when children are obviously going to walk around.

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:52 pm

      It makes me so angry! We get it all the time by the children’s school too which makes me furious! x

  5. 08/01/2019 / 9:57 am

    Going to the park is always a good idea; although I find it so cold lately. #livingarrows

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:51 pm

      It has been really cold hasn’t it! It means the park is quieter though which is quite often a good thing! x

  6. 09/01/2019 / 11:26 am

    It’s sounds like a lovely day (apart from the poo bit!) – I have to say though I’m with Nerys – I hate pigeons!

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:51 pm

      I’m not a fan to be honest, and these ones are so bold because they’re so used to lots of people being around so they do get right up in your face! x

  7. 09/01/2019 / 5:54 pm

    Lovely photos captured at the park. I love that you can buy bird feed too. We need to go for a walk in our local park more #livingarrows

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:50 pm

      They put up signs a few years ago asking people not to throw things like bread for the ducks, so it’s great that the kiosk is there to buy little bags of seeds for them instead. It’s such a simple activity but we all really love doing it! x

  8. 10/01/2019 / 7:40 pm

    I am so, so pleased that you’re back for another year – I have loved watching your two grow as each month passes and that picture of Rhys is gorgeous x

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you, I’m so pleased to be here for another round! There’s such a lovely community feeling with living arrows, I absolutely love seeing all the children grow through the year! x

  9. 11/01/2019 / 6:40 pm

    I love Rhys’s face in this photo. We had a lovely chilled Christmas too and it was just what we needed x

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you, he was so focused on trying to get the pigeons to come closer to him! x

  10. 12/01/2019 / 10:32 pm

    Its lovely that they still want to go to the park. Monkey is still park mad so I am hoping we have a few years left too. I am sorry you have not been very well I hope you are all over it now and have had a good weekend x

    • This glorious life
      16/01/2019 / 1:46 pm

      I’m hoping we do still have a few more years of the park left before they declare themselves too old for it! I’m feeling much better now, thank you! x

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