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

Kahlil Gibran

We had a really quiet weekend this time round. Kevin was working on Saturday so I decided to take the little out for a haircut and a walk down to the beach.

I am not really a beach person, I hate getting the sand stuck between my toes and finding it still in my shoes two days after my visit. Riley on the other hand loves it, well the whole three times we have been to a beach anyway. We live right by the sea and have access to a beach only 15 minutes away, yet we have never been to this one! We have been to the pebble beach plenty of times (the lack of sand really sells it!) but never the real beach with the sand.

Riley took his little vetch camera with him, this kid loves taking pictures, and of course is also partial to a selfie! When you check to see what he taken pictures of afterwards however, it is usually one of his feet, his forehead, or the ceiling, but occasionally he can take a good picture.


He took his photography role very seriously this weekend however and told me he had to take pictures of every dog he saw. Him running about going “Cheese wee doggie!” sure made a few of the owner’s chuckle.


His favourite photo from the day

If there is one thing I would love to instil in Riley it is my love for capturing memories. If he still loves taking photos even half as much as I do as he gets older, I will be a happy mummy!

Living Arrows


  1. February 20, 2017 / 11:49 am

    What a lovely day! It looks like he loved that camera #livingarrows

    • February 20, 2017 / 10:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Yes he really does love the camera, he takes it all over with him!x

  2. February 20, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    It’s lovely when they take an interest in taking photos too. N has his own proper camera now, but forgets to take it out with him, so I end up having mine stolen by him! #livingarrows

    • February 20, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      Ah, thats when you end up with the fingerprints all over your lens!!x

  3. angiemwebster77
    February 20, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of the beach either but children seem to love it don’t they. Daisy has the same camera, she loves but the amount of floor shots we get is hilarious ! #LivingArrows

    • February 21, 2017 / 11:59 am

      haha the pictures of little feet always amuse me! He always flips the camera round so it takes selfies, so many of his forehead and up his nose!x

  4. February 22, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    He is a little blogger in the making! We really don’t go to the beach enough, as we’re not close to the beach and generally save it for the warmer months x

    • February 22, 2017 / 10:58 pm

      If really does make sense to wait until the warmer months if you live far away. I’ve alway been so lucky in living by the sea all throughout my life, so much so I probably take it for granted!

  5. March 6, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    How amazing that he really loves his camera so much? I love the beach, and would love to live a little closer to one. I think when it’s cold it’s really not as appealing though! #LivingArrows

    • March 9, 2017 / 9:56 pm

      I do hope its something that he will continue to love. I think its one of those things, if you live near it you never visit it!x

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