“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran.
Wow! Monday sure does come around quickly! How are we almost in the middle of November already! However Christmas shopping has started and preparations has begun for the most wonderful time of the year and we are so so very excited.
We’ve had a very busy weekend full of fun, family and festive cheer and so I thought I’d share a few of the photos we captured over the last couple of days for this weeks living arrows.
On Saturday little monkey and I took a shopping trip to beautiful Bath with Dawn – aka Nana Brushneen and Auntie Liz. Despite an early start Freya was in a chirpy mood and super excited to be taking the park and ride bus into town! In fact she wasn’t too impressed when we actually had to get off the bus but was soon happily wandering around checking out all the goodies on offer in the vast amount of shops! Of course I couldn’t resist a look around Primark which has such a fantastic selection of knits this year , I’m all about the knitwear! I love the history and architecture of Bath and will hopefully cram in another Christmas shopping trip within the next few weeks. We browsed the shops and had a lovely lunch, I was incredibly impressed and relieved that Freya managed to keep her lovely jumper clean after a very tomato -y- pizza and mummy forgetting her bib! After lunch It all of a sudden seemed to get super busy! We persuaded little lady to get in her pram with a Peppa pig mag and we navigated are way back through the crowds. It was a Lovely day and I can’t wait to go back!
On Sunday we joined Luke’s parents, his brother, Tamara and Shaniah for a trip to Longleat for the Festival of light and a very magical visit to see the big man himself … Santa!
There was a slight hold up during the safari tour but it was such a lovely afternoon and Longleat and it’s surroundings are so very spectacular at this time of year.
I know I was definitely as excited, if not more than the little ones to check out the stunning lanterns which this year had an enchanted theme. This is the second year we’ve taken the little ones after being so impressed last year and it’s such a wonderful experience to share with loved ones.
The train ride up to Santa’s grotto adds such a wonderful touch to the whole experience and this year instead of running away We actually managed to get a picture of little one with Santa! She even gave him a smile! The look on her face when she walked in and seen Father Christmas was the most magical moment for me and absolutely priceless. We had a wonderful time and I cannot thank my soon to be mother and father in law enough for inviting us along. Feeling so super Christmassy now!
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