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

Kahlil Gibran

We’ve been slowly finding our feet in the last week since we arrived in Portugal. We’ve been out and about with Nanna and Lolo while BattleDad has been working. We did sneak tea and cake during one visit into Tavira itself, which a certain little someone thoroughly enjoyed.

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On Saturday we had a family day out, visiting Vila Real de Santo Antonio, which lies next to the Spanish border. It’s a lovely town, bustling with market stalls on a Saturday, and has lots of different types of shops. After a wander around during which time we saw a brilliant jazz-type band playing music, we stopped beside the marina to check out the boats and fish before having an ice-cream.living arrows 21

After some drama with my car, which is currently in Land Rover in Faro for a red engine warning light, we headed into Tavira on Saturday evening for our first outdoors dinner in a highly recommended restaurant. The food was amazing and there was lots of it. Afterwards, on our walk back to our hire car, we came across a live statue. BattleKid wasn’t too sure at first but he soon made friends and found it hilarious when he tried to shake the statue’s hand and the statue kept pulling his hand away.living arrows 21

We are flying solo this week with BattleDad back in Paris for work so we’ll see what the week has in store for us before he returns. Hope you’ve all had a lovely week.

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

Kahlil Gibran

What a difference a week makes. This week’s Living Arrows pictures come from our ferry trip from Portsmouth to Santander and an evenings ride around on his bike and play in the playground. The 3-day trek from South Wales to Southern Portugal was not without it’s hiccups and surprises but we made it and are settling into life in the warmth and sunshine. BattleKid is still a bit all over the place, naturally, sometimes asking to “go to my house” but once we settle into our new place, I think he’ll adapt quickly. It’s all new and fresh and I think he thinks we are on holiday with his grandparents, who we are staying with, but once his bed, toys and other bike arrives, I think he’ll get the idea soon enough that this is where home is for the foreseeable future.

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20/52 My Sunday Photo: 14/05/2017

Well, we just about made it. Leaving at 11.10am Tuesday morning from South Wales, we finally arrived at my parents place near Tavira at 6.10pm Thursday evening. Road trip to Portsmouth, 24 hours to Santander and then 13 hours on the road through Spain to Portugal. But we’re here and it’s sunny, reminding us why we made the decision to up sticks and move us, child, dog and belongings over 1000 miles.
I have to say the ferry was quite a nice trip. We didn’t really get bored, there was plenty to do in between seeing and sorting the dog. Each child’s meal comes with a Brittany Ferries goodie bag and between them and his new Leap Pad Epic, BattleKid was well sorted. More to come about our trip down soon. Hope you’ve all had a nice week and weekend so far.
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Living Arrows 19/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

We have a hectic week getting ready for our move so it’s meant we haven’t been out and about much. However, with Friday being BattleKid’s last day in nursery, he got the opportunity to bring his class bear home for a fun weekend before we returned him earlier. We went to Abergavenny to someone a haircut, then had tea and cake in our favourite cafe before a short spot of dragon hunting at Abergavenny Castle, which we’ve been to before. BattleKid had a great time bringing Barney around and it was quite emotional bringing him back this morning.

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