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

Kahlil Gibran

This week has been all about mastering a new skill for BattleKid. BattleDad took his stabilisers off his bike last weekend while I was away and with less than an hour’s practice he is cycling unaided! He can get himself going and is still using his feet as brakes but I can’t believe how quickly he has gotten it. Seems the balance bike is paying dividends now.

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

Kahlil Gibran

As my regular readers will know BattleKid has been enjoying afternoon swims in the pool. He’s been getting more confident going under the water too as I shared last week. However one day last week we were just a little too late to head down for a swim and he wasn’t happy. So, what’s the next best thing to visiting the pool to a 3 year old? Turning on the sprinklers in the garden of course!

He has taken to calling it “do the rain” and he had the best fun running through the sprinklers, getting soaked and trying to coax BattleDog in, who was having none of it! I shared a video on my Facebook page which highlights his delight but here are some pictures I managed to take before we turned them off.

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

Kahlil Gibran

Last week BattleDad was in Paris again for work, so in between getting things ready at our new home, we spent most afternoons in the pool as temperatures reached 30 degrees most days. BattleKid has no fear at all and enjoys going under the water, all thanks to his WaterBabies lessons.

We’ve yet to try out the pool on our site but if it’s anything like my parents, I can see us spending alot of time over the summer in it.

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

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Last week we had quite a bit of sorting out to do to get our new home ready for the movers who were arriving from the UK with our stuff last Friday. However, after gaining access on Wednesday and cleaning the new place, we took a break on Thursday and headed to Ayamonte in Spain with my parents.

To get there from Portugal, the easiest and quickest way is to drive to Vila Real de Santo Antonio and get the ferry across the river, which takes 15 minutes. You don’t need your passports nor do you come across any border controls, unlike the land border.

During the trip over BattleKid seemed to enjoy himself and even tasted the air as we crossed a time zone from Portugal into Spain. He’s a crazy child sometimes!

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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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