Living Arrows 12/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

On Friday it was St. Patrick’s Day and as we couldn’t go home for the event (due to astronomical prices on the flights due to the rugby), we had to make do with wearing our t-shirts on the day. BattleKid went into nursery with his, and I into work. However, our day was cut short when nursery rang BattleDad to say he had a high temperature and he was collected early.living arrows

On Saturday morning he seemed in better form so we ventured as far as Bristol Zoo. After a visit to the lions he decided he wanted to go on a red bus on the merry-go-round but half way around he thought otherwise!living arrows living arrows

After a much needed pit-stop BattleKid perked up and we had a lovely time talking to the penguins, who are still by far his favourite animal/bird. These cheeky penguins kept following our hands on the glass, like they were saying “Hi” and wanted to play. Such lovely creatures.

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Before we left we had some fun at a kangaroo, so much so that someone didn’t want to leave it!

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What did you get up to last week and over the weekend?

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Living Arrows 11/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

This weekend I was home in Dublin visiting family and on Saturday morning I decided to head to Powerscourt Waterfall with two of my sisters and my niece and nephew. I had never visited this before leaving Ireland and it has been on my wish-list for a while. So to share it with BattleKid was even better. The weather wasn’t great, quite grey and it started raining just before we left. But I was glad to get out of the house, out into the outdoors and to explore a lovely place I’ve been meaning to visit for years. I think we’ll definitely be going again next time we’re in Ireland!

Here are a few snaps I took of BattleKid during our visit.

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Living Arrows 10/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

This weekend we decided to make the most of the break in the rain and headed to Chepstow Castle for another spot of dragon hunting. Yes we do that a lot but it keeps BattleKid entertained and means we get to explore the big number of Welsh Castles around us with a toddler in tow. It gets us out of the house and keeps us all sane.

BattleDad hadn’t visited Chepstow Castle before, and the last time BattleKid and I were there we were confined to the ground floor as he was only about 6 months old, and old castles and buggy’s don’t mix. So this time around it was a special treat for us too.

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We explored the castle together, helping a little person climb some towers and down stairways to the cellar too. We even said hello to a Knight on his horse.

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We did of course find the Chepstow dragon who was hiding at the far end of this vast castle. BattleKid was very kind and offered the dragon some daisies to eat, but when he refused he tried blowing it like a Jinny Joe (dandelion). He didn’t understand why it didn’t blow away. living arrows

Once we had explored this gem of a castle, we let BattleKid do some roly-polys down the hill just outside the castle entrance and the dirty, mucky trousers were worth the laughs and giggles from our boy. This is my favourite picture that I captured of him from the day.living arrows

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Living Arrows 09/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

This weekend BattleDad was out on Saturday with a friend so BattleKid and I joined said friend’s wife and children on a trip to Cefn Mably Farm Park. BattleKid enjoyed himself alot and was giggling while playing away. We managed to get around the farm before the rain really set in although the boys still got soaked going down the slide several times. It was a pleasure to change them afterwards into dry clothes before letting them loose in the soft play knowing they had had so much fun, even in the drizzle. I had lots of pictures of a happy BattleKid so here are a few of them.

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Living Arrows 08/52

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

~ Kahlil Gibran

This weekend I took BattleKid on another dragon hunting expedition, this time to Raglan Castle near Abergavenny. It’s less than 25 minutes away from our house and is a splendid castle. He has visited once before with me when he was around 7 months old, and again last summer with BattleDad. But he and I hadn’t been dragon hunting here together so it was about time we did.

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We had a lovely hour strolling around the castle and almost making it to the top of one of the towers before he spotted BattleDad’s car in the car park and that was it. We didn’t go any further. I took lots of pictures, as you do, and my personal favourite from our time there was this one below.

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