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

Kahlil Gibran

We finally hit the beach again last week on Friday. Hubby was finished work early so we headed to the beach just after 3 for a few hours. Although it had been a hot day, there was a nice breeze at the beach.

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Can I just get to the beach now!

We all had fun jumping waves, making sandcastles, pouring water and even shared some ice creams. We’re off on holiday next week but are hoping to enjoy a lot more beach time in the cooler days of September.

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Living Arrows 33/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

We’ve had another quiet week as I’ve been beavering away at getting posts scheduled for when we’re on holiday. Meanwhile, BattleKid has played in the garden, which I’m hoping will be transformed while we’re away. He’s flown his plane in the shopping centre. And enjoyed cake, kindly made for us by our new neighbours. How has your week been?

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

Kahlil Gibran

Last week was another quiet one in the Battle House as we sheltered from the hot sun during the day before our routine afternoon swims before dinner. However, on Saturday morning we ventured into Tavira market with my parents to get spices, for a homemade curry mix, and some meat supplies for our first barbecue of the summer.

BattleKid spotted something, while munching on a sweet given to him by the spice lady, and shouted “oh look mummy, pumpkins”. Thanks Cindarella. He also found himself a nice seat that was just the right size for him outside, as we wandered through the car boot stalls outside.

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Munching a sweet beside the pumpkins
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Found himself a seat that was just the right size for him

On Sunday morning he decided to tell both BattleDad and I a story and regaled us with a tale of witches and dragons, while a car was involved. This is him doing a “Rawr” and driving the car!

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Driving the car in his “story”

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32/52 My Sunday Photo: 06/08/2017

This week saw me bring BattleDog to the vets for his kennel cough booster and to get his crusty nose checked out. Nothing serious, we just need to moisturise it to soften and remove the extra keratin on it. Afterwards I couldn’t help but get up close and personal with him for a few photos. Here they are in black and white.my sunday photo
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Living Arrows 31/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

This week we haven’t really be out and about much. We dropped my nephew to the airport on Tuesday after having him visit for a week. Apart from that I have to admit we’ve been mostly staying indoors with the air con on, to escape the 30ยบ plus heat we’ve had here in Portugal. I can see why so many of the retirees return to the UK for July and August.

We’ve been chilling as I’ve said, not doing much, and I’ve been doing some research for our forthcoming USA road trip. BattleKid did discover “wind” this week in the form of my fan! I ended up buying him one of his own on Saturday for fear he might break mine!

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He also got a surprise in the form of a magnetic blackboard/whiteboard which I’d bought ages ago in the UK and had shipped down with all our stuff. He’s been enjoying a small blackboard his Nanna bought him so I thought it was time to bring it out. However, I discovered it was missing all the magnetic numbers and letters, the main reason I had bought it. Cue me desperately trying to find some on Amazon that would ship to Portugal so we can continue with his learning. They’re hopefully arriving later this week.living arrows

And of course, after our usual afternoon swim, dinner one evening this week was much-loved spag bol and it went down a treat as you can see. Not a very exciting week but I still managed one or two pictures of BattleKid.living arrows

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