Living Arrows 2017 week 2 – gappy smiles

smiling gappy smile - Living Arrows

If there’s one thing that N does really well, it’s lose teeth.  The new year has started with lots of gappy smiles. He’s not quite six yet, and on Friday tooth number 6 fell out at school.  So the tally is 2 swallowed, 2 lost (on the farm and on a shoot), and 2 brought home from school. At the moment he has a double gap up top. Although the tooth that fell out over Christmas’s replacement is already well… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 2 – gappy smiles”

Living Arrows 2017 week 1 – reflections

LIving Arrows 52 at Stowe

I’m joining in Living Arrows again this year.  It’s lovely to be able to look back and see all the photos I’ve taken of N over the past year, and see how much he’s changed.  If you want to join in, it’s a lovely friendly community to take part in, you can find its home over at What the Red Head Said – click through the badge below. In between Christmas and New Year, I wanted to make use of… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 1 – reflections”

Living Arrows 2016 week 52 – bridge fun

Living Arrows posing on spiceball bridge

On Christmas eve we were turfed out of the house and farm due to a present delivery, so that meant the park and getting the bike out. We love this bridge – for having a rest (N) and for taking photos (me). The only issue was N wanting photos of him…pulling faces.  I did get some nice ones, but I loved this one for the last Living Arrows of the year.

Living Arrows 2016 week 51 – hazel eyes

Living Arrows 2016 week 51

The penultimate Living Arrows shot of 2016 was one taken on our latest visit to Waddesdon Manor the other week.  I do like a close up, and this was the last before tooth number 5 fell out (and disappeared while eating sausages at the break on a shoot) and turned N into an even more gappy little boy. His eyes here look really brown-hazel coloured, but usually they’re more green.  He always says he doesn’t want green eyes even though… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2016 week 51 – hazel eyes”

Living Arrows 2016 week 47 – beating

living-arrows-2016-week-47 waiting golden hour light

For this week’s Living Arrows I couldn’t decide which photo to share, so I’ve chosen two. This autumn/winter, N has been going out with the men for the shoots as a beater.  N just loves being outdoors, and loves being out with all the men.  Probably because they all look after him really well (although I dread to think what language he will be learning while out with them!). His cousins have passed their old shoot jacket on to him… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2016 week 47 – beating”

Living Arrows 2016 week 46 – faces


We have a lot of pulling faces here. This one was because I’d rolled my tongue and N was trying to copy me.  It didn’t really work – not helped because N has a slight tongue tie which means his tongue does weird things I can’t do, but not things that most people can do.  Like lick their lips or curl the sides of their tongue up.