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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Great Grandma

The Living Arrows project took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”.

Every week, I shall be posting a photo taken the week before and I can’t wait to see the collection at the end of the year. I’ve wanted to take part for the last year or so but am so stubborn that I refused to join in until the beginning of a New Year as I wanted to fully complete it.

So here we are, my first Living Arrows picture.


 “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Great Grandma x


This is a very special picture to me – My Grandma, My Mothers Mother and Bear’s Great Grandma Beth. He adores her and loves visiting her. Sadly, she lives near Bristol which is quite a trip for us to take – approximately 4 hrs each way but we try to visit at least twice a year. I wish it were more and I hope it will be this year. When I was growing up, she lived only half an hour away and we saw her more often. I have fond memories of sleep overs and playing in her beautiful garden, picking sweet pea pods as we swung past the plant on the swing, finding her garden frog, the smell and warmth of the greenhouse and when Grandad was alive, giggling as he squeezed tomato sauce (strawberry) on our ice cream. 

I hope that Bear will remember the new traditions that have come about. Grandma’s flat – she is 92 and lives on her own in a complex with a warden, doing all her own shopping cooking washing etc (amazing). I hope he remembers playing on her electric organ, visiting the garden centre for lunch and a play, her generosity and spoiling him with a £5 note in a card and an occasional little gift and her love for him. 

Every Monday I’ll be sharing a moment from our week. Thanks for reading.








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  1. It’s so lovely to have good family memories to remember as they grow up. I’m amazed at how much N remembers his Grandma even though he was only approaching 3 when she died. It sounds like Bear and your Grandma have a lovely relationship (I want to be like her when I’m older, in one of those warden places – it makes me think it’s like university halls?!) #livingarrows

  2. This is such a happy photo. It’s a shame you’re so far but so lovely that you make the time to visit. I am so happy to see you joining in this year! x

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