I have to say that I agree with the general consensus that views 2016 as a terrible year. And terrible things did happen in 2016, both on a global level and a personal level too. But then lots of lovely things happened too. Lots of things happened in our life that made me smile, many moments where I felt so happy and my heart felt so full. I also read blog posts that made me smile too. And being that I love sharing the postive I thought I would share 5 of the blog posts that made me smile this year, and I hope they make you smile too.

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It seems like this time of year is a great time to reflect back and also to look forward and plan. I do love a good list, and I have created a Family Bucket List for us for 2017. I thought I would also share my blogging goals 2017. I feel like I lost my writing mojo several times over the course of 2016 which has led me to change the way I blog, and to change the way I think about blogging too.

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My husband and I bought Boo a camera for her 3rd birthday. It’s a VTech Kidizoom Duo Camera. She has had such fun with it already, (her birthday was only 2 and a half weeks ago and already she had taken over 200 photos!) I thought that I would share some of the photos she had taken each month – so that I can look back and see how they change. And also see what it is that Boo likes to take photos of.

Boo's Photos - December 2016 - sharing the photos my toddler has taken

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It’s been a bit of a strange week – I have been poorly and the time between Christmas and normality in January always seems a little strange to me. We did manage to get out to our local castle towards the end of last week – and I took a couple of photos, and I just love this one so much. I had to share it for the first Living Arrows of the year!

Boo was very impressed with the ruined towers in the castle, and she loved climbing the staircases as high as she could and then seeing what else she could see further up the tower, especially doors that came out in the middle of walls. And, of course, the clouds and sky where the ceiling should have been.

We love visiting our local castle, even though it’s in complete ruin. The view from the castle itself is wonderful and the area round the castle is great to explore. The fact that parking is free is a lovely added bonus! We are lucky to have a place like it so close to us.

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

Living Arrows 1 - Castle

 

Living Arrows

I am actually quite excited to share our Bucket List 2017. It was such fun to create a Bucket List for 2016 and to share regular updates on the blog. You can see my last update for 2016 here. I felt that we did quite well last year – but we didn’t tick everything off! So I really hope we can tick everything off of our Bucket List 2017.  I wanted a list that pushes us this year – gets us out and about – so here goes!

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