leeds train station

One afternoon last week, the two youngest and I caught the train into Leeds to pop into Waterstones. I knew Ru would love it, and that it would make for a fun, easy outing. We only went into one shop, and Ru enjoyed choosing a book for each member of our family. It only took a couple of hours, and we had a really great time together. Days like this are like going back in time – back to when Win hadn’t started school, and Ru was a baby. It is so nice, and I love doing it all over again.

R: We usually have a little dance in the kitchen whilst I’m cooking dinner, and Ru will only dance in his football kit, or his Spiderman suit. I find it hilarious that he goes upstairs to change and ‘ready to dance’.

O: I stopped breastfeeding O last Monday for a few reasons (biting was the clincher), and (weirdly?) I’m not one to get sad or emotional about it. I’m more in the ‘Hooray, my body is my own again’ camp, and I’m actually really happy about it! Like really happy. We were braced for a rough week, but he has slept brilliantly, and we can’t believe it. May it continue.

E xx

Living Arrows


  1. 13th February 2017 / 9:17 am

    Yay to getting your body back haha I’m so pleased he is sleeping better too. Alice has down 2 nights now for 10+ hours. I feel like a new woman ahhhh.
    She nips me everytime I feed and I have all red dots all over my boobs from her… she’s walking a tight rope haha x x

    • Esther
      19th February 2017 / 10:38 pm

      That is amazing!!! I feel like singing! Haha. Not even joking. It is life changing when they start to sleep properly. What a girl! She certainly is walking a tight rope. O’s ginormous teeth were getting ridiculous. The other two never bit me like her did xx

  2. 13th February 2017 / 9:44 pm

    I was the same when it was time to stop our breastfeeding journey. I expected to feel guilt but I actually felt relief which confirmed that it was the right time for us to stop #livingarrows

    • Esther
      19th February 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Thanks for sharing x

  3. 15th February 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Really love the photo! yay to you for getting your body back as well! 😌

    • Esther
      19th February 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you x

  4. 15th February 2017 / 10:04 pm

    My breastfeeding journey came to an end quite gradually and naturally so didnt’ feel any guilt. Going to the book shop is always a treat for my children as they love books. #livingarrows

    • Esther
      19th February 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Thanks for sharing Pat. I agree that a natural end is so wonderful x

  5. 17th February 2017 / 9:15 pm

    I love that you got a train to London purely to go to Waterstones. A proper adventure – with books at the heart of it. So lovely x

    • Esther
      19th February 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Leeds not London! Haha! That made me giggle. Imagine if we did get the train to London, just to get some books. That would be an adventure! x

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