#LivingArrows – Molly Moments & Marvellous Marbles 28/53 (2018)

Theres one thing for sure about our son J, he adores animals and is batty about his basset hounds. Molly, our eldest and rather arthritic basset hound is rather lame on her legs these days, she often has accidents around the house and at times caring for her can be quite the challenge.

With J being a kid I’d expected for him to be pretty grossed out by Molly’s ‘mop required moments’ but he is far from it. He appreciates each and every day with his beloved hound, he doesn’t care less whether she has the odd accident, whether she’s half blind, half deaf and a little on the stinky side. He will sit for hours with his best buddy Molly just stroking her, holding her and being by her side.

J finds the idea of Molly heading towards heaven devastating which is precisely why our pup Maisy came along, to help try to fill the gap in his heart come that god awful day when we have to say goodbye. To be honest, I doubt anyone or anything will fill the Molly shaped gap that she will leave behind, certainly not for our son as he is head over heels with his hound.

Molly Moments

#LivingArrows - Molly Moments & Marvellous Marbles 28/53 (2018)

Our daughter E is also a fluff fanatic, she too adores our doggies and spends hours chasing and playing with our puppy Maisy, the pair of them are as daft as each other!

Our little lady is full of energy, sparkle and surprises, she’s so damn cute, crazy and clever its unreal. The other day we arrived home from School, the sun was beaming on the garden and I for one didn’t fancy heading outside to get burnt all over again, the kids weren’t all that fussed by the heat either.

We opted to stay on the safe side and remain indoors, we emptied the cupboards which are stacked to the rafters with toys, games, books and everything a kid could dream of in terms of entertainment. It was then that we came across J’s marble set which we haven’t played with for quite some time, E instantly set about building the most complex marble run imaginable using almost every piece of the set. She was super proud of the finished product and insisted upon having her photograph taken with her marvellous marble run.

The Girls Lost Her Marbles

#LivingArrows - Molly Moments & Marvellous Marbles 28/53 (2018)

It may be hot outside but we are keeping our cool and staying shady. I never dreamt that I’d be wishing for rain but we could seriously do with a few showers if not to cool off then to replenish the poor plants which are so desperate for water. Having laid Astroturf on our lawn last year, we are now the only household in the area with a green garden!

I’m trying to keep the kids safe from the sun by lathering them in lotion before they paddle in the pool and keeping them indoors during the hottest hours. To be honest the kids have almost had enough of the heat, as have I for that matter.

Here’s hoping for a little cloud cover, a few showers and plenty of play without the worry of getting burnt. That said, I have recently ordered two sun-loungers, neither of which have arrived as of yet. Knowing our luck, they will arrive just as the rain does, leaving us with no option but to stick them in the shed for next summer.

Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

Living Arrows



  1. July 10, 2018 / 5:31 am

    Oh there’s nothing better than a proud face, and what a marvellous creation that is! I grew up with dogs and they are such a special part of the family. I’d love to add one to our family once the girls are a bit older – perhaps when we’re pram-free! x #LivingArrows

  2. July 11, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Ahh such lovely photos! We used to have a marble run like that at my grandparents, hours of fun! #LivingArrows

  3. July 14, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    Aw I can empathise with poor Molly. Our late dog has left a big void in our lives, its so tough to watch them grow old and start to contemplate life without them. #living arrows

  4. July 15, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    E’s face is a total picture – and they both love the dog don’t they? She’s really settled in to being part of the family x

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