Project 365 – Week 15 and 16

Joining in with TheBoyAndMe and her linky 365 Project  A Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year!  Project 365 – Week 15 and 16 Days 96 –109 .

Sunday 6th April – Day 96

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We planted some sunflower seeds recently and our first shoots have come through – Monkey is in the lead!

Monday 7th April – Day 97

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We’d planned to meet friends at Blenheim Palace but the weather wasn’t great so we went for a play date instead.  Monkey was really looking forward to seeing his friend B.  Then off to his swimming lessons.  A different teacher today, he enjoyed himself.

Tuesday 8th April – Day 98

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A lazy morning at home with a big engineering job underway!  We then headed off to friends for some Easter Nest making, lunch and an Easter Egg hunt.  A lovely day all round.  I went to the cinema with friends to see Noah – it was ok, nothing special.

Wednesday 9th April – Day 99

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We drove down to Wiltshire to see Monkey’s godmum and her daughter, for the day.  We popped out for lunch and Monkey was fascinated by the peacock displaying his beautiful feathers.

Thursday 10th April – Day 100

Project 365 - Week 15 and 16We drove up to Derbyshire to spend the day with my best friend.  After lunch we went for a lovely walk along an old railway track.  Another lovely day out in the countryside.

Friday 11th April – Day 101

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I found two days of driving really tiring and so decided we’d have a quiet day at home.  After a morning of play we decided it was time to make some Easter goodies in the afternoon. They tasted good!!  My swimming lesson went well.  I did some backstroke from letting go from the side – amazing.  Struggled with breathing but learnt to swim breast stroke slower so hopefully I can do a length soon without dying!  No lesson next week though.

Saturday 12th April – Day 102

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My birthday, Monkey and I went to Waddesdon Manor for a few hours and we had to have cake didn’t we! Daddy P and I had a chinese takeaway in the evening and watched Rush on DVD.  Love that film so much.

Sunday 13th April – Day 103

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I got to pick where we went for the day. In the morning we headed off to Sudeley Castle, somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit.  It didn’t disappoint.  Then after lunch we headed to Snowshill Manor.  Monkey loved it – they had a Paws and Poo trail – need I say more!

Monday 14th April – Day 104

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A bit of Daddy time before swimming lessons.  Back to the normal teacher who Monkey doesn’t seem to like so much!

Tuesday 15th April – Day 105

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We went to see Peppa Pig’s Big Splash in Aylesbury.  We were in the 4th row and I was really nervous about how Monkey would cope with it.  A full theatre, being near to the front, puppets, noise and so on.  He was brilliant.  He absolutely loved it, right up and until he got splashed when Daddy Pig jumped in the puddle!  Another step forward on the bravery front.  I went out for the evening with an old friend for a curry.  Girls night out – mad a lovely change for me.

Wednesday 16th April – Day 106

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We spent the morning at Stowe Gardens and were treated to seeing two baby squirrels having fun on a tree trunk.  We watched them for ages.  After a lovely few hours walking in the grounds we met some friends in town and went to Pizza Express for dinner.  The boys loved it.

Thursday 17th April – Day 107

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We webcammed Granny and Gramps and I spoke to our Doctor to see what can be done about Monkey’s suspected colour blind issue.  We’re convinced he cannot recognise Green and thinks it is Red.  Then it was time to take part in an Oven Pride challenge – making hot cross buns for the first time.  I was quite pleased with the end result, although the process takes ages!

Friday 18th April – Day 108

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We met our NCT group at Blenheim Palace for the annual Easter Egg challenge.  It was the first time that we’d all been there to do it together, normally one family is missing.  Unfortunately Monkey didn’t want to stay with his friends, so after we’d solved the challenge, claimed his eggs, it was time for a ride on the train!

Saturday 19th April – Day 109

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A bit of craft time with pipe cleaners, we then made some really cute 3D mosaic Easter animals.  Watched qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix and smelt the Beef Goulash aroma coming from the slow cooker!

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About over40andamumtoone

I’m a first time, full time Mum in my 40′s. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. We’ve had a busy 3 years so far, but now as Monkey has started pre-school I’ve decided to start a blog about our journey and experiences from here on in. We also have a kitten called Brewster who will be making appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari F1 fan, so am sure that will slip in to the blog too. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.
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30 Responses to Project 365 – Week 15 and 16

  1. Sarah says:

    Great shot of the squirrels playing. You have had such a busy time and visited so many interesting places. What a wonderful childhood your little boy is having.
    Sarah recently posted…Project 365 Sunday 13th April to Saturday 19th April 2014My Profile

  2. I have never made hot cross buns, might have to give it a go! Lovely pictures, I especially love the squirrels! #365
    Kate @ Family Fever recently posted…Outdoor fun in the woods #CountryKidsMy Profile

  3. 76sunflowers says:

    Lovely pic of you and the boy and your birthday sounds perfect! Just wondering where the peacock at the cafe in Wiltshire maybe?! Lovely selection of pics :)
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  4. Eileen Teo says:

    Happy belated birthday! I also love to watch rush. Good film.
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  5. wow, great photos of your week and sounds like you had a very nice birthday x
    Michelle Maggs recently posted…Project 365 – 13th April – 18th AprilMy Profile

  6. You have had a busy time! Sounds like you had a lovely birthday. Love the photo of Monkey with all his trucks, and the baby squirrels are adorable x
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  7. Coombemill says:

    A busy week, I always seem to catch pur peacock side on too!

  8. Mummy of Two says:

    Sounds like a really busy couple of weeks! The Peppa Pig show sounds great – glad Monkey enjoyed it.
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  9. Su Tyler says:

    Gosh what a busy 2 weeks! You’ve been everywhere !
    I agree that Noah is nothing special – left me with more questions than answers.
    I like Monkey’s construction.
    Su Tyler recently posted…Week 16 #Project365 – 2014My Profile

  10. LauraCYMFT says:

    The cake on your birthday looks delish!! As do your hot cross buns.
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  11. spicers1976 says:

    Getting up to loads as usual Mary. We saw some peacocks showing off this week too
    spicers1976 recently posted…Project 365 – 13th – 19th AprilMy Profile

  12. Jo Laybourn says:

    Lovely round up Mary! Bet you are so proud of your swimming achievements! #365
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  13. Some really fab shots of your days out this week. And how cute are those two baby squirrels!
    Kriss MacDonald recently posted…The week that was in photosMy Profile

  14. Lovely photo of the squirrels and well done on the hot cross buns – they look fab and hopefully worth all the effort!
    Faded Seaside Mama recently posted…Living Arrows 16/52My Profile

  15. TheBoyandMe says:

    What a busy time you’ve had! The peacock photo is wonderful, the hot cross bun looks delicious and as for that coffee?!

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.
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