Joining in with TheBoyAndMe and her linky 365 Project A Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 – Week 35 Days 236-242.
Sunday 24th August – Day 236
We visited a couple of National Trust properties today; Greys Court and Nuffield Place. Monkey got a certificate at Nuffield Place for finding all the items on the observation sheet and then thought he’d try to squeeze into this car – too big for it I fear! We stopped in Henley for dinner and found our first Gold Post Box – exciting!
Monday 25th August – Day 237
Mummy is my hand as big as yours yet? No, but you are catching me up fast Monkey! It rained, typical for the last Bank Holiday before Christmas. I had some Tesco vouchers I’d exchanged for Days Out vouchers so we headed to Pendon Museum to check out their model railways. Monkey loved it.
Tuesday 26th August – Day 238
Time to get Monkey’s feet measured. He needed new school shoes as his Nursery Class shoes were wrecked. He’s gone up a whole size since July, no new school shoes were purchased. Catching me up way too fast! It meant he needed new casual shoes too – I managed to obtain the only pair of brown shoes in Clarks that were size 11.5. Please don’t tell me that, every other pair of shoes above that size were black – I can see I’m going to hate shoe shopping with Monkey!
Wednesday 27th August – Day 239
Monkey and I were spending a couple of days with my best friend. After lunch we popped over to Calke Abbey for the afternoon to explore their outdoor activities. Look at Monkey! He didn’t make it the whole way along, but he tried. I was so proud of him. In their Garden of Imagination he actually let Auntie A chase him – he normally freaks if anyone chases him. He overcame his fear to walk through a really dark tunnel too – he had a wonderful afternoon, and adores my friend.
Thursday 28th August – Day 240
We spent a wonderful day with Auntie A exploring the Great Central Railway on a steam train. Monkey was in his element, and my friend went on her first ever steam train – she has not lived!
Friday 29th August – Day 241
We had a couple of appointments today, Monkey had his dental check too. My thoughts were with my friend Jenny and her family as they said farewell to Elspeth. We bought some sunflowers on our way back from town. Monkey and I then sat down to watch Walking with Dinosaurs. He was transfixed throughout – can you tell? Something amazing happened in the swimming pool tonight – more on that on Monday.
Saturday 30th August – Day 242
We are having a lazy day at home. Plans got cancelled and I had a few glasses of wine last night. We’ve had so much on, I think we could both do with some down time. Monkey is never far away from his battered old Teddy.