Project 365 2015 Week 4

Joining in with TheBoyAndMe and her linky 365 Project  A Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year!  Project 365 2015 Week 4 Days 18-24.

Sunday 18th January – Day 18

Project 365 2015 Week 4

The day didn’t quite go to plan.  We should have gone to RHS Wisley to see the Butterflies but it would appear that Daddy P didn’t read the memo! It’s not always the children who play up is it!  Anyway, never mind, I am determined to get there this year.  Monkey and I had fun playing games.  An old favourite is his ELC Rockin Robot game – he loves it and actually doesn’t cheat these days.

Monday 19th January – Day 19

Project 365 2015 Week 4

Daft cat alert, Brewster decided he wanted to have a dance whilst Daddy P was working from home. Monkey had a good day at school but we’re back to the after school grumps. There was no point in even trying to get a photo of him today. I used an overlocker machine in my sewing class today – scared me to death to start with, but soon got the hang of it.  Monkey’s dressing gown is now coming along nicely, although the pattern sizing is rather peculiar.

Had the girls over for a curry night catch up which is always a nice way to start the week.

Tuesday 20th January – Day 20

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I dropped Monkey off at school and walked to the train station so I could go to the Toy Fair down in London.  I’d planned to get into London just before 10am, someone forgot to tell the train that broke down further down the line – aargh! When I finally got to Marylebone this was the sight I met at the tube station – I was the only person on the platform.  It was rather eerie.

Had a great day at the Toy Fair, meeting up with lots of contacts and seeing the ranges for 2015.  After a long day Daddy P and Monkey met me off the train and we had a fish supper.

Wednesday 21st January – Day 214

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I was still shattered after yesterday’s trip to London and a Jado Chi session was just what I needed to perk me up whilst Monkey was at school.  Had a lovely catch up with a couple of friends too.  After school, Monkey decided he wanted to play with my camera, taking photos of me.  I then explained that we could set the timer for a selfie – cheese!

Thursday 22nd January – Day 22

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I went to see a friend and her babies for a few hours and took her the baby sets I’d made on my sewing course before Christmas; two baby blankets, two baby hats and a hanging ornament for their nursery.  Thankfully she loved them – phew.

After school Monkey introduced his latest Aquabot 2.0 (review) to his Shark Tank. Brewster was busy eyeing up the fish, don’t think he’s realised that they are not to eat!

Friday 23rd January – Day 23

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The friend I’d visited yesterday had given Monkey a magic set as a belated Christmas present.  It’s a set he will grow into, but he loved being a Magician whilst we were having breakfast. I sent Monkey’s passport renewal paperwork ready for our trip to Spain in June.

After school we had a Skype session with Granny and Gramps and then made some blueberry muffins before our slow cooker lamb dinner was ready.  Monkey’s homework was to draw a dinosaur, label it and write about it.  This is quite a challenge for a boy who doesn’t like to write very much at all.  Naughty Mummy used caked bribery and is was worth it – a drawing, and a full sentence (the first one ever!).

Swimming went well.  I’d asked at the end of last week if we could swim a length again during the lesson as I could feel anxieties returning.  We only normally cover half lengths as we focus on improving technique.  I was fine until it was time to do the length, then as I started to get nearer the deep end I could feel panic rising up inside me, technique went out of the window.  I was in quite a state by the time I reached the other end, but I got there, just.  It’s so much easier for me to swim towards the shallow end.  I’ve asked that this become part of our lessons from now on, so I can really try to conquer the depth fear.

Saturday 24th January – Day 24

Project 365 2015 Week 4

Good morning Mummy!  Do you like my glasses?  A much nicer way to wake up then the normal alarm clock.  We’ve spent the day with our special friend ‘Auntie Sheba’, been out for lunch and then spent the afternoon at her house playing shops.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. 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. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.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, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.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.

46 thoughts on “Project 365 2015 Week 4

  1. Lovely photos summarising your week. I’d love to see some of your sewing, the dressing gown sounds tricky but I expect its easy when you know how. Good luck with the swimming too! It takes a lot to conquer your fears. #365

  2. Ahhh lovey photos Mary! Your little monster is the double of you and he always seems to be smiling – bless him! Love Brewster too – our Misty cat is like Brewster but grey and white! Always lovely to read your updates. Enjoy the rest of your weekend x

      1. LOL and the older they get the more grumpy faces you will see! My eldest is 10. I dread my four when they hit the teenage years though, especially my two girls! My parents had 2 boys and 2 girls and they say me and my sister were the worst as teenagers! I must admit my 2 boys are far more placid than my 2 girls!

  3. Love your selfie with Monkey. Brewster is obviously a star, and he knows it. My guys woke me up too today, so much for a lie-in on Saturday. Nice Fireman Sam PJs!

  4. I love your happy selfie. No wonder your friend liked the gifts you’d made for the baby, they sound lovely.
    It made me laugh about Daddy not getting the memo! I know there are certain places my husband go to if you paid him and it would be just that sort of place!

  5. what a lovely happy face to wake up to, defo much better than the alarm clock.
    The cat after the fish made me laugh.
    Great selfie picture, never to young to get them into using a camera.
    Well done on the swimming, keep at it the fear will go, just stay near the edge if you are more comfortable. I dont mind the deep end but I will not put my head in the water, or go under it since a fright as a child. Love swimming.

  6. Sounds like you are very busy with your sewing. I had some sewing friends educate me on the joys of the overlocker a few months back – I’d never heard of one before. We have someone that needs bribing to write sentences too.

  7. Very smart glasses he has there. Love Brewster’s dancing, such a talented cat, and a talented you sewing blankets for the baby 🙂

  8. It’s nice to one of you included this week.
    Glad the swimming is going well. I used to feel the same with the ‘deep end’ and still not keen on being too far away from the side of the pool.
    My instructor used to have us tread water and when you can do that it does boost your confidence.

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