I’ve been joining in with Project 365 since the start of 2014, and been inspired by The Boy and Me to make sure I take a Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 2015 Week 37 Days 249-255. Our first full week back at school and it’s so obvious – back to boring photos I’m afraid.
Sunday 6th September – Day 249
We spent the day at Silverstone for the World Series Renault event. Not quite the Grand Prix for Monkey but he did get to see a 2012 Red Bull F1 car driving around the track. It even did doughnuts right in front of us. The sun shone, a rarity at Silverstone! I’d suggested it as a great introduction event to Iona and her Redpeffer family and we got to meet up with them there. Monkey had a great day, he wants to go again – happy Mummy.
Monday 7th September – Day 250
The start of Monkey’s first full week back at school and I got Daddy P to walk to school with us for a bit of moral support. Blow me down if Monkey didn’t go into class with barely a backwards glance. That big step certainly deserved ice cream for dinner time treat.
I started to catch up with the housework – things had definitely slid over the summer, so time to get the house back in order. I even opened the door to the spare room AKA the room I try to pretend doesn’t exist! It barely looks as if I’ve touched it, but I’m determined to do a bit every day.
Tuesday 8th September – Day 251
I spent the day catching up on admin for the blog, I tried really hard to just do the bare minimum over the summer, so work is starting to build up again. Monkey went into class ok and it was a lovely afternoon so we took his new scooter out on a little adventure around the estate. I spent a little me time on my cross stitch project.
Wednesday 9th September – Day 252
Monkey went into class with no problem, bye Mummy. Wonderful! I went back to my Jado Chi class, it was lovely to switch off for an hour and I surprised myself but what I had actually remember.
I’d been asked to review the 2 for £10.99 deal at our local Brewers Fayre, so after school we met up with my Jado Chi buddy L and her son C and treated ourselves to a night off cooking. The boys were at pre-school together, although C is in the academic year above Monkey and now at a different school. Monkey was on hyper form but I think everyone enjoyed themselves. The staff certainly seemed to be treating us like VIP’s and Monkey was thrilled with his balloon when we left.
Thursday 10th September – Day 253
Monkey went into class fairly well and I’ve cracked on with some work. Feeling a bit of a balance returning. After school it was back to
water torture swimming for Monkey. Yep, I was back to sitting on my 2 inch ledge right by the pool. He did actually try a little bit this week. It was all about breast stroke legs. The teachers deserve a medal for their patience but I’m going to start looking at one to one lessons, costs and times. I just don’t want our Saturdays governed by lessons, but we will see.
When we got home we both needed some cuddle time on the sofa.
Friday 11th September – Day 254
A not much to report sort of day until the Sky man turned up at 5pm. Our Sky box hasn’t been well so they’d sent us a new one. I couldn’t get it to work with our antique TV so they sent a man who could. Ho got it working only to ask us where the new Sky Card was? Uum, we’ve not received one. Oh. Well in that case you can only get the basic channels and I’ll have to order you the correct card – that should arrive in about 5 working days. Oh well, no Nick Jnr for Monkey. What he didn’t tell me is that we can’t record anything either. Grrr. So we are actually worse off than when we started and we now have to go into battle to get a refund on the services we’ve not been able to use.
Saturday 12th September – Day 255
We were meant to be going out for the day today, but Monkey was really tired and he just wanted to stay at home. I looked at him, and thought, yes, let’s just have a quiet day. I’m so glad I didn’t push him, we’ve had a lovely day.
Monkey is learning about magic at school this term and we needed to get his homework done. There were a number of different options he could choose from, but most are just beyond his capabilities at the moment, and I believe it should be the child doing the homework not the parent. So his challenge was to dress up as a magician/wizard and we’d take photos of him. For the boy who isn’t keen on dressing up, what happened next was just wonderful. He decided to perform a magic show for me. Stupidly I didn’t record much of it as I couldn’t believe what he was doing. It was lovely. One of the other homework options was to go to school and perform a trick in front of the class. I know he won’t do that, but I’m going to give his teacher the link to the video so she can see the Monkey I see.