Project 366 2016 Week 42-43

Project 366 2016 Week 42-43

Project 366 2016 Week 42-43 Day 290-303 Sorry – there might be some boring fireplace shots here!  You’ve been warned.  Two weeks that saw Daddy P turn 50, with a surprise trip to Bristol, a meeting with The Gruffalo’s Child and ended with a Ferris Wheel, train journey and a space… Continue reading »

Being brave and joining in

Being brave and joining in

Last week saw a couple of wonderful moments for Monkey.  He received an award at school and overcame a fear too.  Last week was all about being brave and joining in. It’s no big secret that Monkey is very shy and reserved and a confirmed wall flower.  Getting him to join… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 41

Project 366 2016 Week 41

Project 366 2016 Week 41 Day 283-289 Sunday 9th October – Day 283 I wasn’t feeling great so I sent Daddy P and Monkey out for they.  There was a model railway exhibition they wanted to visit at the British Motor Museum, so they were happy. I curled up on the sofa and… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 40

Project 366 2016 Week 40

Project 366 2016 Week 40 Day 276-282 Sunday 2nd October – Day 276 A day at home spent de-cluttering the garage.  Not very exciting, but Monkey didn’t mind as he got to play in the garden. I realised at bedtime that I hadn’t taken a photo all day, so just as well I… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 39

Project 366 2016 Week 39

Project 366 2016 Week 39 Day 269-275. From visiting a soon to be demolished signal box to a brilliant day at Whipsnade Zoo. Sunday 25th September – Day 269 We had a quiet morning at home before heading to Banbury in the afternoon.  The Banbury North Signal Box has been recently… Continue reading »

Six years since I walked away from full time work

Six years since I walked away from full time work

Before Monkey came along I worked in Export, either admin, shipping or business development.  Over twenty years I’d covered pretty much every aspect of Export, dealt with companies all over the world and sold anything from fire alarms and emergency lighting, to soap and perfumes, right through to plastic parts.  In… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 38

Project 366 2016 Week 38

Project 366 2016 Week 38 Day 262-268. From Silverstone to Bridget Jones’s Baby and some fun in between. Sunday 18th September – Day 262 My brother and I received free passes to the British Touring Car Championship event at Silverstone as part of this years Grand Prix ticket package.  We headed… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 37

Project 366 2016 Week 37

Project 366 2016 Week 37 Day 255-261.  It’s been an up and down sort of week here.  The reality of being back at school. Sunday 11th September – Day 255 We’d been invited to The Perch on the outskirts of Oxford city centre for lunch, and afterwards explored Port Meadow and the… Continue reading »

Getting back into Beavers

Getting back into Beavers

Monkey’s first week in Year Two has generally been ok.  I’ve mentioned before that he has the same teacher in the same classroom.  It’s made so much difference.  Save us a whole term of anguish.  He obviously doesn’t want to do the homework (how can anyone not want to do… Continue reading »

Time to begin Year Two

Time to begin Year Two

How on earth is it time to begin Year Two Monkey?  It only seems five minutes ago that I bought you home from hospital, put you in your Moses basket and wondered what the hell to do next.  Today you start Year Two, thankfully with the same form teacher as… Continue reading »