Joining in with TheBoyAndMe and her linky 365 Project A Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 – Week 27-28 Days 180-193. Another 2 week round-up I’m afraid!
Sunday 29th June – Day 180
We spent the day at Bloxham Steam Rally, and of course Monkey couldn’t resist a ride on the miniature steam train. The grin says it all!
Monday 30th June – Day 181
Monkey was in the mood for some crafting after school so we set to work with some Baker Ross goodies we’d been sent to review. Monkey’s concentration levels with this sort of thing has really improved over the last few months. His swimming lesson went well too.
Tuesday 1st July – Day 182
Monkey’s first School Sports Day, it didn’t go entirely to plan, bless him. There were no tears though, so it could have been worse.
Wednesday 2nd July – Day 183
I’d been sent a tripod to review, so finally I can get some photos of Monkey and I together without relying on Daddy P to be around. This was our first test shot, Monkey thought it was great as he’s never seen the camera timer being used before. Not the best photo in the world, lighting not right, but I just love his expression.
Thursday 3rd July – Day 184
This year Silverstone celebrated it’s 50th Grand Prix, as part of the celebrations 3 day ticket holders were given Pit Walk access on the Thursday before the action began. These days getting this sort of access is extremely rare unless you are seriously loaded or a celebrity! My brother and I were in heaven.
Friday 4th July – Day 185
I spent the day at Silverstone for the Practice sessions with my brother. Finally I got Fernando Alonso to sign my Ferrari cap. I was one happy fan. I couldn’t persuade Kimi Raikkonen to sign anything which was a shame. We had a great day, and the weather behaved. Daddy P was in charge of getting Monkey to and from school. He had his first school trip – the whole of Nursery and Reception went to Wendover Woods for the Gruffalo Trail. He had a great day showing his friends where we’d been before.
Saturday 5th July – Day 186
I didn’t have any childcare for Monkey which meant I watched the Grand Prix qualifying at home with my little chap. He spent the entire time trying to spot his Uncle P on the TV and asking if I’d met every driver he could see. Mummy have you met him? Yes Monkey, I’ve met him. He drives a red car Mummy, yes, he does, just not the right red car Monkey. Ferrari had a dismal qualifying, would they fare better in the race?
Sunday 6th July – Day 187
My how times have changed! The technology of Formula One cars has been constantly moving over the last 50 years. Shame this year’s car sounds absolutely appalling. A great day spent with my brother and nephew. Not a great day for Ferrari but we’ll gloss over that, on to Germany we go in search of better luck. Monkey and Daddy P spent the day at Evesham Light Railway, and Monkey was full of his exploits when I got home.
Monday 7th July – Day 188
Back to crafting after school and before swimming. Another good session in the pool, Monkey is starting to show the teacher what he can actually do with me. Really pleased with his growing confidence.
Tuesday 8th July – Day 189
To end a wonderful few days I spent the day at Silverstone with my brother again, this time watching the Formula One test session. Something I’d never had the opportunity to do before. We could see the cars with different aero packages, test tyres and the like. It was really interesting. This display is at the front of the circuit celebrating the British drivers who have won over the years. I’m lucky enough to have actually met all of them over the years, bar Collins and Clark. Although Lewis Hamilton was particularly noticeable by his absence around the fans this year. What you see on TV and the reality are very different where he is concerned, in my experience anyway.
Wednesday 9th July – Day 190
Monkey had had a bad dream in the night and got in with me in the early hours. He was totally sparked out when my alarm went off. Where ever he is, his saggy old teddy is never far away. After school we went to the Library and Monkey got very excited, he found a Tractor book we haven’t borrowed before.
Thursday 10th July – Day 191
Monkey decided I needed to be read to at breakfast. We’d picked up a free copy of Super Duck from the Library yesterday. Monkey loves it, and he decided to tell me the story over breakfast. I had a quick dash up to London on the train to visit a couple of Christmas in July events (a first for me) and still managed to get home in time for school pick up. We spent a lovely quiet afternoon reading, cuddled up on the sofa. Just lovely, quality time together.
Friday 11th July – Day 192
After two weeks of trying to persuade Monkey that roller skating might be fun, we finally persuaded him to put all the gear on. He’d only have a go in our kitchen, but he loved it. Next step the garden! Watch this space.
Saturday 12th July – Day 193
Monkey an I have spent the day in London. I took him to the National History Museum this morning for the first time. We went dinosaur hunting, he loved it. We had a lovely afternoon at a blogging event, and have just had the nicest day together. No meltdowns, no moaning, just a lovely, happy day together with my boy – perfect.