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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.