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 33 Days 221-227.
Sunday 9th August – Day 221
We finally got down to Portsmouth to use our new annual pass at the Historic Docklands, the sun was out but Monkey was having an ‘I’m scared of everything’ kind of day. It took a lot of persuasion to get him on the various boats and even more to get him to walk around them! Patience was needed in bucket loads, but he managed it all in the end. I was a bit disappointed that the masts and rigging on HMS Victory are being renovated, and the scene just wasn’t as I remembered, but still a great day out.
Monday 10th August – Day 222
We’ve been having a home day. The Smart ForFour I’ve had for the last week for a review was being collected and the gas man was due to service the boiler. Daddy P was trying to work, so Monkey and I played upstairs. Our day in Portsmouth was being reenacted, the pirate ship was Victory, Scooby Doo was Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar moved to the carpets of Oxfordshire. I just loved listening to it all, Monkey is such a sponge when it comes to information and it’s wonderful to see it all come out in his play.
Tuesday 11th August – Day 223
We were off on another adventure, this time to stay with my best friend A in Derbyshire. She lives quite close to Calke Abbey and we’d had a great time there last summer, so it was time for some afternoon fun. We had a lovely afternoon and it was topped off for Monkey when we saw lots of Combine Harvesters and Tractors.
After dinner we went for a walk along the disused railway line close to A’s home, to ensure Monkey was thoroughly tired out! He went straight to sleep, leaving A, her partner M and I to chat the night away.
Wednesday 12th August – Day 224
My friend A had suggested visiting Rosliston Forestry Centre for the day and it was a great choice. Lots of trails to follow through the countryside and woods. Monkey was in his element. My friend took this photo for me, an all too rare shot of Monkey and I together. I know this is cheating, but it’s my favourite photo from the day.
After popping back to A’s for a cuppa we headed home before the rush hour.
Thursday 13th August – Day 225
Monkey trashed his last pair of school shoes and they went in the bin on the last day of term. I didn’t want to wait until the last minute to get him sorted for September so we headed to Banbury to see what Brantano had to offer for a change. Really impressed with their service, let’s see if our first experience with Hush Puppies will be a good one.
Friday 14th August – Day 226
We should have been spending the day at Whipsnade Zoo with one of my Dad’s cousins. But we both agreed the forecast for today looked grim and we’ve postponed until Monday. Fingers crossed for a little bit of sunshine, rather than today’s constant rain.
I’d bought Monkey a small KNex set recently and he has really caught the bug. A few years ago I asked a friend to look out for any KNex whilst she was at a local NCT sale for me. I’ve had a box full of it sat in my spare room, just waiting for him to be old enough to appreciate it. Today we got the box out and built a windmill and the batteries in the motor still worked!
Saturday 15th August – Day 227
Today has been all about patience. I got on with my cross stitch review work whilst Monkey played indoors this morning. He has developed an absolute terror of wasps over the last week and is now paranoid about them. I have no idea what’s started this off. This afternoon we walked to one of his school friends who was having a birthday party. They have a communal garden so the party was outside, cue hysterics about wasps, a refusal to leave my side. He did relax at one point and had a little runabout with another friend, but only with me running too. We left early and I for one felt very deflated. Some days he really is very hard work. It makes me feel so sad when he won’t join in with party games and play with friends. I’m sure one day the invites will just stop coming.
Anyway, tomorrow is another day.