Project 365 2017 Week 1 Day 1-7 and here we go again – year 4 no less!
Sunday 1st January – Day 1
We don’t normally take the tree and decorations down until later in the week, but everyone apart from Brewster was ready for a new start. He really wasn’t best pleased that I removed his plaything for another 11 months.
Monday 2nd January – Day 2
With Daddy P’s normal working hours he’s not had an opportunity to visit the festive lights at Waddesdon Manor, so as it was their last day, we headed over in the afternoon. It also gave me a chance to try out my new 70-300mm lens. I managed to get some love detailed shots of the stonework on the manor house itself as well as a few of the birds in the aviary.
Tuesday 3rd January – Day 3
Monkey’s last day at home with me and we decided to watch some films and build Lego. His perfect day.
Wednesday 4th January – Day 4
First day back at school and the morning drop off went better than I’d expected, after the normal moaning about not liking school. I headed back home, to glimmers of a blue sky.
We’ve had issues with our Sky box/TV for the last week and we’d finally narrowed the issue down to our only 6 month old TV. I tested it again this morning – all good. Monkey came home from school and of course, we lost sound again. Finally looks like it’s the flipping HDMI cable, but cheap to fix thankfully.
I had a good sort out in the kitchen and chucked lots of stuff I really don’t use. When I picked Monkey up his teacher asked to arrange a meeting to talk about SATS preparation. Monkey’s going to get some extra help before or after school to help him be ready in the months to come. We’re discussing in more detail next week. Part of me hates the idea of SATS and the madness of this curriculum, part of me just wants him to have every opportunity to catch up with his peers. But I certainly don’t want his world to revolve around school and homework. We will see. He did come home with a little reward for some beautiful hand writing today, so he was chuffed with himself.
Thursday 5th January – Day 5
Monkey woke up whilst I was getting ready this morning, the next thing I hear is him reading a book (READING a book) to himself. He then moved to my bed and carried on, and over breakfast. A much easier book than his school book, but who cares. It’s a good start.
It was a tad chilly on the walk to school this morning. Today’s focus was on getting my tax return completed and filled. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute. All done and out the way, just need to start sorting my records monthly from now on.
More independent reading after school – woop!
Friday 6th January – Day 6
One of those days when I haven’t seemed to actually get much done. Freezing walk to school this morning, followed by a check up at the Dentist for me. With all the issues I’ve had with my gums over the years I always find these trips somewhat stressful. But everything is fine, just need a bit of a clean and polish in a couple of weeks. Phew.
Home to try and sort the frigging Sky box/TV issue we’ve been having since the last week of the holidays. Sky engineer is another week away. So today we’ve changed the HDMI cable, let’s see if that keeps the volume in place until next Wednesday or not.
Ice turned to rain for the school walk this afternoon, and Monkey was in a bit of a grump. I then proceeded to spill a bag of rice all over the floor – I’ll leave you to picture that, I wasn’t in the mood to take a photo!
Brewster took it all in his stride and came to my rescue when I realised I’d not taken a photo all day. Week 1 and he’s already come to my rescue.
Saturday 7th January – Day 7
Monkey and I travelled down to London to spend a day learning about animated film with Chocolate Films to celebrate the release of Kubo and the Two Strings on DVD. We teamed up with Chelsea Mamma and her family and the kids made a great little film. They definitely went for the ‘more is more’ approach when it came to props and as the youngest team theirs was certainly the most colourful. We’re just home and both shattered. Not sure who will be in bed first tonight!