Project 365 2018 Week 5
Sunday 28th January – Day 28
We’d been invited to review The Alchemist in Oxford for lunch and the skies were looking rather ominous as we looked over towards the famous spires before we enjoyed our meal. Monkey had his first Mocktail experience and the meal really was great.
It was the first time Daddy P had been to the new Westgate centre, so once we’d had a look around Monkey decided he wanted to go to the Ashmolean Museum before we headed home on the bus. He’d remembered they had a big picture of Vesuvius and Pompeii he wanted to look at again. What a memory! It ties in with his term topic and he was full of it all on the way home.
Monday 29th January – Day 29
I think Brewster was sulking when I evicted him from my bed so I could change the bedding. Sleeping on the kitchen table wasn’t quite what I had in mind for an alternative sleeping place!
I’ve paid the deposit for Monkey to go on a Cubs camping weekend in May. I’ve now got 4 months to convince him he’ll enjoy it!! They’ve got a Horrible Histories theme so I’ll be majorly upselling that angle. Wish me luck. He had a great session as a local Hedgehog rescue centre came in with some hogs. He loved it.
While he was at Cubs I got my tripod out and headed into the garden to grabs some shots of the full moon ahead of the Supermoon later in the week.
Tuesday 30th January – Day 30
There are a number of reasons that my son has the nickname Monkey. His love of bananas being one of them. Some people have an apple a day, my son has a banana a day. Without fail.
The duvet thief had returned in the early hours and by the time my alarm went off, he had literally stolen three-quarters of my king size bed. We woke up to freezing temperatures, minus 2 on the school walk but at least we had bright blue skies later in the day. Sadly too late for me to make use of it for my photography homework, before I had to order my prints. Law of sod.
Wednesday 31st January – Day 31
Our spare room has been a dumping ground over the last few years and it really does need sorting out. I desperately need a proper desk to work from as I’m getting lots of pains in my neck and shoulder. This is the year I must get to grips with it. So I made a start, binned some bits, sorted some donations for school and listed toys on selling sites. It’s a start. I need to keep at it though rather than closing the door and pretending it’s not there!
After school I headed into Oxford with my friend L. I’d been invited to an event in John Lewis and could bring a friend with me. Perfect. We got shown around the store, with a focus on the beauty hall before being whisked up to the rooftop restaurant KuPP, one that’s a firm favourite with me already. The food was amazing, the cocktails looked wonderful, but we were both driving so had mocktails instead. I also got to meet a group of local bloggers I’d not come across before. Always nice.
When I got home I got the tripod back out and went into the garden to grab a few shots of the Supermoon before heading off to bed.
Thursday 1st February – Day 32
I headed off to college and spent the morning practicing portraits with low light. Looking at the images on my laptop I’m not sure how well they’ll come out when printed but we’ll see. I came home with a long list of homework to cover over the next few weeks.
I picked Monkey up from school, he’d had PE and decided it was quicker to get dressed over his kit afterwards than change fully. Got him home and sorted out and he was straight to work transforming my living room into his own little world. The calm before the storm as it turned out.
At dinner time he had the most monumental meltdown, I don’t know if something had happened at school, whether was tired or what, but I was less than impressed. No TV after dinner and I made him pack up every single toy he had out. Next step will be the dustbin bag.
Friday 2nd February – Day 33
The daffodils represent how I’m feeling after the events of last night with my son. Looks like these are ready for the compost bin.
A slightly happier Monkey came home from school and cuddled up with me on the armchair before bedtime.
Saturday 3rd February – Day 34
A rare sight – the lesser striped Monkey doing his homework without exploding. Admittedly he would only complete 5 out of 10 of the questions, but it’s a start.
After lunch we headed to Aylesbury to watch George’s Marvelous Medicine. At some point during eating his lunch the grumpster returned and he was an absolute ‘joy’ to be with as we waited for the show to start. He was clearly loving the performance (which was excellent) but you’d never have known that during the interval. I can’t wait for the teenage years if this is a pre-runner of things to come.
A large glass of Bailey’s will be in order once he’s in bed I think.