Project 365 2018 Week 8 Day 49 – 55 – not the best photographs I’m afraid. Roll on Spring.
Sunday 18th February – Day 49
The 50th birthday celebrations started a couple of months early today. My NCT group had arranged to take me out for the day and surprised me with a trip to Whittlebury Hall for a spa day. It was lovely, and just what I needed. I had a back massage, was talked through an ESPA skincare workshop and got to enjoy salt saunas, steam room, hydrotherapy pool and the like. It was so relaxing and lovely to spend the day with 4 of the loveliest friends I could ask for. My friend L and I might have actually fell asleep on these water beds in the afternoon!
Monday 19th February – Day 50
Back to reality with a bump as Monkey headed back to school and left Brewster to enjoy the peace and quiet. This cat is a nightmare for sitting where he shouldn’t. Monty and Roxy never sat on work surfaces but Brewster loves them, and the draining board and even the cooker hob. No amount of moving him will change his habits.
Monkey had a full on grump on after school. He came home with different spellings to the ones he’d brought home before the holidays. Apparently he’s now in a new special handwriting and spelling group and he’s not best pleased about it. If only he’d realise that if he spent time reading and writing willingly, life would be so much easier for him.
Tuesday 20th February – Day 51
One frumpy child delivered to school and home for me to catch up with the last week’s blog work. I also got to admire these bulbs. I bought them for £1 last week in our local Tesco and I can see buds coming up already!
Wednesday 21st February – Day 52
I had some things to post so I walked to the local post office after taking Monkey to school this morning. Although chilly, it was actually quite a pleasant morning. I’d have like to go for a longer walk really but I had jobs to complete at home. I tried to sort some of my son’s train track out into different sets with a view to passing some of them on. But in the end I realised that actually he plays with them a lot and put it all back in a box in his room. I was more successful with the craft cupboard which I thoroughly blitzed and took a load of stuff into school for Nursery and Reception classes to use.
My decision on the train track was vindicated when Monkey came home and was thrilled to find it all in one box, cue hours of train track building before bedtime.
I’d taken no inspiring shots all day, so grabbed this quickly when I went to bed. He was fast to the world, I’ll never tire of looking at him sleeping.
Thursday 22nd February – Day 53
What a difference a couple of days make. We have blooms! A nice bright way to start the day.
It’s World Thinking Day today, and we had a message from school late yesterday saying that any children at school who attend any group within the Girl Guides or Scouting Association, could wear their uniform to school today. My son wasn’t sure about joining in as he hates standing out. There are a couple of girls in his class who are in his Cubs group too so in the end he agreed. A big thing for him. We decided to pack his school sweatshirt in his bag in case he got a bit overwhelmed with it all.
I headed off to my photography class after a few weeks off. We’re learning about using Flash Guns so I got to take in the one I’d bought recently but not used. I now know how to use it on the camera and remotely and we’ll be playing with them in class next week so we don’t have to rope anyone else in to help with our homework. They’re a lovely group and I’m going to miss the class when it finishes this summer.
Friday 23rd February – Day 54
Guess who forgot to set the alarm last night! I’d had Monkey in with me for most of the night, tossing and turning and when I realised that the heating was on, I knew we were late getting up without even looking at the clock. We just made it school on time – phew! The school have all been working on an art project celebrating the work of Renoir so once I’d dropped Monkey off at his class I headed into the hall to have a look round. They’d all worked really well.
It’s so cold and frosty this morning. I headed home to pack, ready for our road trip to Derbyshire straight from school. Clearly neither Monkey or I travel lightly, but in fairness our walking boots are in one of the bags.
Saturday 24th February – Day 55
We woke up to glorious sunshine but minus temperatures so we wrapped up warm and headed to Calke Abbey for a favourite walk.
Weve earned our dinner out tonight for sure.