Project 365 2018 Week 12

Project 365 2018 Week 12 Day 77 – 83

Sunday 18th March – Day 77

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I should have been in Swindon but due to the weather my plans have been postponed, so I headed into Oxford with my son and his Dad to see Cressida Cowell at the Oxford Literary Festival.  I strongly believe that fate played a hand, and I was meant to be there with my son today.  It’s an experience I won’t forget in a hurry, pure magic and he loved every moment.  You might have caught my post earlier in the week.

Monday 19th March – Day 78

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Blue skies and 10 degrees – maybe Spring has finally decided to arrive.  Lots of jobs done before I headed into school for the afternoon.

Cubs for my son and a cat who decided I was good to sit on.

Tuesday 20th March – Day 79

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One of those full on work days as I try to get on top of things before the Easter holidays.  I think I’m fighting a losing battle at the moment and by the time my son is finally asleep I’m good for nothing, which isn’t helping really.

The only time I’ve ever had professional photos taken of my son was when he was 7 months old.  There was one photo that I can remember the photographer telling me, you’ll want to remember that one, he’s smiling and he’s got no teeth.  One day you’ll realise that you’ll never see quite the same smile again.  She was true.  These days it’s all about baby teeth falling out and adult teeth coming through.  He’s had a gap on the left side of his top gum for ages, and his adult tooth is slowing starting to emerge.  So a quick snap, before that face changes again.

Wednesday 21st March – Day 80

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When my brother and I were kids we used to play Top Trumps all the time, roll forward 40+ years and my son is just as obsessed with the game.  He insisted we play Top Trumps Dinosaurs before school, I think he may have shuffled the cards to ensure he won.

I caught up with shopping and sorted out some overdue post to send overseas before heading round to see a friend for a catch up.  I don’t think we’ve seen each other this year, so it was well overdue.

Whilst I was there my OH had had to take delivery of a flower bouquet for me.  It’s for a review but I left him sweating for a bit over it – well he does need reminding that it’s my birthday in a few weeks!

More blue skies which are most welcome.

Thursday 22nd March – Day 81

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A busy day.  I headed off to college in the morning, we looked through each other’s homework and the class were discussing which prints they’d be showcasing next week for the end of term show.  I can’t make it as we have an inset day and I don’t feel I’ve got anything really worth showing from this term’s work anyway.  But next term we have to decide on our own project and then our work will be exhibited externally – exciting and scary.  I have no idea what my topic should be.

From college it was home for a quick lunch before going into school for an afternoon Celebration of Learning event for the year 3/4 children.  They showed us all their hard work on the Volcano topic, complete with artwork, gymnastics display, singing and an erupting volcano.  My son has really enjoyed this term’s topic.  I wonder what the summer term will bring.

After school it was play time, I have a no toys in the kitchen policy, so this was his ‘so what’ look.  Good job I love him. He’s being a total pain at bedtimes and often isn’t asleep until gone 9pm which I’m finding exhausting.  A quick Facetime catch up with my niece in New Zealand and then off to bed I went.

Friday 23rd March – Day 82

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I feel a bit like this crocus!  Poor things have really suffered with the rain, wind and snow over the last few weeks and are definitely looking the worse for it.  I dropped my son at school, and headed home for a mammoth blog writing session.  But really I could have done with going back to bed.  So tired right now, the thought of the clocks changing on Sunday is not filling me with happiness.

Saturday 24th March – Day 83

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No chance of a much-needed lie in unfortunately with this one in the house.  We finished packing for our night away and made a start on his My Maths homework.  I detest online homework, there’s nowhere to show his working out, no way of the teacher knowing how long it took him to complete or whether he actually worked it out himself or not as you can’t leave feedback anywhere either.  He’s done half of it and we will have to look at the other half on Tuesday afternoon.  It doesn’t leave either of us in a good mood.

Anyway we are waiting for Daddy P to get back from work so we can go away.  In the meantime we’ve been trying out the Timeline British History game which we’ve been sent for review.  I’m going to pack it to take with us later.  It’s fun and educational and there are a few steam train cards too.

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About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

20 thoughts on “Project 365 2018 Week 12

  1. I was meant to be in Swindon on Sunday too! How lovely that your boy got to meet Cressida Cowell though. We had one of those ‘meant to be’ moments a couple of years ago when we happened to be in the right place at the right time to meet Jacqueline Wilson. I used to love it when my kids’ teeth were constantly changing. You need to get photos of them every few weeks because they change so quickly. My daughter stopped losing hers at 10, but my boys were 12.

  2. Glad you got to the literaty festival. We have the same stage with teeth. Number 7/8 gap has been there since last year, with no sign off teeth, but the right one is half through, and the left one is just poking through too. Will be so weird to see N without those 2 gaps.

  3. Gorgeous wet crocus! Sadly, all my crocuses didn’t survive the second wave of snow, which is a real pain, as I was waiting for some beautiful rare varieties to bloom. Hope the bulbs survived and will bloom again next year. Brewster is beautiful, as always. We also have teeth changing at the moment.
    Glad you enjoyed seeing your favourite author. I was tempted to go to see Judith Kerr at the Oxford literary festival, but my husband was away for most of last weekend, and sadly I couldn’t go.

  4. We loved top trumps as children too, very popular in school.
    The crocus looks very pretty, love the stripes and raindrops on it.
    What a great day you had last week, yes life does work in mysterious ways.

  5. I believe in fate also, sadly as you know, mine is always negative, maybe some of your positivity can rub off on me. Brewster looks really smug sitting on your lap #365

  6. How lovely that your boy got to meet Cressida Cowell though, her books are fab. My kids haven’t lost that many teeth, they didn’t start losing them until they were almost 8. x

  7. I really enjoy Cressida’s books so am very jealous. I think meeting authors is so inspiring for children. I hope the weather cheers up soon! #project365

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