Project 365 2018 Week 24

Project 365 2018 Week 24 Days 161 – 167

Sunday 10th June – Day 161

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I had big plans for today.  It was Open Farm Sunday, and I’d made a list of farms we could visit with lots going on, but my son wasn’t interested.  Times maybe a changing!

So instead we had a day in the garden, sorting things out and  he got one of his many radio controlled toys out to play with.  Later in the day his Dad got his miniature steam lorry out and got it working for the first time since before my son was born.  Even I agreed it was rather cool.

Monday 11th June – Day 162

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Morning cuddles before breakfast.  Brewster may not have been as pleased with this idea as my son was.  The smile had certainly disappeared by the time I mentioned spellings and school reading book. We walked to school with his best friend and then I headed off to the shops to restock after our holiday.  We’ve been running on empty since we got back.

I spent the day going through my email inbox and getting some blog work done before taking a look at the online courses I need to complete for the part-time job – blimey, more involved than I’d thought, and definitely something to be tackled when I’m more awake.

Tuesday 12th June – Day 163

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The day I discovered that me and online courses are not a match made in heaven.  I needed to complete 4 courses today for the part-time bank staff job I should be doing soon.  3 were fine, but I had problems with the 3rd and most important one.  Couldn’t understand why I was getting some of the answers wrong so asked a friend.  Went to change my answers in the evening, hit the wrong button and resubmitted the wrong ones rather than amending.  No further attempts available.  I may well have sworn and shed a few tears of frustration, before helping myself to a very large gin and tonic. Buggeration.

In other news, my son had come home from Cubs last night with a rather large badge celebrating his Cub Camp, I couldn’t figure out where I was meant to sew it.  A few more friends asked, got to love Facebook, and it was agreed I could sew it on one of the arms of his sweatshirt.  I needed a bit of a distraction.

Wednesday 13th June – Day 164

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A double dose of Brewster this week. Today is his 6th birthday, so my son insisted they pose together after breakfast this morning.  Hard to believe this fur bundle has been with us for nearly 6 years!

I’d had to email the company about my course cock-up, and they were resetting things so I can retake it.  I’ve got to go in to see them tomorrow morning so they can help me survive it!

Another email about the house I own, another couple of hundred pounds I’m going to need to magic from thin air.  The last week has been a total disaster, extremely costly and very stressful.  Any benefit I’d felt from the holiday has been ruined.

But we ended the day with some good news, my niece rang to say that her and her boyfriend both passed their degrees with a 2:1 and are looking forward to staying on to complete their Masters.  Very proud of her.

Thursday 14th June – Day 165

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Clearly it’s the week of the pjs shot!  This one sporting a pj top that’s been put on back to front, the night before.  But there is actually more to this shot.  As I was getting ready in my room, my son came in and asked if he could get breakfast ready as he wanted to get on with his times tables.

There are two amazing things about this request.  Firstly, it’s the first time ever that he’s offered to make breakfast.  Secondly, he never wants to do his times tables.  So this is the sight that welcomed me once I’d finished getting dressed.  I’ll take that as a win to start the day off.

I sorted out the course I’d been struggling with and passed with 100%.  Apparently 3 other people had had issues in the past week as the format had changed, so at least I don’t feel so stupid now.  Uniform provided and I start on Monday.  Let’s see how it goes.

Had a lovely time after school with my son, just cuddled up on the sofa chilling.  I need to treasure those moments.

Friday 15th June – Day 166

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Thank god it’s Friday!  It’s been one of those weeks and I am so ready for the weekend.  The sun is back today and my passion flowers are just starting to bloom in earnest.  Time to crack on with blog work as my blog time will be seriously restricted from next week.

My son’s school has had a Maths Week this week and we were invited into their classes this afternoon to see what they’ve been doing.

A bottle of wine was very much required to end the week.

Saturday 16th June – Day 167

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We decided to have a quiet day at home chilling out.  We’d been sent a set of four travel games to review, one being Monopoly.  It’s my favourite board game, but one I’ve never been able to persuade my son to play.  Today that’s changed and he’s currently thrashing me.  Beginners luck!

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About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum 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.

15 thoughts on “Project 365 2018 Week 24

  1. Happy 6th birthday to Brewster! He looks gorgeous, as always. What a pain about the online course and the wrong answers being submitted. Glad you managed to solve the problem. What did Monkey have to do to get a Horrible Histories badge? (read the books?)

  2. Hope the new job start goes well, is it in town? Damn those boys messing up our days out plans. I want to take N to the steam rally next weekend but he’s not having any of it. I might be manhandling him to go at this rate!

  3. It sounds like a busy week for you. The online course sounds very frustrating. Good luck with the new job.
    Happy birthday to Brewster! Ahh! I love playing Monopoly but hate playing with my girls. They cheat! lol x

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