Project 365 2018 Week 28 Days 189 – 195
Sunday 8th July – Day 189
The British Grand Prix at Silverstone and the sun shone down on us all day. We had blue skies for the Red Arrows for the first time in years and were rewarded with a great race. I was particularly happy with the result, a win and third place for Ferrari. I’m not sure Hamilton showed himself in his best light when he walked off before the parc ferme interviews took place before the podium presentations.
Got home to a text from my parents in Spain telling me that we’d been on the Channel 4 pre-race show with Max Verstappen. That’s the third time we’ve made it on to the telly over the last few years!
A lovely weekend, but boy am I knackered, the weather has really taken its toll on my this weekend.
Monday 9th July – Day 190
My son had an inset day and we had planned to spend the day at Whipsnade Zoo but I was shattered and my son was happy to stay closer to home. So we headed off to our happy place, Stowe, to spend a few hours enjoying the scenery and getting some fresh air.
With the wonders of modern technology we got to watch my niece and her boyfriend graduate from the University of Birmingham in the afternoon as the ceremony was live streamed on their website. It meant that Mum and Dad could also feel involved over in Spain.
Tuesday 10th July – Day 191
Back to reality, school and work. My son spent breakfast telling me all about his steam train adventures from Sunday.
He had his transition morning at school and I learned all about it at the end of the day. His current teacher had a chat with us both as she knows my son doesn’t deal brilliantly with change.
He’ll have a male teacher for the first time, but he’ll be with his best friend in a mixed year 4/5 class. I thought he was ok with it all until we were back home and he got quieter and quieter and grosser and grosser. The duvet thief was back in bed with me overnight. I don’t know the teacher at all, and I really have no idea how it will all pan out, he’s not keen on the TA either which isn’t great as he needs that bit of extra support at times. I’m hoping he’ll surprise me in a good way come September, time will tell.
Wednesday 11th July – Day 192
I woke up to a text asking me to go into work early to help cover someone who was sick, so I dashed off once I’d dropped my son at school.
Brewster really isn’t a fan of this weather, we’ve hardly seen him over the last few weeks. He comes in for water and food and then disappears under the shrubbery for the rest of the day and night. This morning he appeared covered in those sticky bud things you find in the hedgerows. He really wasn’t impressed with my efforts to remove them all before they matted his fur.
The World Cup semi finals and my son disappeared to bed, he doesn’t take after my side of the family at all when it comes to football. We lost, the better team won, but what a journey.
Thursday 12th July – Day 193
It started out cloudy but ended up as another scorcher. We’re both shattered and on countdown until the 25th and the last day of term. I needed to catch up on some blog work, was just too shattered. I’d even forgotten to take any photos until I headed off to bed and watched this young man sleeping. He still looks so small when he’s asleep.
We found a scooter on the way home from school, it had been clearly dumped in the middle of a hedge. Took it home and posted in a number of Facebook groups to try and reunite it with its owner. The police aren’t interested as it’s not named etc.
Friday 13th July – Day 194
The end of the week thankfully. I was asked to go into work early as we were two people down. Arrived and had to open up, didn’t know where the light switches even were to start with! It all turned out all right in the end but by the time I left my back was really protesting, and an A34 traffic jam didn’t help the situation.
Reports day at school, some lovely comments from his teacher and head teacher, but we still have a mountain to climb on the tick boxes that are our education system.
Yes we really do need to replace our garden furniture but that’s not the highlight of this shot. It’s the raindrops on the table and patio, the first rain we’ve seen in ages. It lasted long enough for me to get rather wet grabbing the washing that was on the line, but not long enough to help the garden.
Saturday 14th July – Day 195
My back is still sore, but not as bad as yesterday thankfully. I’m going into Oxford with friends later to celebrate the 40th birthday of one of my NCT group. My son was happy to spend some quiet time at home before his Dad picks him up later so we had some fun with some rather cool spinning tops we’ve been sent for review. They digitally record and store the number of revolutions on each turn. Not that we are competitive at all!