Project 365 2018 Week 51 Days 350 – 356
Sunday 16th December – Day 350
We had a quiet morning at home before heading down to Didcot. We’d been invited to the afternoon performance of The Piped Piper at the local theatre. It’s a town we really don’t know at all as we’ve not ventured further than the Didcot Railway Centre before. The performance was very good, afterwards we had a quick walk around the town and then legged it back to the car as the heavens opened.
We’d reviewed the Applecart before, and as it was on the way home, we decided to stop there for dinner. My son always loves the smiley face sundaes. Can you tell?
Monday 17th December – Day 351
The last week of school!
I worked some extra time this morning and then came home to get the house looking a little Christmassy. I had the annual fight with the tree, it’s really too big for our house, but it was Daddy P’s fathers, so it has to go up.
My son was thrilled to find most things in place when he got home from school, he added his own touch with the remaining decorations to finish things off. He had some fun with a wind up Santa as I made dinner.
It was his Cubs Christmas Party this evening. They were going to a village hall for an electric go karting event. I had the best drop off ever, which stunned me really as it was somewhere totally different. A quick kiss and he was off. It gave me hope that he’d join in with the action. He didn’t have a go, but he stayed and enjoyed watching. I’ll take that as a win.
Tuesday 18th December – Day 352
Berry the Elf had decorated the tree overnight with lots of chocolate Santa’s. One very happy boy before school.
I caught up with a few blog jobs, I want to take some time off over the holidays and am not really scheduling much in for a change. A break is needed.
Wednesday 19th December – Day 353
I’ve been wanted to pass on our magnetic calendar for ages as my son really hasn’t used it for months. But every time I mentioned taking it off the fridge, I was met with protests. So I decided to call on Berry the Elf to help. Over night he’d removed the calendar and replaced it with a ‘reindeer’. He hasn’t actually mentioned the missing calendar yet, which has now left for a new home!
Work was busy and flew by.
After we’d had dinner we headed back to school for my son’s carol concert. It was held in the school grounds with year 3-6 classes taking part. We watched on as my son and his bestie sang their hearts out. What a change from the nightmares of the nativity plays.
Thursday 20th December – Day 354
The morning started with my son wanting to make some paper chains (damn I’d got that lined up for the elf to do), he then opened the one cupboard I thought would be safe to store tonight’s elf activity. Rumbled, but my son just thought Berry had hidden it – phew!
I’d decided to take the day off, no blog post published and just have a day doing what I liked. So once I’d dropped my son at school I headed up the motorway to Banbury. Had a look around the shops, bumped into a friend who’s recently lost her Mum, and then headed over to see my ex-MIL. A quick trip to the Sainsburys store there to pick up some things for Christmas, filled the car up and headed home with some sushi for lunch.
After school I had a meeting with my son’s teacher about his progress.
Friday 21st December – Day 355
Last day of school and last day of work for me for a week. This chap was up at 6am (normally 7.30 on a school day) and thought he’d practice to see what it’s like being Father Christmas. He’s funny.
I was in work an hour later today so that I could join in with our buffet lunch. We have a lovely team of ladies and we all get on really well.
End of school and time for the fun to begin.
Saturday 22nd December – Day 356
My son is getting better at letting me have a little extra sleep while he plays in his bedroom in the mornings at the weekend.
We had breakfast and then cracked on with some jobs. He painted a pottery bell for the Christmas Tree and then helped me make some mince pies and Christmas chocolates.
I think the mail people might have been stockpiling deliveries as we got loads this morning. Surprises from friends and family as well as a few things to review.
After lunch he finally got round to unpacking the Gravitrax set we’d bought him for his birthday. I knew he’d love it, and it wasn’t long before he’d put the instruction manual to one side and started to build his own marble run tracks. It’s a cool set.