Project 365 2019 Week 15 Day 97 – 103
Sunday 7th April – Day 97
We headed down to London first thing to review the GoBoat service which runs from Paddington Basin. It was excellent and we all really enjoyed the experience. From there we ‘had to’ visit Paddington Station so my train spotter could get his fix before hopping on the Underground to Lambeth North. We spent the afternoon at the Imperial War Museum, who sell the most expensive muffins. The Holocaust exhibition was very moving but there were some parts I moved my son through quickly. Overall though we were a bit underwhelmed by the museum, it was much smaller than we’d expected it to be.
I’d won a Domino’s pizza voucher at the school raffle last week so we used that once we’d got home for our dinner. It was our first experience of them and it got the thumbs up from my pizza lover. They do seem expensive compared to shop bought ones though!
Monday 8th April – Day 98
We were both rather shattered after a long day out yesterday. I had work for a couple of hours and dropped my son at a friends. I knew he’d be ok but it’s the first time he’s had to go to someone when I’ve been at work. He’d had a great time and it was a huge relief.
The afternoon was spent chilling out at home.
Tuesday 9th April – Day 99
The weather wasn’t great and neither us could muster up the energy or inclination to go out. My son spent hours just playing before eventually crashing out with Brewster.
Wednesday 10th April – Day 100
Work for me in the morning and my son went to my friend’s. He was hoping to spend the time playing with her son and his Lego trains. Happy days.
After lunch we headed over to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. They are running a promotion for families living in our postcode to get a reduced family pass. We live so close it seemed stupid to not buy the pass really. It was a steam running day and there was a free Easter Egg hunt. The sun shone and my son had a lovely few hours. We’ll definitely pop over most often now so he’s had a perfect day.
Thursday 11th April – Day 101
We spent some time with my ex MIL. She’s been very unwell for some time and has no immune system so my son hasn’t got to see her for over a year. He was so excited and she felt well enough to go out for lunch, so his day was made.
I had a phone call which put a dampener on the day and will result in much more stress over the weeks to come.
But when we got home my son got to see the result of a science kit set he’s been working on over the last few days, he was very happy with it.
Friday 12th April – Day 102
My birthday. 51, how the hell has that happened? My son and I were due to go to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo but with everything that happened yesterday I wasn’t in the mood to go anywhere, had had no sleep and had a horrendous headache. I did appreciate the cards, presents and messages I received though, and my son and I will be having a tug of war over this cushion I received as part of my present from my ex MIL.
Saturday 13th April – Day 103
I got some sleep overnight which was a bonus. Watched the qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix and we all agreed that we’d got out for some fresh air. It’s totally thrown me having Daddy P around on a Saturday and I’ve spent the whole day thinking it was Sunday. My son has loved it, oh to be nine and have no adulting to do. Life is going to change so much for him in the months ahead. It’s going to be hard but no point dwelling on that until Monday.
We headed to Stowe and one of the temples that’s being renovated was open to walk through. It’s still pretty much a ruin so I’m not sure what the plan is for the longer term. It wasn’t long before my son had a couple of sticks and was coming up with all sorts of stories.
We treated ourselves to afternoon tea before heading into Buckingham to complete the rest of the railway walk we’d discovered earlier in the year.