Project 365 2019 Week 22 Day 146 – 152 and a very subdued half term week. There’s no money for nice things at the moment so we’re just making the best of what we can do.
Sunday 26th May – Day 146
I made a picnic and we headed over to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre to enjoy their steam gala. Just after we finished our lunch the heavens opened. Typical bank holiday weekend weather.
We got to see Quainton Windmill with its sails working for the first time as we’d been on the trains, so decided to find out where it was on our way home. Will see if they have an open day in the future.
Paddington is settling in brilliantly, Brewster is still unimpressed by the new arrival.
Monday 27th May – Day 147
Bank Holiday Monday, Paddington is sleeping until one of us gets up, so we all got to sleep until just after 7 am this morning. We’d decided on a quiet day at home catching up with jobs.
After lunch, I banished the menfolk to the garden and garage so I could get some work done. My fluffball assistant decided to have a long nap. My son had been given an old Scalextric set ages ago with a piece missing, but they decided to see if they could get it working in some format anyway. Not really an outdoors activity but they knew best!
Tuesday 28th May – Day 148
Time to take Paddington to the Vets for his vaccinations and a general health check. Wow! to say he didn’t like the experience would be an understatement. The vet had to call for back up to get his vaccinations done. I’ve got a lot of scratches to show for the experience, which we need to repeat in three week’s time.
As soon as we were back home he was back to his cute self, he does look very much like Brewster, doesn’t he.
Daddy P had been up in the night with an upset stomach so he didn’t go to work – no work, no pay. Not ideal right now.
Wednesday 29th May – Day 149
I’d changed some Tesco Clubcard points into days out vouchers for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo ages ago. I’d meant to go on my birthday with my son but because of the work situation with his Dad at that point, it didn’t happen. So we went today instead, to see the new baby giraffe, Khari, and the Lego Brick Safari before it leaves.
Thursday 30th May – Day 150
We popped over to Banbury in the morning as I had an appointment there. Then we headed home and into town to get my son’s hair cut. I think Paddington approves.
We decided to have a chilled out afternoon at home as we’ve got a really long day tomorrow.
Friday 31st May – Day 151
The day of my bestie’s partner’s funeral and a very long road trip. With funds as they are and a new kitten in the house, there was no way we could stay away overnight so we got up really early and headed to York. We set off really early to avoid rush hour traffic which meant we could park up and go for a wander around York to stretch our legs before heading to the crematorium.
After the service, we headed to Selby for the wake. A time to share memories and tears.
We were all shattered by the time we got home.
Saturday 1st June – Day 152
A day to recover from yesterday and all the emotions. I was amazed that my son woke up as early as he did, between him and Paddington there was no chance of a lie in.
We had a quiet morning at home before heading over to spend the afternoon and my brother, SIL and their dog. We walked to Turweston Airfield and enjoyed a drink in the cafe there, looking out at this view before walking back. We’ll sleep well again tonight.