Project 365 2019 Week 48 Day 328 – 334
Sunday 24th November – Day 328
We normally take my son away for a railway adventure close to his birthday, but with funds being tight this year we told my son some months ago that we wouldn’t be able to treat him this year. But with me working two jobs now, when I saw that Tornado was visiting Severn Valley Railway, this weekend, I knew it would make a perfect surprise.
The weather wasn’t the best and there were long delays on the tracks but it was worth it to see the smile on his face when we got the chance to stand on the footplate of Tornado between runs. The loco was built ten years ago at a cost of £3 million, and she’s really rather splendid.
Monday 25th November – Day 329
Paddington had been out all day yesterday and he was shattered. He kept crashing out all day today.
My Uncle has a difficult decision to make over his cancer treatment. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
Tuesday 26th November – Day 330
My referral for my eye pressure has come through and I was so chuffed that I can get them looked at at the Horton in Banbury, rather than facing the nightmare that is, visiting the John Radcliffe in Oxford. The bad news, I’ve got to wait until March for my appointment.
After school chemistry fun with a review kit, we’d been sent.
Wednesday 27th November – Day 331
There’s nothing quite listening to my son reading at the breakfast table before school.
Thursday 28th November – Day 332
I’ve got my own steam locomotive it would seem!
Another dreary day weatherwise.
Friday 29th November – Day 333
The wooden railway has gone up in the loft and the Trackmaster has moved upstairs into my son’s bedroom. He was busy creating a track layout before he’d even had his breakfast this morning. He’s not bothered that the trains are ‘Thomas’ ones any more, they’re just trains and he’s happy.
As soon as school was finished we headed up the motorway to stay with my bestie. She’s finding it hard without her partner and six months on reality has hit home hard. The motorway wasn’t kind to us and we were shattered by the time we finally arrived in Derbyshire.
I also received news about my Auntie, this year just keeps handing out crap at every turn.
Saturday 30th November – Day 334
We headed out for a morning walk, my son wanted to see where we’d scattered some of my besties partner’s ashes a few months ago. It’s normally a beautifully scenic walk, today it was just very foggy, which summed up our feelings really. We stopped halfway for hot chocolate and cake, before continuing on back to my bestie’s house for lunch.
Thankfully the journey home was considerable better than yesterday and the fog disappeared shortly after leaving her house. Tonight we are off to see the Christmas lights being switched on in town.