Project 365 2019 Week 51 Day 349 – 355 The week when Paddington went missing.
Sunday 15th December – Day 349
The weather overnight was horrific and I was dreading the drive down to Kent on Sunday morning, but thankfully the sun shone all the way. The M25 also behaved itself for a change. I spent the day sorting out things at my Auntie’s flat, making things more manageable if she does end up coming back from the hospital and also putting the paperwork together for us to deal with in the future.
The menfolk went shopping while I was away, so I might actually get a Christmas present.
Monday 16th December – Day 350
A day that started much like any other. Paddington went out, my son went to school and I went to work. Two out three of us came home, but Paddington didn’t. He’s never been out overnight and I was starting to get concerned. There were sightings of him following some Secondary schoolboys to school in the morning and then further afield later in the day. My son and I walked around in the evening trying to find him but with no luck.
The daily Berry the Elf photo was the only one I took all day. Even he was searching for Paddington.
Tuesday 17th December – Day 351
Still no sign of Paddington. One very upset Mummy and son this morning. My next-door neighbour drove me around a few of the estates in search of him, but we had no joy. In the afternoon my son’s bestie’s Mum walked around the estates again with me and I started to put posters up.
My son was devasted when he came out of school and we agreed we’d put our tree up to take our mind off the situation.
I went out for another late night walk and have been so humbled by the response from complete strangers who have also been out searching for him.
Wednesday 18th December – Day 352
Still no Paddington. Someone had reported a sighting late last night from Monday in a specific area, so I decided to search there after work and I put the cat basket in my car just in case. I was at work when a message came in to call one of the Vet practices in town, I felt sick calling them back, but he was ok, had been taken in last night, and fed. Oh wow! My boss drove me to the Vets, her cat is Paddington’s mother. We took my little fluff ball home, settled him in and I asked the school to get a message to my son.
Then my phone battery decided to die for good, so as soon as work was done, I went into town to get that sorted before going home for kitten cuddles and job number two.
It was so wonderful to see my son reunited with his kitten, who has been grounded until after Christmas! It meant we could actually enjoy his carol concert. The children sang beautifully, I was especially impressed with their singing of Silent Night in French.
Thursday 19th December – Day 353
More Paddington spam! I was glad to be working from home today, so I could keep an eye on our little wanderer. He is shattered and has slept even more than normal.
The end of the term for my son and I think we’re both rather relieved to be having a break. It’s been such an emotionally exhausting week.
Friday 20th December – Day 354
My final workday of the year, so my son came into work for a couple of hours with me for job number one, then home to keep an eye on emails for job number two. Then the holidays could truly begin and my first proper break in months!
I have a feeling this will be my view for the next couple of weeks – Lego building concentration, no Mummy required.
Saturday 21st December – Day 355
I got to have a little lie-in whilst my son made the snow domes that Berry the Elf had left him last night. While Daddy P had a meeting my son and I did some baking; gingerbread and mince pieces.
Later on this afternoon, we are off for a catch up with his sister and husband before they head down to London for Christmas.