Project 365 2019 Week 12 Day 76 – 82
Sunday 17th March – Day 76
We sorted out the majority of my son’s packing for his trip, leaving just his toiletries to pack on the day. He decided he’d best try out his sleeping bag for size. Thankfully it’s still large enough for him.
Monday 18th March – Day 77
My only working morning of the week and my son’s only day at school. When he got home he decided he needed lots of Brewster cuddles, the cat wasn’t quite so keen.
Tuesday 19th March – Day 78
A big day as my son headed off on his first school residential, he’s away now until Friday which is by far the longest he’s ever been away from home. He just amazed me, took charge of his case and he was off. I barely got a kiss before he boarded the coach with his best friend. Lots of waving and smiling and he was off. Not what I’d expected at all and a huge relief.
I got a bit of blog tidying up done and then decided to treat myself to some time off and watched a couple of films, ate sushi and just chilled out.
In the evening one of the teachers sent me a couple of photos of my son holding an owl and a chicken, clearly he was having a good time, facing fears and enjoying himself. I could sleep easy.
Wednesday 20th March – Day 79
I’d booked a couple of days of work so I could make the most of being totally child free until Friday. I had thought about driving round Kent checking in on poorly relatives, but actually I really need a break from everything. I’ve been so stressed out over the last few months, with things that are all out of my personal control. I needed to get away from it all for a few days so I headed up the motorway to see my best friend in Derbyshire.
After we’d had lunch we headed out for a walk in the afternoon. The sun shone and we just chilled out and caught up with each other’s news. She’d booked us in for a meal at a pub we’d not tried before. It was meant to be pie night, and we’d all been thinking of pies all afternoon. It was somewhat of a letdown to discover it wasn’t pie night after all, but never mind.
Thursday 21st March – Day 80
We had a chilled out morning before heading out on a 7 mile walk after lunch. We’d planned on having a pit stop at Melbourne Tea rooms but it was closed for a private function. The next idea had shut down completely and the third had literally just shut up shop. We laughed, ended up in the last chance saloon and it wasn’t the best. Never mind, we headed out towards the village of Wilson and the Bulls Head for a well-earned pint. We were joined by my friend’s partner when he finished work and all decided on the Chicken, Ham and Leek pie which was the best pie I’ve ever tasted. It really was fab.
We headed back to their house by torch-light to end the day.
Friday 22nd March – Day 81
Time for me to head home and for my son to make his way back from Devon. I was thrilled when the coach got back earlier than expected. One happy but clearly shattered little nine-year old was home. Chilling out time was called for as he told me all about his adventures. He was overtired by bedtime and really played up but eventually he went to sleep.
Saturday 23rd March – Day 82
I had hoped that my son would have a nice long lie in this morning, but I should have known better! He clearly needed a chilled out day though, so I’d cancelled plans to join a photo walk meet up at Stowe. Better for him to just be at home. We’ve had magic tricks this morning and this afternoon is all about train DVD’s apparently. It’s just nice to have him home, and I’m really tired too.