Project 365 2021 Week 13 Day 87 – 93 The end of term, and the start of Easter with a bit of sunshine thrown into the mix.
Sunday 28th March – Day 87
We had a quiet day at home, the OH got the lawn mowed and my son and I made some Easter bunting to hang in the windows as part of the school Easter window trail we are taking part in.
The start of the F1 season and in the weird world we live in, this year sees the season starting in Bahrain rather than Australia. I hold no hopes of Ferrari domination sadly but a mix up on the grid would be appreciated. Although I’ve been ordered to wait until tomorrow to watch the race when my son comes out of school!
Monday 29th March – Day 88
It was grey and overcast this morning but by the ti,e I’d come home from work and had my lunch the sun was shining and the blackbirds were chirping away in the garden.
Tuesday 30th March – Day 89
What a lovely day. It was a scorcher by the time I’d finished work, done the shopping and got home for a late lunch.
My son’s last day at school before the Easter holiday’s. We’d normally have had an Easter Fayre at school with the kids doing a treasure hunt for clues to win an Easter Egg. This year this was all done in school time so he came home with his first Easter Egg of the week. He’s got some topic homework to do before 19th April, so I’m sure that’ll end up being a mad rush on 18th – he can’t be told!
Wednesday 31st March – Day 90
An inset day for my son and my day off. Another day of good weather had been forecasted so we headed out to walk to a nearby village and find a pond and wood we’d never explored before. We also got to see the latest workings for the East-West rail link. We were having a lovely walk until the ‘teenager’ appeared just as we’d found our destination. Cue lots of moaning and an instance we go home and a certain eleven-year-old stomped off. Frustrating but what can you do? We’d spotted a path that would give us a bit of a different walk home and within ten minutes harmony had been restored. We will have to have a proper look around the wood another time. We did get to see a tank on the way home, which we wouldn’t have seen if he’d not had his hissy fit, so always a silver lining!
Home for Lego building for my son and some tidying up in the garden for me.
Thursday 1st April – Day 91
My son is going to work with my OH whilst I’m working over the Easter school holidays. It’s the best compromise for us at the moment. Considering he’d been surrounded by fruit and veg all morning do you think his father had given him anything to eat by the time I picked him up at 1 pm? Men!
Back home, and my car was covered in Saharan sand, normally just reserved for my parents in Spain. I tried to persuade my son to help me wash it all off, but that wasn’t happening.
I also spotted this little visitor in the garden, a new one on me. I think it’s a Dunnock having looked at my bird books. Let me know if I’m wrong!
And lo and behold, my neighbours have gone away again. It must be nice to live in a world where the rules don’t apply.
Friday 2nd April – Day 92
Good Friday and we headed off to meet up with my brother and SIL for a socially distanced walk with them and their dog, and an Easter egg and birthday card exchange. It’s the first time we’ve seen them since they dropped off my son’s Christmas present at the doorstep.
We had great excitement as our first Painted Lady butterfly had emerged overnight.
Saturday 3rd April – Day 93
My nephew’s 19th birthday.
We woke up this morning to find our second butterfly had emerged and then within thirty minutes of taking this photo and of course, whilst we were in the living room, the remaining two butterflies emerged. One of them promptly fell wings first into the sugar/water food mix I’d made up yesterday. Luckily I managed to persuade it to hold onto my hand so I could gently help its wings off of the sticky mixture. Disaster averted.
It’s my son’s choice of activities for today so this afternoon my son and I are going on an Easter window trail that some of us from school have joined in with. Then we will be sorting out some of his Lego pieces apparently. Pizzas for dinner and a James Bond film have been his other requests.
What have you been up to this week?