Project 365 2021 Week 18 Day 122-128 The first week of May brought changeable weather but we finally got to see a wood full of bluebells.
Sunday 2nd May – Day 122
We started the day at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, making use of our annual pass. After lunch we headed to Rushbeds Wood, a new area for us but somewhere we will explore more as it’s quite close to home really.
Before heading home we did a bit of family history research which will bring us back to the area for more adventures in the weeks ahead.
Got home to the news that my nephew has broken his collar bone – the x-ray left us all wincing.
Monday 3rd May – Day 123
Bank Holiday Monday and the forecast was bleak so we’d planned a day at home, catching up with the Grand Prix action, getting on top of the ironing and the OH finally got round to seeing his new phone up, which is never a fin experience.
I’ll have to hold off planting out my sunflower seedlings for another week I think as the ongoing forecast is rubbish all week. Not like the heatwave we had last year at all.
Tuesday 4th May – Day 124
Cold, grey, heavy rain, hailstones. I was in the kitchen washing up my lunch things whilst admiring the Red Kite I could see from the window battling the heavy winds. Five minutes later we had blue skies but that didn’t last long.
My son came home with two large bars of chocolate we’d won in the PTA virtual balloon race with our fifth-placed balloon. Needless to say, he was rather happy. We also received notification that year 6 will have school swimming lessons next month for the summer term. It will be the first time he’s been swimming in a long time thanks to Covid.
Wednesday 5th May – Day 125
After the walk to school this morning I walked on to our local pharmacy to pick up my eye drops prescription. The wind has calmed down from yesterday and the sun was out as I walked back home. I did think about getting my walking boots on and heading out for a few hours after lunch for a walk. But I had a long admin list to get through first.
Of course, by the time I’d got on top of my jobs the rain had returned and there was no sign of blue skies so I decided to forgo the walk and keep warm and dry.
We’ve had a breakthrough with my son’s nail-biting. It’s something he’s been doing for a very long time, to the point I have no idea which year I last cut his fingernails. I’ve tried everything over the years but finally decided to buy some Mavala varnish which has been amazing. It’s totally stopped my son, instantly. He’s been using the nail varnish for nearly two months now and I’m actually getting to cut his fingernails. I really hope that this is it now.
Thursday 6th May – Day 126
Local elections day and I cast my vote before work this morning.
Today was the day that my son decided to walk all the way home by himself in preparation for starting Secondary school in September. Apparently, it’s just a trial run as ‘he like chatting to me on the way home. But really it’s something he needs to get used to doing.
When he got home he’d told me he’d got to hold a chicken at school (he’d never have done that before his residential trip in Year Four) and received a prize for hard work which we had to assemble at home. It’s rather cool, and he’s very happy.
I’d ordered a Silverstone circuit charm from House of Alyssa Smith as a late birthday present for myself. I’ve wanted one for my Pandora charm bracelet and they had a sale on so it was meant to be. It arrived today and I love it. I really want her Hesketh car charm but it’s a bit out of my price range at the moment. I’ll have to talk to the OH nearer to Christmas I think.
Friday 7th May – Day 127
A busy day at work for me, certainly makes the day whizz by!
When I got home I caught up with some blog work with Brewster curling up beside me.
My son hasn’t been set any homework so we can chill out – result!
After dinner I planted some strawberry plants I bought yesterday into our terracotta planter. The one’s we’d had in there previously just died after fruiting, hopefully, I’ll be luckier this time around. Strangely the plant I’d planted straight into the garden last year seems to be still doing well. Amazing in a garden where nothing grows properly.
Saturday 8th May – Day 128
Just a bit of rain. I was woken up this morning by a very soggy cat. He was less than impressed with the weather.
My son has gone off delivering with his Dad for an hour this morning, whilst I get to catch up on the washing and other boring jobs around the house. Spotted this feather lying forlornly on the lawn. Sums up the day really, grey and wet!