Project 365 2021 Week 2

Project 365 2021 Week 2

Project 365 2021 Week 2 Day 10-16 and our second week of lockdown with school and work from home.

Sunday 10th January – Day 10

Project 365 2021 Week 2

Whilst I’m glad I can be home to support my son with his schooling in these challenging times, I’m craving peace and time to myself already!  The OH is gone before we get up in the morning and is rarely home until late evening so these days the only chance I have to escape for a while is on Sundays.  So I left him in charge and took myself off for a walk.  Nowhere particularly exciting, I couldn’t be bothered to get my walking boots on and wade through muddy fields, so I just walked around the local estates.  Still nice to just get outside and have some alone time for a bit.

Monday 11th January – Day 11


School and work from home.  We got through the day in one piece and I was so glad that I went upstairs when I did to capture this sunset.  We can only see it from one window upstairs and normally miss it totally.  The days seem so dull and uninspiring at the moment that this colour was much appreciated.

Tuesday 12th January – Day 12

Project 365 2021 Week 2

I can feel my hormones rising again and could happily scream at someone today. At one point this morning I was trying to work, had my boss on my mobile, my son’s laptop had a problem and then the landline phone rang – I’m not an octopus!  School at home had it’s challenging moments this morning but the afternoon topic task was definitely a hit and took us back a number of years – my son originally completed this Baker Ross set for a blog review.  It was interesting to see how he completed the task again, five and a half years later.

Wednesday 13th January – Day 13

Project 365 2021 Week 2

My non-working day, so one less thing to think about.

The school have introduced Wellness Wednesday and the last class of the day has been given over to mental wellbeing.  My son spent a good hour on a video call with his best friend and it was just what they both needed.  A bit of chill-out time.  Then he was on to colouring in and he spent time later in the afternoon on some Lego animation films.  A good day.

Thursday 14th January – Day 14


A rainy day in the most part.  Dull dull dull.

The juggle of work and school was ok, my son is trying really hard and typing some of his work is definitely helping the teacher see what he is really capable of if he doesn’t have to worry about writing.

After school, we went for a short walk as it had stopped raining and my head if fit to explode by that time of the day.  Skype catch up with my parents, looks like they are likely to get their vaccinations in Spain mid-March-early April.  Fingers crossed for them.

Friday 15th January – Day 15

Project 365 2021 Week 2

The end of the second week of school and work at home and we’ve survived.  We’re both shattered, it hasn’t been a totally smooth week but we’ve got there.  The school have changed the timetable slightly this week and have decided that on Friday’s school will finish at 1.15 pm and the rest of the day is ‘family Friday’.  I think they’ve realised that parents, children and teachers are finding this whole experience exhausting and that there needs to be a real consideration of mental wellbeing for all.  It’s certainly needed here.  Once school was done I took my son to spend some time with his Dad whilst I got the shopping done.  Then it was chill-out time for both of us.

Saturday 16th January – Day 16

Project 365 2021 Week 2

Time for me to catch up on missed sleep this morning.  It was raining in the morning, again but there’s evidence of blue skies making an appearance.

The engineer in the family has spent the morning working on his own motorised Lego steam locomotive.  He’s borrowed the boogies from his Hogwarts Express set and apparently, steam trials are taking place this afternoon.

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24 thoughts on “Project 365 2021 Week 2

  1. I think I have had just a couple of days in the house by myself since March. lol I think I am going to have to start taking myself out for a walk.
    Sending hugs. It sounds like it’s been pretty stressful home schooling and working. Well done to your son for his model of the planets. That is so cool.
    The Wellness Wednesday sounds like such a great idea. It’s just what the kids need. x

  2. The family time sounds like a good idea, although wouldn’t work here as I’m still working then. Ours finish about 2.30 for them in school to do Joe Wicks or other PE, and kids at home are told to go outside/do physical exercise too, so N goes out on the farm to help. He does get homework though so has to do that at some point too. Sounds like it’s going better now – I think the typing will really help them in future. Ours are even doing touch typing practice each day after lunch.

  3. Love the sunset photo, the red is stunning. glad you manage dto get out on your own for a break. Well done to the boy for getting on with his school work, sounds like your routine is working for you, although I do wonder how many times you’ve said ‘I’m not an octopus’

  4. I got totally overwhelmed last night and had a good cry: it really helped. Lockdown seems so much harder this time round, not sure if it is due to the weather or the increased work load for the kids. Hope to see more Lego trains updates next week 🙂 #project365

  5. That sunset is amazing!

    The wellness wednesday sounds like a great idea and much needed!

    I haven’t had any time to myself for a long time!

  6. How nice to get out for a walk by yourself. I really need to do that at some point. I love your son’s solar system and that sunset is beautiful. Wellness Wednesday sounds like a good idea. We also have the afternoon off now on Friday for screen-free family time which is very much needed by the end of the week. Lovely photo of you and your son. #project365

  7. I crave alone time which is why I think Darren takes the kids out for walks without me at times. I’m glad your school is fitting in some wellness time. I personally think they are expecting too much of us all at the moment. It sounds like you didn’t do too badly juggling though #365

  8. Our school have changed the way they work as three lots of zoom lessons didn’t really work and really impacted the day. They have set work in the afternoon which they can complete at any time and one of those is exercise, so we get out on our bikes / walking. I hope you get some more time to yourself soon

  9. I totally get where you are coming from with time alone! It is probably the hardest thing for me. Love the solar system so much I think I am going to get one for the boys. Yay for lego and for your school realising mental heath is also just as important x

  10. I feel you when you saw you wanted some time off and went off for a walk….i wish i could do it
    If i go off for a walk my girls would be there right with me lol

    Its so nice that your sons school is incorporating mental wellness into their schedule

    Hope things go easier next week for you

  11. Sorry to hear that you were so stressed, the remote learning is tough. I also crave some time on my own, to the point of locking myself in the toilet and just sitting there with my iphone, so that nobody can ask me for something.
    Great solar system! And the sunset is beautiful. Big hugs, Mary!

  12. I feel the same, my husband is up before all of us too. When he finally gets home he doesn’t switch off from work either 🙁 But all we can do is hang in there, sending you a virtual hug! I love the sound of wellness Wednesday what a good idea by the school. It sounds like the school have a good understanding of what your dealing with. I wish ours could add some downtime in the week! It seems a race to get the kids to complete everything without spilling into free time.

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