Tankerton beach

Project 365 2021 Week 22

Project 365 2021 Week 22 Day 150-156 My son’s last half term holiday week at Primary School and the week I got to hug family members for the first time in well over a year.

Sunday 30th May – Day 150

Tankerton beach

The road trip day as we completed a round trip of 380 miles.  It’s my Uncle’s birthday today and we haven’t seen him since before lockdown began last year so my OH offered to drive us down to see him and then take him to see my Auntie in her care home, again not seen her since lockdown started.  Thankfully the traffic and weather gods were on our side for a change.  I’d promised my son we’d go to the beach before picking my Uncle up so he could have a runaround.  We weren’t there long, but it was so good to see the sea and breathe in the sea air.

I got to hug my Uncle, I’ve stuck to the rules from the start and haven’t hugged anyone from outside our home unit since March 2020.  Today’s hug was just lovely.  We drove from his house for a further hour to see my Auntie in her care home.  She’s been in hospital twice since early April so we weren’t sure how well she was going to be.  Had my first Lateral Flow test, didn’t gag too much.  It’s hard to see how much her health has deteriorated since last March, she’s so thin and she was a little overwhelmed to start with.  She’s not seen anyone other than staff/medics for months in the flesh, but she coped with it all better than I’d feared, and it was lovely to hold her hand.

We took my Uncle out for dinner to celebrate his birthday before heading home.  It was so strange to not see a single plane in the air as we drove back around the M25.  What weird times we are still living through.

Monday 31st May – Day 151

Project 365 2021 Week 22

Bank Holiday Monday and we all felt a little like Brewster after yesterday.  My son and the OH went down to his unit to have fun with their coal-fired steam loco or not as the case turned out to be.  Not so easy to get going apparently.  I spent the time doing some family history research, now I’ve had my old records converted to work with the new software package.  Ancestry also had an offer on so I’ve got 6 months to download as many certificates as I can!

Tuesday 1st June – Day 152

Project 365 2021 Week 22

Sunshine and my sandals have made their first appearance of the year.  Only two months later than last year.

My son went to work with his Dad whilst I was at work, then I picked him up for the rest of the day. We spent time out in the garden just chilling out.

Wednesday 2nd June – Day 153

Project 365 2021 Week 22

It’s mad to think that we’ve not been on a train (of the non-steam variety) since December 2019.  My niece had booked the day off so we headed up to Birmingham to spend the day with her.  My son got to play on her partner’s F1 game for the first time and he loved it.  We had a lush lunch at Lost and Found which I can thoroughly recommend. We visited the Lego store and the shop by the Discovery Centre and chilled out on the grass eating our ice creams.  It was a lovely day. Sadly the same can’t be said for the return journey.  So many people not wearing masks at Moor Street Station, no social distancing even possible.  One cancelled train, the second train delayed and then cancelled when we got to Leamington Spa, the third train got us home two hours later than planned.  We were both knackered by then.

Thursday 3rd June – Day 154

Tea rose

Neither my son nor I slept very well last night and we both woke up full of cold – the joys!

We’d planned to go to Banbury after work to complete a treasure trail we’d been sent ages ago by Treasure Map Trails and try to get my son some more shoes.  The boy won’t stop growing!  But we both felt rather rubbish and decided to stay at home instead and curl up on the sofa.

Friday 4th June – Day 155

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Could have done with being a bit more like Brewster today, but headed off to work instead.

My youngest niece got her New Zealand residency confirmed today, she’s been on a real journey over these last few years.  I’m not sure how many 18-year-olds could travel to the other side of the world with only a job secured and make a successful life for themselves.

Saturday 5th June – Day 156

Young grey squirrel

I should have been meeting up with my oldest friend today but I was so full of cold, I just felt awful and knew I wouldn’t be great company, so we postponed.  Had a chill-out day at home instead.

‘Our’ grey squirrel visitor Cupid appears to have had a couple of babies as we’ve seen two young squirrels running along the fence and helping themselves to the bird food.  They look much browner than adult squirrels.

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17 thoughts on “Project 365 2021 Week 22

  1. Another lovely round up. Anybody would think that Brewster had been doing all the running around!

    Congratulations to your niece on gaining her NZ residency. I hope she will be happy and thrive there.

  2. I am so glad you got to see your Auntie and Uncle. How lovely you got to have a hug and to hold your aunts hand.
    It sounds like you’ve had a busy week. I hope you are getting over your colds now. x

  3. Lovely that you got to see family. What a hassle with the Birmingham trains. We had the map for Banbury too, but haven’t been in long enough to actually do the trail, just check out bits of it. Need to get to Oxford at some point to do that one too.

  4. We have had some lovely weather haven’t we? And nice you got to see your Uncle and Auntie. Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well by the end of the week!

    Great capture of the squirrel!

  5. I am hoping to do some family history this summer and next year when the next census results come out. Glad you completed you road trip and got that hug! #project365

  6. So lovely to be able to see your uncle and give him a hug and to be able to visit your auntie too. Glad you had a nice day out in Birmingham with your niece although sorry that the trip home was so stressful. Love the photo of the squirrel. #project365

  7. Sounds like a busy week, and glad to see you got to see and hug family. The lack of people wearing masks really frustrates me and now I am in isolation again, so even more frustrated. Cupid is cute, our local squirrels are constantly attacking our bird feeders

  8. Sorry you ended the week with a cold. Hope you are all feeling better now? The train journey back sounds like a nightmare. I don’t get why so many people are not wearing masks. How lovely you got to see your uncle and your auntie.

  9. So glad you got to see some of your family and get a hug. I’m still not brave enough to get on s train yet but will have to in September. I hope your cold didn’t last long. That’s all you needed during the half term break. I do find though that when I relax I get ill #365

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