Project 365 2021 Week 26 Day 178 – 184 The week where summer disappeared, Wimbledon started and I got to have a curry night with my NCT group for the first time in months.
Sunday 27th June – Day 178
We headed north for some steam adventures at Statfold at their Giant Miniature Weekend. It’s somewhere we’ve not been before and it was nice to have a day that felt almost normal. Yes we still had to wear face masks and there weren’t large crowds but it’s the sort of event that we would have gone to eighteen months ago, the sort of thing that my son has really missed. There were lots of locos on display, free steam loco and tram rides and lots of miniature steam vehicles to admire. The only thing missing was the sunshine!
As we weren’t far from my bestie we popped in for a cuppa and a catch up in her garden before heading home.
Monday 28th June – Day 179
I got a call from school just before I left for work, my son had left his swimming bag at home. It’s quicker to walk to school than drive, so I ran there and back before driving to work.
After work I met up with a friend for lunch and a catch-up, we’ve not seen each other this year so it was lovely to see her.
My son has been moved up to the top group in swimming and he delighted in telling me that he’d had to jump in the deep end multiple times. Anyone who knows me and my own swimming journey will appreciate just how proud I am of him and his achievement. I had tried to get him to take proper swimming lessons years ago but had to admit defeat in Grade Two, but he’s enjoyed swimming with school. Such a shame he only has two more lessons left.
Andy Murray reminded me why I always feel stressed watching him play tennis, but he got there in the end!
I had a phone call at work from the Endocrine clinic to book me in for an appointment. They have arranged a video appointment in September. I’m sceptical about how useful that will be.
Tuesday 29th June – Day 180
Another grey day, where has summer gone?
Finally got my son to walk all the way to school without me walking any of it with him. He does meet his best friend on the way, but he’s been a bit resistant to not having me along, apparently, he loves our chats. As much as that is lovely, I know he needs to take this next step. So this morning I agreed to stand outside our house and wave him off. He came back three times for a hug and a kiss but he went off in the end.
After work, I did a bit of shopping and enjoyed watching the bird action in the garden whilst I had a cuppa and some lunch. We have so many Great and Blue Tit families in the trees at the moment, and they take turns coming into the garden to feed.
Having had the call and email from the Endocrine team, today I’ve had another email inviting me to an appointment at the hospital instead – seems far more sensible to me, so happy with that, even if I do have to wait until September for it.
Wednesday 30th June – Day 181
Another garden bird photo – oops! I had a lot of ‘blogmin’ to catch up on today, but it was hard to concentrate on it with all the action in the garden. I spotted this little bird sitting on the fence. I thought at first it was a baby blackbird, but then it dawned on me that it’s a juvenile Robin. Love seeing all these baby birds stretching their wings.
Thursday 1st July – Day 182
My NCT group came round for a curry night. This event has been a monthly occurrence for years and then Coronavirus hit. It was so lovely to actually catch up in person rather than over a zoom call. Hopefully we can get some of the kids together over the summer holidays.
Friday 2nd July – Day 183
I’d made my son pack up all of his Lego before the girls came round last night. It was great to see the carpet for a change. But this morning before I’d even got downstairs, he was busy relaying his track. My living room has been invaded once more.
Saturday 3rd July – Day 184
Such an attractive look this morning as I was getting my hair done. I’ve known my hairdresser for years and she’s been one of the many people who have been trying to get married since last year. She’s now on her third date and gets married in a couple of weeks. It broke my heart a bit listening to everything she’s had to deal with to try to have her ‘special day’. It’s stressful enough organising a wedding in a normal world.
This afternoon my son and I are off to meet two little furballs who will be coming to live with us at the end of July. Yes, I must be mad, yes, Brewster is going to not be impressed but hopefully, it will all work out ok in the end. Watch this space.