Project 365 2021 Week 43 Day 296 – 302 The week that saw the OK hit 55 and my son enjoyed his first half term holiday from Secondary School.
Sunday 24th October – Day 296
The OH’s 55th birthday. We should have been away for the day at a Steam Gala but the dates had been changed a few weeks ago and we’re doing that on 7th November now instead. Clearly, we weren’t meant to be far from home this weekend.
We headed over to Minster Lovell Hall ruins to get some fresh air before going out to dinner with his sister to give her a change of scenery for a bit.
Monday 25th October – Day 297
The first day of half term. I’m working most mornings this week but my son doesn’t mind chilling out on the sofa watching me work! He was actually hard at work himself this morning building his version of the Flying Scotsman in Lego.
After I’d finished work we headed to the retail park to pick up some bits from M&S and Next and also drove into Bicester Heritage to pick up a bottle of gin from the local distiller’s Sky Wave Gin.
Tuesday 26th October – Day 298
I have to send photos to the vet of Pippi’s operation site for them to check but all looks good to me and hopefully she can be released from her ‘red coat’ at the end of the week.
After I’d finished work we headed to Blenheim Palace. Our annual passes had expired before the last lockdown and we finally got to renew them today. It did make me smile that the very grown-up teenager in waiting still likes to stand and watch the train coming into the station.
Wednesday 27th October – Day 299
My day off and we headed down to London for the day. We’d booked tickets for an Alice exhibition at the V&A which was very good. We also got to see the Michelangelo wax sculpture my son has been fascinated with since the Secrets of the Museum TV series. We had lunch at Pizza Express and then headed to Westminster Bridge to visit the National Coronavirus Memorial Wall which stretches right down to Lambeth Bridge. We wrote out a heart to the OH’s uncle who we lost to Covid last year and then used Tesco vouchers to visit St Pauls Cathedral. I’d not been inside since I was my son’s age and my son had never been before. He likes to light a memorial candle for his Grandpa when we visit cathedrals and this time he added a candle for Paddington and one for his Uncle who we lost on Friday. He’s a boy of few words, but his actions do the talking for him at times.
We were shattered by the end of the day but we’d had a good day out.
Thursday 28th October – Day 300
My Great Auntie is 100 years old today. My Granny would be so proud of her.
After work we headed to Milton Keynes for a quick visit to the Lego store and their ‘pick a brick’ wall. Picked some socks up for the OH as getting size 14 socks is a bit of a challenge. I ordered two different orders from M&S online and both had been cancelled, but I managed to bulk by instore today. We don’t know anywhere else that even stocks that size of socks
Friday 29th October – Day 301
Pippi can leave her vest behind at last! Her op site seems to be healing nicely. She still has an issue below her eye where either Fudge or Brewster scratched her which isn’t looking too brilliant, but the vet didn’t seem concerned about that.
My son finally did his homework whilst I was working, he’s got more to do, but nothing else that can’t wait till next week now.
Once I’d finished work we popped around to see my SIL for a couple of hours. All of the medical paraphernalia was collected yesterday so she can start to get the living room straight again. Very strange to not see my BIL and to think we lost him a week ago now.
Saturday 30th October – Day 302
We were meant to be heading over to Quainton to visit Buckinghamshire Railway Centre and see their Halloween trail as well as picking up our annual family pass but today’s event was cancelled earlier in the week due to track issues. So it’s a home day instead, Lego building for my son and jobs for me, a Skype catch up with Mum and Dad too.
Apparently ‘we’ are spending the afternoon pumpkin carving. Which is bound to translate as my son draws the face and I do all the hard work. We aren’t taking part in trick or treating this year and I can’t be bothered with decorations but my son has insisted on the pumpkin. Joy!