Project 365 2022 Week 5 Day 30 – 36 The week where we spotted our first snowdrops and the kittens started to get a little bit braver in the garden.
Sunday 30th January – Day 30
After lunch, we headed to Upton House for a walk around the gardens and spotted our first snowdrops of the year. They even had crocuses in bloom, Spring is on its way again and I for one, cannot wait. On our way home we stopped at Wroxton Abbey for a quick walk around the grounds there too, before heading home.
Monday 31st January – Day 31
These two love looking out through the patio doors at the world outside, they still aren’t keen on actually being outside itself.
I received a cheque from the tax office with a nice rebate I wasn’t expecting. Might have to treat myself to something.
Tuesday 1st February – Day 32
Pippi made it onto the grass, her brother stayed indoors. Patience.
After work, I headed round to a friend’s house for a catch up over a cuppa and a pastry, a bit of a tradition now for us.
Wednesday 2nd February – Day 33
As Blenheim Palace will be pretty much closed from next week for the rest of the month, I decided to head back there today on another walk around the parkland, this time going as far out and round as I could. For a large part of the walk, I had the place to myself, it was bliss. Saw things I never knew existed and I was shattered by the time I got back to the palace for lunch.
Thursday 3rd February – Day 34
New slippers arrived today. They’re certainly more amazing than our government right now. Lying, odious people. On top of all their latest shenanigans, it looks like fuel prices are going up by nearly £700 a year for the average family. We will get a £150 council tax reduction here (so how will the council fund the things we need doing locally??) and we will be given a £200 loan to be paid back over 5 years towards the cost of the hike. Even my maths tells me that none of that makes a great deal of sense. It’s bad enough seeing the price hikes on everything in the supermarket. Guess my tax rebate will be spent on fuel rather than anything nice.
In other news, Pippi and Fudge got a lot braver today, still on leads, but we spent nearly an hour in the garden with them exploring. They both made it onto the grass, but neither is showing any interest in coming to their names or to the shaking of food. Ideas on a postcard please on how we are ever going to get them to come in when I take their harnesses off.
Friday 4th February – Day 35
Nice to see Spring flowers available to bring a bit of colour.
Saturday 5th February – Day 36
I headed off by myself to spend a few quality hours with my ex-MIL. A priceless time filled mostly with laughter, but a few tears sprinkled in along the way. We’ve shared so many memories over the years since I first met her as an 18-year-old. I’m so thankful to have had her in my and my son’s life. We’ve spent so much time in this park since my son was born, I feel angry that we’ve been robbed of the last two years thanks to Coronavirus and our wanting to keep her safe from any chance of us passing it to her.
My son went to work with his Dad and then went on to a railway shop so I had some time at home to myself later in the day, which was needed.