Project 366 2020 Week 29 Day 194 – 200 Another week of getting used to the new normal, I got my haircut and we had to postpone our trip to Spain for another year.
Sunday 12th July – Day 194
We had a quiet day doing what my son wanted to do and I got to see the nasturtiums we’d planted from seed starting to flower. We got to eat some of our homegrown carrots (tiny but still recognisable as carrots!) and our huge haul of 7 homegrown peas!
In the evening my son’s school report was delivered and we were all really pleased with the results.
Monday 13th July – Day 195
Time to get my son used to wearing a mask. We’d reviewed these as part of a campaign and I thought having a Paddington mask would make the process a little easier for him. I think you can tell he’s smiling even if you can’t see it.
The tooth fairy was all primed to visit tonight but my son left her a note asking her to let him keep his tooth and ‘the last one that comes out of my mouth’ instead of leaving money. Clearly not my child!
Tuesday 14th July – Day 196
My son has watched so much more YouTube videos over the last four months. But mainly of people with Lego channels who have created their own Lego rooms. He’s actually picked up some good tips for construction and wants his own channel. I’m not keen on him having one just yet, but as our friend Suzanne suggested recently, there’s no harm in him making his videos now and uploading them at a later date. He’s got his ‘name’ and has started his productions.
Wednesday 15th July – Day 197
It’s been five months since my last haircut. I haven’t seen my natural hair colour for 36 years and it was slightly reassuring to see I still had more brown than grey hairs. I’m lucky that I don’t need to go to a salon to have my hair cut as a friend runs her business from home. Once she felt comfortable to see clients again it was time for the big chop. She’s got everything in place for the experience to be as stress-free as possible and safe for everyone involved. No blowdrying this time around but who needs that when you’re not seeing anyone anyway.
I received an email from Jet2 saying our flights to Spain next month would be going ahead. Time to make some decisions.
Thursday 16th July – Day 198
I’ve been dreading having to make a decision about our trip to Spain. It’s not a holiday, it’s to see my parents who we haven’t seen since last September. But right now I just don’t think it’s safe for them for us to go and that’s honestly heartbreaking. So I skyped them to talk it through and we all agreed that changing the flights to 2021 was the only thing to do.
I looked at options for April, May and July 2021 and the price increases on the flights were ludicrous. Eventually, I found dates in August that were still more but would work and actually give my son and me a few more days in Spain too. I know it’s the right decision but it doesn’t make it any easier. It was also the last thing in my diary that was booked before March that has been cancelled. Not one thing that was planned at the beginning of the year has happened. It’s such a horrible year for everyone, isn’t it?
Anyway, after work, I got to enjoy my son’s latest Lego creation. A train station with a rooftop cafe! It’s work in progress apparently but it’s looking good.
The OH came home with flowers to cheer me up – a very rare treat!
Friday 17th July – Day 199
I should have been at Silverstone for Grand Prix practice day, my son should have been on his Year Five trip to RAF Fairford Air Tattoo. Both events were cancelled ages ago. After work, we headed back to Stowe, to our happy place, ironically within a stone’s throw of Silverstone!
Saturday 18th July – Day 200
Pretty in pink, gerberas never seem to last very long, but they’re to be appreciated whilst they bloom. The first mission of the day was to get a ticket for Westonbirt Arboretum for next Saturday so I can spend the day with my oldest friend. Thankfully it didn’t require either of us to be up in the middle of the night and we both got our timed tickets within minutes of each other – result.
A chilled morning and then we are heading to Souldern to meet up with my brother and SIL to show them the viaduct walk we’d completed a while ago.
Hope you’ve all had a good week. Have your kids finished school at home yet? We’ve still got two more days to go.