Project 366 2020 Week 31 Day 208 – 214 Another week of getting used to the new normal, our first trip to an indoor venue since February and my last week in my second job.
Sunday 26th July – Day 208
We’d been invited to review The Silverstone Experience earlier in the year and it had been postponed twice due to Coronavirus. Third time lucky and we got to visit on Sunday, our first time visiting an indoor venue (other than our supermarket) since February! Everything was really well organised and we all enjoyed our visit. I should have been at the British Grand Prix earlier this month, but looks like this is the closest we will get to the action this year!
Monday 27th July – Day 209
Paddington had the right idea today. It rained and rained. I had the day off with job one but not job two, so I swapped my hours round and then spent ages catching up on blog stuff.
Tuesday 28th July – Day 210
Daddy’s little helper.
I spent some time trying to figure out if I can afford to take my son away in England somewhere when I’m on holiday at the end of August (when we should have been in Spain). He doesn’t want to go to the coast and everything is just really out of my price range at the moment. Think we’ll end up having to make do with days out instead, it’s hard to get enthusiastic about it all at the moment.
Wednesday 29th July – Day 211
I’d bought a local visitor’s pass for Buckinghamshire Railway Centre last year and it ran out earlier this year. They are reopening on Saturday and have offered pass holders a sneak peek of their new socially distancing measures today so we popped over after work. They have extended everyone’s passes which has made my son’s day and means we can also visit next week.
Thursday 30th July – Day 212
The sun has decided to make an appearance at long last – let’s hope it’s here to stay.
Paddington has a thing about boxes, of any shape and size. If there’s an empty one anywhere, he’ll claim it for his own. Today was no exception. My son was going to use this one to pack up some Lego train track in, Paddington had other ideas.
Friday 31st July – Day 213
My last day in my second job and a bit of a weird one as my direct boss has been on holiday all week.
After work, we headed to Waddesdon Manor – our first visit since Christmas, and time to see what the ‘new normal’ is like there. We’d decided to walk around the grounds and not use the shuttle bus when I booked our tickets last week but little did I know that today would be the hottest day of the year. We were in need of the ice creams I bought once we’d got to the top of these steps!
It was such a shame to see none of the colourful bedding plants you’d expect to see at this time of the year. I hear that it’s a similar story at other National Trust gardens normally known for their displays. Sadly Coronavirus is changing so much of what we’ve all taken for granted.
Saturday 1st August – Day 214
There are days when it’s nice to do nothing. Today has been one of those days. Yes, I’ve got on top of the ironing pile but other than that it’s been a lazy day. We’ve watched the British Grand Prix qualifying session on tv, it’s still surreal to not actually be there, and to see the circuit empty.
My son has spent the day having races with his own Lego F1 cars and building all sorts of new Lego creations.
What have you been up to this week?