Project 366 2020 Week 43 Day 292-298 A week that started at our happy place, saw my son enjoy an inset day at the zoo and ended with the OH’s birthday.
Sunday 18th October – Day 292
We all needed some fresh air, although a certain ten-year-old didn’t agree. I’d booked tickets for Stowe to get us out of the house for a couple of hours and my son has definitely reached the ‘I don’t want to go anywhere’ stage at the moment. He’s having to learn that he still has to go with us right now, but of course, as soon as we arrived he’d set a route and off he went, happy as Larry. Children.
Monday 19th October – Day 293
After school my son asked if we could sort his hair out – it was too long apparently. One positive of the Covid situation, he’s much happier for me to do his hair than go to the barber, so that’s £11 a time we’re saving. I’m sure that’ll all change when he starts Secondary school, but for now, it’s a Mum cut for him.
Tuesday 20th October – Day 294
The weather this week has been so changeable – it was lovely to see a bit of blue sky for a change, if not for long.
Wednesday 21st October – Day 295
Back to continuous rain today.
I had an appointment in the morning to look around the new school in town. It’s not often you have the opportunity to see a school before the pupils have even moved in, so it did feel a little strange. But I came away feeling that now we have options.
I drove from there into town to spend an hour in two different banks, but I had cash from selling my old car that needed to be paid in, at one bank and I needed to sort some Power of Attorney stuff out at another bank, so all worth it in the end.
After school we had a long talk about our Secondary School options, we are sticking with our first choice which isn’t our catchment school but have now added a second choice which we should get in on through shared Federation criteria. All submitted and I feel much more positive about it all now. I think in the long term my son would be fine if we got either of our choices, if we still end up being put in the catchment school then I’ll appeal. So nothing more to be done until 1st March now.
Thursday 22nd October – Day 296
More rain for the walk to school and as I don’t have a window at work I was rather surprised to walk out to blue skies and sunshine at lunchtime. Spotted this rather rain-soaked nasturtium in the back garden.
Friday 23rd October – Day 297
Inset day and a day on holiday for me. We should have woken up in Llandudno looking out over the sea. Alas that wasn’t to be, and with all the Covid restrictions I couldn’t face booking something else, only for it to fall through at the very last minute. So today was spent at one of our favourite places instead – ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
It’s somewhere we visit a number of times each year, my son makes a beeline for the giraffe house on every visit, and yet again he was the first visitor to say hello to his favourite animals. We got to see the beautiful tigers, I have no chance of telling the adults from the cubs now. We were fairly lucky with the weather, although not all the animals wanted to be seen on this visit. It was still a lovely day out, and we were both shattered by the time we got home.
Saturday 24th October – Day 298
It’s the OH’s birthday today and he had a few orders to sort out for customers so the menfolk went out together for a few hours. It gave me time to nip into town and collect some Christmas Elf items that I’d ordered and hide the birthday and Christmas presents I’d ordered from Amazon for my son that arrived just as we got home from school on Thursday that I’d stuffed in the garage quickly. Luckily my son believed that they were something for Daddy’s business – phew!
Early evening we will be going out for dinner to celebrate Daddy P’s birthday.