Project 366 2020 Week 44 Day 299-305 Half term has arrived and it’s a strange one for us. We should have been on holiday at the start of it, but had a couple of days out instead. The weather was kind to us when we needed it to be. As Oxford city moves up to Tier 2 this weekend I wonder how long it will be before the whole county follows suit. Although, having looked at the relevant restrictions, we are already following those so it won’t make any difference to us really.
Sunday 25th October – Day 299
I’d bought tickets for a trip on the Great Central Railway as a surprise for the OH’s birthday. We’ve been on the line a couple of times before but life isn’t normal right now and the experience was different too. The journey was nice but there was no time to stand on the platform admiring the loco in steam which is something both he and my son enjoy. My son did manage to capture a shot of a station loco instead.
Monday 26th October – Day 300
The start of half term and a day’s holiday for me. We met up with Suzanne and Bob the dog for some fun at Batsford Arboretum. It’s somewhere we’ve not been since my son was a toddler and was a perfect place to meet up and spend time together outdoors. Amazingly it didn’t rain either!
Tuesday 27th October – Day 301
I received an email from my blog host yesterday saying that my blog size was too big for my current package and I’d been automatically upgraded to the next level. Great but it’s put the monthly hosting charge up by a third. So some extremely overdue housekeeping required to try to reduce the size. That’s every spare moment I have for the next week or two taken!
Wednesday 28th October – Day 302
My day off, so we made good use of our Bucks Railway Centre annual pass and headed there to take a look at their Halloween event. Apparently, he’s too grown up for pumpkin trails now, but we still had a nice time looking around. We managed to avoid the rain until we were driving home and decided to spend the afternoon making Halloween themed pictures to stick up around the house.
Thursday 29th October – Day 303
How wonderful to come back from work to this. Look, Mummy, Daddy’s got me a pumpkin. Guess who gets to carve it? My least favourite activity.
Friday 30th October – Day 304
One of the ladies I work with has been using these nail wraps for ages and they always look fab on her, so I’ve treated myself to a set. I love nail varnish but it doesn’t even last a day on me unless I go to a salon for gel nails so I’ll be interested to see how long I can make these last.
My son was at our neighbours all day today, as she’s also a childminder. It’s the longest anyone has looked after him other than us, so was a bit of a day. He wasn’t happy to be going at all, and I certainly knew that this morning, but he survived the experience and I’m sure it’s not going to be a off one, but I’ll worry about telling him that later.
Pumpkin carving after dinner, which actually was so much easier than every other year. This year the pumpkin came from Lidl rather than via the OH’s warehouse, so maybe it’s just not a quality pumpkin! Anyway, job done and pumpkin seeds roasted for the birds to eat.
Saturday 31st October – Day 305
Halloween and indoor treat hunting for us.
We braved the pouring rain this morning to collect the last three Lego cards my son needed to complete this year’s Sainsburys book. Then came home and got the pottery set out that we reviewed a few years ago. My son wanted to make a clay pumpkin, nit sure it will be dry in time for tonight but he doesn’t care.