Project 366 2020 Week 8 Day 47-53 – The Half Term week
Sunday 16th February – Day 47
I’d won tickets to the Milton Keynes Model Railway Show so I sent the menfolk off there for a few hours so I could have some peace and quiet and get sorted for our trip tomorrow.
I also got to watch some of The Crown boxset I’d bought with some Christmas money.
Monday 17th February – Day 48
My son and I headed into work for a couple of hours before coming home to sort the cats out, pack the car up and head up the motorway to Worcestershire to see Suzanne from Chickenruby who has recently moved back from Dubai. Our route was changed after she rang first thing to say that one of the major routes from the motorway was closed due to flooding. She worked out a diversion for me and we left home after a quick lunch.
To say we got through the floods by the skin of our teeth isn’t too much of an exaggeration, we drove through Upton upon Severn on what looked like a causeway with the tide coming in from both sides. It was a hairy moment and I was mightily relieved to pull up on Suzanne’s driveaway. We’d worry about the return journey tomorrow.
We finally got to meet Bob and Pushkins who are both lovely, but my son has most definitely fallen in love with Bob.
Tuesday 18th February – Day 49
We spent the day with Suzanne. We’d originally planned to visit Worcester for the day but the floods meant that that wasn’t an option so we headed out to explore the local area instead. My son loves anything GWR related, new and old so he was super happy to have a short train journey on this train.
We headed home mid-afternoon, the rain was forecast, and I wanted to get back without any drama. The main route to the motorway had reopened and we got home safely. It had been a lovely time spent with Suzanne and just the change of routine that my son and I both needed.
Wednesday 19th February – Day 50
Back to work for me and I did some of my ‘at home’ job early before my son came with me to my ‘away from home’ job for a few hours. Back home to finish my hours for the ‘at home’ job, lunch and then we made use of our Buckinghamshire Railway Centre pass for a couple of hours. It was their first steaming day of the year and my son was happy looking in the engine sheds and checking out what work had been done over the winter.
We heard that my auntie has had her medical procedure so hopefully, she’ll start to improve again, it’s her birthday next week and I’ll be gutted for her if she spends it in the hospital again (like last year). I also got an email from the insurance company about Brewster and they are covering pretty much all of the costs. Payment will be with me before my credit card bill needs to be paid which is even better news!
Thursday 20th February – Day 51
The OH took the day off so he could do something with my son while I was working. By 12 o’clock he’d still only managed to get out of the shower and make an ‘important’ phone call. Pointless exercise and I felt gutted for my son.
I managed to finalise a blog review trip to Puy du Fou at the end of May, flights are now booked and we just have to arrange our own transfer from Nantes airport and back. Really looking forward to it already.
My son received some post as a thank you for us supporting DC Comics, they brightened up his day.
Friday 21st February – Day 52
Workday for me before spending some time catching up with old friends as we headed over to Stowe for a few hours. The boys ran around and my friend and I got to catch up on each others news. The boys haven’t seen each other for a while but they get on really well. There was plenty of boy humour!
When we got home it was time for dinner and then packing for our next excursion.
Saturday 22nd February – Day 53
We headed off to Cambridgeshire for a review trip staying at The DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry Hotel. We couldn’t check in until 3pm so we headed to Anglesey Abbey first, and got two new stamps for my son’s NT passport.
The weather was on our side and we had lots of fun outdoors before battling the Cambridge traffic to the hotel. Cookies on arrival won my son over instantly.