Project 365 2017 week 16 – Easter break

on the promenade at Cromer

It’s week 16 of 2017’s Project 365, photo a day for a year.  This week included our Easter break – I was off work this week too.  So I took N away for a few days. We had a nice break, although he wasn’t well – hot and cold, and had a headache, which keeps coming back.  So it’s certainly dragging on.  I’m just hoping after a relaxing weekend he’ll be ok to go back to school. He’s still not read… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 16 – Easter break”

Living Arrows 2017 week 16 – outdoor fun

Living Arrows 2017 week 16 fun at Upton house

I’d been meaning to return to Upton House (National Trust) for a while now, and had been hoping to see the new 1920s displays and the refilled mirror lake.  But we went today for the Easter Egg hunt and the mirror lake was still empty and complete with JCB digger in it N had a great time with his cousin, they spent a lot of time rolling down slopes, running around and just generally having a bit of rough and… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 16 – outdoor fun”

My Sunday Photo – purple flowers

My Sunday Photo - purple flower beds at Upton House

This beautiful display of purple flowers was at Upton House, our nearby National Trust property. I took N and the youngest nephew for the Easter Egg hunt.  I was a bit disappointed because the mirror lake still is filled in despite them originally saying March it would reopen.  The boys just enjoyed  rolling down the slopes in the gardens.

Project 365 2017 week 15 – eggs and horses

jumping logs on the woodland walk at Upton House

It’s onto week 15 of project 365 and the final run up to Easter.  We’ve only had 1 week of holidays this week so I’m hoping that lots of children are back to school next week and we’ll have some quiet-ish time away without insane traffic on the roads. On Sunday I finally got round to making my mediterranean courgettes side – I’ve had the post written for ages, but whenever I’ve made it before I’ve never managed to get… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 15 – eggs and horses”

Living Arrows 2017 week 15 – getting ready to play

getting into badminton in the garden

This week’s Living Arrows shot was taken on Thursday afternoon with N getting ready to play badminton.  N had had a bump on the head at school first thing that morning, and he was so shaky I’d had to pick him up to keep an eye on him. Oh course by afternoon, he was fine again (albeit with a huge egg on the back of his head) and wanting to play outside. He got lots of outdoor toys out, played… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 15 – getting ready to play”

Project 365 2017 week 14

climbing frame hidaway

It’s week 14 of this year’s project 365 and we’ve seen the sun.  Plus the Easter holidays have arrived for N (although not for me until next Friday as I’m still at work until then). On Sunday, N played outside for a while with his cousin. The 2 of them played nicely together and N insisted on making a shelter with the blanket from the house. On Monday it was a stealing strawberries day. N is a bit of a… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 14”

What makes a successful playdate

How to have successful playdates - Bubbablue and me

I have to admit we don’t do many playdates. Mainly because I work, so N goes to after school club. And in the holidays is at holiday club or working with the OH would just wouldn’t ‘do’ playdates. He just refuses to take N places. So he just doesn’t get asked by children in the class. Mostly the playdates he has are via his friends who have mums I’m friends with.  His playdates usually become ‘our’ playdates and turn into… Continue Reading “What makes a successful playdate”