This week has been a busy one in work, although for N it’s been a bit quieter. The weather has really turned more autumnal and I’m debating putting on socks and tights and changing to my winter shoes.
Here is our week 40 for project 52.
Sunday was a quiet day in terms of not doing much. N spent most of the day with his cousin over at ours, playing out in the garden. It’s so nice that they both love being outside whatever the weather and were quite happy getting the tennis and cricket sets out.
On Monday it was back to work and school. The weather wasn’t great so N was a bit peeved that at multisports after school club, they had to share the hall with the tennis club who had to come inside due to the rain.
Tuesday was mad at work with meetings pretty much all day. Generally I don’t have any meetings in my diary as I like to keep things free unless they really necessary. But this week has been a bit mad with 3 days just back-to-back meetings.
One of the usual swimming instructors has been off for a few weeks so N’s school swimming had a jiggle around with N’s teacher going to teach the stage 2 group. It meant that N’s group got to do rookie lifeguard skills with the usual lifeguard instructor. He said it was great fun and I think that he might end up wanting to do more of that in future, once he moves up another swimming level.
On Wednesday we took a mammoth bag of crisps into school for their new recycling bin. My work has been collecting crisp packets to recycle for a while now, but the person who takes them to the recycling collection point has to go to Buckingham. I offered to take them when she’s not around, and they gladly handed them over this week to me. I had to make it clear to school that it wasn’t us who was eating all those crisps because it was a pretty large bag and school were surprised how large it is. I’ve now got my brother on the case as well collecting them.
On Thursday, they announced the School Council and sports council reps. Sadly (but unsurprisingly) N didn’t get one of the roles. even though this year they gave it to 3.. N wasn’t impressed that 3 of the 4 from his year chosen are already or have been, on other committees. They are allowed to stand for different committees but not allowed on the same one more than once. It’s a shame though because those kids are always the ones that get voted, and it means that other children don’t get the chance to try it out. I’m hoping it hasn’t put him off trying out in Y5 and Y6. It’s a hard lesson knowing that you’re not the person everyone is going to vote for.
Friday was a rushed day trying to get everything done for work that needed to, the getting everything organised for tennis. It was a bit of a wait for N’s friend to be dropped off after a school club and get changed. It would be easier if I just picked him up straight from school because there be more time to play with, even with them doing their homework. They were a bit hyper in the car though.
There was only four of them at tennis which was a great number. It was a really good session with a focus on serving. N now has a couple of good tips to help him out and his serve really improved with him not serving any double faults. When they played King of the Court, he stayed on the longest and was unbeaten at the end.
Saturday was a lazy day. Nipped into town to pick up some bits for our evening meal and went to the bakery before swimming. There were only 5 of them in class today which is unusual and it was really hard work. N’s front crawl arms went to pots, as did his breathing. He said it was because they were using the little buoy floats between their legs which meant he couldn’t concentrate on the arms as he was trying to keep the float in without letting it go. They did finish on breaststroke legs though and it turns out that all the work he did on his breast stroke in level 4 worked. The instructor was asking the others to watch N’s leg action as he was swimming in.
The rest of the day was spent with N going out sloes and late blackberry picking with his uncle, and me trying to finish my puzzle.
This week’s project 52 photo was taken just before sunset at tennis. It won’t be long before they’re playing under floodlights.