This week’s been back to school after half term and it all seems to be going well again which is a relief. We’re now on week 45 of Project 365, and getting worryingly close to Christmas with me having done very little preparation so far.
On Sunday, I was out in the afternoon for a baby shower afternoon tea. So I spent the morning making a casserole to leave in the aga, and then this sticky ginger cake. It was delicious, and no moans from the OH about my cake making skills means that it must have been good.
On Monday it was back to school and work after half term. I spotted some beautifully dewy spider’s webs in the work car park, so got the phone out to snap them.
N’s a bit preoccupied with prison at the moment. I’m not sure where it came from, but on Tuesday he decided he was going to build himself a prison from his foam mats. I was told I’d need to buy some more when I saw them so he could have a roof as well.
On Wednesday the traffic out of work was absolutely horrendous. In fact, since half term the traffic has been awful in town all day. It took me 20 minutes to drive the usual 5 minute journey from work to Banbury Cross. Not good. Too much building, no new roads, and no plans to change any infrastructure to allow for all the town’s changes.
On Thursday, my New You meal plan packs arrived. I’m going to be trying it for a week – I’m hoping it’s not as hard going as I’m thinking it’s going to be. N was sorting me out the packs for me.
Friday I picked up N from school for the first time in what feels like a long time. He appeared in his shorts and with his clothes. Thankfully I’d put him spare clothes in his PE bag so he was in shorts. When I got home, this was the sight in his bag that school had packed away for him.
Saturday we didn’t have any plans. Early swimming class for N, and then it was the first shoot of the season at the farm. It’s great because it means N gets to come out with me with no moaning, because until he’s older he won’t be able to go out with his dad who’s always busy sorting every one else out.
Instead we had last minute plans to meet up with one of my online mum friends who was visiting the area. We stopped for a brief lunch first, then headed to the local softplay where her 2 children and N were able to run adn climb around the place.