colourful sheep in Tiger

Project 366 2016 week 12 – a few sheep

We’re onto week 12 of Project 366, a photo a day for a year.  Things are looking up – we’ve had some nice weather, warmth and beautiful blue skies, although the week’s ended with gloomy weather. Unsurprising really given it’s a bank holiday weekend.

On Sunday, we went to the Gruffalo Experience in Milton Keynes.  It’s quite similar to The Lost Gift we saw at Warwick over Christmas. Looking round it was mostly toddlers, with a couple of older children but N wasn’t worried that he was one of the older ones.  He refused to wear his mouse ears until we left (and refused to have his photo taken with the Gruffalo), but afterwards walked round Milton Keynes and had lunch wearing them.  The sword was bought with his own money afterwards – I’m not sure what he was doing in the photo.

being a sword wielding mouse in Milton Keynes

On Monday we started our strict homework routine.  No slacking now, until N knows all his words for this year, and is choosing to read his own books.  He did get distracted wanting to faff around playing his ukelele, but the other days he was quite focused and picked up his reading book off his own back.

ukelele break

On Tuesday I set up the Epson eco printer that I’m due to review. The OH of course, had left something he wanted copying until the last minute, but the printer was really easy to fill with ink, and the copy came out better quality than the original document.  I’m trying to print today though and things aren’t going too well, so troubleshooting here we come.

Epson printer

On Wednesday, it was more homework time in the evening. Even 2 days in, I’ve noticed an improvement in N’s reading. Hopefully he’ll start to find it easier and feel more confident about his reading too.

evening reading books

On Thursdays I nipped into Tiger with a friend and colleague at lunch. We’re a bit obsessed with the shop and just love the quirky products, most of which you don’t need.  Like these fun sheep I spotted in the window display.

colourful sheep in Tiger

On Good Friday, we headed over to Stowe Landscape Gardens with a friend and her boys.  Luckily the day we’d booked in to meet up was the one with the glorious weather.  It did mean that Stowe was packed with people doing the Easter trail but it was lovely to be outside and warm.  When I got home I even took off my socks and was wandering around in bare feet it was so warm.

Stowe Gardens in the sunshine

On Saturday N had his last swimming session of the term – a fun swim – and afterwards wanted to get his hair cut.  This put paid to my plans to go car shopping, all the more annoying when the barber’s wasn’t open.  We nipped into one of the delis in the town and spotted all these delicious looking savoury treats and mini options.  I did manage to not buy any though which was good willpower.

mini quiches in Taste of the Country deli

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  1. Tiger is one of those shops you can’t resist having a look around. The goodies in the deli look great, black pudding scotch egg..oh yes!!

  2. It sounds like the new homework routine is working really well. Those mini quiches look delicious! My boys are both desperate for a haircut, but the barber we usually go to has closed down.

  3. Well done N on the reading, we’ve been bringing home extra reading books from school as they were all Monkey would read and it’s helped here too. Last night he actually read some of one of his own books for the very first time. We were at Stowe today, it was very quiet compared to Blenheim yesterday. It would be lethal if I worked in town with Tiger! #366

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