This week felt like it really zoomed by. Probably because we were excited about me getting my new car. Here’s this week’s Project 366, week 16, a photo a day for a year.
On Sunday, N had a play date with his best friend at the local soft play. I had some vouchers for 2 adults and 2 children – it’s all the better when you don’t pay for something. This white board there is a great idea with lots of different activities and drawing or writing opportunities for children there. As you can see, neither were that interested in writing anything specific.
This week has been disastrous in diet terms. I’ve eaten what I wanted, I’ve not done my meal replacements and there’s been quite a lot of chocolate and cake involved. My lunches however have been relatively healthy – I’ve discovered a delicious new green from M&S, plus added a boiled egg and their yummy Charlotte potato salad that I love. I’d aimed to lose another stone by my friend’s 40th party in May, but I think going on this week’s eating habits, even getting back on plan again, losing half a stone is a little more realistic.
We’re back learning words and doing his reading after school, although the word thing is going slowly. When N’s had a few goes at blending, the next time when he’s trying to recognise it straight out, he’ll take the word, hide on the floor under the table and think it through in his mind before saying what he thinks the word is. All fine, apart from it sometimes taking a lot time! This was Tuesday
On Wednesday it was a monthly freestyle night at dancing in Oxford. The walk back to the car afterwards was dark and fairly quiet. I decided I wanted to try and get a photo of the college walls all lit up. This didn’t quite go to plan – it certainly wasn’t what the eye could see but I quite like the photo that came out on my phone.
I always try and get out for a brief lunchtime walk where possible otherwise there’s no hope of me hitting my 10k steps a day. On Thursday I spotted this cute VW campervan parked up. While I’m not sure I’d want one, even to go on holiday with, they do make you smile when you see them and brighten up your day.
On Friday it was a manic afternoon. I picked N up from school, then we headed in Oxford to pick up and buy my new car. It wasn’t that smooth because we had to hang around for a while past our appointment while the salesman was finishing off with another person. Then all the paperwork, then switching bags over from the old car to the new one, and we left getting caught in the rush hour traffic.
The diesel they’d put in the car for me didn’t last as long as they’d said it would so we stopped off for diesel where my card was refused at the till. I knew the bank had authorised the car payment so it shouldn’t have been a problem, but 15 minutes on the phone in the petrol station mortified while everyone went and paid past me, and I was told it wasn’t my card that was the problem, but Visa who’d stopped further purchases due to a daily maximum being reached. It’s great that these things are kept an eye on, but when you’ve checked with the bank before spending a big amount of money, you presume it shouldn’t be a problem. Annoyingly the cash I had wasn’t quite enough so I had to fill in a non-payment form to leave the forecourt, went and got cash out the machine and returned to pay it.
We were really late by this point and I’d promised fish and chips for tea – of course there was a queue. N got excited and entertained himself while we queued, thanks to the blue lights under the counter! It was a serious rush by the time we got home to get food, for me to get ready to go out and head to dancing.
On Saturday it was a mooching day. After a late evening for both N and me, it was just an early swimming lesson, food shopping and not much else. N wanted to push the trolley at the supermarket. Of course I should have realised it was only so he could get close to all the toys.