I missed last week’s round up of Project 366 – just too much on to get a post written, so it’s a double length one this week. I’ll try to keep it shorter in words to make up for the double photos.
On Sunday it was a potter at home kind of day. I let out loose outside because he wanted to get some air before he spotted his dad in the farmyard, and was allowed to go off and meet him there. Previously the OH was always worried that N shouldn’t be let out to play on the drive, but there’s not that many cars coming and going, plus what there is will know he’s potentially around. And he’s good knowing that he’s not allowed pass a certain point on his own.
On Monday I took one of a a few sunsets photos this week. I feel like I’ve taken a few photos, but not every day shots. Roll on the lighter evenings so I have a better excise for getting out and photographing in better light.
On Tuesday, N came and snuggled up with me in bed before getting up. It doesn’t happen often anymore – the lure of breakfast, the tv and youtube are what drives him on in the morning. But it’s nice to snuggle and that’s when we often have our random questions and conversations.
On Wednesday I bought What Car to make a start on choosing a new car (well hopefully nearly new). I’ve got a Qashqai at the moment which was a random purchase and hadn’t been a car on my list. It’s been fine apart from the annoyance of rubbish air con and demisting ability, but now it’s costing me more and after getting an indicator sorted out, it’s now making some horrendously chugging sounds when it’s standing or going slowly, so I definitely need to get a move on, test drive and locate a car I like.
I’m after another crossover (potentially with 4×4 option although I still want it relatively economical, but I really don’t know what – annoyingly I want to have bought before 2 new cars in the sector will be launched. Any thoughts and advice welcome.
Thursday was a lunchtime picture. Yes it might have turned cold, but there have been some glorious sunny weather.
On Friday we had to kill time after my INR appointment and before another appointment, so we headed to Tesco to pick up the few things I needed. That week there were lots of sampling experiments going on, so of course N got stuck in.
I don’t often make dessert, but weekends generally need one. So out came a Nigella recipe, for a no bake cherry cheesecake. Yes it’s retro but crikey it taste good and noone moaned about it so it must have done down well.
On Sunday we went to the camping and caravanning show, and afterwards N wanted to get out his golf clubs that the nursery manager passed on to us. The grass was really still too wet, so he mostly had to stick with hitting a ball around the patio. He was doing pretty well as connecting with the club.
On Monday I nipped into town…probably for world book day preparations, and spotted this coach house set up. So pretty – I do love to see all the historic buildings in town. It’s funny because all the historic buildings with shops are all still around, but the modern ones in the high street or shopping centre have gone.
Tuesday and it’s another sky photo. They’re just really beautiful, and so varied every time. This was from the patio at home looking over our field behind.
On Wednesday I went to Oxford for a dancing freestyle evening. It was back to being in the Town Hall again which is a beautiful venue, but even the walk from the car there was beautiful architecture lit up to look stunning.
On Thursday it was another quick nip into town for hangers and safety pins for labelling up my items to sell at our local NCT sale. We have a Tiger in town, and it’s a great shop for quirky gifts and decoration ideas. I’m not sure what you’d do with these monochrome eggs, but they caught my eye.
On Friday after work it was a bit manic. I had to pick up N, drop him at the farm, then whizz into town to have a face to face handover meeting with the incoming website and social media role. So I can now step down from the committee. After the handover, I headed to the nearly new sale set up session. We always set up the hall the evening before so we’re ready for sellers to drop off the next day. It’s always fun to do if hard work, and Friday is more relaxed and a good opportunity to say hi to the usual suspects who’re involved with volunteering.
On Saturday it was nearly new sale time. Our branch is usually one of the top 20 sale branches which is brilliant. This was the hall nearly ready for the buyers. It was rammed with baby and kids equipment, toys and clothes. However the snow the night before and the weather must have put people off because it felt like it was quieter on numbers through the door (no queuing around the outside of the hall to pay), but we think we still sold a lot of items. Lots of my leftover items were to go to charity if they didn’t sell, so I’ve no idea how much I sold. T shirts definitely weren’t good sellers despite their 50p price.
So that’s our last 2 weeks, and roll on the next one.