Welcome to the first Project 52 of this 2019. Yes, I’ve decided to keep going. It’s nice to choose a photo of the week, and to have a look back on what we’ve done for the week. Like last year I’ve opted for a Project 52, rather than 365, so I’m now in year 5, I think, of joining in.
Here’s week 1
On Sunday it was a lazy day. No plans so just a quick nip to the supermarket in the morning and back home for lego building, watching films and doing jigsaw puzzles.
Monday was the start of our busy second week of the Christmas holidays. N and I went over to a friend’s house – I’m friends with the mum of one of the boys in his class. We spent the day chatting an the boys spent most of the time out on their bikes and then building dens for nerf wars. Afterwards, N had an hour’s nap to make sure he was ready for the new year’s eve party we went to. It was a lovely party, and so nice to see all the children mucking in together as usual.
New year’s day I’d planned to be a quiet day at home. But the OH was obviously a little tired (hungover) from the night before, so hogged the living room from 9.30. Instead we headed out to soft play. There was one bonus, we ate out at lunch, and because the OH was still asleep and didn’t want a proper meal, we just had cheese on toast for tea. The back room was freezing cold despite the heating being on, so when N went to bed, I headed up as well, with my laptop so blogged for a while in bed before getting an early night.
Wednesday was a day out again, catching up with another friend. One of N’s old nursery friends and his mum. We hadn’t seen them for 18 months+ so it was lovely to get out with them. The boys got on really well again – we visited All Things Wild and they loved the play equipment, soft play and the go karts especially.
Thursday we headed out with Mary and Monkey from Over 40 and a mum to one to Clivden. It’s a National Trust gardens we’ve not been to before and I can imagine how beautiful it is when the sun is shining and the flowers are all out. We had a lovely day, and again it was nice to catch up.
Friday was chance to not do much. That was the theory, but at last Nativity Rocks was on at our local cinema for 3 days/showings only. We’d been waiting since we saw the trailers in October, so had to go and see it. It was another (cheap) kids club showing, and for the first time in ages, the cinema was quite busy. N also got through the trailers and the whole film without asking how much longer there was. Proof he really enjoyed it.
Saturday was a jobs day. Time to do everything I’ve not had chance to – taking back unwanted sales purchases, getting the OH’s birthday present, food shopping. I made ‘tandoori’ chicken for tea but couldn’t find tandoori paste in the shops so had to improvise with balti paste. N was pleased with tea eating it with rice, the OH didn’t moan (which is a result) although he ate his with potatoes. Hopefully that means we can have it in future as well. We had pancakes for pudding. Like most people we usually only eat them for pancake day, but they were delicious.
This week’s photo was one taken at Cliveden down by the Thames. I took the photo for the relections, but on upload I see a split colour tree and at least 2 faces.