I think this week has been a hard one for everyone. Not just us, but the UK and the world. There’s a lot of questions over how the UK is planning to manage coronavirus vs the rest of the world. So far, not much has changed for us – work is still open although we are able to work from home and are preparing for it. None of N’s activities have been cancelled yet, although we’re expecting them to start being cancelled next week. Crikey, Project 52 is going to be boring to read in future weeks if and when we’re on lock down!
Here’s our Project 52 for week 11.
On Sunday N had his county tennis training for the first time. It was non stop for 3 1/2 hours; he was most miffed they only got 10 mins snack time rather than time off for lunch. It took 3 days for his legs to no longer ache afterwards.
Monday was back to work and school. The office was much emptier this week. I was disappointed to see that all the desks in front and to the outside of mine have been converted into riser desks, so I arrived to find my desk surrounded by blue dividers up above me, making it feel really enclosed. As well as my view all around the office being removed. Gutted as I loved my desk before.
Tuesday was a normal day as well. N was back swimming after having had a week off it last week due to his tonsillitis.
On Wednesday was back at his usual tennis lesson. It was pushed back later but more of it was still played in daylight. It’s nice to have more time before dark.
On Thursday it was quiet. Just a lot of obsessively checking the news for changing proposals on coronovirus, and nipping out to get bits and pieces of shopping I’d forgotten.
Friday was Sports Relief day, so N had to dress in sportswear for school. He’s still wearing half mast age 7-8 year joggers because the load of age 8-9 ones in his cupboard are all way too big in the waist. He’s at the top height of that age 8-9 so really needs to move up but we can’t find any that wouldn’t need gathering in so much at the waist. He has finally grown 1.5 cm in height though. It’s been a year, so I’m presuming this summer will be the one he shoots up as it’s always been slow growth before.
He also had tennis which was lovely weather. It seems the child who does karting isn’t going anymore as he’s not been for weeks, and another had chicken pox, so there were only 5 of them. It means the other mum who usually goes wasn’t there so I read a lot as well as watching them play.
Saturday we needed a couple of bits from town – put in a cheque, get some pudding and bread, then headed to swimming. The class before us only had 2 children and ours was down from 9 to 4, which was much better for those swimming. N was asked to demo breast stroke to the class before ours, and then after our lesson, the instructor told me N is now a level 7 swimmer (his class is both stage 6 and 7). It only took him just over a term of being in that class which is his fastest move up. He’s not happy though because it means moving to a purple hat from his current dark blue. I’m now on a mission to find as dark a purple hat as possible so he can’t moan it’s girlie, and so it’s silicone rather than the latex hats they provide at the pool. I don’t know why he’s moaning, it’s not like he’ll know he’s wearing a purple hat once it’s on his head.
This week’s photos is of a rainbow I saw while driving to pick N up from after school club. It’s not often you see the whole arc of the rainbow, but I couldn’t get it all in the photo once I’d parked up.