Week 5 of the summer holidays has been a good one although there’s been lots going on. Despite me being at work, there’s been things organised and start of the week fun in London.
Here’s week 34 of Project 52.
Sunday was a great day out in London. We went in to see School of Rock, but of course added some other things to our trip. Nice food, pop up Disney displays, the theatre and more. If you’ve not seen School of Rock, we definitely recommend it. N loved it and didn’t even think about getting bored.
Monday I was back at work. It was a nice quiet week with so many people off work. Not much happened at work all week, although I had Friday off on flexi leave.
N spent the week with various people. Doing corn cart with his dad, a bit of sheep dipping with his uncle, and helping out with the pheasant delivery. This didn’t go so well as the first day they spotted a buzzard hovering around the pen, and a few of the little pheasants escaped. Hopefully the buzzard can be scared off with some scarers.
I spent most of Tuesday night searching for hotels and mini break places for the end of the holidays for N and me. The OH can’t come with us due to harvest. After a nightmare trying to book the final night in a different hotel it got sorted out by Thursday.
Thursday night we got a call at 8.00 just as N was going off to bed, to ask if we could get fish and chips and take it to the field for the 3 of them working. That order changed to MacDonalds so we did a quick trip into town to buy their tea. Then N had to direct me to the field they were working in a few villages away. I don’t often get involved with the farm, and never go out to the fields anymore, but it was quite nice to be doing that again. It was lovely to see the combine and tractors in the field, driving up the track and across the fields to take their food (in my Volvo!). The sunset was spectacular from there as well. The inlaws were heading over with some drinks for them, so N stayed with the men, then Granny and Gramp brought him back home. It was a late night for him.
Friday I had a flexi day off work. I was aiming for a quiet day sorting things out before a busy weekend. But it was all over the place – food shop, getting N’s hair cut. Plus we’d said we’d go and get N’s xbox one he’s saved up for. Last time he decided that rather than just buying the pre-owned one for £150, he’d wait til he had a bit more money to be able to get a game as well. Today he had enough. Except the preowned one was actually £169 and the guy wouldn’t knock the £4 off. It’s better value to get a bigger storage, faster version brand new which includes 3 games.
So we’ve got another plan for him over 5 weeks (or maybe earlier if he does extra chores), so he’ll be able to afford a better one and get the 1 game he really wants. N’s happy enough with the plan although disappointed. But now the OH is sticking his oar in and saying he and the nephew will find a better deal so he can get it now. I’m not happy because N needs to learn that he can earn pocket money by doing chores, which will get him what he wants, and the satisfaction of getting it on his own. The OH will probably ignore warranties, condition and storage, and just go for the cheapest. I won’t be impressed if he does.
On Saturday, we were off to Big Feastival. I’ve never been before, but fancied trying it. N moaned a lot…because ‘it’s all food and there’s no rock music’. Sigh. Hopefully he’ll enjoy it once he’s there.
This week’s photo is from the School Of Rock.