Project 366 Week 1

Here I go for my third year of Project 365. Except this year it’s Project 366, as it’s a leap year of course! When I started in 2014, I wasn’t sure I would manage it as I don’t publish recognisable pictures of my children on the blog, which means I never get to share my best photos on here. But I found it has been fairly easy on the whole.

A lot of people give up after a year or two, or even after a couple of months, but I’m happy to keep going. It’s a nice way of recording those memories which are too small for a whole blogpost.

So here’s our week 1 of 2016 in pictures…

Day 1 – Friday 1st January – last year I started the project with new shoots to mark a new year and a fresh start, looking forward to spring. I’m doing the same this year, except that due to the exceptionally mild December, these aren’t new shoots, they are actual daffodils! The first of these came out on Christmas Eve.

Daffodils, Garden, 366

Day 2 – Saturday 2nd January – the last day of the panto! A very sad day for us all, but we watched one final brilliant performance before it was all over.

Panto, Ticket, Daughter, 365, 366

Day 3 – Sunday 3rd January – my eldest, my daughter and I went ice skating with my sister, brother-in-law and little niece. My younger son couldn’t come with us as he wasn’t well. This is my daughter and niece waiting to get on the ice

Daughter, Niece, Ice skating, 365, 366

Day 4 – Monday 4th January – back to school and work! Well, my younger son didn’t go to school as he has a bad chest, head, throat and cough. Reading this dreadful children’s book was my first job of the day.

Work, 365, 366

Day 5 – Tuesday 5th January – another day with my son at home. Although he hasn’t had a temperature, he was nowhere near well enough for school and couldn’t stand up for more than about a minute. This is the panda I got for Christmas, making himself at home on my bed!

Panda, 366, 365

Day 6 – Wednesday 6th January – my younger son was well enough for school today. He left his stuff lying around the house just in case I was missing him too much!

Toys, Son, 365, 366

Day 7 – Thursday 7th January – I went back to dance class for the first time in over two months – I just couldn’t cope with it while I was racing around after my daughter and the panto! My dance trainers have been missing in action for about a year now, so I was very pleased to find them!

Trainers, Dance, 365, 366

Day 8 – Friday 8th January – I finally spent my Christmas vouchers on some books! I followed recommendations from friends, Heat magazine and Waterstones to pick up this selection. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed, but what to read first?

Books, Reading, 365, 366

Day 9 – Saturday 9th January – my daughter, eldest and I all did Parkrun, then my daughter went straight to try out a new drama club. Guess who forgot to take a change of shoes?! Whoops!

Trainers, Running, Daughter, 365, 366

 

 

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. We’ve got daffodils out too. The weather is very confused! Hope your boy is feeling much better. Too many horrible germs about…

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    • He’s all better, thanks, apart from a lingering cough. Was well enough to play rugby for the school on Saturday!

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  2. It seems so early to have daffodils….This weather has been so strange!
    I hope your boy is better now…
    Wow at those trainers…Hope they don’t take too much cleaning…lol

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    • Thanks, he’s all better now! To be honest, I didn’t give the trainers much of a clean! She mainly uses them for Parkrun and it’s going to be muddy every week for the foreseeable future!

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  3. I’m so worried about what Spring will actually bring us if everything is flowering now. Sad about the panto ending, I bet your daughter is missing it already. Enjoy the books #366

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    • You’re right, spring could be very lacking in colour! My daughter is really missing the panto, but she’s slowly getting over it. Can’t wait to get stuck into my books!

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  4. I love your trainers! What sort of dance do you do? I love the sound of a dance class. My girl never got into those books – I’m intrigued as to what your job is?!! 😉 x

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    • Thanks, I do street dance (very badly!). I’m pleased to say my daughter never read these books either. I’m a freelance writer and my biggest contract is writing educational materials based on children’s books!

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  5. I can image you all felt sad with the Panto ending as its been such a large part of your life for the past few months. And wow daffodils at this time of year. Just crazy. Good news is our town will be getting a park run so I think its something that hubby and son will do. Good bonding for them xx

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    • The end of the panto was really sad for all of us. That’s great news about the Parkrun! I bet your husband and son will love it. No reason why you and your daughter shouldn’t do it either, of course! And they always need lots of volunteers.

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  6. I think Annie (Fable and Folk) saw a daffodil early December and the tree outside my building has started to blossom! I can imagine it’s taking some adjusting to get used to no panto, it was such a huge chunk of your lives!

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    • Wow, early December is mad! My first one was out on Christmas Eve. We’re just getting used to life without panto, but the first few days were hard.

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  7. I love your Panda 😀
    Those Rainbow Fairy books are awful aren’t they? Tori loves them >.<

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    • Thanks, I love my panda too! I’m so glad my daughter never liked these books!

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  8. Crazy those daffodils blooming so early but the weather has been a bit mental hasn’t it? I haven’t been ice skating in soooooo long. The last time I went I came back with a million bruises!

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    • Whoops! I managed to not fall over, but that was probably because my daughter was so slow and wobbly!

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  9. The weather really has been very odd! The panto finishing must have left a huge gap, hope your daughter is okay xx

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    • Thanks! It has left a big gap, but she’s recovering slowly! x

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  10. Haven;t seen daffodils yet, but I don’t think it will be long if this mild weather continues. I am reading ‘A God in Ruins’ at the moment and I’m really enjoying it, although I don’t think it’s as good as ‘Life after Life’, which was a real stand out book for me.

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    • Life After Life is one of my absolute favourite books, which is why, after much careful deliberation I decided to read A God in Ruins first! I’m only a few pages in, but enjoying it so far.

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  11. We haven’t got daffodils but our snowdrops and crocus are out. I hate muddy shoes!!

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    • Our house is permanently over-run with muddy shoes! I guess yours is just the same? Strangely we haven’t seen any snowdrops or crocuses, just the daffodils!

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  12. happy new year and well done on doing another year!
    i have seen daffodils and blossom and that was before Xmas! the weather is just so mixed up at the moment – we need some wintry weather! Ice skating is such fun – we should go again really because the boys love it. Awww shame that the panto has come to an end – but what amazing memories you have from it.
    well done on getting bak in with your dancing classes – what an active lady you are! Puts me to shame xx

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    • Ha ha, thanks! I love being active – it keeps me sane!
      The panto has left a real hole in our lives, but we’re slowly adjusting to normality again! x

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  13. Lots of shoes this week! I’m so glad you’ve managed to get back to dance and doing something that you enjoy. It’s all very well enjoying our kids’ activities but sometimes it’s nice to do something for us, isn’t it? Hope your son is better. Sounded like a nasty bug 🙁 I can imagine that you’re all missing the panto. Not long til next year! x

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    • You can tell it’s not been a very photogenic week when I resort to photographing shoes! My son is all better now – was back to playing rugby for the school by the end of the week.
      We’re already counting down to auditions… x

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  14. I’ve spotted some daffodils too and its far too early! Sorry to hear your boy wasn’t well, glad he is better though.

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  15. amazing that the daffodils are flowering, poor things are in for a shock if winter gets here.
    Glad son is feeling better, what a shame he missed out on the ice skating.
    Oops at forgetting a change of shoes.

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  16. I can’t believe you have daffodils. Great collection of photos. Glad your son is doing better. And can imagine the lack of panto has left a hole in your daughters life. Great pile of books xx

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  17. Looks like a jam packed 1st week of 2016! What kind of dancing do you do – I’ve done a lot of dancing before and wouldn’t mind starting up again! x #project366

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  18. Our house is always full of muddy shoes too! My daughter didn’t do pantomime this year, but they have auditions for Oklahoma this weekend, taking place at Easter, so we are just starting! Glad your son is feeling better there are so many bugs about at the moment.

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  19. sorry i took so long to read and reply to the last 3 weeks of project 366, but with the adult children visiting and starting a new job I’ve had little time for anything, just about managing to keep up with posting a photo every day. glad you all enjoyed the panto, sorry to hear your son was poorly, hoping he’s all better now

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