It’s half-term! We didn’t have anything planned, but it was still nice to have a break from school and particularly from the relentless round of after-school activities and mum-taxi duties. I was pleasantly surprised that the kids didn’t moan about basically doing nothing all week as I juggled work, thanks to my new contract.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 45 – Sunday 14th February – I often go for a walk early on a Sunday morning before the kids wake up, just as the sun is rising. I always love the sky behind these pylons!
Day 46 – Monday 15th February – one of the downsides of the school holidays is that it’s almost impossible to go running in the week. Theoretically, I could leave the kids, but my daughter is a bit young and I can’t really trust all three of them together! So today I had a short run with my daughter instead of on my own.
Day 47 – Tuesday 16th February – how to keep a teenager busy in half-term – give him a sledgehammer and some manual labour!
Day 48 – Wednesday 17th February – my younger son injured his hamstring at football on Sunday, so has hardly left the house. Finally today he decided to do his art homework, rather than just stare at a screen.
Day 49 – Thursday 18th February – there was a greenhouse here before my son started work on it.
Day 50 – Friday 19th February – the (almost inevitable) result of a teenager doing manual labour – he prised a piece of wood off the wall with a spade and it hit him in the head. Luckily, he wasn’t badly hurt. My husband had a very similar injury a couple of years ago when he broke some wood up with a sledgehammer and it flew up and hit him in the face!
Day 51 – Saturday 20th February – I’m very proud of my son for all the work he’s done in the garden this week. He sawed this wood himself and is loading up the car ready for the tip.