Project 365 2017 Week 21

It’s been a very strange week with both of the younger kids away on school residentials.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 141 – Sunday 21st May – with both of the younger kids going away on school residentials, we had packing to finish. My son is off to Germany and my daughter to west Wales.

Packing, Suitcase, Son, Daughter, Residential, 365

Day 142 – Monday 22nd May – at 6.45am I waved my son off and at 7.45am I waved my daughter off (well I delivered her to school then and there was a further 45 minutes until the bus actually set off). The house feels very quiet and empty and the evenings ridiculously long without them.

Suitcases, Packing, Son, Daughter, School residentials, The school residentials and the quiet house

Day 143 – Tuesday 23rd May – what a horrendous morning – waking up to news of the attack on the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. I cannot believe anyone would target something which appeals to children and teenagers. I felt sick about it all day. I think it felt even worse for me because my own children are so far from home. The only photo I took was this foxglove.

Foxglove, Flower, 365

Day 144 – Wednesday 24th May – this was the sky today, all day. A beautiful hot, sunny day.

Sky, Summer, Sun, 365

Day 145 – Thursday 25th May – another incredibly hot day. We got a postcard from my daughter, and my husband and son laughed because she hasn’t actually been to Cardiff!

Postcard, School trip, School residential, 365, Daughter

Day 146 – Friday 26th May – what a day! My eldest finished school and will now only go in for exams. Hopefully he won’t be going back there for 6th form. The two kids came home from their residentials – my daughter at 5pm and my son at 9pm. They had both had a brilliant time. My family feels complete again! And this little dude had to go to the vet to be neutered. He went crazy and turned on Eric the other day and they had to be kept apart. I’m hoping this means they will be able put back in the same hutch in a few days when he’s healed.

Wilfred, Guinea pig, Pet, Neutered, 365

Day 147 – Saturday 27th May – a very hot morning at Parkrun. My whole body was screaming at me to stop, but I kept going. I was very proud of the younger two kids for running today when they were tired from their travels.

Parkrun, Running, Selfie, 365

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Bet it’s nice to have them all back. Lucky with the weather for Wale residential. Last time I went to Wales (admittedly camping), we were flooded out!

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    • It’s really nice to have them back! They were both very lucky with their weather. Apparently it was the best weather they’d had for the Wales trip in years!

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  2. oh dear that is a red face, bet the rain was nicer to run in though than the heat. Glad the 2 kids had a great time on their residential trip, bet it’s lovely having them home

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    • It’s so nice to have them home! I think the face would have been even redder if I’d taken it as soon as I’d finished running. I was so hot that I forgot to take it for a while!

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  3. So lovely when they return back from their residential trips. I’m really struggling with running in this heat! Hope the guinea pig calms down now x

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    • It was brilliant to have them back! I couldn’t face half marathon (or marathon!) training in this heat. Thanks, I’m really hoping Wilfred will be calm now. x

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  4. Oh well done for doing parkrun in this heat. I was running on the hills at 9am but it was much cooler up there in the shade. I’m glad they had a good week and got home safely.
    Nat.x

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    • Parkrun was tough! My son was beating himself up for not running as fast, but I told him nobody ran as fast (apart from his Grandpa and uncle who both got PBs!). It’s so nice to have the kids home. x

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  5. Ah bet you’re glad to have them back again and I’m impressed your girl sent you a postcard. I’d always bring mine back with me! It’s been lovely for sunshine hasn’t it? It’s all overcast again here!

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    • It’s so nice to have them back! My daughter remembered I was upset when my boys didn’t send postcards (and other kids in their class did!), so she made sure to send one 🙂

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  6. It must have been awful having your children away when the news broke about Manchester. I was cut up all day and was lucky I could give my girls a hug as soon as they got home from school….
    The weather has been lovely hasn’t it. Good on you for still running x

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    • I felt so sick all day when I heard the news about Manchester. I don’t think any terror attack has ever hit me so hard.
      The weather has been amazing! 🙂 x

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  7. What an emotional week for you Sarah. I can’t imagine it was easy with the events at the beginning of the week, and 2 of your children being away. Ah your son finishing school, I didn’t realise they finish in May. Hope Eric and Wilfred are ok now x

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    • It was really horrible having the kids away with the events in Manchester 🙁 Eric and Wilfred have to be kept apart until Wilfred has healed, but I’m hoping they will be OK. x

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  8. I’m impressed that you can ever get them all up and out for Park run! Glad to hear all your babies are back under one roof; it’s very unsettling when something awful happens isn’t it? Such a sad week 🙁

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    • Thanks very much! It’s been a very tough week. The kids are really good at getting up for Parkrun these days, I’m very proud of them!

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  9. I love the park run photo as it looks so happy and natural! Well done on surviving your kids being away too,,something I do not look forward too years down the line! #365

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    • Thanks very much! I was so hot after the run, I think that smile was relief! It’s really tough having the kids away 🙁

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  10. Nice to get a postcard even if she hadn’t been to Cardiff. Must be nice to have them back.

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    • They were supposed to go to Cardiff on the way back, but they decided as the weather was so amazing to spend more time on the beach rather than go to a museum.

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  11. Oh must have so quiet without them! There’s been some gorgeous weather hasn’t there? Well done on the park run in the heat

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    • It was really quiet! Although I think it was good for my eldest to have peace for his revision.

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  12. I bet it has been a quiet week, I know exactly how you felt on Tuesday… such terrible barbarism is really hard to comprehend and it’s made all the worse when children are involved. Quite a lot of the 21yo’s friends were at the gig but thankfully all got out ok 🙂

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    • That’s a relief about your daughter’s friends, but it must have felt so close to home! My husband and son were in Manchester at a Man Utd game only the day before.

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  13. Aww hon what an emotional week. I hope they had they best time. I am struggling with the thought of my oldest going to high school next year never mind leaving. I hope the guinea pigs are ok lovely xx

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    • It’s such a big change, but like anything, it’s one of those things you dread, but it’s not as bad once you get used to it! I absolutely love my younger son’s school (and so does he, most importantly), but we haven’t been keen on my eldest’s. Hopefully he’s finished there now!
      I’m still waiting to see if the guinea pigs will be OK, but my fingers are crossed! x

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  14. we all long for some peace, but never really like it when we get it. It was very sad about the bombing, some very sick people in the world.
    Hope the guinea pig settles down and they get back to living together.

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