Project 365 2017 Week 43

It’s half-term, but it hasn’t been a particularly fun or relaxing one. I’ve been very busy with work and the kids have done their own thing.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 273 – Sunday 22nd October – just three weeks after the Cheltenham half marathon, I decided to run another one! The Stroud half marathon went remarkably well and I was feeling on top of the world at the end, when I crossed the line in 1:49:52, a full two minutes and three seconds better than the PB I set in 2014.

Selfie, Stroud half marathon, Stroud half marathon - smashed it!

Day 274 – Monday 23rd October – a day of aching legs, struggling a bit with juggling work and half-term. My daughter will be auditioning for the Royal Ballet again early next year and we had to take photos to go with her application. You wouldn’t believe how hard it was to get this pose – and it’s still not quite right.

Ballet, Daughter, 365, Auditions

Day 275 – Tuesday 24th October – my daughter went out all day with my sister and her family and I missed her. It was a good opportunity to take the boys for their haircuts though. My mum darned my daughter’s pointe shoes, so she tried them on in the evening. We still need to sort the ribbons out!

pointe shoes, daughter, ballet, 365

Day 276 – Wednesday 25th October – my daughter went on a climbing course with Scouts and my younger son went to his friend’s for a sleepover and to play Pokemon. We had to re-take the ballet audition photos as I’d taken them from the wrong angle.

Ballet, Daughter, Audition, Royal Ballet audition, 365

Day 277 – Thursday 26th October – my daughter was back at her climbing course and I was very busy with work, although I met up with my old colleagues for lunch, which was very nice. We went for a family walk in the dark in the evening.

Walk, Family, Darkness, 365

Day 278 – Friday 27th October – my daughter went to visit a new friend. She only lives three miles away, but we got horribly lost and it took us half an hour to get there! I had slightly less work than usual and we finished working on the spare room my husband has been decorating. In the evening, my daughter and I played Cat Chaos, which is a new game I’ve got to review.

Cat Chaos, Ginger Fox, Ginger Fox Games Club

Day 279 – Saturday 28th October – even though it’s been a pretty boring week for me, my daughter has made the most of half-term. She went to see another new friend today. It was just my husband and I for Parkrun and this is my position. Except it probably wasn’t, because the finish tokens got mixed up.

Parkrun position, Parkrun finish token, Parkrun, Running, 365

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Wow Sarah, two half marathons in three weeks is amazing. It’s been a funny half term here too with the kids both doing their own thing. Some days I have hardly seen them, and I know I shouldn’t complain but like you I do miss them. I suppose it’s the sign of things to come isn’t it x

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    • Thanks, I’m still very chuffed about my half marathons! Having the kids out so much has been good for my work, but that’s not how I actually want our half terms to be, but, like you say, it’s the way things are going to be! x

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  2. Phew, your running makes me tired just thinking about it.

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    • Ha ha, I just put one foot in front of the other! In some ways I don’t even feel tired (until afterwards when the hunger kicks in), it just takes a long time!

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  3. Ooo I desperately wanted to be a ballerina as a kid so I am super excited for your girl. I also love rock climbing so she is a girl after my own heart. Well done on smashing your personal best! #365

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    • Thanks very much! I was terrible at ballet as a kid, so it’s lovely to see my daughter doing so well.

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  4. You did so well with the half marathon!
    It all seems to have been about ballet this week! The point shoes look amazing!
    Cat Chaos sounds interesting x

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    • Thanks very much, I was so pleased with the half marathon. It does seem to have been all about ballet this week, which is strange as she hasn’t actually had any lessons this week!
      Cat Chaos is good – it’s like a slightly more complicated Happy Families. x

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  5. R is certainly keeping you busy at the moment, good luck with her auditions, who knew taking photographs could be so complicated

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    • Thanks very much, she always keeps me busy! We’ve still got one more photo to do again!

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  6. Oh wow, your daughter is auditioning for the Royal Ballet, that’s amazing! Good luck to her, I’m sure they’ll snap her up. l’m glad she’s made so many new friends, lovely that she’s already visiting them during half term.
    Nat.x

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    • Thanks very much, she’s been very busy with her friends! The Royal Ballet take a tiny number of kids, so we doubt she’ll get in, but I love that her teacher thinks she’s good enough to try. x

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  7. Well done on the second half. I can remember those ballet photos being a nightmare last time around.

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    • Thanks very much, I was so pleased with my half marathon! It’s incredible how hard it is to get the ballet pictures spot-on!

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  8. Gosh at the skills your daughter has, but would be amazing for her hard work to pay off and to get into something as prestigious as The Royal Ballet, and even to get an interview she must be amazingly good.
    Another marathon is a great achievement and well done n a new PB.
    Sat Navs can be a time and money saver, love mine of I am not sure where I am going.

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    • I’ve never had a sat nav. I usually just check a route and write it out on a piece of paper before I set off! It’s what my dad has always done, although he checks his route on a map and I check mine online.
      I agree, I’m just pleased the teacher thinks my daughter is good enough to audition. That’s an honour in itself.

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  9. Wow two half marathons in three weeks is simply amazing! Half term sounds interesting. Glad it all went well. It must be hard when they aren’t around as much as they once were. Hugs xx

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    • Thanks very much, I was so pleased with my half marathons! Half-term is a bit odd without seeing the kids as much, but as I had a lot of work I guess it worked out pretty well for them. x

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  10. Well done on the PB, that’s awesome 🙂 Sounds like the kids had a good half term, it’s lovely that your daughter is making new friends at her new school x

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    • Thanks very much! I was so pleased with my PB. My daughter has made so many new friends, it’s lovely! x

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  11. Well done on the half marathons and the new PB. Your daughter looks great in her poses and hope the audition next year goes well!

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    • Thanks very much! I’m so pleased with my new PB. I just have to finish her application now. It was such hard work getting those photos right!

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