Project 365 2018 Week 7

Half-term has been and pretty much gone and I’ve been flat-out working the whole time. It’s not great, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes when you’re a freelancer.

But we’ve had a new furry addition to the family, who put a smile back on our faces after losing Eric last week.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 42 – Sunday 11th February – my eldest was at a friend’s nearly all day, which always means my younger son comes out of his shell. The younger two decided to make some cakes together. They only used a packet mix and I think Mary Berry would describe the results as ‘informal’, but they enjoyed it.

Cakes, Son, Daughter, 365

Day 43 – Monday 12th February – half-term and I spent most of the day working. I took my younger son to get a haircut ahead of his trip to Germany at the end of the week. The first of my daffodils are just about out, but the constant frost has made them a bit sad-looking.

Daffodils, Flowers, Garden, 365

Day 44 – Tuesday 13th February – pancake day didn’t go to plan. My daughter was under the weather all day and took a dramatic turn for the worse at the end of the day, so I had to rush her to the doctor. While I was out, the boys made their own pancakes. I was so stressed I couldn’t even eat one.

Pancake day, Frying pan, 365

Day 45 – Wednesday 14th February – meet Cedric! This tiny furry boy is a new friend for Wilfred and for us. I’ll tell you more about him next week, but we’re all besotted.

Cedric, Guinea pig, Pet, Introducing Cedric, 365

Day 46 – Thursday 15th February – I was pleased my daughter was well enough to go to see her best friend. I was busy with work and getting my son packed up for his 1.30am departure to Germany.

Suitcase, Son, German exchange, 365

Day 47 – Friday 16th February – my son set off for Germany in the middle of the night and I was very surprised to see he’d left his headphones behind. At home, he’s never without them. I’m pleased he’s left most of his devices at home, but he might have wanted these to listen to music. The sun actually shone a bit and my daughter and I went to see Coco, which was a beautiful film. During the film, I got a text from my son to say he’d arrived at the house in Germany.

Headphones, Son, German exchange, 365

Day 48 – Saturday 17th February – my daughter did Parkrun for the first time in ages. She’d left two pairs of proper trainers in her locker at school over half-term, so had the wrong shoes on. She was so tired afterwards that Daddy gave her a piggyback to the car.

Daughter, Husband, Parkrun, 365

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Cedric is gorgeous (love the name too). Sorry to hear that your daughter needed a trip to the hospital on Tuesday. The last photo made me smile, it shows a great bond between them. How long will yous son stay in Germany?

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    • Thanks very much, Cedric certainly is cute! My husband and daughter do have a lovely bond. I think she thinks she’ll be able to get piggybacks from him forever! My son is in Germany for 10 days!

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      • 10 days sounds quite a trip! What a great experience for him to see a different country. And lol @ piggybacks forever.

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  2. Glad that yuor daughter was well enough for park run again even in the wrong shoes. Hello Cedric! He looks adorable. hope the Germany trip goes well for your son #365

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    • Thanks very much, Cedric certainly is cute! Luckily my daughter was only ill for a couple of days.

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  3. Glad that your daughter has recovered and was well enough for park run. Oh my goodness, what a cute bundle of fluff Cedric is. Hope they are getting on just fine. We have also added a new pet to our home today,another budgie. We have been talking about getting a friend for our budgie for over a year !! and today we finally did it. Hope you son has an amazing time in Germany x

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    • So pleased you finally got a new budgie! I hope they will be very happy together. Cedric is gorgeous and he’s certainly keeping Wilfred entertained/ busy! x

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  4. Hope everyone’s better now. Not great when you think you’ve escaped illness and then all get ill. I’m still flagging with a cold hanging around. Hope the new guinea pig has settled in and made friends with Wilfred

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    • Thanks very much, the guinea pigs made friends instantly, it was lovely to see! Pleased to say everyone is healthy now – touch wood!

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  5. Those cakes look fab! Ahh! The daffodils are a sure sign that spring is on it’s way. Hooray…
    What a worry with your daughter. I’m glad she is OK now.
    Aww! Cedric is adorable. I hope he is settling in well….I can’t wait to read more about him. x

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    • Cedric is doing really well, thanks. He’s crazy and makes Wilfred look very calm. I’m relieved that my daughter was only ill for a couple of days in the end. x

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  6. Aww Cedric is so lovely. What a sweet Guinea pig. Looks like he’s settling in. Love the first sign of spring. Hugs to your daughter x

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    • Thanks very much, my daughter is all OK now, thank goodness! Cedric is so cute and Wilfred is very happy with him. x

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  7. Hello Cedric. Glad he’s settling in so well. Hope the German exchange goes well.

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    • Thanks very much, he’s settling in really well! I’m sure my son will have a great time on the exchange.

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  8. Hope your girl is feeling much better now and there’s nothing like a piggy back when you need one. A big hello to Cedric!! Hope he’s settled in ok. Your silent Sunday picture looks like he has!

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    • Thanks very much, she’s completely better now. Cedric is settling in really well 🙂

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  9. I hope he does not regret taking his headphones, would have helped pass the time on the bus for him.
    Lovely picture of your daughter and her dad, I love to see kids having great relationships with their parents.
    Those informal cakes look great, glad they enjoyed making them.

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    • Thanks very much, they definitely enjoyed them! I think he might morning as his headphones, although I’m glad he’s planning to cut his screen time right down while he’s away. I love that photo of my daughter and husband. She has such a strong bond with both of us.

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  10. sorry to hear R was so poorly, sounds like she made a quick recovery though, whoops re her trainers in the locker but a carry back to the car isn’t that bad. Hope you’re son is having a great time in Germany #365

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