The school holidays are finally well underway.
Here’s our fortnight in pictures…
Day 196 – Sunday 15th July – the morning after the night before! We survived our first teenage party, but I won’t be in any hurry to do it again…
Day 197 – Monday 16th July – the first day of the school holidays for my younger son means no school run for me, but he had an early appointment with the dermatologist and now has enough Roaccutane to last until the end of his course.
Day 198 – Tuesday 17th July – I think my son is quite enjoying being the only one at home and I am enjoying having him here. I could do with a bit more work, though! This is a photo of my lunch, which is from the new Sainsbury’s Love Your Veg range and was very nice. The only other photos I took were of some people attempting to break into my neighbour’s garage. Those have been passed on to the police, of course.
Day 199 – Wednesday 18th July – all five of us went to see my favourite band, Levellers, at Cheltenham Town Hall. It was an acoustic set, so a different experience to what we are used to, but I still loved it.
Day 200 – Thursday 19th July – a quiet day at home, with just a bit of work. My daughter had her last ballet lesson of the year. The only photo I took was of my book, which I will be reviewing in a few weeks. I think everyone should read it!
Day 201 – Friday 20th July – the last day of term for my eldest and daughter. I had the busiest day of work in forever, including going into my client’s office for over four hours of non-stop proofreading. Believe me when I say, it’s really intense to proofread for that long. I took a photo of this yarn bomb seagull in Gloucester. Gloucester is famous for its seagulls, not in a good way.
Day 202 – Saturday 21st July – I spent a long day at an athletics competition with my son. I’d hoped to share a different photo, but his long jump just didn’t work out for him today. He did brilliantly in an event he’d never done before though – the four by 300m relay! Unfortunately I also badly scraped a car in the car park while driving my husband’s car, so it really wasn’t our day.
Day 203 – Sunday 21st July – sorry, it’s flowers again! Another very hot day, when it just felt too tiring to do much at all. Although I did start the day with an eight mile run.
Day 204 – Monday 22nd July – the start of the school holidays proper. Struggled to juggle work with the requirement to give my kids lifts, plus the heat was draining. My eldest persuaded my daughter and I to get chips from his chip shop for tea.
Day 205 – Tuesday 23rd July – the kids and I went down to a Bristol for a full-on day of Gromit hunting. We found 33 sculptures – that’s Gromit, Wallace and Feathers – out of a total of 67. Added to the seven we found the other week, we’re well over halfway.
Day 206 – Wednesday 24th July – a busy day of work for me today, and I had to give my daughter a lift. I reached 500 miles of running so far this year. This time last year, I’d only just topped 400.
Day 207 – Thursday 25th July – another very hot day and another day of driving the kids around. I saw far too much of the inside of my car, which is not a comfortable place to be with no air conditioning and black leather seats.
Day 208 – Friday 26th July – getting hair dyed blue or pink in the summer holidays has become a bit of a tween and teen tradition in recent years and my daughter wasn’t going to be left out! I have everything crossed that it will wash out before the holidays are over.
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