Project 365 2015: Week 3

Week 3 and it’s another week of normality, with Christmas, new year and school holidays feeling like a distant memory.

So here’s our week in pictures…

Day 11 – Sunday 11th January – before heading off to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday, I took my daughter for a run.

Daughter, running, Loud 'n' Proud

Day 12 – Monday 12th January – I wasn’t sure what I would post today, and then I thought I would share this. It’s not a beautiful photo and I didn’t take it for the blog, but I take photos like this approximately five times a week. Yes, that is our school and that is a car parked on the zigzags, which also have cones on them. Words fail me.

Parking, school, road safety, 365

Day 13 – Tuesday 13th January – it’s a bit of a slow work week this week, so I was able to get out for a walk in the afternoon.

Sky, Silhouette, Walk, Countryside, 365

Day 14 – Wednesday 14th January – we went to see my daughter sing with the school choir at Young Voices in Birmingham. It really is an amazing event! There were nearly 6,000 kids singing.

Young Voices, Daughter, Choir, 365, Birmingham

Day 15 – Thursday 15th January – there has been a lot of rain over the last few days, so this is what our local park is looking like.

Flood, Rain, Winter, weather, 365

Day 16 – Friday 16th January – went out for a delicious Chinese meal with my former colleagues. It’s becoming almost a monthly thing now, which is great, as we always have such a laugh together.

Meal, Colleagues, Friends, 365

Day 17 – this is our horrible 1980s kitchen. It won’t like this for much longer! The wall on the left hand side of the picture will be coming down next week in preparation for a new kitchen in the spring.

Kitchen, 365

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    • I certainly will be blogging about the transformation! I’m both looking forward to it and dreading it! x

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  1. Some school run drivers are so inconsiderate, infact it blogged about exactly this earlier in the week.

    That is a lot of children and a lot of rain!

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    • It’s incredible how inconsiderate and selfish some drivers are on the school run 🙁

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  2. Your kitchen is like my Mums! Our kitchen is very small and old but I’ve painted doors and tiles and it will do for now – although I dream of an extension on the back for a new one! I love that you snapped the car – we have similar at our school,people park up on double yellows with hazards on like that makes it okay for their blatant laziness and disrespect for everything around them – grrrrrrr! 😉

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    • It’s like my mum’s old kitchen too! The parking and driving by the school drives me mad – it’s just so selfish.

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  3. Our kitchen is so dated, I despair. If ever I won a lottery, that would be the first thing I’d do. Love the first image, you captured the movement so well. I can imagine the singing event was very impressive.

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    • Thanks very much – I was quite pleased with the photo considering we were both running as I took it! The choir event was incredible 🙂

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  4. Hello there, I really enjoyed this, especially as am considering a return to running this week-you and your daughter have inspired me to dust off those running shoes. And they are very dusty indeed! x

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    • Thanks very much and good luck with getting back to running! x

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  5. Ooh exciting about your new kitchen! This is a nice blog post, are you taking a photo every day? Great idea. I take a photo of my two daughters together every Thursday for my blog, I’ve done it since the youngest was born and it’s so nice as a record. I dread the day when one of them isn’t there on a Thursday!xx

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    • Thanks. I most certainly am taking a photo every day, although they’re not as nice as photos of kids! I bet your photos of your daughters are beautiful. x

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  6. It amazes the way people park near schools – we are lucky that ours is a walkable distance but you see some madness in the mornings. What a great experience for your daughter and the choir #365

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    • We walk to school too, but the parking and driving still winds me up. Young Voices is amazing 🙂

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  7. School run drivers make me so mad and we only go to nursery at the moment! I hope your daughter enjoyed Young Voices this year, so many people taking part. It’s lovely you are meeting up monthly with your old work mates x

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    • She loved Young Voices, so did I! It is great meeting up with my old friends 🙂 x

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  8. Ooh how exciting getting a new kitchen this year. Can’t wait to see it. Our parks have been somewhat water logged at times recently too…..wow to that driver, how do people have the nerve?!

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    • The driving and parking are ridiculous – some people are just so ignorant! I shall be sharing pics of the kitchen as we go – I’m looking forward to having it completed, but not the actual building bit!

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  9. We don’t have the problem with the people parking on the zig zags; our school is set back from a cul-de-sac and people are mostly considerate in that they don’t park right by the gates. However, there is a small car park (for about 10 cars) by the EYFS building and people park there; it’s meant to be for blue badge holders but even though we get there early we can rarely get a space. 🙁

    I am looking forward to seeing your kitchen transformation!

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    • That’s terrible that you can’t get a blue badge space, but good to hear people are otherwise considerate with their driving and parking.
      Thanks, I will be sharing the highs and lows of the kitchen transformation as we go!

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  10. The car doesn’t surprise me sadly. There’s a doctor who parks on the zigzags every day at our school – I just don’t understand how other parents can put other kids in danger with their appalling parking – the zigzags are there for a reason after all. Exciting to think the wall will be coming down soon. Hope there isn’t too big a gap between that being done and you getting the kitchen fitted.

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    • It seems that people either don’t understand or don’t care what the zigzags are actually there for. I think there will be six or even eight weeks between the wall coming down and work starting on the kitchen, but it makes it easier for final measurements if it’s down!

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  11. My aunt had those exact units and I think you’re right, they are from the 80s. They did the same as what you’re planning a few years back and knocked a wall through. They now have really nice beech coloured ones. Wow that car, there are cones and everything. Whyyy do people do it??

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    • My mum and dad had very similar units too, from when they moved into their house in 1981. I think they replaced them in 1991!

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  12. I often spot cars like that parked at our school. Some people really do not care do they.

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    • There’s loads by our school, but this was the worst ever. People parked on the zigzags, so the school put cones out to stop them (meaning people just parked on the path further up the road!). This was the first one I’d ever seen on the cones on the zigzags!

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  13. Sorry, firstly, ooo new kitchen! 🙂 You know how I feel about that! Love mine so much so I’m sure you will too – working in the upheaveal is ‘fun’ too :-/ Also I loved your post about your daughter running, it’s so nice to share a hobby. I’ve even considered getting on a horse for my daughter (as she’ll never run!) but not plucked up the courage yet! And Grr bloody grr to the driver, we have them at our school too! #365

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    • Thanks. I’m very excited about the new kitchen, although not looking forward to the upheaval.
      That’s a lovely idea to try horse riding with your daughter.

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  14. Ooooo, I look forward to seeing regular kitchen updates. My friends daughter was also in the Young Voices choir thing in Birmingham too, from Hollinswood Primary in Telford.

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    • The Young Voices concert was so good – I bet your friend and her daughter loved it! I will definitely be sharing regular kitchen updates 🙂

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    • The choir sounded amazing, thanks. I’m looking forward to my new kitchen!

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  15. Great Pics!, Totally with you on the “I’m a Numpty and will park the car like I stole it” Syndrome that some parents seem to have. Our school is exactly the same Parking wise!.
    I bet your looking forward to your new kitchen, can’t wait for the update 🙂 x

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    • So many schools have problems with stupid, inconsiderate drivers. I just don’t know how people can be so thoughtless. I certainly am looking forward to the kitchen, although it will be a few weeks until the work starts properly.

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  16. how exciting to be getting a new kitchen! .. that driver of that car wants reporting to the police its dire!

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    • He was reported to the police! I send my photos to the school and they send them onto the police, although I’m not sure how much good it does.

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  17. Fantastic photos! Our school looks like that too at 3pm. It’s ridiculous!
    A new kitchen! How exciting! x

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    • Thanks very much, I’m looking forward to the new kitchen. I find it incredible that parents think it is OK to park like this.

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  18. Thanks very much! I will be sharing kitchen pictures as we go!

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  19. You’re getting a new kitchen? How fabulous! How will you cope without a whole wall of units until the spring?! Nice outdoorsy snaps this week and all that rain….wow! I think I would prefer snow 🙂

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    • We are getting a new kitchen! A bit of a wait yet, we’re just having the wall taken down now and then the new kitchen in a couple of months. I would definitely prefer snow too, but I’m glad we’ve been outdoors more this week.

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  20. That car is so typical!! We have a lot of that at our school – drives me crazy! Young Voices looks amazing! and how exciting, a new kitchen! That, for me, is the most important room in the house. Bet you can’t wait to see the finished result x

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    • Young Voices really is amazing! Going to have a bit of a wait until the kitchen is done, but hopefully it will be worth it. Thanks.

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  21. There is always at least one person that does this at our school in the mornings too. I know it is crazy parking as it is a small village but there really is no need.

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  22. good grief at the size of the choir, that sounds like a great evening as well as a lovely opportunity.
    The rainy pic looks like this area, except ours are no skating ponds its that cold.
    You always get the thoughtless selfish pratts who think the rules do not apply to them, takes an accident for them to start being considerate for a week of two. Police should be booking them!!

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  23. Well done your daughter on her runs and very not well done the driver who thinks they can park anywhere at school! Really like the moody skyline photo on your walk.

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  24. That photo of the car at the school makes me so angry! There is a regular culprit at ours. They think it is OK because they sit in the car – I just glare at them! Look forward to seeing your kitchen transformation. #Project365

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  25. new kitchen will be very exciting!!! cannot wait to see the end result
    i hate car owners like that – so inconsiderate x

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  26. Can’t wait to see the new kitchen taking shape. Our school is exactly the same, we have about four drivers that only have one child to drop off and park in the bus bay, which causes a commotion every day when the minibus turns up, meanwhile I am traipsing four children half a mile up the road!! College, preschool and high school drop offs and pick ups aren’t much better either!!

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