Project 365: Week 52

So here we are – the last week (and a bit) of 2014. I didn’t think I would manage it, but I have posted a photo every day of the year (apart from one day in April when my phone was playing up). They haven’t been the most beautiful photos ever, but they have been a snapshot of our lives – as we moved house and did it up, went on holidays, watched the seasons changing, got some guinea pigs and did a lot of mundane stuff.

So here’s our final week in pictures…

Day 355 – Sunday 21st December – my daughter wore her new Tshirt. No prizes for guessing who bought it for her for Christmas!

Daughter, Christmas, Present, Tshirt, Friends, 365

Day 356 – Monday 22nd December – after being ill for too long, my younger son was finally well enough to get out, so we went bowling.

Son, bowling, 365, Christmas, illness

Day 357 – Tuesday 23rd December – we went to see Paddington and it was brilliant! We’d intended to go after school broke up, but my son wasn’t well enough. When we arrived at the cinema we couldn’t get into the showing we wanted and had crap seats in the next showing. Thank goodness it was worth seeing.

Paddington, cinema, 365

Day 358 – Wednesday 24th December – we took our traditional Christmas Eve trip on the steam train to see Father Christmas (and I failed to get any photos without kids’ faces in them!).

Santa train, Father Christmas, Son, 365

Day 359 – Thursday 25th December – Christmas day!

Christmas, Presents, Daughter, 365

Day 360 – Friday 26th December – after spending the last couple of days with my family, we had a day for just the five of us. We went bowling and to the cinema again. We even had a race on the skiing games in the bowling alley – it’s the closest we’re ever likely to get to skiing!

Son, Daughter, Boxing Day, 365

Day 361 – Saturday 27th December – we went up the hill to try out the boys’ new kites – with mixed results .My daughter had the wrong shoes, my eldest had forgotten his gloves and tangled his kite and my younger son fell over in dog poo.

Kite, Hill, Family, 365

Day 362 – Sunday 28th December – we went to Cheshire to see the in-laws – and found some snow!

snow, snowballs, sons, 365


Day 363 – Monday 29th December – we went to Chester Zoo. I was particularly keen to visit after watching Our Zoo on TV earlier this year. There was a tiny baby giraffe, who was adorable, but unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a good picture, so here’s an elephant!

elephant, Chester zoo, 365

Day 364 – Tuesday 30th December – we travelled home to attend the funeral of my lovely neighbour, who died just before Christmas at the age of 95. She really was an amazing lady. I love this picture of her on the order of service. I was lucky enough for her to let me share her memories of Christmas on the blog a couple of years ago. You can read them here.

Neighbour, funeral, 365

Day 365 – Wednesday 31st December – we made it! The final day of the year! We never really know what to do on New Year’s Eve, so we did what we always do – my parents came round for games and snacks. This was to be my younger son’s first year of staying up until midnight, but somehow my daughter sneaked in on the act and stayed up too. Happy new year!

Monopoly, games, 365, new year

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. H has a couple of kites that we haven’t got around to trying out yet – must do it soon, but the ankle problem has made that a bit difficult for now. Looks like fun though despite the dog poo.

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    • Yes, I can imagine the ankle would make it difficult. It was fun, thanks. It was just good to get out in the fresh air.

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  2. we never seem to have much luck with kites either. The train looks fabulous, I was disappointed when the polar express wasn’t a steam train! Happy New Year!

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    • That is a shame! We love our Santa train! Happy new year to you too!

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  3. Oh dear to the kite flying, did make me chuckle though.

    Well done on your younger 2 staying up, they did better than we did.

    Happy new year, hope 2015’s a good one

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    • The kite flying was farcical! It was good to get out in the fresh air, though.
      You know what kids are like – late nights are a really big deal for them! They will probably remember staying up until midnight forever!

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  4. awww I am sorry to hear about your neighbour honey, I love the fact you were flying kites, i have never flown one! .. although not so good about the dog poo!

    Wishing you and yours a fantastic 2015 x

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    • Wow, never flown a kite – you should try it! It was sad about my neighbour, but she’d had a good life and she even had a good death, which is all you could ask for at her age I think.
      Thank you, happy new year to you too! x

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  5. Happy New Year to you all. Looks like you’ve all had loads of fun. We went to see Paddington too! Loved it. x

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    • Thank you! We thought Paddington was brilliant. Happy new year! x

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    • Thanks very much, it’s a relief because the illness lingered for a long time. Happy new year!

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    • It’s great having a local version. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed playing!

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  6. Aw we all have crappy days out when it all goes wrong – makes the good days better! Love your New Years Eve – I hate the pressure to have some amazing time, this years was the best, late afternoon drink and scrabble at the pub and a meal in with dominoes and games. Our kiddos didn’t stay up – maybe next year.

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    • Thank you. Your New Year’s Eve sounds fab too. We’ve spent NYE like that since we had kids. It’s not very exciting, but it’s still different to a normal day, so feels special.
      Happy new year to you!

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  7. Kite flying is great fun, sorry your outing wasn’t quite as good as it could have been though! I like the sound of your Hogmanay, we didn’t even make it to 11… but we did celebrate the UK new year at 7pm 🙂 Love the snowy photo, looks like they’re having fun! Happy New Year to you all, here’s to a great 2015 xx

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    • Good idea to celebrate the new year at UK time! My kids loved staying up late, needless to say! There was no way I was going to be dozing off with them bouncing around! They had a great time in that little bit of snow. Wonder if we will get some ourselves this year?
      Happy new year! x

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  8. sorry to hear about your neighbour. 95 is a great age though. Belated Happy Christmas and new year from me.

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    • Thank you. Happy new year to you too!
      My neighbour had a lovely long life and died peacefully, you really couldn’t ask for more.

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    • Thank you! Happy new year to you too. I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed the Monopoly!

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  9. Some good adventures over the Christmas time. Love the snow picture, the children are having a lot of fun.
    Happy New Year!

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    • Thanks very much! They did love the snow – it was a real novelty as we didn’t have any at home – and couldn’t stop throwing it.
      Happy new year to you too 🙂

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  10. the best thing about the project is being able to look back at your year and instantly be back on that day remembering exactly what was going on. i love it, photos don’t have to be perfect just a marker of a point in time. well done in completing your year and see you next year!

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    • Thanks very much, that’s pretty much what I think about it too! Perfect photos would be good, but they don’t often happen and that’s not what it’s all about. See you next (this!) year!

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