Project 365 2015 Weeks 17 & 18

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with far too many hospital appointments and not enough time for work.

Here’s our week  fortnight in pictures…

Day 109 – Sunday 19th April – my eldest decided to give rugby a miss today and the two of us went a big hill walk. He’s doing the Three Peaks soon (eek!) and needs to get in some training. I was proud that we managed to walk seven miles in two hours (and that was after I’d already run 4.5 miles at my fastest rate ever – 8 mins and 4 secs per mile).

Son, Hill, Walking, Training, 365, Hiking

Day 110 – Monday 20th April – by the end of the day we had a working sink, working hob and working dishwasher in our new kitchen. This is such a relief!

New tap, new kitchen, kitchen sink, 365

Day 111 – Tuesday 21st April – a bad start to the day when I trapped my daughter’s finger in the door as we were setting off for school. We didn’t make it to school and ended up at A&E, where we discovered it was broken. You can imagine how awful I felt.

Broken finger, Daughter, Xray, Hospital, 365

Day 112 – Wednesday 22nd April – a momentous day, the kitchen was finally finished! The coving was replaced in the dining room and the tiles on the utility room floor were laid, leaving us with a fully-functioning kitchen and dining room.

New kitchen, Kitchen works, 365

Day 113 – Thursday 23rd April – this was supposed to be the day of my daughter’s MRI scan, but the paediatrician was happy that she’s completely cured and said we could cancel it (thank goodness!). Went to the fracture clinic with my daughter and found out her fingers will take about four weeks to heal. But here’s a lovely picture of some tulips in my garden! I love that there are five different colours.

Tulips, Flowers, Garden, Spring, 365

Day 114 – Friday 24th April – my skin has been getting really bad again over the last few weeks, so I was back at the dermatologist today. Unbelievably, I was at the hospital four consecutive days this week (three of them for my daughter!).

Bad skin, Acne, Rosacea., 365

Day 115 – Saturday 25th April – I spent the day at Blog Camp in Birmingham with Tots 100 and found it an informative and enjoyable day.

Blog Camp, Blogging, Tots100, 365

Day 116 – Sunday 26th April – another 4.5 mile run for me, followed by a seven mile walk with my son to get him fit. I was very pleased when my younger son was awarded coach’s player of the year at football.

Son, Hiking, Walking, Training, 365

Day 117 – Monday 27th April – this is the trophy my son won at football yesterday. I’m so proud of him!

Football, Trophy, Son, Player of the Season, 365

Day 118 – Tuesday 28th April – a good day! First I heard that I’d made it through to the shortlist of the BiBs blogging awards in the family category (if you’d *cough* like to vote for me *cough* you can do it here, thank you!). Then I heard I’d won £134 on the lottery! I’ve been doing the lottery since it started in 1994 and that’s by far my biggest win.

Winning, Lottery, BiB awards, 365

Day 119 – Wednesday 29th April – we went to Cheltenham Races in the evening to celebrate my daughter’s best friend’s mum’s birthday. It was a lovely evening, but racing will never be my thing!

Horse racing, Cheltenham races, Daughter, 365

Day 120 – Thursday 30th April – I was finally able to settle down and do a decent amount of work! The view of my garden while I’m working is getting more beautiful by the day.

Clematis, Garden, Spring, Flowers, 365

Day 121 – Friday 1st May – a week since I went to see the dermatologist, I hope it’s a good sign that my skin has got worse before it gets better, because it’s really starting to get me down. It’s really not easy having to face the world knowing you look like this.

Skin, Selfie, Acne, Rosacea

Day 122 – Saturday 2nd May – my husband and eldest were off climbing mountains, while the rest of us had a relaxing time at home. Yes, it was actually snowing on Snowdon!

Son, Snowdon, Snow, 365

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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    • Thanks very much! That’s exactly what I was hoping for my third bit of luck! x

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  1. Huge congratulations on the BiBs Sarah, well deserved. Lovely to see your kitchen finished! Congrats to your son on the award and I hope your daughters finger heals well and quickly.

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    • Thanks very much, that’s a lovely thing to say about the BiBs 🙂 Her finger seems to be a lot better now, thank goodness!

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  2. It was so lovely to meet you at BlogCamp and I am totally in love with your kitchen. Hope your daughters finger heals quickly and well done on the footie trophy #365

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    • Thanks very much, we’re in love with our kitchen too! I’m pleased that my daughter’s finger is a lot better now.

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  3. Well done on being shortlisted for the Bibs Sarah! Awesome news. Your new kitchen looks fab. Whoops, I hope your daughters fingers heel soon. These things are easily done. I hope you skin starts to heel quickly too. It does look very sore. x

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    • Thanks very much! I’m so pleased about the BiBs. My skin is a nightmare, but hopefully the new medication will sort it.

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    • Thanks very much. It was such a relief to get the kitchen done – and will be such a relief when my skin clears up! x

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  4. Nice to see a fortnight with plenty of ups as well as downs. I’ve done the shutting of a child’s fingers in the car door before too. Such an awful feeling – hope her finger heals well, and you get your skin improving soon.

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    • Thanks very much! It has been rather up and down. Luckily her finger is starting to improve now.

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  5. Congratulations on being shortlisted. That Snowdon picture feels like it should have been taken months ago – it looks very wintry.

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    • Thanks very much. It’s hard to believe the Snowdon picture was taken in May!

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  6. Well done of on the lottery win and the Bibs nomination – the kitchen looks fab too. Hope the meds start kicking in for your rosacea, mine is looking ok at the moment but I am expecting to go back downhill since I have finished my tablets following a bad reaction. Good luck to your boy with the 3 peaks challenge

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    • Thanks very much! Skin is such a nightmare. Sorry to hear yours has been troublesome too!

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  7. Fantastic photos!
    The kitchen is amazing…..Well done of on the lottery win and the Bibs nomination….I hope your skin clears up soon x

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    • Thanks very much! I’m so pleased with the BiBs nomination and my little lottery win. I think my skin is slowly getting better (thank goodness!). x

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  8. I’ve broken my daughters fingers in a car door and the guilt is immense. well done on your BIB and the lottery win and bet you’re glad the kitchen is finally finished

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    • Thanks very much, it’s such a relief that the kitchen is done. So many people have told me they’ve trapped their kids’ fingers in doors. It’s such an awful thing to do, but it’s good to know I’m not alone!

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  9. Thanks very much, it really has been a fortnight of highs and lows! We’re so pleased with how the kitchen has turned out.

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  10. Gosh Sarah, your skin looks like it must be so sore 🙁 How are you coping with it? Glad you enjoyed Blog Camp, i heard some good reports. Lovely to see your garden wall and flowers back again. x

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    • My skin is awful! I’m coping because I have to, but I really, really hate it! It’s hard to face the world looking like that.
      Thanks, my garden is looking fab again (if a little over-run with weeds!). x

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