Project 365 2015 Weeks 34 and 35

It’s been two very different weeks for us – one stuck at home doing boring stuff and one on holiday in Padstow, my very favourite place. Although it would have been nice if the weather had been a bit better!

Here’s our fortnight in pictures…

Day 227 – Sunday 16th August – I love this funny photo of my younger son testing out his virtual reality  headset. (I’ve just realised our new kitchen cupboards make a brilliant backdrop for photos!)

Son, Virtual reality, 365 Day 228 – Monday 17th August – a pretty boring day! My daughter fell off a climbing frame yesterday and hurt her toe, so couldn’t walk very far. We were pretty much stuck in the house, but I went for a quick walk and snapped these beautiful wildflowers. Wildflowers, Summer, 365 Day 229 – Tuesday 18th August – another day pretty much stuck at home. I did loads of work and the kids tackled making candles. Candle, 365 Day 230 – Wednesday 19th August – the weather app said there would be ‘light rain’ from 3pm, instead there was torrential rain from 12pm. This was the view from my window (complete with raindrops on the window!) Rain, 365 Day 231 – Thursday 20th August – my younger son went to the barber’s and the whole day started to unravel. He was very unhappy with his haircut and we all knew about it! Barber, Son, Haircut, 365 Day 232 – Friday 21st August – we set off for our holiday in Padstow. The weather was miserable. I think this picture sums it up perfectly! Padstow, Sea, Daughter, 365 Day 233 – Saturday 22nd August – the day started with torrential rain, before clearing up a bit about lunchtime. Padstow, Holiday, 365 Day 234 – Sunday 23rd August – we went for a hike along the South West Coast Path. It was stunning, but we walked A LOT further than we’d intended to! Coast Path, Cornwall, Husband, Son, 365 Day 235 – Monday 24th August – another morning starting with torrential rain. We went to the Eden Project for the first time in five years. The boys loved it, but my daughter wasn’t particularly impressed. Eden Project, Holiday, Cornwall, 365 Day 236 – Tuesday 25th August – no prizes for guessing how the day started today! But the rain stopped and the sun started shining the second we arrived in St Ives for the day. St Ives, Sea, Cornwall, Beach, Husband, Sons, Daughter, 365 Day 237 – Wednesday 26th August – finally – it was actually sunny all day and we had a proper day at the beach. Yes, that is my eldest in the water in a Tshirt (and no, he didn’t have a dry one to change into!).

Sea, Son, Holiday, Cornwall, 365

Day 238 – Thursday 27th August – we went cycling along the Camel Trail – an essential activity in Padstow! I’ve cheated a bit. Clearly I didn’t take that photo myself, but it was on my camera, so that’s OK, right?

Cycling, Camel Trail, Padstow, Holiday, 365

Day 239 – Friday 28th August – we set off for home and called in at Cribbs Causeway to tick off three more Shauns – taking us to 38 out of 70. That’s all we’re going to manage to see.

Shaun the Sheep, Shaun in the City, 365, Bristol

Day 240 – Saturday 29th August – five people on holiday for a week? That’s a lot of washing!

Washing, Holiday, 365

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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29 Comments

  1. These photos are very good. You would have though with advances in technology, the VR goggles would have become smaller and not so bulky. Makes a great for a great photo though.

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    • Thanks very much. I thought the photo was very funny 🙂

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  2. Love your pics, especially the lighthouse and the beach ones – the one with your son in the sea made me smile – that’s just what my children do!

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    • Thanks very much! It was so nice to spend a week by the sea. Goodness knows what my son was thinking of in his Tshirt!

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  3. Gosh what a miserable two weeks it has been, weather wise! Looks like you’ve made the most of it though. Always things to do in Cornwall, whatever the weather brings. Love that your boy was in the sea in his t-shirt – they just don’t think, do they?! Would love to do the Camel trail on bikes – great pic 😉

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    • Thanks very much. To be fair, the weather was better in Padstow than had been predicted – thank goodness! I don’t know what my son was thinking of in his Tshirt!

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  4. What a great round up of the past fortnight. Love your holiday photos but what a shame about the rain. But then I suppose its the UK and we have to pack for all 4 seasons when we go away x

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    • Thanks very much! Holidaying in the UK is always the same, isn’t it? We still love it though! x

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    • Thanks very much. It was a good holiday, despite the rain! The washing is a pain, though.

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  5. Fab photos! It has been a rubbish few weeks weather wise hasn’t it….I love the photo of you on the bike & the wildflowers 🙂 x

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    • Thanks very much! The weather has been pretty miserable all summer holidays, really, hasn’t it? No doubt it’ll be hot and sunny for the kids going back to school! x

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  6. It wouldn’t be a summer in Cornwall without rain!! We’re starting to hit the issues of not being able to please each sibling with days out etc. I love the picture of you on the bike – you look so at ease and happy! 🙂

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    • That’s very true! We never manage a week in Cornwall without at least some rain. It’s hard when kids want to do different things, although in some ways mine are coming out of the other side, as my daughter can manage big walks and bike rides now too.

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  7. Great photos. I love the one of the wildflowers, fabulous. I’m really not a big fan of Padstow, it’s just a bit too busy for my liking but I do like the surrounding areas. I’d love to ride the camel trail some time when the children are older. I’ve still not been to the Eden project either and I’d love to.x

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    • You would love the Eden Project (although that gets very crowded too!). I love Padstow, despite the crowds. It seemed a bit quieter this year, maybe because it was the very last week of the holidays. x

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  8. Padstow always looks really nice and it sounds like you all had a nice relaxing time there. There are 70 sheep???! Wow, getting round them all would take some doing!

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    • Yep, there’s 70 sheep in Bristol and you definitely need a car for some of them! Either that or a lot of time spent on buses!

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  9. Those wild flowers are so pretty. Looks like you made the most of Padstow even if the weather wasn’t playing ball all the time. It’s been too many years since I cycled the camel trail, we must go to Padstow for a family holiday soon and do it now H can ride a bike. It’s been a few years since we went to the Eden Project. I would like to go again.

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    • I’m pleased the weather wasn’t quite as bad as it was forecast! I bet you would love Padstow – the beaches would be great for H and his body boarding. Cycling the Camel Trail is great, although it gets really busy.

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  10. Good to see you managed to get out on the beach at Padstow despite the rain. I love the picture of the wild flowers, very pretty and I hope R’s toe is on the mend

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    • Thanks very much. The toe is fine now – she was back in action in time for the holiday! We had a surprisingly good time in Padstow, considering how bad the weather forecast was.

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  11. Oh your photos are fab – we have had rubbish weather too 🙁 LOVE the virtual reality headset – or rather my eldest son would! Glad you managed some beach visits on your holiday. Kaz x

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    • Thanks very much. The weather has been very poor lately, hasn’t it? 🙁

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  12. Thanks very much! It was better than we expected, thank goodness!

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  13. well done on finding 38 of the 70 shaun – we only found 14 on Saturday but not bad for one afternoons work! your holiday to Padstow looks good despite all of the rain- at least you still got some dry spells and a dip in the sea. i do love your second photo of the wild flowers – so , so colourful and pretty. xx

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  14. so many great photos, looks like you’ve all been having a wonderful time x

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  15. shame about the rain, and the grey skies don’t make for the best photos. Nice that you still got some days out and it was warm enough for the beach.
    We never seem to get the Shauns or the Paddingtons up here north of the border, shame as they would be amazing to see.

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  16. Lovely collection of photos, the wildflowers are beautiful and I love the beach shots. Hope you had a wonderful holiday despite the weather x

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