Here I go for my third year of Project 365. Except this year it’s Project 366, as it’s a leap year of course! When I started in 2014, I wasn’t sure I would manage it as I don’t publish recognisable pictures of my children on the blog, which means I never get to share my best photos on here. But I found it has been fairly easy on the whole.
A lot of people give up after a year or two, or even after a couple of months, but I’m happy to keep going. It’s a nice way of recording those memories which are too small for a whole blogpost.
So here’s our week 1 of 2016 in pictures…
Day 1 – Friday 1st January – last year I started the project with new shoots to mark a new year and a fresh start, looking forward to spring. I’m doing the same this year, except that due to the exceptionally mild December, these aren’t new shoots, they are actual daffodils! The first of these came out on Christmas Eve.
Day 2 – Saturday 2nd January – the last day of the panto! A very sad day for us all, but we watched one final brilliant performance before it was all over.
Day 3 – Sunday 3rd January – my eldest, my daughter and I went ice skating with my sister, brother-in-law and little niece. My younger son couldn’t come with us as he wasn’t well. This is my daughter and niece waiting to get on the ice
Day 4 – Monday 4th January – back to school and work! Well, my younger son didn’t go to school as he has a bad chest, head, throat and cough. Reading this dreadful children’s book was my first job of the day.
Day 5 – Tuesday 5th January – another day with my son at home. Although he hasn’t had a temperature, he was nowhere near well enough for school and couldn’t stand up for more than about a minute. This is the panda I got for Christmas, making himself at home on my bed!
Day 6 – Wednesday 6th January – my younger son was well enough for school today. He left his stuff lying around the house just in case I was missing him too much!
Day 7 – Thursday 7th January – I went back to dance class for the first time in over two months – I just couldn’t cope with it while I was racing around after my daughter and the panto! My dance trainers have been missing in action for about a year now, so I was very pleased to find them!
Day 8 – Friday 8th January – I finally spent my Christmas vouchers on some books! I followed recommendations from friends, Heat magazine and Waterstones to pick up this selection. I’m sure I won’t be disappointed, but what to read first?
Day 9 – Saturday 9th January – my daughter, eldest and I all did Parkrun, then my daughter went straight to try out a new drama club. Guess who forgot to take a change of shoes?! Whoops!