Project 366 Week 14

Hopefully the second week of the Easter holidays was more interesting for my kids, even if it wasn’t a lot more interesting for me!

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 94 – Sunday 3rd April – I often go out for a walk on my own before everyone gets up on Sunday. It’s become a bit of a tradition of mine to take a photo of the pylons and put them on Instagram.

Pylon, Sky, Skyline, Walking, 365, 366

Day 95 – Monday 4th April – my eldest went out to see his friends, my younger son had a friend round and my daughter went out with my sister and her family for a while. I was pretty much tied to the house as they all came and went. This is a little snapshot of our magnolia tree on the front garden. It’s so nice, that a stranger knocked on the door last week to ask if he could photograph it!

Magnolia, 365, 366, Garden, Spring

Day 96 – Tuesday 5th April – my daughter’s best friend came over for a sleepover, I didn’t have much work, the boys amused themselves and for a few minutes I actually had some time to myself. So I sat in the garden and read my book.

Garden, Book, 365, 366

Day 97 – Wednesday 6th April – regular readers of my 366 posts will know my family has been working on making changes to the garden for a few weeks now. My husband and sons sowed grass seed a couple of weeks ago and it’s starting to come through.

Grass, Garden, 365, 366

Day 98 – Thursday 7th April – my daughter and I went to see Hetty Feather at the theatre. It was absolutely brilliant! My daughter is a slow reader, but this morning she read well over 100 pages of the book so she could keep up with the story.

Hetty Feather, Theatre, 365, 366

Day 99 – Friday 8th April – a tense day as I had to take my younger son for a haircut. He absolutely hates having his hair cut! It was supposed to be done in February half-term, but somehow he managed to delay it until the last day of the Easter holidays. Our usual barber’s shop has closed down, so we had to try a new one. Luckily they did a good job!

Haircut, Son, 365, 366

Day 100 – Saturday 9th April – my daughter struggled with stitch on Parkrun this morning. She wasn’t happy with her time. But she still ran 3 miles at 9am, while lots of people are still in bed. And that makes her awesome.

Daughter, Running, Parkrun, 365, 366



Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. So glad you have got to find some time for yourself this week!
    Ahh! My girl has read the Hetty Feather book. I didn’t know there was a live show. How fab!
    Well done your girl. I was still in bed at 9am. lol I couldn’t run 3 miles. Good on her x

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    • Thanks very much! I did manage to get a bit of time to myself. The Hetty Feather show is amazing – well worth looking out for!
      I think my daughter is amazing to run every week, but she doesn’t see it! x

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  2. Yes, your daughter is awesome! As are you. The magnolia is beautiful and I’d want to snap it too. We were on track for the dullest of dullest Easter breaks until we decided last minute to not worry about the money but get away for a few days – so glad we did. The theatre sounds lovely – I love the theatre but no one else here is really bothered!

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    • Thanks very much! I wish my daughter would believe she was awesome!
      We rarely go to the theatre because it’s so expensive – there are always so many great shows and I’d love to see them all, but it’s just too expensive!

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    • Thanks very much, the tree is as tall as our house, so I can never capture it all in one photo and do it justice!
      I’m sure there are plenty of people who weren’t dressed at 9am, but at least you were up!

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  3. I’m so happy you managed to find time to read a book… that’s quite an achievement during the Easter holidays with the kids home from school :o)

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    • Thanks very much! The reading time didn’t last long, but at least I still managed it!

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  4. Love being able to read outdoors. {I’m usually interrupted before too long though}

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    • Thanks very much! I usually manage a bit of reading when I’m at home and the kids are at school and like to get outdoors as much as possible. Not so easy when they’re at home and under my feet!

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  5. I agree with you about park run. It’s a real achievement just getting yourself there so early. I look forward to managing to get back to running it.

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    • Thanks very much! My daughter just doesn’t understand that even to take part is an achievement! Growing up surrounded by running, she thinks everyone can run. She doesn’t realise it’s a big achievement for a lot of people. Hope you get to take part again soon. x

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  6. So nice to get to read a book in the garden. It must be nice to see things coming together like the grass seed coming up.

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    • Thanks very much! Every time I think the garden is nearly done, my husband announces that he’s moving/ smashing up something else! I think we will be well into the summer before it’s all done, but will be good to see it when it’s finished.

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  7. I have always wanted a magnolia tree in my garden although not sure I would want to photograph anyone else’s. My garden looks like a bombsite so no relaxing relaxing reading for me

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    • No, I’m not sure I would want to photographs anyone else’s either! Our garden looks like a bombsite in parts as my husband and sons are gradually smashing it up and moving/ replacing things.

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  8. That does indeed make her awesome – I’m so impressed! Glad the haircut turned out ok this time. Phew! Sounds like your lot have amuses themselves quite well this week 🙂

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    • Yes, I think they’ve had quite an enjoyable week, although I’ve mainly been a spare part. It was a relief that the haircut worked out OK this time!

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  9. Your daughter certainly is awesome for running so early on a Sunday – it is the taking part that counts, after all 🙂
    it sounds like your children had lovely days spent with friends which gave you time to get on with your work *(and reading!).
    our neighbours have a Magnolia tree and half of it comes in to our garden x

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    • It definitely is the taking part that counts! She doesn’t believe me when I tell her most people can’t run three miles. It’s nice that the kids have got to see their friends this week. x

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  10. I agree it does make her awesome, well done on 3 miles at 9am.
    How nice that going to the theatre encouraged her to read 100 pages, I would say that makes her awesome as well.
    Think it is quite hard when your kids come and go all day and you cannot get to do what you what when you dont know who is coming and going.

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    • Thanks very much, that’s a lovely thing to say!
      I’ve actually found this week quite hard because of all the comings and goings. I need to adjust to having more independent children!

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  11. Well done to your girl, that is definitely an achievement, she should be really proud of herself. Love your magnolia! My pink one has just started to flower 🙂

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  12. now all i have in my head is the image of you ’tilting at windmills’ and i’m singing ‘Don Quixote’

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