Project 366 Week 19

Week 19 of 2016 has been a bit up and down. More down than up, if I’m honest.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 129 – Sunday 8th May – after his old football team folded recently, my son made his debut for a new club, playing at a tournament. My eldest came home from his DofE final bronze expedition – and look at the temperature! Rather him than me…

Temperature, Heat, Car, 365, 366

Day 130 – Monday 9th May – set off for a six mile run, but my ankle started hurting after just over a mile and a half. My ankle never hurts and it was my right one – my injuries are always on my left! I walked home and wasn’t happy. At least the garden is looking lovely – this is the clematis growing on my garden wall.

Garden, Clematis, Spring, Flower, 365, 366

Day 131 – Tuesday 10th May – my kids seem to be playing some kind of illness baton relay at the moment. Two weeks ago it was my daughter, last week it was my son and today it was my daughter again. When I asked what she wanted for lunch, she said cheese and onion crisps.

Crisps, Daughter, 365, 366

Day 132 – Wednesday 11th May – if I’m honest, I only took my last dose of Roaccutane on 30th April. I was supposed to stop taking them at the end of February, but I was scared to stop and carried on taking them once a week until the end of April. It looks like I had good reason to be scared as my skin is going bad again. I’ve started on antibiotics to try to stop it before it goes too far.

Skin, Rosacea, Acne, Roaccutane

Day 133 – Thursday 12th May – my skin flare-up is getting worse and worse. I feel rough both mentally and physically on my antibiotics, but there is really no alternative. I was tempted to post a picture of my medication, but I’m trying to stay positive, so I’m sharing a lovely photo of blossom instead. (Which only got eight likes on Instagram, thanks to the changes. Grrr!)

Blossom, Spring, 365, 366

Day 134 – Friday 13th May – still feeling rough, still not got work to do. I went for a quick catch-up with Emma aka Crazy With Twins, which was lovely and took yet more photos in the garden. How do these flowers grow out of the wall?

Flowers, Garden, 365, 366

Day 135 – Saturday 14th May – I had high hopes for today’s Parkrun, but it didn’t go to plan. For only the second time EVER, all five of us were running it. Except my daughter dropped out, forcing my husband to drop out too. Then my daughter spent the morning in tears, regretting her decision. On the plus side, both boys got PBs. I was only 11 seconds off mine too and was 1st in my age category and 6th woman overall. Here’s my younger son ringing the PB bell.

Son, Parkrun, PB, 365, 366


Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I always injure on my left side too then the other knee the front of knee gave a funny click walking down the stairs?! Hope your ankle is better now – certainly didn’t hold you back at parkrun! I like the blossom – what’s up with IG now?! x

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    • Thanks very much. I felt the ankle when I ran on Thursday, but it survived Parkrun, so hopefully it will be OK! IG seems to be sharing pics in odd orders and showing more popular ones first. I would have got 30 likes for a picture like that before, but not any more!

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  2. Your flowers are looking lovely as is your face. Hopefully the meds will do the trick, else there will something else they can give you x hope the illness baton has now ended at your place. And whyyyyyy do they keep making changes to Instagram, so silly!!

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    • Thanks very much! The face isn’t looking great at the moment, but hopefully the meds will work. I definitely don’t want anyone else to be ill now.

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  3. Oh dear sounds as if you are on a bit of a rollercoaster there at the moment. I was a liker of your blossom shot though!! 😀 Sorry to hear about your skin flare up, hope you are feeling brighter today xxx #366

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    • Thanks very much. It hasn’t been the best week, but onwards and upwards! Thanks for liking my blossom shot! I would definitely have got 30 likes for that before. x

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  4. I love the flowers, I took a photo of similar this week. I really hope your skin feels better with the medication. You look beautiful. I hope the illnesses have finally left your household and why or why do the have to change instagram. xx

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    • Thank you, that’s such a lovely thing to say! Skin still isn’t good, but I’m hoping it’s stabilising. I’m not loving the Instagram changes 🙁 x

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  5. Beautiful flowers….
    So sorry you haven’t had a good week and about your skin flare-up. Sending hugs!
    I hope the illness has left your house now!
    Well done to your boys and you on the Park run x

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    • Thanks very much! I’m hoping the skin calms down soon and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we don’t get any more illness.
      I’m really proud of my boys for their Parkrun achievements. x

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  6. I am sorry that your skin has flared up again, hopefully the antibiotics work and fast! Such a shame your daughter dropped out of the park run but well done to boys

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    • Thanks! I think the antibiotics are just starting to work now. The boys did so well with the Parkrun. I’m not sure what my daughter was thinking of by dropping out, it was a very silly thing to do!

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  7. Hope the ankle isn’t still playing you up. Sounds like you have been making the best of a bad week.

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    • Thanks very much. I had another twinge in the ankle when I ran on Thursday, but it didn’t trouble me on Parkrun, so I’m hoping it’s just a blip and it will be OK now.

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  8. Oh dear at daughter having to drop out but well done to the boys.
    What a shame about your flare up, must be really annoying when this keeps happening.
    Love the colour of the purple flowers.

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    • The flowers are lovely, aren’t they? Thanks.
      I’m not sure what my daughter was thinking of, she was very silly and she regretted it! I was so pleased with the boys though.
      It’s very annoying about my skin. We just have to keep looking for the right solution to get it right!

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  9. glad your ankle recovered in time for park run, i’ve left a comment on your blog post about your skin, you must be really upset

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    • Thanks very much. The ankle still doesn’t feel 100%, but hopefully it will be OK. I am upset about my skin, but hoping it’s just a blip.

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  10. Oh I’m sorry to hear about your skin and your ankle, what rubbish luck. I also didn’t know the instagram changes had come in. I’ve set notifications for your pics now so I’ll try and be a bit less terrible at liking them!

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    • Thank you! You’re not rubbish at liking my pics at all! (And some of them aren’t great, anyway!) The ankle still doesn’t feel 100%, but I’m comfortably running 3 miles on it now, so hopefully it will be back to normal soon.

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  11. I’m so sorry that your skin is flaring up again, I do feel for you because I know how depressing it is. I hope it calms down soon. Your garden wall is gorgeous with the clematis, but the texture of the bricks is gorgeous anyway, I’d be using that all the time for a product backdrop.

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    • Thanks very much! My skin has calmed down with the medication, although the medication was horrible! Thanks, I love my red wall! I do use it a lot for photos of my kids and any fashion posts, but harder to stick anything else on the ground in front of it!

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  12. Hope your ankle is okay now, and really sorry that your skin is flaring up again. Love the blossom and the wall flowers 🙂

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