We’re halfway through the year, how on earth did that happen? It’s been a really busy couple of weeks, with lots going on with the kids.
Here’s our fortnight in pictures…
Day 171 – Sunday 19th June – the boys came home from their Scout camp. They’re not usually too tired and grumpy when they get home, but they were today! They were also very untidy.
Day 172 – Monday 20th June – my younger son’s year 7 exams are over and half his year group are away on a residential school trip, so there’s no homework to do. He amused himself with origami. What do you think of the shirt and tie he made from a £20 note?
Day 173 – Tuesday 21st June – I got my work under control and it stopped raining, so I was able to share a photo from the garden.
Day 174 – Wednesday 22nd June – with no work to do in the morning, I took the opportunity to go and watch my daughter in a school swimming gala. It was a fun gala, which involved things like swimming with an inflatable ice cream.
Day 175 – Thursday 23rd June – after a day spent making sure everyone and everything was in order for me going to Britmums Live (why is going away so complicated?!), I thought I hadn’t taken any photos. Then I remembered this gem. Tell me it’s not just me who finds this funny?
Day 176 – Friday 24th June – I travelled down to London for Britmums Live and met Tas from Not My Year Off for dinner. I usually take lots of photos in London, but I only took this one!
Day 177 – Saturday 25th June – spent a lovely day at Britmums Live, with two of my absolute favourite bloggers – Nikki from Stressy Mummy and Tas from Not My Year Off. Thanks for keeping me company, ladies!
Day 178 – Sunday 26th June – spent the whole day at the theatre for my daughter’s dance show. I watched the first performance, which was very good, then helped out supervising kids in the dressing room for the second performance. It felt strange as I had been in the show myself for the past five years.
Day 179 – Monday 27th June – my son’s 15th birthday! How did he get that old?!
Day 180 – Tuesday 28th June – my husband is taking the kids camping at the weekend and started shopping and packing (yes, there’s a lot of beer involved).
Day 181 – Wednesday 29th June – I went to watch my daughter in an athletics tournament and it was FREEZING. My feet were numb and if I’d had gloves in my pocket, I would have been wearing them. I was there over two hours just to watch her run a 100m leg of a relay. She won her leg, but sadly they lost the race overall. No photos of the athletics, just one of my garden!
Day 182 – Thursday 30th June – I’m slightly disappointed with my running totals for June. It was going well until this week, when too much of the wrong food took its toll on my stomach, plus my right ankle started randomly hurting. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal for July as I really want to get down to some serious half marathon training!
Day 183 – Friday 1st July – my husband and the kids set off for their camping trip. After a long discussion with my younger son about why he needed to take two hoodies, I found this in his room.
Day 184 – Saturday 2nd July – I’ve got my running mojo back today! Ran Parkrun with no niggles from my stomach, my hip, my knee or my ankle! Hopefully it’s the last time I’ll run in these bad boys – I’ve had them over two years and run an average of three times a week in them, including one half marathon and 40 Parkruns. They are destroyed inside and out.