Project 366 Weeks 25 & 26

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.

Scouts, Boys, Sons, 365, 366

Day 172 – Monday 20th June – my younger son’s year 7 examsΒ 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 Β£20 note?

Origami, 365, 366

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.

Flowers, Garden , 365, 366

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.

Swimming, Swimming gala, Daughter, Loud 'n' Proud, School

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?

365, 366

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!

London, The City, Britmums Live, 365, 366

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!

Britmums Live, Bloggers, 365, 366

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.

Daughter, Dance show, 365, 366

Day 179 – Monday 27th June – my son’s 15th birthday! How did he get that old?!

Birthday, Son, Teenager

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).

Camping, Packing, 365, 366

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!

Garden, Plants, Flowers, 365, 366

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!

Running, Distance, 365, 366

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.

Camping, Son, 365, 366

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.

Trainers, Running, Parkrun, 365, 366


Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. LOVE THE ORIGAMI, very real looking, expensive origami.
    Hope the kids enjoy their beer… and their weekend away. Hope you have better weather than out torrential rain.
    Love the note, hope he is not too cold.
    Glad park run went well for you

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    • Thanks very much, I thought the origami was very skilled! Weather hasn’t been great, but not too much torrential rain, so hopefully the camping will go well.
      It was a relief to feel like I’d run well again after a few shaky days.

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    • Thanks very much, it was great to see you again too πŸ™‚

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  2. Fab photos!
    Your son’s origami is brilliant!
    hahaha at the fat balls!
    I think I would need that much beer to convince me to go camping. I hope they have a good trip. I love the note. lol

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    • I don’t think anything could convince me to go camping, but they all love it! I’m in awe of the origami!

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  3. Had to laugh at the hoodie note. I hope they have a good time at camp. Good to see your Brit Mums photos and I love the pic of your daughter in the hat.

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    • Thanks very much, I love that photo too! I love the way her lipstick matches her hat. She pulled the hat over her face for a laugh and I knew it would make the perfect blog photo πŸ™‚

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  4. Love the origami!! Looks like a busy week. Whoo the camping trip looks like it is going to be good fun πŸ™‚ Can’t believe we didn’t get to chat at Brit mums!! Next year!!!!!!!! to make it 3rd time lucky :):)

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    • I know, what a shame! At least we got to say hello though, so that’s a start!

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  5. That origami shirt and tie is awesome! We used to have Japanese students to stay with us and they made amazing things from origami, I never got the hang of it.

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    • Thanks very much, I have no idea how he does it! He’s taught his brother to do it now, but my eldest can’t do it quite as well. x

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  6. My miles were down in June too – I have a half in September to get trained up for too! Love the origami – a great way to borrow a Β£20 note! And why has it been so cold? Come on Summer πŸ™‚

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  7. How do you cope with double the washing from Scout camp…. It was bad enough yesterday when Katie came back from cub camp. Oh and my washing machine has broken. Thank god for my mum. Love the origami, very creative. I hope he went to pay for something with it still like that lol x

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  8. Lots of people seem to have started their camping over the last couple of weeks. I’m just hoping ours in the first week of the holidays is dry. Not sure we can all cope with more than 1 day of rain that we had last year.

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  9. Love the origami! So sad to have missed BritMums this year, would have loved to see you all. We’re going camping next week πŸ™‚

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  10. Love the origami! So sad to have missed BritMums this year, would have loved to see you all. We’re going camping next week πŸ™‚

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