Project 365 2018 Week 8

My eldest and my daughter are back at school after half-term, but my younger son is still in Germany and I’m missing him!


Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 49 – Sunday 18th February – my roots desperately needed doing. Luckily, I have a reliable 11 year old hairdresser on hand to deal with them.

Roots, Hair, 365

Day 50 – Monday 19th February – the kids went back to school and it was quite nice to get back into a routine. No school run for me as my younger son is in Germany. I completed my first 100 miles of the year. Hopefully it won’t take another 50 days to complete the next 100.

running, mileage, distance, 365

Day 51 – Tuesday 20th February – after over three days without a word, my younger son finally texted me from Germany and sent me a beautiful photo of Frankfurt. I had a meeting with a potential new client and still have loads of work from all of my old clients.

Frankfurt, Germany, German exchange, 365

Day 52 – Wednesday 21st February – I went for my first haircut in about five years. This probably sounds very weird to most women, but I really don’t like getting my hair cut or going to hairdressers, so this was a big deal. And, yes, I know it looks better!

We had my daughter’s first proper secondary school parents’ evening and saw five of her subject teachers. They all said she is doing very well academically, plus she is confident and contributes well in class. She told the science teacher that she didn’t understand science, but he disagreed with her – and her marks disagreed too! When she started at the school, she was worried she would be near the bottom of the class, as it is a grammar school, but she is actually well above average in her classes, sometimes at the top. We couldn’t ask for more.

Hair cut, Hairdresser, I got my hair cut

Day 53 – Thursday 22nd February – I felt like I had my work under more control, but the downside of that was I missed my son more. I was very pleased to get a couple of short texts from him in the evening. And how cute is this little dude?!

Cedric, guinea pig, pet, 365

Day 54 – Friday 23rd February – my daughter went on a sleepover (sigh!) straight from school, so my husband, eldest and I took advantage and went to Wagamama. I love Wagamama, but my fussy daughter refuses to eat a thing there. Then my husband and I went to see I, Tonya, which was very good. That’s my SIXTH trip to the cinema in 2018 – way more than I went in the whole of 2017.

Wagamama, Pad thai, Noodles, 365

Day 55 – Saturday 24th February – this is my Parkrun barcode, which caused me trouble this morning because it fell off when I took my gloves off. I walked half the course looking for it, then a marshal told me someone had picked it up and was handing it in at the start line. On the plus side, I got to run the last third of a lap with my dad, who was running his 40th Parkrun this morning.

Parkrun, Barcode, Running, 365

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Well done on the 100 miles! That’s fantastic.
    I’m glad your son got in touch…That view is amazing!
    Your new haircut looks fab! I’ve not had mine cut at a hairdressers in over 10 years. lol I do mine myself.
    I fancy seeing I, Tonya. I will wait until it comes onto Sky. hehehe

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    • I’m glad I’m not the only one to avoid the hairdresser! I’m impressed that you do your own, mine just didn’t get done at all – apart from my daughter dyeing it! My daughter has never been to a hairdresser, my husband always trims hers!
      The view is fantastic, isn’t it? I can’t wait to see my boy tomorrow – counting down the hours now!

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  2. Way to go on the running. Cedric looks so lovely. Glad heโ€™s settled in. Sorry youโ€™re missed my uour son, I would be the same. Not long now. Your meal at Wagamamas looks fab xx

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    • Cedric is very cute and he’s a real personality. It’s a long time for my son to be away, but I know he will have had an amazing time and that’s what matters. I’m literally counting the hours until the gets back now! x

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  3. I never go to hairdresser’s, I have a phobia of someone touching my hair. My roots are in need of retouching as well. Well done on your 100 miles! And a lovely hairstyle too. Little dude is super cute. Beautiful photo of Frankfurt.

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    • I don’t have a phobia of someone touching my hair, but I’m really not keen on it, so I can understand where you’re coming from. My son doesn’t take many photos, but when he does, they’re always stunning.

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  4. The new hair looks great. Well done getting back on the running and with all the work. Bet it’s a relief not to have to worry about that.

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    • Thanks very much! The running is pretty much back to normal now and it’s a real relief not to be worrying about work. I hope this is the way it’s going to be now and my days of worrying are over, but who knows what is round the corner?!

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  5. I do my own hair too. All I need to do is hack a bit off the back now and again, plus trim the fringe so it doesn’t seem worth going although I do like getting a blow dry on the occasions I do go.

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    • Hacking a bit of hair off the back sounds pretty brave! The blow dry was pretty good, so I would consider another haircut if ever I needed my hair to look particularly good so I could get a blow dry!

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  6. Love your haircut. It’s so bouncy!! I’m trying to hide my greys till Wednesday when I get mine done. Cedric looks like her has wonderful hair too ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats to your dad on his 40th parkrun!

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    • Thanks very much! My hair isn’t looking quite so nice now I’ve washed it myself, but it’s slightly less straggly than it was! Not too many days left to hide your greys! Cedric’s hair is amazing, but it’s hard to brush as it goes off in about 20 different directions. I think my dad is doing amazingly with his Parkruns.

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  7. yes your hair looks fab, I only go to the hairdressers once every 18-24 months and I can never recreate the look after the first nights sleep and I get really disappointed. Well done on the running

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    • Thanks very much! Glad to hear I’m not the only one who doesn’t go to the hairdresser very often. My hair is completely back to normal now!

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  8. Oh how cute and fluffy is Cedric. I bet you have really missed your younger son and I am guessing he is back now. I love Wagamama too but my kids are not fussed on the food like your daughter. And your hair looks lovely Sarah x

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    • I did really miss him! It’s lovely to have him back. My boys like Wagamama, but it’s way too stressful to go there with my daughter. x

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  9. Nice to get chance to go somewhere different to eat, so the sleep over was not all bad then
    Hope your son enjoyed his German visit.
    I am with you I HATE going to the hairdresser on so many levels especially hate the small talk and watching myself in the mirror

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    • Glad I’m not the only one who dislikes the hairdresser! Going out while my daughter is on a sleepover is our new policy! She’s still too young to leave for too long with her brothers, so it’s a good opportunity for us to go out.

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  10. I love your hair, jealous of the cinema trip, I have to wait for everything to come out on DVD really. Well done to your daughter, sounds like she’s doing brilliantly #365

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    • Thanks very much, we’re so pleased with my daughter. She thought she would be near the bottom of the class at a grammar school!
      I can’t stay awake in front of DVDs, but I do manage to stay awake at the cinema generally!

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    • Thanks very much! I’m hoping to run the next 100 miles more quickly. Cedric the guinea pig is very cute indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Ah, Wagamama’s is one of our favorite restaurants, and thankfully all the kids love it too! Cedric is very cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Your hair does look lovely, and it’s been so interesting reading everyone’s comments and seeing how few like the hairdresser! I love going, and as I have my hair colored I go every 10 weeks! After a disaster with home hair dye when I was 18 (it went green…!) I have never dyed it myself again!

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    • I’ve been amazed at how many other people have said they don’t like going to the hairdresser! My daughter always dyes mine and we’ve never had any problems with it.
      My boys like Wagamama, but my daughter dislikes it so much that there’s no point going as it takes all the pleasure away!

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  12. Your hair does look very lovely – I could do with some noodles right now, made me feel hungry.

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    • Thanks very much! I could always do with some noodles, they’re my absolute favourites!

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