Project 365 2018 Weeks 26 & 27

We’re more than halfway through the year already! 2018 really seems to be flying by.

Here’s our fortnight in pictures…

Day 175 – Sunday 24th June – what a game! I’m not a huge football fan, but football is something you can’t escape in our house. I wouldn’t miss an England World Cup game and I’m so glad I didn’t.

World Cup, England, England win, 365

Day 176 – Monday 25th June – the heatwave is here! It’s great to see so many bees on the lavender on our front garden.

Lavender, Bee, Garden, 365

Day 177 – Tuesday 26th June – in the evening I went to watch my daughter’s two dance classes (something parents do only once a year), which was lovely. Then it was straight to my younger son’s school for his sports celebration evening. Each team awards a players’ player award. We were amazed and very proud that my son got two of them!

sport, son, certificate, award, players' player award, 365

Day 178 – Wednesday 27th June – happy 17th birthday to my biggest boy! This brilliant card was from my mum. It’s not easy to find cards with 17 on, so I can’t believe she found a 17 card with guinea pigs on it. It was an exciting day for my son as it was school sports day and he is the house captain. If you’re missing the traditional birthday Pumba photo, you can check out my Silent Sunday post or my Instagram.

Birthday card, Birthday, 17th birthday, Son, 365

Day 179 – Thursday 28th June – my daughter got awarded the trophy for ‘outstanding presentation’ when she left primary school. It made us very proud and was well deserved. It was time to say goodbye to the trophy and return it to school for the next year 6 to win it.

Daughter, School, Trophy, 365

Day 180 – Friday 29th June – my boys went off on Explorers camp and it was yet another very hot day. We’ve got three of these lovely pink plants in our garden.

Day 181 – Saturday 30th June – my brother-in-law and his family are over in the UK from the USA for the first time in three years, so we paid a flying visit to Cheshire to see them.

Canal, Boats, Swan, 365

Day 182 – Sunday 1st July – probably the hottest day we’ve had so far this summer, although not the sunniest. The grass is basically dead now and we can’t water it due to the water shortages.

shadow, dry grass, heatwave, 365

Day 183 – Monday 2nd July – our hydrangea is finally out and looking lovely, although how long it will last in this weather I’m not sure.

hydrangea, garden, summer, flower, heatwave, 365

Day 184 – Tuesday 3rd July – it was all about the football. I had a feeling England would win, but didn’t they make it hard? We all thought it was all over when it went to penalties. We have a Pizza Hut delivery about two or three times a year and always when there is an important football match on.

pizza, Pizza Hut, World Cup, 365

Day 185 – Wednesday 4th July – my husband and I have a tradition of going to London to see a show to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It’s 18 years this year and we went to see Kinky Boots, which was fabulous. We also travelled first class.

Train travel, Travel, London, Reading, Train

Day 186 – Thursday 5th July – I’m not sure, but it may have been even hotter today. I felt like I achieved very little in the day. The flowers in the garden are starting to die in the heat.

Wilting flowers, Flowers, Garden, Heatwave, 365

Day 187 – Friday 6th July – another very hot day. I don’t think I’ve worn jeans for about three weeks now – I usually wear them 365 days a year. I haven’t had much work this week, but I’ve been trying not to let it worry me.

Sky, Blue sky, Summer, Heatwave, 365

Day 188 – Saturday 7th July – the hottest parkrun so far this year and a busy day ahead with my daughter’s school fair, my son’s football presentation and of course the World Cup quarter final – England v Sweden!

parkrun, running, 365, heatwave

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Love the anniversary tradition, that’s a nice idea. Such a shame the flowers aren’t lasting. My marigolds are sticking it out, but the anemones and roses are dropping a couple of days, even though I have been putting leftover water from water bottles or cold veg water etc on them. Our grass is only just starting to pale – the bonus of the garden usually being waterlogged thanks to being at the bottom of the hill

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    • We love our little anniversary tradition! If we didn’t do that ever year, I doubt we’d do much at all. Like you, I’ve been putting all my leftover water on the plants. The kids think I’m mad! Our grass has been yellow for a couple of weeks now and seems to be getting worse by the day. I’ve never seen it this bad.

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  2. It must have been lovely seeing your daughters dance classes. Well done to your son & his sports awards.
    The birthday card for your son is fab!
    Ohh! It must have been sad to say goodbye to the trophy! The year has flown over. It doesn’t seem that long since your girl finished primary.
    Your garden is looking amazing. So many different flowers and colours.
    That pizza looks AMAZING! I could just eat it now!
    Happy anniversary to you and your hubby!

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    • Thanks very much! It was so lovely to see my daughter’s dance classes and my son did so well to pick up the awards. I have no idea where my mum found such a brilliant card! It doesn’t seem long at all since my daughter finished primary, but I couldn’t imagine her there any more.

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  3. Nice that you still do something special for you anniversary. belated Happy Anniversary to you.
    Totally agree it is to hot and no doubt the crops will suffer this year and food prices will go up.
    Admiration for still doing Park Run in the heat

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    • Thanks very much! It was a very hot parkrun, but it’s only three miles, so we recover quickly! I’m glad we have our little anniversary tradition. If we didn’t do the trip every year, I don’t think we would still celebrate.

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  4. Your London trip looked a lot of fun! Our grass is looking like that too and my sunflower is currently in intensive care and I’m not sure it’s going to make it I would not mind a bit of rain right now!

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    • It was a really lovely trip to London, thanks. Sorry to hear your sunflower isn’t going to make it, but I can’t say I’m surprised! I would love a bit of rain now.

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    • Thank you! I do love warm weather, but I wouldn’t mind it a couple of degrees cooler!

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  5. Parkrun in this weather?! I don’t envy you a little bit. I can hardly walk in this heat. I also love watching bees on lavender plants in the garden.
    The phloxes need a lot of water in this heat, if they are in direct sunlight.
    Happy belated birthday to your son! Looks like you had a fab time, going to London for your wedding anniversary.

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    • Thanks very much! We did have a lovely time in London. The phloxes are in the shadier part of the garden, but it seems like they still need more water. I would definitely prefer it a few degrees cooler for parkrun, but I’m still glad I did it!

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  6. I’ve really enjoyed the football, but I can’t carry on drinking this much beer, I’ll struggle on though. The pizza looks yummy. i dread to think what my garden looks like now in Dubai

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    • The football has been great, hasn’t it? No beer consumed here! I can’t imagine your garden in Dubai is looking its best right now.

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  7. Well done on your sons sports awards! The heat has killed my grass too but I had a water butt so sparingly giving the plants some water!

    Love your tradition of going to watch a show!

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    • Water butts are such a good idea! Sadly we don’t have one. We were so proud of our son and his awards.

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  8. A busy footballing couple of weeks and lots of sporty things going on with the children. Lovely to go to London for your anniversary – Happy Anniversary by the way.

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  9. I just love you anniversary tradition, such a nice idea. Shame about the flowers. I don’t have any this year at all. x

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