Week 3 of the summer holidays has been quite lonely. My kids don’t need me much any more. I haven’t had much work either, so I’ve been at a bit of a loose end.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 217 – Sunday 5th August – we only got back from Padstow yesterday and this morning we drove my younger son to Bristol airport to catch a flight to Inverness for a holiday with his best friend. My son flew alone, which was far more scary for me than for him. While we were in the area, we took the opportunity to track down two Gromits in Weston-super-Mare. It turned out to be a much longer drive than we had anticipated.
Day 218 – Monday 6th August – having injured my ankle at parkrun on Saturday, I’ve been taking it easy for a couple of days. I haven’t even reached my 10,000 steps since Friday! (I reach at least 15,000 every day.) Today I went for a short walk and the ankle seemed to be OK.
Day 219 – Tuesday 7th August – regular readers will know I photographed an attempted burglary recently. I got this letter from the police today about it.
Day 220 – Wednesday 8th August – a lonely day! My daughter went out for the day with her friend, my husband worked an extremely long day, my eldest got up very late and had work in the afternoon/ evening and my younger son is still on holiday. I spent a lot of time reading, which is very rare for me in the holidays.
Day 221 – Thursday 9th August – I managed my first run since injuring my ankle, only two miles. I’d planned to run 10 miles on Sunday in preparation for the Cheltenham half marathon, but I may have to wait another week for that. This week, with one son away, one out at work in the evenings and no lifts to give, I’ve been doing something I never do – watching TV! We’ve watched Mama Mia on DVD, Long Lost Family, European Championship athletics and swimming, The Big Life Fix and The Real Marigold Hotel.
Day 222 – Friday 10th August – I feel like I’ve been quite lazy this week. I haven’t had much work, life is easier with one child away and I’ve done less exercise with my bad ankle. I think it might be called ‘me-time’ or ‘self care’, but that sort of thing isn’t ‘me’ at all. Today I made up for it with a lot more work and all of the housework for the weekend. And it rained heavily all morning! Hopefully it will help the garden.
Day 223 – Saturday 11th August – our third new parkrun in as many weeks! We went to Eastville parkrun in Bristol, on our way to pick my son up from the airport. My son enjoyed his holiday and it’s lovely to have him home.
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