Project 365 2018 Week 34

It feels like school is just round the corner now. For various reasons, this week has been quite stressful. I’ve had a bit more work, but that has really been the only good thing. And my photos aren’t great this week!

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 231 – Sunday 19th August – my family got home from camping at about 4pm. They’d had their wettest trip ever and EVERYTHING was soaked. There is stuff drying everywhere.

Tents, Camping, 365, Garden

Day 232 – Monday 20th August – my son had his driving theory test. He had done some preparation for it, but possibly not enough as unfortunately he failed. He got 49 out of 50 in the multiple choice section, but failed the hazard perception section. He wasn’t happy! Luckily he had some other good news later in the day to make it a bit better.

Driving test, Theory test, 365

Day 233 – Tuesday 21st August – it’s been a long time since I shared a photo of my garden. Between the heat and the water shortage, the flowers on the phloxes all died off, but since we’ve had more rain, this one has started to flower again.

Flowers, Garden, 365

Day 234 – Wednesday 22nd August – school shoe shopping! It was actually our least painful trip for years. Although we only brought one pair home, the other two pairs are on order. The boys also got haircuts and my younger son got a new school bag – his first one since year 7.

Boys' shoes, School shoes, New shoes, 365

Day 235 – Thursday 23rd August – a pretty quiet day. Went for a six mile run in the morning and did some work. My son went back to football training and my husband is back to coaching this season, after two years off.

Football boots, Football, Son, 365

Day 236 – Friday 24th August – my daughter, younger son and I had our fourth and final trip to Bristol hunting for Gromits. We have found 57 in total, out of 67. I would love to find them all, but it would take at least one more trip and we don’t have any free time next week. The trail ends on 2nd September.

Gromit, Gromit Unleashed 2, Bristol, The Howl, 365


Day 237 – Saturday 25th August – I was very pleased to get the whole family running at parkrun for the first time in well over a year. My eldest, who is training for the half marathon, got a PB.

parkrun, family, 365, runners

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Lovely that you all got to run together and I have loved seeing all your Gromit finds, they are fab. Sorry to hear the camping was such a soggy event, this month hasn’t been too great really has it. #365

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    • It was really good to get everyone running again, but it will be short-lived as the rugby season starts in a couple of weeks! We have loved looking for the Gromits, I never tire of it! I wish we could have found them all.

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  2. Back to school doesn’t seem that far away at all.
    Oh no! That’s such a shame it was a wet camping trip. I hope everything is dried now.
    Ugh! Your son must have been gutted about the theory test!
    Wow! I wish my girls school bags would last more than one year. I spend a small fortune on them. lol
    Well done for getting the whole family out running! Your kids are all getting so tall. x

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    • My kids are really tall! Even my daughter is nearly as tall as me now. We still have one wet tent in the garden, because my son didn’t put it away when it was dry, then it got rained on a few more times! My kids have always kept their bags for a long time. x

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  3. well done for all running together, and well done to son for PB.
    Oh dear at having to dry out the camping gear, takes forever to make sure it is dry enough to fold and store. Least the garden is enjoying it.

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    • Thanks very much, it was great to get the whole family running. It was probably our last chance for months as the rugby season starts again very soon. The garden definitely needed the rain!

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  4. Nice to see you all running together. I hope the new school bag I’ve bought lasts as well as your son’s.

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    • Fingers crossed! We did attempt to get him another one a few months ago, which survived our holiday to Copenhagen, then ripped within days of him going back to school. Superdry make much stronger bags!

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  5. I’ve reallt enjoyed looking at your Wallace and Gromitt pictures. I wish they’d go on tour up north. I guess they get auctioned for charity now? Hope next week is less stressful for you!

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    • Thanks very much! Yes, they’re auctioned off for charity at the start of October. We always joke about which one we’re going to buy! In the past there have been a couple that have gone for as little as £3,000, but some of them have gone for £50,000 or more. Somehow I don’t think we will be buying one!

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  6. I can’t believe school starts again soon… you’ve reminded me I need to get shoes! #365

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    • I know, it’s really coming round quickly now! Good luck with the shoe shopping.

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  7. Brilliant Scream Gromit, very inventive. Sorry to hear you had a stressful week, and that the camping trip left you soaking wet.
    It definitely feels like autumn now.
    My phloxes are also looking better after the rains.

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    • The Scream Gromit is brilliant, isn’t he? It’s certainly feeling a lot more like autumn now, but can’t complain about the amazing summer we’ve had!

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  8. Picked the wrong weekend for camping, but it wouldn’t be the same without a bit of rain, hope you manage to get everything dried off so it doesn’t go musty. Sorry to hear about your son’s hazard perception, I guess he probably just needs a bit more experience, you can’t learn everything from a book. Get him to talk about it when he’s out as a passenger with you or his dad on the roads.Hope the new school term gets off to a good start.

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    • Thanks very much. I really hope he passes his hazard perception test next time around. I was surprised he’d failed it as he’s done quite a lot of driving and also been doing tests online.

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    • One of the tents still isn’t dry as my son forgot to bring it in when it was dry and it keeps raining now!

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  9. That is so lovely that you all got to run together. It is the family goals. I have loved seeing all the gromits, they are just brilliant. I can imagine camping wasn’t the best. Glad you got to do some reading xx

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    • It was great that we all ran together. It was probably the only time we will manage it this year as it’s back to the rugby season in a few days. x

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