Project 365 2018 Weeks 42 & 43

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with half-term, a birthday and a half marathon.

Here’s our fortnight in pictures…

Day 284 – Sunday 14th October – my husband and I went out for a 12 mile run in the worst weather. The rain was torrential, it was impossible to avoid the huge puddles everywhere, I was soaked to the skin and absolutely frozen. My ankle started hurting at 10 miles, so I rang my son to pick me up and he told me off for being out in such ridiculous weather! None of us were disappointed when my younger son’s football was called off.

Running, Runner, Half marathon training, Selfie, Rain, 365

Day 285 – Monday 15th October – I met up with my friend, Suzanne aka Chicken Ruby, before she heads back to Dubai. Yes, I am terrible at taking selfies.

Friends, Bloggers, 365, Selfie

Day 286 – Tuesday 16th October – these are the very last flowers to bloom in our garden. They have just come out. We used to have three of these plants, but either the snow or the heat has killed them, so we just have two now.

Garden, Autumn, Flowers, 365

Day 287 – Wednesday 17th October – I was busy with work in the morning, then went to watch my younger son play in a rugby tournament in the afternoon. He played very well – scoring two solo tries within seconds of the first game starting. Sadly, they got knocked out in the semi-finals. He’s ready for half-term now as that was his third rugby match in under a week and he’s taken knocks in every one of them. Rugby is a brutal game.

Rugby, Son, Rugby boots, 365

Day 288 – Thursday 18th October – the first day of half-term for my younger son. We decided to follow the rest of Gloucestershire and visit the new John Lewis store, which opened in Cheltenham today. My eldest got home from his school residential in the evening. The work he does from it is worth 20% of his geography A Level, so I really hope he’s picked up all the information he needs!

John Lewis, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 365

Day 289 – Friday 19th October – the start of half-term for everyone, so the kids got up pretty late. I went for an early morning walk before starting work.

Autumn, Sunshine, 365

Day 290 – Saturday 20th October – happy birthday to my 15 year old boy! He didn’t really knew what he wanted, or what he wanted to do, but he had a nice day.

Presents, Birthday, 15th birthday, Son, 365

Day 291 – Sunday 21st October – my husband, brother-in-law and I all ran the Stroud half marathon. It was harder than I remembered it! My time was just a few seconds slower than at Stroud last year, and two minutes outside my PB.

Stroud half marathon, Finisher, Selfie, 365, Signing up for my first marathon

Day 292 – Monday 22nd October – my daughter went out with my family for most of the day and I tried to get on with some work. I was waiting on a lot of phone calls, which meant I didn’t make as much progress as I would have liked. The leaves have taken over in my garden.

Leaves, Autumn, Garden, 365, Converse

Day 293 – Tuesday 23rd October – a busy day of trying to work in between giving my daughter various lifts. This is my ensuite bathroom window. I sometimes share a photo of it on my Instagram stories when I wake up!

Window, Bathroom, Ensuite, 365, Gromit

Day 294 – Wednesday 24th October – I took this on my early morning walk. I went to see the new Bohemian Rhapsody film about Freddie Mercury with my friend in the evening. I absolutely loved it! I am a massive Queen fan, so would be interested to know what others think of it.

Sunrise, 365

Day 295 – Thursday 25th October – my daughter asked me to take a photo of her with the autumn leaves for her art homework, but I don’t think we had enough leaves here!

Daughter, Autumn, Leaves, 365

Day 296 – Friday 26th October – I’m cheating with this photo because, not only did I not take it, but I wasn’t even there when it was taken. My husband took the kids to Alton Towers. I really don’t like it there, so I stayed at home to work, clean and enjoy the peace.

Wicker Man, Alton Towers, An underwhelming half term, 365

Day 297 – Saturday 27th October – the weather has turned cold and our heating is on the blink. We got our boiler fixed a few weeks ago, but it doesn’t seem to be working, so we’re using the gas fire.

Gas fire, Heating, Central heating, 365

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. You’re a hero to run 12 miles in the rain. What a lovely selfie of Suzanne and you! Happy belated birthday to your son!
    I’ve seen the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer when we went to see Goosebumps 2 last Sunday, it looked good, but I don’t go to the grown-up films in the cinema anymore, so will wait until it comes on a DVD.

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    • Thanks very much, I really didn’t enjoy that rainy run at all! It was lovely to meet up with Suzanne. I remember the days of only watching kids’ films, but now my kids are old enough to leave at home, I’ve been watching far more films for me! My daughter can watch some more grown up films too.

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  2. That rain looks terrible. I would have rang for someone to pick me up too!
    It really makes me smile when bloggers meet up. Lovley photo of you and Suzanne!
    Ahh! Don’t say Rugby is a brutal game. My youngest has started playing. She’s loving it. They have been learning about tacking for the past few weeks and she took great pleasure in telling me she took a lad down and he cried. Eek!
    Lucky you having half term already. We have just started ours.

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    • That’s amazing that your daughter is playing rugby! Even though it’s brutal, I do love that my son plays as it’s great for fitness and it’s a good team sport. He hates to hurt anyone and has been known to go and find a player to apologise if he think he’s hurt them. x

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  3. Hope you’ve got the boiler sorted now, well down on the Stroud half marathon. It was lovely to meet up with you again, see you again in February. Was nice you could call your son for a lift now he’s past his test, pay back, enjoy

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    • It was great to see you too! It’s nice being able to call my son in an ’emergency’ and he’s been doing some lifts for my daughter this week, which has taken the pressure off me a bit. The Stroud half marathon was harder than Cheltenham this time, but I’m really glad I did it.

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  4. Hope you sort the boiler problems out. I had some this morning, but my brother managed to sort it out for me thankfully. It was so cold though without the heating! Well done on the Stroud run – it can’t be a personal best every time and it sounds like you missed out on some of your training thanks to the weather.

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    • The boiler is still playing up and I think we need to get an engineer out to it again. Glad your brother managed to sort yours out. I was pretty happy with my Stroud time – it would have been a PB a year ago, but I just happen to have run faster three times in the last year.

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  5. What a packed out couple of weeks. Firstly, a huge well done on the half marathon and belated happy birthday to your boy. We’ve got a dodgy boiler too and I’m dreading it going on the blink at the worst of winter!

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    • Thanks very much! I was so pleased with the half marathon. Boilers are a nightmare. I hope yours doesn’t break at the wrong time. I think we need ours looking at again.

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    • Thanks very much! I love my Gromits too. I don’t have ornaments generally, but have a few of these dotted around the house and am waiting for them to release some from Gromit Unleashed 2. I only remembered the selfie at the last minute, hence why we’re outside and wearing our coats.

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  6. having a teenager with a driving licence is a great advantage, and have to agree at going out in that weather, but then I see joggers out in all weathers.
    Well done on the half marathon.
    Happy belated birthday to the 15 yr old.

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    • Thanks very much! I hadn’t really considered that having a teenager with a driving licence would be an advantage, but it’s turning out that it is! He’s been giving my daughter lifts when it hasn’t been convenient for me – as well as rescuing me in the rain!

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  7. Oh you were brave going out in torrential rain!! And well done on the marathon.

    Happy belated 15th birthday!

    Not an ideal time for the heating not to be working. Hope its fixed by now!

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    • Thanks very much! The heating is still being a bit temperamental, so we’re going to get someone to look at it next week. It’s frustrating because it was only mended a few weeks ago.

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  8. Your running is incredible. That is a lovely selfie, gorgeous. Hope your son had a great birthday. Bohemian Rapsody looks fab xx

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