Project 365 2019 Week 5

January is finally over and we got some snow!

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 27 – Sunday 27th January – this might not look like a momentous image, but it’s pretty significant to us. My younger son has completed his course of Roaccutane, the strongest acne medication there is, which he was on for most of last year. Both sons have now been on it and I’ve been on it myself for nearly five years. I’m hoping my daughter escapes the curse, but I’m not confident.

Roaccutane, Son, 365

Day 28 – Monday 28th January – very regular readers might remember that my wardrobe collapsed about three months ago. I’ve been living off a pile of clothes, with a few things hung over the wardrobe doors ever since. My husband finally mended it today. Yes, I do have a lot of hoodies and a lot of Superdry. And, yes, my wardrobe is very small. It belonged to the boys and was supposed to be temporary when we moved in five years ago.

wardrobe, clothes, 365

Day 29 – Tuesday 29th January – a fairly unsatisfactory day of waiting for people to call me for work, but not actually doing very much work. I had one boy at home all day for a study day and the other one home slightly early because of a 6th form open evening. Was hoping for a snowy photo opportunity, but it didn’t snow. The only photo I took was off this chocolate. I’m still working my way through my Christmas chocolate and I’m not convinced that raspberry and chocolate are a good combination, even though I like them both individually.

Chocolate, Green & Blacks, 365

Day 30 – Wednesday 30th January – a very cold day and a much better photo. There were droplets of ice on our tree. The sunrise in the background was an added bonus. Work has suddenly got very busy and I even did a bit in the evening, which is unheard of.

Ice, Droplets, Sunrise, 365

Day 31 – Thursday 31st January – a busy day of work. After the coldest night of the winter so far, we woke to a thick frost. This isn’t the most popular picture I shared today – check out my Instagram, you will know exactly which one I’m talking about.

Frost, Ice, 365

Day 32 – Friday 1st February – we woke up to the snow we’d been waiting for! It didn’t hang around for long, though.

Tree, Snow, 365

Day 33 – Saturday 2nd February – our parkrun was called off, so my husband and I headed for Gloucester North parkrun, along with half of Gloucestershire. This is the parkrun where I was first lady a couple of months ago, but that wasn’t going to happen today when it was so busy.

parkrun, Gloucester North parkrun, snow, ice, 365


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  1. Glad your son’s finished his acne medication. Hipe its done the trick and he wont have to go back on it. Our snow is still around in patches but wasnt icy this morning which was good

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    • Most of our snow melted immediately, but the bit that didn’t is still there. I really hope the medication has done its job too. My eldest’s skin is going downhill a bit, so I fear he may have to go back on it.

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  2. I haven’t heard of this acne meds. My elder one’s skin is quite problematic, but he is not able to swallow any pills, it would have to be in a liquid form. So far all the anti-blemish lotions and creams we used don’t seem to do much of a difference.
    I actually love chocolate with raspberries, but maybe not together with hazelnuts, which I also love in chocolate, but separately.
    The droplets are beautiful.
    Our snow is still staying, but started to melt a bit in comparison to yesterday.

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    • The acne medication can only be prescribed by a dermatologist and is the absolute last resort for acne.
      Thank you, I do like the droplet photo! We’ve still got a bit of snow in our back garden, but most of it disappeared on Friday.

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  3. That’s good news that your son has finished his acne medication.
    I can’t believe you still have Christmas chocolate left. Mine was gone a long time ago.
    We had snow on Friday too. We didn’t get as much as you though.
    Wow! That is dedication doing the park run when it’s so cold x

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    • I’m so pleased my son has finished his medication. I’m gradually working my way through the Christmas chocolate, I’ve probably only got a week’s worth left now! You know me, I won’t ever miss parkun. x

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  4. Glad you managed to find a park run it looks like a great sunny day. We have been desperate for snow here but didn’t get any other than a sprinkling. I had to go and have a look at your instagram photo. Made me chuckle, could you imagine if we did that as parents now xx

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    • What a shame that you didn’t get much snow. You definitely found the right Instagram photo, then?! I just couldn’t imagine parents doing that now!

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  5. good for you taking the time to go to a different park run.
    Hope the snow did not inconvenience you to much.
    Have to wonder does the tablet work if you have been taking an antibiotic for 5 years and how much worse would you be without it? if you don’t mind me asking.
    Great sunrise picture

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    • You know me, I really don’t like to miss parkrun! The snow wasn’t much inconvenience at all here, we were lucky.
      I’m 45 and have had acne since I was 12. The medication means I have clear skin for the first time in all those years. I know if I came off it, my skin would be really bad. I’ve been on some form of prescription medication or lotion since I was 16 and this is literally the only thing that has worked for me. I’m on a low dose now which is safe for me to take in the long term.

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  6. The snow has melted here now apart from our front lawn, which still has a good covering on it. Glad your son has finished his course, and I really hope it has improved his skin. Nearly all our local park runs were cancelled, so Hywel had to make do with going to the gym instead x

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    • We still have a bit of snow on our back garden and there is little bits in the local parks. They said they were the only parkrun that was on in the whole of the South West! x

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  7. The tree with the snow on looks lovely. pleased to here the meds have come to an end now, fingers crossed for your son he doesn’t need them again. There are many foods I love but in certaiN COMBINATIONS THEY JUST DON’T TASTE RIGHT TO ME, ESPECIALLY FLAVOURED COFFEES

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    • Raspberry and chocolate definitely don’t work for me! I’m really hoping we’ve seen the last of the medication for my younger son, but I suspect my eldest may need to go back on it.

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  8. I love raspberry in chocolate, send it this way! you’ve made me feel very guilty about wardrobe space, I keep trying to thin mine out. Fingers crossed for your son that he’s done with the tablets and your daughter avoids them #365

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    • Thanks very much, I really hope we’re done with the medication, but who knows?! I do also have a bit of wardrobe shelf space, but I generally don’t have many clothes. I only buy what I need and will wear regularly. I resent having to buy clothes for ‘best’ or special occasions.

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  9. Fingers crossed that the medication won’t be needed for him again, anytime soon, I did go and have a look at the other IG pic, love it! You are certainly dedicated with the park runs, so impressed. I’m the same with that chocolate combination, love both but not together, although my Christmas chocolate didn’t get past the last week of January!

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    • The IG pic is hilarious, isn’t it? I would never willingly miss a parkrun. Glad it’s not just me who thinks chocolate and raspberry is wrong.

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  10. Had to have a bit of a laugh at your Instagram picture! Glad to hear the work is coming in – long may it last. I hope the Roaccutane has done the job for your younger son and he won’t have to take it again.

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    • The work has been going really well since Christmas. I hope this could be the way things are for now, but no doubt it will dry up again at some point! I’m hopeful my son won’t need the Roaccutane again.

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  11. Glad your son’s finished his acne medication. I hope it helps. We have struggled to get rid of the snow with the temperature being so low. x

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    • Thanks very much, it’s a real relief that he’s finished his medication. Our snow went almost immediately, but then the temperature dropped really low after that. x

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  12. It’s awful having to be on any medication. Hope your daughter doesn’t have to go on it. #365

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    • Thanks very much, I hope so too! She hasn’t made it to the ‘scary’ age of 14 or 15 yet, so I’m not counting my chickens.

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  13. It might have been the hazlenut in the chocolate that made it taste weird…might have to give it a try myself though!

    Hope the acne meds do the trick and he doesn’t have to go back on it.

    I was so glad we escaped the snow to be honest

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    • Thanks very much, I’m pretty confident the acne meds will have helped him in the long term. I don’t know why, but I didn’t even notice the hazelnuts in the chocolate ingredients! I definitely won’t be buying it again.

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  14. Chocolate sounds yum! I had terrible acne as a teen, still get the odd spot, grrrrr! #project365

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    • I had terrible acne right into my early 40s. The only reason it isn’t still terrible is that I’m on Roaccutane long term. It means I have nice skin for the first time since I was 12.

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