It’s been a mild, spring-like week and I’m happy that the kids have now broken up for half-term.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 41 – Sunday 10th February – last Sunday, my daughter was very excited about getting a new dance outfit for a school competition. When it arrived on Tuesday, she was too ill to even take it out of the packet. Today, she finally took it out of the package and put it on. The look on her face is priceless to me. My daughter has finally got her spark back. Apart from that, my husband and I ran 10 miles in the rain, and my son’s football match was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Day 42 – Monday 11th February – it’s so nice to see the lighter mornings now. I’m pleased to say that my daughter went back to school. It was a lovely mild, spring-like day and I had the pleasure of meeting up with my friend Emma from Crazy With Twins and her lovely son, Bear.
Day 43 – Tuesday 12th February – another mild day and the guinea pigs were able to get out on the patio. They’ve been coming in the house over winter and they cause chaos! I’ll be glad when they can get back out on the grass.
Day 44 – Wednesday 13th February – half-term can’t come fast enough for my son’s school uniform. He’s in year 10 and still growing very fast. He’s grown out of the blazer I bought him at the start of year 9 (his brother’s year 9 blazer lasted him until the end of year 11) and the trousers I bought him at the start of year 10. He’s also destroyed the Clark’s men’s shoes I bought him at the start of year 10, by playing football in the playground.
Day 45 – Thursday 14th February – another lovely, sunny day. After nearly 26 years together, my husband and I don’t go big on Valentine’s Day, but we do always buy each other a present. My husband is very good at buying me clothes (in fact he buys most of my clothes as I have a mental blockage about spending money on myself) and he’s done a very good job with these T-shirts.
Day 46 – Friday 15th February – the kids’ last day of school before half-term and the the warmest, sunniest day so far, although it was still slightly frosty when I went out for my six mile run in the morning. This was the temperature in the afternoon.
Day 47 – Saturday 16th February – a few weeks ago, I wrote about wanting to update our lounge. Work has already begun. We have taken down the brown curtains and replaced them with white blinds, which look much brighter and more modern and have made the room look so much more spacious. This photo doesn’t really do it justice. It definitely looks very nice. In other news, my younger son joined my husband, daughter and I on parkrun.