The Easter holidays are well underway, my son is finally home from Germany and of course I’ve got more work than I’ve had for the last month.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 97 – Sunday 7th April – my husband and I took my daughter and her two best friends to Alton Towers for the day. I really don’t like Alton Towers and didn’t want to go, but the girls had such a lovely time that I almost enjoyed it myself. The only rides I went on were The Wicker Man and the rapids. The girls managed 10 rides!
Day 98 – Monday 8th April – the first day of the Easter holidays, so of course I had more work than I’ve had for a while! My eldest did a fair amount of revision for his A Levels and my daughter mainly moaned that she was bored. So that’s a pretty standard school holiday kind of day for this family. I’m cheating with my photos, with another photo from Alton Towers yesterday.
Day 99 – Tuesday 9th April – as predicted, after about four weeks with very little work, I was very busy today. I also have the first new job I’ve had in ages. My son finally came home from his German exchange in the evening! It’s so good to have him back, the house feels complete again. He’d had a brilliant time. Have you ever seen such a neat suitcase? All of this stuff is dirty, yet it was packed immaculately.
Day 100 – Wednesday 10th April – my boy obviously needed to recover from the German exchange – he didn’t wake up until 12.45! His suitcase was full of chocolates and biscuits from Germany – some that the family had sent over and some that he’d bought for us.
Day 101 – Thursday 11th April – the sun came out! Although there was still ice on the ground when I went running in the morning. My boys are both supposed to be revising – one for A Levels in a few weeks and one for year 10 mocks as soon as he goes back to school. Neither of them are doing anywhere near enough. I’ve got a new freelance job, so am fairly busy with work and my daughter is working hard on her year 8 homework!
Day 102 – Friday 12th April – I got up at 5.30 to start work and did half an hour before breakfast. Then I did my chores and went running before getting back to work. I kept going until 3, which is a lot for me! The work is proofreading and editing, so I need to be really alert for that. Because of my insomnia, I start to struggle to work between 1 and 2pm.
Day 103 – Saturday 13th April – I have a ’20 minute light run’ on my marathon training plan for today, before my longest training run (22 miles!) tomorrow. Parkrun is either a 30 minute light run or a 23 minute fast run, so I couldn’t really run it today. I volunteered instead, which is something I should do more often. Unfortunately it was absolute;y freezing and I was underdressed. Don’t be fooled by the sun!