Project 365 2019 Week 21

It’s been a warm and sunny week, I’ve had a decent amount of work and my son has started his A Levels!

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 139 – Sunday 19th May – my husband ran Hackney half marathon, while the rest of us stayed at home. I went for an eight mile run, then my daughter and I gave the guinea pigs a bath.

Cedric, Guinea pig, Bath, 365

Day 140 – Monday 20th May – my son’s first day home of revising for his A Levels. I had a lot of work on, so we didn’t see much of each other during the day. I took this photo from my bedroom window at sunset.

Sunset, Sky, 365

Day 141 – Tuesday 21st May – despite having left school, my son actually went to school all day today for revision lessons. After all those weeks of running slower than usual for marathon training, I was pleased to do a run at my old pace. I had a decent amount of work and took this photo on my afternoon walk.

Blue sky, Village, 365

Day 142 – Wednesday 22nd May – my son had his first A Level exam – the first of his three geography papers. He was pleased with how it went. Here’s hoping his other eight exams go as well.

Good luck card, Exams, A Levels, Son

Day 143 – Thursday 23rd May – my next half marathon, in three weeks, includes some pretty big hills. So I decided to do some hill training by running up and down a long, steep road. It was also my hottest run of the year so far, as this photo shows.

Running selfie, Running, Hill running, Training, 365

Day 144 – Friday 24th May – my son had his second A Level, which he said went well. Exams suit him better than schoolwork throughout the year, so I’m hoping he does well. It was another lovely hot, sunny day. It’s particularly good when sun coincides with sheet washing day!

Washing, 365

Day 145 – Saturday 25th May – a very hot morning for parkrun, but that was good. It was my second one back to running at normal pace and I knocked a few seconds off from last week. My daughter is running with her friend every week and they’re aiming to get down to 28 minutes in a few weeks’ time.

parkrun, running, runner, 365

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  1. Aww! The guinea pig having a bath is just adorable.
    Good on your son for going to school for revision. Good luck to your son. My teen had a geography exam this past week too.
    Ahh! I love getting the washing out on the line.

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    • Thanks very much. My son has been working hard, I’m really proud of him. It sounds like your daughter has been working really hard too.
      Getting washing on the line is the best!

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  2. Good luck to you son with all the exams! Fingers crossed, they all go smoothly for him. I remember how stressful I found any exam.
    The guinea pig looks so cute after his bath. The pink sky is beautiful.
    The washing always smells lovely after being dried outside, alas, we have too many pigeons around here.

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    • Thanks very much. My son has seemed pretty chilled about his first couple of exams and I’ve been pleased with how well he’s worked so far.
      The guinea pigs are so cute after their bath! How annoying about the pigeons! I’m pleased to say that is rarely a problem here. We mainly have magpies in our garden!

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  3. Love the guinea pig picture. Hope the A levels continue to go well. I preferred exams to course work too.

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    • Thanks very much. The guinea pigs look so cute when they have a bath. The week after half term is a big one, with most of his exams. He needs to work hard this week! I probably preferred coursework myself, but didn’t mind exams either.

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  4. Hope the exams continue well. I was the same at school – hated coursework, especially long projects, but got on fine with exams. It looks like N is going to be the same as he seems to enjoy the exams and tests he’s done in school so far.

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    • Thanks very much. He’s made a really good start, so I hope he will keep it up. The first week after half term is the big one! I probably preferred coursework, but exams never used to worry me either.

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  5. Sounds as if the exams are going well for him. Morgan started off doing Geography but changed it as he is the opposite to your son. He prefers the coursework throughout the year rather than a big exam. I bet you can’t believe it’s exam time again. Aw I bet the guinea pigs are so cute when they have a bath x

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    • Exam time does seem to have come round rather quickly! My son isn’t very good at working during the years, so exams really suit him. The guinea pigs are cute when they have a bath, but they’re also rather hard work! x

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  6. Great that the young girls are doing park run together, good company and great exercise.
    Hope the exams go well. Amazing how quick their school years pass.
    Hope the guinea pigs enjoy their bath.

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    • Thanks very much, it is amazing how quickly the time goes. The exams seem to be going well so far!
      It’s lovely to see my daughter running with her friend, it’s a real motivation to stick at parkrun.

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  7. Aww, how cute is the guinea pig having a bath, just adorable? Way to go on the revision from your son, that is awesome. Good luck to him. Love the sky photo x

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    • Thanks very much. I’ve been very impressed by my son and his revision so far. Just three weeks of exams still to go! x

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  8. This time of year certainly seems to be rather stressful as it’s exam season. May they ace all their exams. #365

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    • Thanks very much! My kids seem to take it all in their stride, thank goodness.

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  9. Really pleased to hear the A levels are going well. I couldn’t run up a hill if my life depended on it lol. Did the guinea pigs enjoy their bath?

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    • I wouldn’t say they enjoyed the bath as such, but it has to be done every now and then! My son has made a really good start on the A Levels, thanks.

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  10. Good luck for the exams. Sounds like they are going well and hope the rest go well too!

    The picture of the guinea pig is sooo cute!

    The sunset pic is lovely!

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    • Thank you! The guinea pig really is cute. My son has made a good start on the exams, so I’m hoping the rest of them go as well.

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  11. I always used to like exams more than classwork: I think I work well under pressure! Good luck to your son in all his subjects #project365

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    • Thanks very much! My son definitely works well under pressure and I’m pleased he’s put in a good amount of revision. We’re feeling pretty hopeful for his results.

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  12. Oh I love the guinea pig picture he looks very cute. Hope your sons A levels are still going well. Sounds like you have the next half marathon nailed and good luck with your daughter aiming at 28 hope to hear she has done it soon x

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    • Thanks very much! I think it will take another two or three weeks for my daughter to get to 28. She needs to do it before the end of the school year. My son has revised well over half term, so I’m hoping he will do well when he gets back to school next week. x

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