Here we are at halfway through 2019 already. How did that happen? This week has seen a milestone birthday in our house.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 174 – Sunday 23rd June – my husband and I headed out very early in the morning to see the balloons taking off from Cheltenham racecourse for Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta. Sadly there were only about eight of them, compared to about 50 the previous day (when we didn’t see them!), but it was still lovely too see.
Day 175 – Monday 24th June – a fairly uninspiring day of work and driving people around. I had an eye test and wasn’t surprised to discover I need new glasses. Unfortunately as they’re varifocals, they’re going to be really expensive. I’m putting off making a decision and spending the money. The only photo I took was my window for Instagram stories.
Day 176 – Tuesday 25th June – a very rainy start to the day (you can see the water literally pouring off the gutter) brought transport stresses with it. We still only have one proper car (although my husband’s highly impractical sports car is back on the road after three years) and only have one working bike. It’s not ideal in torrential rain when you all need to get to different places at the same time.
Day 177 – Wednesday 26th June – I got through my work quickly today because I had some chores to do to prepare for my son’s 18th birthday. I decided to hide these massive balloons in the shower in my ensuite. I was confident he wouldn’t go in there as he’d already been in to nick my husband’s razor earlier in the day!
Day 178 – Thursday 27th June – happy 18th birthday to my biggest boy! Where did that time go to? We started the day with presents, then my son, his girlfriend and my husband went out for lunch for the biggest pizza I have ever eaten. I was still digesting it on Friday morning! My son had his prom in the evening, so we had various teenage boys round beforehand.
Day 179 – Friday 28th June – I was woken at 3am by various teenagers coming home. I wasn’t even sure how many. It turns out we had five extra teenagers staying over and most of them were in no hurry to leave. They sat playing Mario Kart on the Wii for hours. I don’t think the Wii has been turned on in the last three years. It was a lovely warm and sunny day, so I will share a nice photo of some flowers with you rather than teenage debris.
Day 180 – Saturday 29th June – a very hot start to the day. I ran seven miles, with a parkrun in the middle. Later on we’ve got a family barbecue to celebrate my son’s 18th birthday.