It’s been a busy couple of weeks with A Levels and lots of concerts.
Here’s our fortnight in pictures…
Day 146 – Sunday 26th May – we travelled to Wales to see my son in an athletics competition. It was well worth the journey, because he won the long jump and smashed his PB – jumping over 6 metres for the first time.
Day 147 – Monday 27th May – bank holiday Monday. We didn’t do a lot. My husband and I went for a 12 mile run in the morning. My niece and nephew came round to help clean the guinea pigs, as my niece is doing a pet care badge at Rainbows.
Day 148 – Tuesday 28th May – half term. I was supposed to be working, but didn’t have any work. My eldest was revising, my daughter went to the circus with my parents and her cousins, and my younger son went to his athletics club in the evening. My niece and nephew had to come round to feed the guinea pigs again. Can you see my nephew?!
Day 149 – Wednesday 29th May – I got a lovely new phone – an iPhone 8 plus. I’d kind of gone off it after five hours of trying to set it up. It was eventually sorted at 11pm.
Day 150 – Thursday 30th May – it’s not my week for technology! This was the message that greeted me on my blog first thing in the morning. Apparently the SSL certificate had expired the day before. It should have updated automatically, but it didn’t.
Day 151 – Friday 31st May – I woke up feeling stressed and it was a feeling I couldn’t quite shake all day. I think it’s partly down to running less as I’d got so used to doing a lot of running with the marathon. I’m still running four days a week, but it was five for the marathon. I still do a long run every weektoo, but it’s not quite as long. Work has also been frustrating this week. I’ve spent a lot of time chasing information and waiting for it. When you work freelance, if you sit waiting for information, you’re not being paid. But you still can’t leave your desk in case it comes in. I took this on my walk in the afternoon. I think I can see that I’ve got a better camera now.
Day 152 – Saturday 1st June – Wychwood Festival! My boys decided not to come this year as it’s not geared towards teenagers. It’s for adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s or small children. It was a very hot day and we had a lovely time with my family, although we were slightly disappointed by the acts on stage, and also the new site, which is a lot smaller than the old site.
Day 153 – Sunday 2nd June – I started the day with a 12 mile run. We bought some new plants for the garden, which still has too many gaps, which gives the weeds space to grow.
Day 154 – Monday 3rd June – two A Levels for my eldest, back to school for my younger son and an inset day for my daughter. She was very upset because the display on her phone screen broke, several weeks after she cracked the screen. It was in such a bad way that we couldn’t type in her passwords to try and back everything up to move it all to my old phone. And in more bad news, my car has gone to the garage after breaking down at the weekend. We’re suspecting it’s going to be something catastrophic. It’s frustrating to be back down to one car again. But I won £90 on the lottery!
Day 155 – Tuesday 4th June – I went to see the Spice Girls in Coventry! I went with my old friend from work and her two daughters. We got drenched on the way there, but it was all worth it, because the Spice Girls were amazing. While I was away, my son took part in an athletics competition with school. He didn’t beat his PB, but he scored the most points of anyone from his school, so I was very proud of him.
Day 156 – Wednesday 5th June – it looks like the problem with my car goes back to when it set on fire when it was being fixed following my son’s accident. Thank goodness the previous owner kept the logbook up to date!
Day 157 – Thursday 6th June – two more A Levels for my son, which means an earlier start to the day for me. I’m pretty busy with work and the much longer school run, so the only photo I took was my window for my Instagram stories.
Day 158 – Friday 7th June – another day, another outdoor concert, another 90s band and more rain. I went to see All Saints (and supposedly Will Young) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. It had been raining all day and, less than half an hour into All Saints’ set, the thunder and lightning started. It was called off temporarily and then cancelled completely. We didn’t even hear Never Ever or Pure Shores! In other news, my son had his best A Level exam so far. Business studies is now finished and he has just two exams left.
Day 159 – Saturday 8th June – a cold and rainy parkrun and my fastest one for a while, at 23:15. That is also my best position for a very long time.