The second week of school and the mocks are all over.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 12 – Sunday 12th January – my first official long run of this round of marathon training. The only difference from my usual Sunday morning runs is that I was trying to maintain my marathon pace, which is slower than I normally run. I can do it, but it takes a mile or two to settle into it. In the afternoon we went to my parents’ house to celebrate my dad’s birthday with my family.
Day 13 – Monday 13th January – the mocks continue for my son this week and I had a very slow work day. I’m really hoping things will pick up in the next few days, as I haven’t done much work at all this month. I’m cheating a bit with the photo as it’s a screen shot. Nominations have opened for the MAD Blog Awards and I would love to be nominated for the Tween and Teen category.
Day 14 – Tuesday 14th January – no mocks for my son today, so he was at home all day. He is very easy company – happy to spend time with me and equally happy to be on his own in his room while I’m working. He wasn’t so happy to clean the guinea pigs, but everyone has to take their turn.
Day 15 – Wednesday 15th January – my son had his final mock exam today and came home before lunch. He is happy with how they all went. The only photo I took was of my ensuite window for my Instagram stories. I use four windows for my stories and this is my favourite one!
Day 16 – Thursday 16th January – back to normal school for my son and he got his first few results. They are very good, which bodes well for the real thing, especially as he didn’t put that much work in! I got a new client, which is pretty rare. I thought the sky looked lovely in the morning. Of course it went on to rain heavily for the umpteenth day in a row.
Day 17 – Friday 17th January – I started work for my new client. I went out for a couple of hours in the day with my parents and sister. It was lovely. We never see each other without kids (mine, hers or usually both sets!). Today’s photo is another screen shot. I’m very happy that my husband and I will be going to the preview showing of This Country next week. 24,000 people applied for the initial allocation of tickets, so I didn’t get one (although they did prioritise people from Gloucestershire). They then put on another showing and I was one of the lucky few to get tickets for that one.
Day 18 – Saturday 18th January – we set off for Birmingham at 7.30am, aiming to get to Perry Hall parkrun. When we got there, we discovered it had been cancelled. Luckily we made it to Sandwell Valley parkrun in time for the start! Even better, I was first lady across the line, for only the second time ever. My daughter was also first in her age category for the first time ever. Then it was over to Alexander Stadium, for my son’s first indoor competition and his first jump since he fractured his pelvis nearly seven months ago. He was very happy to jump 5.97.