Last week I went to Cybher for the day so Saturday was a father and son day. They spent the day at the Think Tank (a science museum) in Birmingham and had lunch at Yo Sushi. This picture was taken, by Daddy, at Yo Sushi which is H’s favourite restaurant. He loves the conveyor belt, being able to see the food he is choosing and the tables are fun too with their water taps and waiter call button.
Sunday involved making up for the lack of mummy time with lots of cuddles. We did a little gardening and went to B&Q to investigate paint colours and lighting for the room we are working on decorating at home. It was quite a quiet, mostly at home sort of day, but I think we all needed a peaceful, undemanding day to recover after our busy Saturdays. H was still getting better from his illness last week and he had a morning nap as he seemed to need the extra sleep.
H wasn’t too keen on going back to school this week and he complained about it on Monday. He told his teacher he wasn’t feeling well during the day, but as he didn’t have a high temperature, they kept him there. He was tired in the evening though and that continued through the week. I was quite glad to get back into my routine, but I didn’t venture too far from home until Wednesday, partly because I half expected another call from the school asking me to come and fetch him.
As the week wore on though, it became clear that H was substantially better. There was less moaning about having to go to school too. On Wednesday I felt secure enough in his health to go to Worcester to visit my grandmother who has just moved into a home there. I am rather sad that the council couldn’t (or wouldn’t) find her a home in Malvern, where she has lived for over 60 years – it didn’t seem like much to ask, but Malvern is a prosperous area, and care homes there seem to charge more than the council is willing to pay. The home she has gone to in Worcester seems very friendly and she has settled in well it seems. It is purpose-built (although some time ago) and is all on one level with several small units. Each unit has a few bedrooms, a lounge, dining area and a kitchen. I’m glad she seems happy there as it was quite a sad to clear out her home last week.
Sometimes I just can’t resist an asleep picture. Here is my boy sleeping well at last. Recently his sleep has been disrupted by coughing, but thankfully this week it has been much better. He’s been having some mini lie ins too to get his strength back. One of his favourite bedtime companions is the horse toy pictured (both H and his dad call the toy ‘Donkey’, but it was mine when I was growing up and he was always known by the imaginative name ‘Horsey’).
After school on Friday we went to our local park to watch a dance show. It was surprisingly cold for mid May and standing around for half an hour was a bit of an ordeal. The dancing was very good though, but the picture doesn’t really capture it very well. There were four male dancers who incorporated the park play equipment in their very gymnastic street dance routine. H enjoyed it, but he and his friends had to go and have a run around every so often to let off some steam.