I’m a bit behind with Project 52 as I didn’t post last week because we were away. So I’m catching up this week with two weeks in one.
At the start of the two weeks, my mother came back from Australia. She’d gone there on her first trip to visit my sister who emigrated over 2 years ago. Mum hadn’t seen them since then and had never met her youngest granddaughter, so it was a special trip for her. It was the first time Mum had ever travelled so far: her next furthest trip had been to the east coast of the United States. I picked her up from the airport and was surprised how much energy, she seemed to have, after such a long journey.
H did some bike riding over the weekend too and I did a post about it with a little video that you can see over here.
Then a very busy week with me out nearly every night or so it seemed. I went to the TinyMe blogger’s dinner in Rugby; to a local theatre to see Alexander Armstrong and his band (yes, he can sing as well as act, present and make people laugh, and no it isn’t the greatest picture in the world); and a dinner at a top end restaurant with Chobani yoghurt.
Almost before I’d had chance to draw breath, it was Friday and H had a long weekend off (Friday and Monday) thanks for teacher training days. The idea was apparently to break up the long half term, which was a nice idea, but I wish they’d done it a few weeks ago when the weather was better and other people weren’t off on half
term. Still we (H and I) took the opportunity to visit an old friend of mine from university. She lives in Hertford, so we made a day of our journey down with a pub lunch out followed by a trip to the fabulous Wrest Park.
It was lovely to see my friend and H enjoyed spending time with her (older) children. He also got the opportunity to acquire a vast quantity of Lego. The last time I went down to visit her (at her house) was when I was pregnant, I came back with a pram and baby equipment that her children had outgrown. This time we came back with a boot filled with Lego thanks to a pre-moving house clear out on their part. Now I just need to find somewhere to put it all.
We headed home on Sunday and on Monday we had a mother and son day mostly at home. We did pop out though to one of H’s favourite places: the gym for a bit of exercise on a rainy day.
Tuesday saw a very grumpy school boy on the school run. Why do I have to go to school? How long till the next holiday? How long is the next holiday? A week for half term is apparently not nearly long enough.
A quieter week this time for us. I did venture out one evening to a swishing event. It was being held to raise money for another local school. The idea was that you bought a £5 entry ticket and then you brought 3 or more items with you to swap. When you arrive you hand these in and get tickets in exchange. You use these to ‘buy’ items. I was a touch miffed to begin with that my handbags got me ‘accessories’ tickets which I could only use to ‘buy’ more handbags or jewellery. The idea was to get rid of some handbags. Luckily I was able to do some swapping of tickets and I came home with a top that will never fit; a top that fits, but I need to do some minor alterations to; a dress that fits nicely; and a necklace. So all in all not a bad haul for three unwanted handbags.