Project 366 Week 25 – The Week Of Freedom

Project 366 Week 25

How are you all this week? What a week it has been, the week of freedom, as life for us featured some pre-lockdown normality which we totally needed. Read on to find out what we have been up to as part of Project 366!


(No pictures) A day of tidying and home based chores. It actually felt like a pre-lockdown Sunday as we had to make sure we were prepared for the school run on Monday morning. I didn’t appreciate having to set my alarm for ridiculous-o-clock again, but ensuring Liv’s outfit was set out and lunchbox items were ready makes that Monday morning rush a little easier!


(No pictures) Liv was VERY excited to be returning to school today. How do I know this? She woke me at 6.30am asking if she could get ready yet! The earliest she has woken throughout lockdown and even earlier than the milkman arriving! The drop off went smoothly and I headed straight down to our local Aldi and Home Bargains to do my first proper shop in the outside world since lockdown. There was no need to queue to enter the stores, wipes and hand sanitizer were available to wipe down trolleys and baskets, checkout queuing was easy and I had completed my shops just after 9.30am. This meant I could get on with the rest of my day working, lawn mowing and even a quick walk up the line with a friend! Liv enjoyed her time back in school, seeing her friends again and finally getting some closure on Year 6 and her final few weeks in primary school.

Wool from Aldi


My alarm woke me this morning, not Liv! Instead I had to wake her up to get ready for another day in school. They seem to be doing activities relating to transitioning to secondary school, which will be a huge shock to the system after so much time in lockdown! The new wool that I purchased from Aldi arrived today and I’m super excited to crack on with a new blanket! Crocheting really is a fabulous way to clock off in the evenings and there is great satisfaction and pride in making my own blankets!
Had a fabulous chat with Karen from Missing Sleep, it was great not to be interrupted on a call for a change and we certainly put the world to rights! I filled her in on how easy my Aldi and Home Bargains shops had been. I think people are just nervous about venturing back outside as it’s the great unkonwn, however shops have made it a super easy and painless process… though I’d recommend waiting a few more weeks before braving shops like Primark!

Walk down the lines


It felt odd getting back on track with home schooling today after two days off this week, but we broke the day up by going on an afternoon walk down The Lines with friends, which cheered everyone up! I had a chat with a lady tidying up around the Totty Snake painted rocks, which has now amassed over 3000 rocks, they are hoping to smash the Guinness Book Of World Records target of just over 3800 rocks, so we need to get painting and add our contributions!

Crochet and sewing crafts


We have been crafting away more than ever before during lockdown. Liv has enjoyed sewing and making more scrunchies with the mounds of material we have and I have started crocheting a new blanket with the gorgeous wool that arrived on Tuesday. Aldi has been great recently for crafting supplies and I will certainly keep checking on their online wool bundles to make even more blankets!

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Today I featured an amazing giveaway to win an educational books bundle from Wellbeck Publishers – make sure you enter for your chance to win! It was another great homeschooling day with lots of work completed to round off the week, a much deserved chill and crochet time in the evening. Whilst commenting on Project 366 posts, I noticed Susan from SusanKMann had made a lava lamp after seeing it featured in our recent post. If you are looking for a fun activity to try at home, this is a nice one to make!

Lytham Beach

Saturday has been spent on Lytham beach! After a week of torrential rain and thunderstorms, the appearance of the sun made a fabulous change and end to the week. The beach wasn’t as busy as I expected, however the queue for the local fish and chips kiosk was immense. I’m glad we chose to chill on the beach as opposed to spending time queuing!
For now, we are back and having a chilled evening. With life returning to some sort of normality on a Monday and Tuesday, we have started to appreciate our weekends as chill out time again!

Lytham beach

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Kim Carberry June 20, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Aww! It does sound like Liv was excited to get back to school. I’m glad the return went well.
That wool looks so pretty.
I hope the Totty snake makes it into the Guinness Book Of World Records.
I’m glad you got to enjoy some time on the beach. x

Emma T June 21, 2020 at 12:06 am

That’s great that Liv’s getting to transition. Our nephew is Y6 an back in school too.
Wow, that’s a lot of painted stones. Hope it makes the record. We’ve not been into town since lockdown and can’t see me going anytime soon unless I really need something quickly.

Sarah MumofThree World June 21, 2020 at 7:05 am

It sounds like you both enjoyed your bit of normality this week. It’s good that Liv will get that bit of closure on year 6 and primary school. Your crafts look very good. I’m impressed by Liv’s scrunchies! The beach looks lovely and peaceful.

Cheryl Pasquier June 21, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Awww lovely to hear how excited Liv was about going back to school ! Pierre has been back for about a month, going on Monday and Tuesday too, but as from this week, it’s going back to four days a week and he’s not a happy bunny ! Ah well, only two weeks to go ! I’ve loved hearing about the rock line growing – it’s such a great idea. The beach looks lovely too. Well done on the crafts – I’d never thought about making scrunchies but that’s a great idea 🙂

Erica Hughes June 21, 2020 at 3:16 pm

I love the colours in your wool from Aldi. I like the idea of crafting more, but it feels more like a winter activity for me – if we get locked down in winter I’ll be reaching for my knitting needles and crochet hooks.

Samantha Donnelly June 22, 2020 at 2:41 pm

It looks like you had a good week, although I did laugh that you had to wake your daughter up the second day. I am loving the colour of the wool you have chosen.

Treasure Every Moment June 22, 2020 at 4:08 pm

What a busy week you’ve had! I’m seriously impressed by the sounds of the rock snake – we have one near us with around 110 and I thought that was good 🙂

bryanna June 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm

glad Liv got to see some friends again. our city centre was shocking and we’ve decided not to get complacent so aren’t going in anytime soon. Primark especially looked bad – so crammed full! we’ll stick to parks etc 🙂 sounds like you had a lovely week though and that it lifted your spirits x

Rhian westbury June 23, 2020 at 10:01 am

My week has been alright, although I’m getting a bit fed up being stuck at home with my parents because although I love them we’re getting on top of each other now. I did get to enjoy a nice long walk on Saturday though which was much needed x

Jenny June 23, 2020 at 11:32 am

My son returned to school for a few hours today. I’m so glad they can have a little bit of school time before the summer holidays begin.

Karen Langridge June 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm

Thanks for including me! Those chats help keep me from rocking in the corner! Not sure how much more home schooling I can take. Love the wool! Excellent colour choice. I would love to have a browse around Aldi and Home Bargains, so nice being able to pick your stuff yourself! I really miss that x

Kara Guppy June 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm

My kids have loved being back at school and I am lucky enough to work where I can see them. The joy on their faces at being able to play with their friends is great to see

Y June 23, 2020 at 5:28 pm

Looks like you have had a busy week, so glad your daughter is enjoying school. We are hoping our eldest gets a place for the end of the month. I will be check out supplies in Aldi next time as did not know they do wool

Yeah Lifestyle June 23, 2020 at 5:29 pm

Looks like you have had a busy week, so glad your daughter is enjoying school. We are hoping our eldest gets a place for the end of the month. I will be checking out supplies in Aldi next time as did not know they do wool

Melanie June 24, 2020 at 12:18 am

Wow you really have had a busy week for sure. It is great that you managed a day trip to the Lytham beach…how fab x

Jenni June 24, 2020 at 3:15 pm

It sounds like a very busy week, that blanket looks amazing I love the colours! and would never have through to check Aldi for craft supplies!

Susan Mann June 25, 2020 at 5:18 pm

Aww, lovely to hear how excited Liv was about going back to school. I hope she loved it. I’ve loved hearing about the rock line growing. It looks great. The beach looks lovely too xx

Fozia S June 26, 2020 at 1:03 pm

Lovely that she can get back to school and get some closure. My youngest is in Year 2 but they will be going to a different school for Year 3 and they aren’t getting any closure.

I am loving that wool..and the blanket is looking great.

Nice to get to the beach. Have been debating whether to go but worried that the ones near us will be packed.

Andale Seaworne June 26, 2020 at 1:22 pm

Wow, so much excitement! OoOOo the wool looks great and amazing knitting. Nice to take a walk. OoOoOoOoo I hope you guys break the record of painted rocks. Oooo I love educational books, or books overall. i read Anne Frank’s diary, it was very interesting. The beach looks lovely

Mudpie Fridays June 27, 2020 at 12:19 am

Wow a guiness world record thats fab! Thank you for alerting me to aldi and their craft supplies I am going to be making a Harry Potter themed quilt when I find the time in the day! That beach looks stunning, hope you have a very chilled weekend

Galina V June 27, 2020 at 10:42 am

So cute how Liv was excited about going back to school. The wool looks lovely, such pretty pastel colours. Good luck to the local community with the Guinness record project.
The long beach looks peaceful. Will check out your educational books’ bundle giveaway, as Eddie will be studying WWII next year.

Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) June 27, 2020 at 5:27 pm

Glad Liv was so excited to get back to school and is enjoying seeing her friends again. Good to know that the shopping has been so easy – I’ve not really ventured out to any shops other than our local Co-Op which is awful for people not even trying to socially distance. Maybe I should try venturing out to bigger shops. Fingers crossed that the Totty Snake manages to break the world record. Love the blanket – such pretty colours. How lovely to spend time on the beach and glad it wasn’t too busy. #project366

chickenruby June 29, 2020 at 3:09 pm

lovely to hear life is feeling a bit more normal and that Liv is enjoying being back in school. I’ve noticed quite a few times how there’s been no queues at supermarkets, but I won’t be going into clothing stores anytime soon. Get painting and add to that rock collection

loopyloulaura June 30, 2020 at 11:01 am

We went to my MIL to form a bubble with her last weekend as she has been on her own this entire time. it was strange how normal it felt to be normal again although we didn’t risk going to the beach after reports of silly non distancing behaviour at other beaches #project366


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