Project 366 Week 27 – Another Week Down

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Project 366 Week 27

Well, that’s it then… another week down! We have been in lockdown for 103 days now, that’s more days in lockdown than we have had to actually freely enjoy 2020! Pubs have opened today though, I’m just waiting for all the backlash and posts on Facebook, because you know it will come. Has anyone braved going to a pub? The logistics make it all sound pointless… if you spot a friend seated on the other side of the pub, you cannot even toddle over and say hello. Then what is the point?

Aside from trying to figure that out, we’ve had another exciting week where we long for a chilled weekend… as part of Project 366, here is what we have been up to over week 27 of 2020!

Another Week Down!


Ice cream from the farm shop

The weather was absolutely horrendous here today, it seemd like we had a month’s rain in a few hours. However, after spending Saturday tidying up (previous Project 366 post), we decided to nip out for some fresh air and a change of scene. We took the car on a good run up to one of our favourite walking spots, didn’t bother parking up and instead went straight for the farm that sells ice-cream! Always a winner! I’ve followed Karen’s lead, an ice-cream is a fabulous lockdown treat! Liv has this thing of smushing ice cream on her nose when having a picture taken, no idea… and I don’t ask! 😉


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My alarm sounded for us to get ready for the school run far earlier than I would have liked this morning. We are half way through now, the 5th school session done, 5 more to go and then Primary school is over for good!
I did my usual Aldi and Home Bargains shop, which again was very quiet. I noticed the same old couple in Aldi who I have seen every week. The husband always seems to be in a desperate rush to get to a checkout, I’d love to know where they are rushing off to!
Work today included publishing the Win £50 Viking Direct Vouchers giveaway – if you haven’t entered yet, it’s a fab giveaway to try out!


Another day of school for Liv and another day of work for me. I am seriously looking forward to a lie in tomorrow morning! Work still continues into the evenings, which is why I am enjoying crocheting, it’s a total break from screentime. Well, away from a laptop anyway. Whilst crocheting I’ve taken to watching the Real Housewives of New York, total cheese, easy watching, with moments where I have to stop and look up! Has anyone else watched it?


Crafting with wool

I never assumed we would have such a choice of wool in our house, but as I crack on with the blanket, Liv has found other uses for extra rolls of wool… creating Pom-Poms and tassles. Now, I don’t know what the plan is with these, however I am sure we could make soime funky bunting for her room. You can easily attach pom-poms together with string or ribbon to make them into a chain decoration. Perfect for Christmas decorations and wrapping too, use personalised ribbon for an even more special touch for the pom-pom chain!

Wool Pom Poms

Have to admit to loving the pom-poms, they are rather cute and can actually be used for throw and catch inside without worrying about breaking anything!
We did have a little excitement today as we heard a crunch outside, to look out and see our neighbours car roll back into our hedge and stop in the middle of the close. No-one was hurt in the incident, the bush totally survived! Turns out no-one was in the car and the handbrake wasn’t on! Easily done, the lockdown mind fog is a real thing!


Aldi cookie mix

A home school and work day that involved dropping off a parcel and a quick trip for a social distanced driveway chat with a friend who lived near by. It really is lovely to see friends face to face, it gives everyone a little perk up and a glimpse of some normality. We made cookies with an Aldi cookie mix that I picked up on the weekly shop, as much as I would love one, I’m still being good. However they are lovely according to my chief cookie tester! Some excitement in the evening when Liv had a Zoom call with her new teacher and a few of her new classmates, her new school have been more on the ball than her current school and I cannot wait for her to embark on her new chapter in September!


Farm shop ice cream

Moods were low today, our summer flight to visit my parents has been cancelled, despite assurances it was going ahead. A risky move, but I had weighed up every risk. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to plan and everything gets a thorough assessment beforehand. Alas, it was all to no avail, so there was only one thing for it… take the afternoon off and go and grab a ‘cheer me up’ ice-cream from the farm!

Manchester City Centre

We parked up at our favourite spot, mere metres away from the farm and watched over Manchester as the rain, mist and clouds started to filter out and the Manchester City Centre skyline could be seen in the distance. The greatest city ever!


Today is definitely going to be a sloth day, a proper PJ day, with a roast chicken dinner tonight. A perfect, relaxing lockdown Saturday before we start our ride on the merry-go-round again!

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Kara Guppy July 4, 2020 at 7:22 pm

We tried to make pom poms and failed miserably, still not sure what we did wrong! I am so sorry that your flight was cancelled, that must be so disappointing – where do they live?. Enjoy your roast chicken

Kim Carberry July 4, 2020 at 8:07 pm

Ahh! I have just read about some of the chaos at pubs. Ugh! I don’t get why they would think about the first day of opening being on a Saturday.
The weather has been rubbish this past week. I am so sick of it.
Those tassles and pom poms are fab!
I hope you have had a lovely, lazy day today! x

emma tustian July 4, 2020 at 11:32 pm

I’ve got so many spare balls of wool, I should try doing some pom poms and maybe making a rug. Sounds like Liv’s new school is on te ball getting organised.

Sarah MumofThree World July 5, 2020 at 10:52 am

A lot of ice cream this week! So sorry to hear about the trip to see your parents, that must be so disappointing. It must be a relief that Liv’s new school is organised for the new starters and she must feel good about starting there now.

Erica Hughes July 5, 2020 at 11:46 am

I was put off by the pub logistics too. Our local had 2 hour bookable slots for a table of 4 – frankly it didn’t seem worth the faff as that’s not my idea of a night out, so I’ll wait until that’s possible and hang out in gardens for now. Lots of cookies and ice cream this week. Sorry you can’ make the trip to see your parents.

Louise Joy July 6, 2020 at 2:55 pm

It sounds like you’ve had an interesting week! I was back to working from home last week but managed to buy a new bed from IKEA which is great as I feel it’s really transformed our bedroom. Other than that, I’ve also been getting crafty with cross stitching!

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Jenny @thebrickcastle July 6, 2020 at 5:01 pm

Awww I am gutted for you about not being able to go to your parent’s – that welcome will be so special when you eventually manage it. Fingers crossed the pubs opening doesn’t cause a huge spike and we can carry on getting ris of this thing. We can do it xx

Claire July 6, 2020 at 7:20 pm

I used to love making Pom poms when I was a kid. Although I love the tassels, you’re right they’d make great bunting.

Sounds like a pretty good week for you. I hope your daughter is able to enjoy her last week and a bit of primary school x

Yeah Lifestyle July 6, 2020 at 10:01 pm

Can’t believe it has been more than 100 days now! Those pom poms look fab, what a creative way to keen entertained. I am the same and have seen friends to drop off cakes and scones. Just seeing my bestie from afar lifted my mood up. Hope you get to see your parents soon.

Valerie July 7, 2020 at 2:04 am

Even though we’re slowly opening up in stages I still only shop once a week, and keep my youngest home. Those tassels look great, they could be used to make nice bookmarks too.

Liam | Whatthedadsaid July 7, 2020 at 8:40 am

I worked for most of it, so i didnt achieve that much, our highlights were a couple of food related items, a Starbucks for me, the kids had a Mcdonalds, and i had KFC, all three place we haven’t had in over 4 months, any trips and plans we had are all gone at the moments.

Kira July 7, 2020 at 10:41 am

We’ve not been able to go to my parents , they are 5 hours away in Norfolk but we are hoping to get there at the end of this month 🙂

Melanie williams July 7, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Wow you really have been a busy bee., Oh my gosh Pom pom making really takes me back for sure. I may have to give this a try at the weekend x

Hollie Burgess July 7, 2020 at 8:45 pm

Wooh! A busy week! I love Pom Poms! Especially pom pom bunting, love that you’re being so creative.

Jenni July 7, 2020 at 8:53 pm

What a week!! We’ve had a good week this week, nice and relaxed which is how I prefer things! The pompoms look amazing!

michelle twin mum July 7, 2020 at 10:18 pm

I hope your weekend was a great one, you’ve made me want roast chicken now. Sorry to hear your flight has been cancelled, it is such a funny old year for travel. Mich x

Elaine Livingstone July 7, 2020 at 10:54 pm

love the tassles and pop poms, you will find ideas for making items over on Pinterest.
what a shame the trip had to be cancelled, everyone will be disappointed.
lol at the ice cream nose – kids don’t need a reason.

Rhian westbury July 8, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Your saturday lazy day sounds like just what I need! You did so well to resist the urge to have a cookie, I wouldn’t have been that strong x

Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) July 8, 2020 at 4:36 pm

It hadn’t dawned on me that we’ve now had more days in lockdown than we had prior to the start of it this year. I’ve not yet really ventured out much at all, let alone gone to the pub. Liv smushing ice-cream on her nose for the photo made me chuckle – it’s the kind of thing Sophie would do too! I love the tassels and pom-poms she made. What a relief no-one was hurt with your neighbours’ car rolling backwards. Those cookies look delicious. Sorry to hear that your summer flight to visit your parents was cancelled, hope you can re-arrange it soon. #project366

Niraj Shah July 9, 2020 at 3:43 pm

It’s sad that your summer flight to visit your parents was cancelled, hopefully you can see them soon. I can’t believe that it has been over 100 days since lockdown started!!

Susan Mann July 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm

I read about some of the chaos at pubs. Crazy. I don’t know why people are so desperate to go for a drink. The weather here has been so rubbish. xx

Galina V July 10, 2020 at 11:20 pm

We haven’t been out for meals or to pubs, and no plans in the near future. We’ve been to Greggs though for sausage rolls and donuts to take home. Ice cream is such a lovely treat!
I made pom poms as a child, but not since then, wouldn’t know how make one now. 🙂
Sorry to hear the flight was cancelled, that’s so disappointing.

Cheryl Pasquier July 11, 2020 at 10:35 am

Awww sorry to hear your flight was cancelled. Even when you half expect it, it’s still a huge disappointment. Hope the ice cream made up for it in some small measure. I had to giggle at Liv squishing ice cream on her nose – sounds like something one of mine would have done ! lol. The pompoms and tassels look great – I hope you find a great project to make with them 🙂

Karen Langridge July 12, 2020 at 8:16 pm

How did I miss these tassles until now! They are so fab, can’t wait to hear what you do with them. Great looking cookies too. Shame I don’t live closer or I would be asking you to put the kettle on with one of those. I have already entered your Viking Direct competition, what a generous prize! Good luck to all the entrants (but especially me haha!).

loopyloulaura July 13, 2020 at 8:55 pm

I ownder if there will be an offical end date to the lockdown or if it will be when the schools fully reopen in September… I have made a few pompoms (I did a book review) but my crafting skills are not good #project366

Andale Seaworne July 14, 2020 at 7:11 pm

Fresh farm/home-made ice cream is definitely delicious. The tassles look cute. Woah, good that no one got hurt and the hedge was alright. The pictures look lovely

Fozia S July 16, 2020 at 3:45 pm

Those tassels and pom poms look great!

Sorry to hear the flight didn’t go ahead. So much being cancelled at the moment.

That view is good…I would love to just park up there and sit there! And so glad no-one got hurt with the car rolling back.

Mudpie Fridays July 18, 2020 at 10:20 pm

You are doing much better than me resisting the urge of home-baked goods than I am! Love the tassels its not something I have ever made although the boys love pom poms. Hope you have finished your five days left at school by now x


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