How is it almost October already?!
Time is spent looking online for new coats and pulling jumpers out of hibernation. I’m trying not to put the heating on too much as I know once I do, it will be on constantly now for the next few months. Well, not constantly, but you know what I mean!
This week has yet again passed in a blur or work, work and more work, but there have been some fun moments too. Let’s have a look at how our week has been in the latest Project 366 post…
Project 366 Week 39 – Almost October
With Liv catching the bus to and from school, life is somewhat easier and she feels the freedom a lot more. It’s totally not ‘cool’ to be seen with your mum anymore when you are a 1st year at Secondary School! It has been a harder week (check out last week’s Project 366 post) as Liv has been dealing with a cold alongside more schoolwork than ever before. It was definitely a cold and not anything more sinister as she went from a bunged up nose, to a runny nose without a cough, fever or loss of taste. I know this as she was quite happy to give her opinion on her dinners! Phew… crisis averted and the ‘Back to School Bug’ has been knocked out of the park, ready for us to crack on again at full speed this week.
It has been lovely hearing about Liv’s new friends. As the only girl from her primary school to start at her secondary school, she has has no option but to make new friends and last weekend we got to meet one of her best friends and her family.
We enjoyed a fabulous walk around a local reservoir hotspot, enjoying the last of the summer sun, alongside a cheeky pizza. Keto is out of the window at the moment, give me all the carbs you have!
As I no longer have to contend with the morning school run dash, my laptop is on pre-8am these days and by midday, I feel like I’ve already done a full day’s work! I’m actually starting to enjoy the early morning wake up calls and the pair of us have certainly got into our new routines quickly, surprisingly really after having spent the majority of the year not in any routine at all! Karen has kept me on track this week which I am grateful for. When working on your own, it’s easy to start turning loopy, but having a friend who you can bounce ideas off really does help! It also explains why the layout of my Project 366 posts have changed, because every day quite literally is Groundhog Day!
You may have noticed a new giveaway this week, the chance to Win Baylis & Harding Musical Handwashes! A lovely giveaway for 2 musical ‘sing-a-long’ handwashes that play the ‘Happy Birthday’ tune. Perfect for little ones to give them guidance when washing their hands and they smell absolutely divine… a rather zingy bubblegum flavour that make your hands smell lush!
I featured a fabulous review for In The Book personalised books this week too. We haven’t really touched on personalised books on the site in a few years as Liv grew out of young children’s books many moons ago. I was delighted to notice a Books for Teenagers section on the site and very quickly agreed to review and feature a personalised copy of Swallows and Amazons. Such a wonderful read! Having loved the story myself when I was younger, I knew it would be a great book for Liv to read and how marvellous that it could be personalised for her! Definitely a fabulous unique gift idea for Christmas presents!
Free time? What’s that?!
There hasn’t really been much of that this week as when I’ve finished work, I have a mountain of ironing to do and then have to organise everything for the next day. By Friday, I realised that the only time I had been out of the house was to nip to Aldi for the weekly food shop. However, this weekend we did manage a trip into our local town where we have a wonderful social distanced afternoon with Liv’s friend and her mum. It was great to have a coffee (and cake!), have a wander around the shops and almost feel normal again. I say almost as everyone was fortunately wearing masks and for the first time ever, I had to queue outside Next… and it wasn’t for a 6am sale!
However, whilst in the queue, I did notice a lady walk by with a cuddly Percy Pig from M&S! Released earlier in the week, M&S have launched an awesome selection of Percy Pig related goodies, ranging from medium sized Percy Pig soft toys (£15), large soft toys (£25), huge glass jars filled with Percy Pig sweets (£15), a new Percy Pig Party range of sweets and other goodies. If you are a fan of the cute pink pig, then the range is well worth checking out! We came home with the medium sized toy, Liv said I wasn’t allowed the large toy. Meanie!
I’m still trying to get through The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, currently I am on season 6 with a few seasons to go until I have caught up. There was me, not a fan of reality TV before lockdown and within the space of a few months, I am absolutely hooked! Have you watched anything recently that you can recommend?
I’m hoping to get out a little more this week, I cannot help feel I was a little restricted on movements this week and for that don’t have a lot to report. Hopefully I can make up for that next week!
How has your week been?
Current Sim’s Life Giveaways
Win a Build Your Own Microscope – ends Sunday 4th October
Win a Popcorn Poppin’ Games – ends Sunday 11th October
Win a Healthy Eating Recipe Books bundle worth £33 – ends Sunday 18th October
Win Baylis & Harding Musical Handwashes – ends Sunday 25th October