How are y’all doing this week? Are you ready for the new week?
This week has all been about work, school, school work and home work… and also searching for an emergency exit!
Unfortunately no fun images this week from trips out and about, I didn’t think you would appreciate an image of our local market, a trip we made this week which you can read about in our latest Project 366 post below!
Project 366 Week 40 – All Been About Work
The work levels are certainly increasing now and it is a total shock to the system for Liv… and for me. If I am not working, then I am checking over homework and making suggestions. I think after lockdown and homeschooling, my credentials for becoming a teacher have probably increased. I couldn’t think of anything worse, I do not have the patience at all… kudos to those who do teach!
Liv has felt much better this week so she was able to enjoy her after school sports clubs and finally got the chance to go swimming at school. I always thought this was a rite of passage at primary school, however as ours was so small and everyone had had private swimming lessons and the school never bothered organising any. Fun times!
She is still really enjoying school and making new friends, which is always a parents worry. Although the worry this week was due to Liv losing her lanyard and locker key in school. The phrase ‘needle in a haystack’ springs to mind, but fortunately it was found and made its way back to Liv, with an important lesson learned… DON’T LOSE IT AGAIN!
I kicked the 10th annual Sim’s Life Christmas Gift Guide off with a fabulous giveaway this week! If you love a good curry, then you definitely need to enter for your chance to win a Festive Food Survival Kit, filled with the cutest tins of curry powders. The spices smell so amazing and now I have no excuses not to make my own homemade curry for once!
I’ve been going through old posts for a few weeks now, something that I’ve realised that I should have done a lot sooner! It is the dullest thing ever, but a total necessity for attempting to keep my blogs fresh. Gosh, my blog posts from back in the day were atrocious! I mean, they aren’t great now, but certainly better than they were when I first started blogging. As mentioned, this will be my 10th year featuring a Christmas Gift Guide… whilst Sim’s Life has evolved, I’ve just become greyer of hair!
Is anyone else totally feeling it right now? Can’t-Be-Arsed-Itis? Seriously, whether it is just the time of year (colder weather, darker mornings etc) or whether it’s due to the crapness of this year, I don’t know, but by heck it’s hard to get enthused about Christmas right now!
I’m not too sure what that actually is, however I’ve been picking up my crochet a little less than I did during lockdown.
This is the next blanket and I’m hoping I can finish this within the next 2 weeks to start the next! I’m so glad I made my previous crochet blanket king size, as it has made its way onto my bed now to help take away the morning chill.
I am absolutely loving the new Netflix show ‘Emily in Paris‘, just what I needed to have a break from the many Housewives series! I’d say it’s a mix of Gossip Girl and SATC and is easy watching, with some eye candy thrown in too!
Karen recommended I watched The Social Dilemma earlier this week and I was immediately hooked, somewhat ironic due to it being about how society is now totally hooked on social media and how it effects and influences our lives. It did make me feel a tad icky knowing that in some way I am ‘enabling’ this via the blog and socials, but we are all totally immersed in the digital world now. Especially after this year and there certainly isn’t any going back… so do we just continue to embrace it in ignorant bliss? Have you watched the documentary yet? Hit me up if/when you do and let me know your thoughts!
We took a little tour of Bury Market on Friday as Liv’s school was closed for tours for the new academic year. Living in the town, I don’t get as excited about the World Famous market as others do, however I am still proud of it! Why is it famous you ask? Because of these…
Ok, so they aren’t the most asthetically pleasing food to look at, but the taste is amazing! Something I have always eaten and something Liv cannot stand, this disappoints me greatly! Black puddings originate from Bury, trust me, any other kind is a sub par imposter!
I also picked up some gorgeously fragranced handmade soaps – besides the Jelly Beans soap (can you spot that one?), they are all based on perfum fragrances. A lovely treat for morning showers!
How are you all this week? Have you been up to any mischief?
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