A new year starts, with much renewed vigour of what it has in store. Though when the clock struck midnight and 2020 turned over the baton to 2021, there was no denying we all kinda knew what was going to happen. Here we are in the midst of a Lockdown number 3 and any optimism for 2021 I had left has disappeared. And so it all begins again…
I will say though, that the past few weeks without being woken by an alarm on a daily basis have been wonderful! Christmas was quite and chilled, those two weeks off were just what we needed! So what have we been up to this last week? Images maybe a tad thin on the ground, but bear with!
2021 Project 365 Week 1 – And So It All Begins Again
It is alwasy anti-climatic when Christmas is over, but this last Christmas especially so. Liv’s birthday falls between Christmas and New Year which can make it slightly difficult to organise, especially when it comes to special cakes. Fortunately I found a fabulous local lady who bakes the most beautiful cakesicles and biscuits who was able to make them in time
With Liv now home and belated birthday celebrations over, it was time to get some fresh air before the craziness once again started. Our usual walk is so beautiful throughout the changing seasons. Whilst we haven’t had the amount of snow others have experienced, the dusting we did have was great for photography purposes!
We again walked by the Rudolph tree featured in a recent Project 366 post, this time taken from another angle. It is still putting a smile on faces!
Liv cracked on with her normal school day but via Teams online learning. It’s not the same as actually being in the classroom with the teacher and friends, but it keeps her in a routine and on track.
I was able to finally write up and feature Our Best Moments of 2020 post. It sounds crazy to think there were any positives from last year, however the annual post is a tradition and look back over posts, there were actually lots of good times which should be remembered! One of the benefits of being a blogger and noting down things we do!
A nice little surprise in the post today! We received all of Liv’s assessment papers from school today that need to be completed as homework.
Another day of work, work, work for both Liv and I.
I was able to nip to Aldi for our weekly shop whilst Liv was completing one of her online lessons. Expecting to find the store quiet, imagine my surprise when it was only ever so slightly less busy than normal. An hour after arriving home and snow started to fall, only a little coating but I was super grateful to have filled the fridge as we are due more according to the weather reports!
The mounds of snow expected never actually arrived.
By this point of the week, my shoulders are down and I am absolutely knackered, as is Liv and motivation is down. We are rather enjoying watching The Office USA version and it has proved invaluable for a source of laughter. Can you imagine ‘Michael Scott’ as your boss?
It would have been rude not to have a little treat to end the week on! Yummy Ferrero Rocher waffles for the win!
Depite it being a foggy day, we took a walk out to get some fresh air and unwind from the week. It was also a great excuse to take some ilandscape images for an upcoming Art project. This tree makes for a particularly awsome image – with branches having a mind of their own, it makes for a rather enchanting entrance to the next section of the walk.
What did you get up to in the first week of January?
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