Project 365 2023 – Week 34 & 35

Now that the kids are back to school, I am looking forward to life slowing down a bit and having a big catch up – mainly on the blog.

Here are our final weeks of the school holidays:

Sunday 27th August

I don’t work many Sunday’s but today was one I did and it was very busy.

We have a new Costa machine in the Petrol Station, so I treated myself to my first gingerbread latte of the year.

Monday 28th August

Bank Holiday Monday and a normal working day for me, albeit with a slightly later start.

I saw this definition pop up on facebook and it definitely felt like a “spuddle” sort of day!


Tuesday 29th August

I enjoyed a catch up day today as things have got a bit behind. Sebby was gifted some new headphones this summer and they have been a godsend since he lost his phone, as it means he can still talk to his friends.

Wednesday 30th August

Last year we walked out to Hurst Castle but were disappointed to find it closed, so we made sure we arrived earlier for another attempt at a visit.

It was originally built as a coastal fort by Henry VIII and was most recently used in WW2 and is a brilliant place to explore with the kids as its full of lots of nooks and crannies, as well as informative displays.

Thursday 31st August

After the rain cleared, we headed out for a walk to our local Sang, which is a lovely riverside walk. AFC Bournemouth bought the old golf club next door and although we new they were building their new training academy next door, we were surprised to see the scale of the new building going up. It does ruin the aesthetic of the walk, although I am sure we will get used to it.

It was also the start of Bournemouth Air Festival. but sadly it was rained off. The Red Arrows did attempt a display, but had to turn back, so we got our own personal fly past as they burned off fuel before landing again. At one point they were so close to our house, we thought they’d land on the roof!

Friday 1st September

I visited my Mum and her village has surpassed themselves again with their new postbox topper.

Sadly, mine are not back until Tuesday!

Saturday 2nd September

I was not impressed by this sight at work!!

I have not seen anyone buy any yet, but it’s only a matter of time!

Sunday 3rd September

We finally spent the day at the air show and were sad to learn that it might not be on next, despite being a great money earner for Bournemouth.

Isaac enjoyed speaking to all the forces, who had stalls. He has decided he wants to train as a pilot, so was getting lots of info about which would be best to join up with.

Monday 4th September

Inset day for the kids, but it was preparation day to ensure all their uniform and equipment could be found.

I think Willow is going to miss all the attention – either that or she will finally get some peace and quiet!!

Tuesday 5th September

After the washout of a summer, the sun is finally shining and the temperatures climbing, just as the kids go back to school.

It’s a big year for Isaac and Sebby. Isaac is Year 11 and Sebby Year 6, with his residential to look forward to in a couple of weeks. Eliza wasn’t keen on being a Year 8, but is happy that she is no longer the youngest in the school.

Wednesday 6th September

Back to pre-school for Lilah and I.

I have been so used to working in an air conditioned shop, that a sweltering school was a bit of a shock.

Thursday 7th September

So far, so good. The kids seem to be getting up ok for school and going in with no issues.

I got some books to review with a cooking theme, and the kids at preschool love them and have been having fun with the baking activity with them!

Friday 8th September

Now that the schools are back, donation requests have stepped up, with lots of schools wanting coffee morning treats for new parents.

I haven’t seen these meetings run since before COVID, so its nice to see things getting back on track.

Saturday 9th September

The hot weather means that the tourists have headed back to Bournemouth and we have been extremely busy at work, as they buy all they need for the beach!

My only picture is of Willow who enjoyed a cool down in the bath!

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6 thoughts on “Project 365 2023 – Week 34 & 35”

  1. Ohh! I am hoping our little Tesco gets the gingerbread latte’s in their Costa machines. I love them.
    It sounds like a good trip to the castle and that postbox topper is so cute.
    Yep I have noticed the Christmas things appearing in shops. It’s too early but I don’t think I could resist a mince pie if offered.
    The kids look very smart for school, I hope they have a great year! x

  2. Looks like some good end of summer fun. Love the postbox topper – our nearby villages don’t seem to have any anymore. Hope the start of school has gone well for them.

  3. Spuddle is a very good word – I’ll have to remember that one. I definitely have days like that too! Glad you managed to have a successful visit to Hurst Castle. I love that back to school post box topper. Lovely photo of the kids in their school uniforms. Glad they’ve settled in well back at school. #project365

  4. Oh I will have to give the gingerbread drink a try. I think ‘spuddle’ is my new favourite word!

    The kids look very smart in their school uniform.

    Seems like the Christmas things start earlier and earlier each year! But I love all the seasonal treats.

  5. I appear to puddle quite a bit these days. I’ve never visited Hurst castle but it’s on my list. Shame about the airshow, we used to go to the one in Eastbourne when the kids were young. The post box topper is fab, there really are some talented people around. They all very very smart going back to school and Lilah looks very happy to be going to pre-school.


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