Project 365 2024 – Week 17 & 18

I have to admit that I am finding it a struggle to keep up my Project 365 as there never seems to be enough hours in the day and there are lots of things going on in the background.

Thankfully I have had a bit of a catch up session tonight, and there is an important birthday to mention, so here is our last two weeks:

Sunday 21st April

A rare day of sunshine coupled with a day off, so we made the most of it and tidied the garden. The kids are never interested in helping until the fun tools come out and Isaac was soon jet washing the patio.

In the evening I attended a cheque presentation for a community grant at a local church and got to try my hand at bell ringing. It is actually easier than it looks, well the actual ringing bit – the timing not so much!!

Monday 22nd April

We had a letter through the post a couple of weeks ago, telling us not to park on the road outside our house as they were resurfacing the road. They turned up bang on 8am and starting ticketing and towing cars away that had ignored the notice.

I tried to take a picture of the start of the work, but it’s not very interesting!

Tuesday 23rd April

Isaac’s 16th birthday!!!!


Isaac’s main present doesn’t look very exciting, but he wants to be a pilot, so we have got him his first flying lesson.

We always let the kids choose where they want to eat for their birthday’s and Isaac chose TGI Friday. Sadly, our nearest one has closed down, so we headed into Bournemouth. The service took forever and my food wasn’t great, but he enjoyed it.

Gone are the days of expensive, arty birthday cakes. He was more than happy with a Cuthbert the Caterpillar this year.

Wednesday 24th April

A work day for us, but my husband was late night. In his wisdom, he hung the washing out as it was bright and sunny. I arrived home to it sodden as we had torrential rain all afternoon.

Thursday 25th April

Our community score has dropped at work since they have changed the way we get feedback from customers, so I have been busy trying to promote the work we do to customers.

I am actually going to do this more often as we doubled our donation to the Foodbank this weekend and they are struggling as more and more people are needing help.

Friday 26th April

Working for Tesco means I have very varied days. We had a day of issues in the garage with contactless payments down, bit it did mean that I got to see this beautiful old car.

Saturday 27th April

I had work in the morning, but in the afternoon I had my 6th Covid jab. I do wonder why I keep having them, but better to be safe than sorry. They still have us lining up with large gaps between us.

Sunday 28th April

Isaac had a bowling party (gathering) with his friends at Bowl Central in Bournemouth.

As they are 16, I didn’t want to cramp their style so left them to it. When I got back the manager pulled me to one side – apparently they were the best behaved and most polite party he had ever catered for. I went away very proud.

Monday 29th April

An early start for me and when I got home my husband left for his four day Pets at Home conference in Birmingham. My photo of the day is my charity bookstand, so I am using his instead – a nice peaceful hotel room.

Tuesday 30th April

It is quite nice having a day off to yourself whilst the kids are at school, so I took advantage of the sunny day and headed out for a local walk.

We haven’t managed to get to a bluebell wood this year, but there are lots in the grass verges around us.

Wednesday 1st May

My preschool day and Lilah is dropped off to come in with me. She was very excited to see Isaac and insisted on trying to plant a big kiss on him, much to Isaac’s disgust.

Thursday 2nd May

Cannot get my head around the fact it is May already and Isaac has already taken his first GCSE exam.

My brother-in-law spotted some McLaren tops in TKMaxx and knows Isaac is a massive fan, so picked him one up for me. Safe to say, Isaac was very happy with it.

Friday 3rd May

I have had a wisteria plant in my garden for 10 years, but it has never flowered. Last year I decided to try and train it along the fence with some wires and it seems to have worked – we have our first flowers!!

Saturday 4th May

May the fourth be with you!!

Being a family of Star Wars fans, it was a day of Star Wars in our house. I was at work, Isaac had revision sessions at school, so Dad took Sebby to collect some free Star Wars Lego at Smyths.

By all accounts, it wasn’t very well organised but Sebby was happy with his free lego sets.

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6 thoughts on “Project 365 2024 – Week 17 & 18”

  1. It sounds like things are busy for you!
    Oh yes, my two have no interest in helping in the garden until we get the jet wash out. lol
    Happy birthday to Isaac! How exciting to have a flying lesson! Good luck to him with his GCSE’s. x

  2. Happy birthday to Isaac. What a fantastic gift!! Well done for picking a flying lesson for him, he must be so happy.

    That car looks lovely. Also, bell ringing is a nice activity to try, I did it once and I would like to do it again.

  3. The bell ringing sounds fun and whoops to the mishap with the washing in the rain. Wow Isaac sounds like he’s had a fab 16th with flying lessons, meal out and bowling. Good luck to him also with his GCSEs

  4. Happy birthday Isaac. Wow 16! Proud mum for the bowling behaviour.
    Well done with the wisteria. We had some training up the front of our house, but the winds got it, snapped some of the branches. So now we just have one bit that flowers near the ground where I park my car.

  5. Have to say I am starting to struggling with keeping up with 365, and even wanting to…….

    Happy Birthday to Isaac! I have had a wsiteria for years which has never flowered. This has given me some hope


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