Project 365 2024 – Week 19

The start of study stay for Isaac ahead of his GCSE exams, with his first written one on Friday……..cannot believe we are at exams already and Sebby starts his SATs next week too.

Other than that, a busy week of work for me and school for the kids!

Here is our week:

Sunday 5th May

\We were invited to try Axe Throwing at Axeology in Southampton, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and take Isaac prom suit shopping at the same time.

I don’t think Isaac was confident having just me as an opinion, so we invited Callan along too. We found a suit in the first shop we went in, although slightly more expensive than I was hoping, but then it is 10 years since Callan had his prom. I won’t spoil the surprise, so can’t share a picture yet.

The axe throwing was a resounding success, we all had such good fun, although it did get quite competitive. Isaac won, with me coming a respectable second and I was the only one to split an apple clean in half!!

Apple core

Monday 6th May

Bank holiday Monday but a normal working day for me, albeit a slightly later start.

After work, we took Isaac’s suit to my friend Tracy to get it altered and one of her cats, O’Malley took rather a shine t Isaac and was trying to persuade him to feed him.

Tuesday 7th May

The sun is finally shining and when we picked Lila up from Pre-School, she insisted on putting the swing back up in the garden. I’m not sure who was having more fun, her or her Pops??

Wednesday 8th May

My day at preschool and it was a busy one. Thankfully the sun was shining and they have finally got the new canopy installed that they bought with a Tesco Community Grant, so we managed to get outside.

As soon as we got home from the school run, Lila demanded the swing and Isaac, his friend Sam and Eliza all took turns to push her.

Thursday 9th May

Work again, but this time back to Tesco. We had a panel meeting to decide the next round of charities going into the Community Grant vote. We haven’t had one for about a year, so it’s nice to be able to have that decision back in our hands.

We also have a charity book stand at work, which features a charity a month. This week I got to hand over £412, which is one of the best months ever!!

Friday 10th May

All I seem to do is work at the moment, either at preschool or Tesco but we have some big expenses coming up. I ordered Isaac’s new passport and his provisional license as he needs to start carrying ID now that he is 16.

Isaac has his first written GCSE exam – Biology. He said it went well – fingers crossed.

My kids appear to be cat whisperers this week, as our neighbours cat Zelda made a beeline for Eliza on the way home from youth club.

Saturday 11th May

A big day for us in our little Tesco, we had a visit from the new CEO Matthew Barnes. He was on a whistle stop tour of Dorset, so didn’t stay long, but it was nice to meet him.

We also had Poole Foodbank in store, collecting and raising awareness of the support they offer. It is lovely to be a part of these conversations, as before I did my Community job I was not aware of the amazing work they do.

Willow has been in brumation again recently, probably as the weather has been so bad, but I noticed she was awake, so took her outside for some much needed sunshine. It definitely did the trick and she has been running around the house rejuvenated.

How was your week?

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3 thoughts on “Project 365 2024 – Week 19”

  1. Good luck to the boys with their exams. It doesn’t seem like this time last year my youngest was doing hers. Time flies!
    That’s great finding a suit in the first shop you went in and the axe throwing sounds like fun.
    It looks like Lila is really loving the swing. x

  2. Good luck with the GCSEs and the SATS. Hope all goes well for them both. Well done with the all the fund raising. Love the axe throwing, would love to try it myself one day

  3. Good luck to Isaac for his exams. I know a couple of others doing them who also said the biology one was quite straightforward, and not looking forward to the next paper. We loved axe throwing when we gave it a go, but N’s arms really ached the next day


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