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Project 365 Week 1 (2014)

Wednesdsay 1st January, 2014 – New Years Day
Onwards and upwards and lets draw a line under yesterday was my motto for today! For those of you that read my final installement of my project 365 for 2013 will know what I am referring too (and thank you all for not judging, and for offering words of comfort and sharing similar tales, it really meant a LOT, thank you xx).

We went to Tesco for a new years day brunch which was not a good start to my healthier 2014 – so instead of tucking into a bowl of fruit and nut I had a cooked breakfast instead!IMG_1257 (1) Oh well, I always think Monday is a better day to start a new healthier living regime *ahem*. It poured with rain all day so when we got home we took all the decorations down and I was able to make use of my new vacumn cleaner – it is so nice having one that actually makes the carpets look hoovered! Lol what a thing to admit to doing! The boys helped, of course and they also enjoyed playing with their new toys…… and making more mess in the process!!

Thursday 2nd January
This morning while Daddy had to return to work (but from home until Monday), the boys and I went out to get some groceries and picked up a few bargains too from the sales. This afternoon I suggested to the boys that they might like to play out in the garden – before we reached it as the three of us stepped out onto the decking and, although not at the same time, we all slipped and fell over because the wood was sooo slippery! So while Jenson and I dried off, Burton decided to go on the trampoline!burtonjump365Then afterwards he and Jenson spent 2 hours playing with their new play doh play sets which was great, although the inevitable mess was not!

Friday 3rd January
Following a morning of playing and tidying I took the boys to the soft play this afternoon to allow them to run off some steam as it was another miserable day weather wise. We met up with one of Burton’s school friends, his sister (same age as Jenson) and Mum which was good fun
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Saturday 4th January
It was swimming lesson time again after a short festive break and Burton got an award today for completing 10m of breast stroke
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Afterwards he and I walked over to look at the swollen river after the rain and high tide that we have been having in the area.
When we got home, while I made lunch Daddy took the boys to the park on their bikes while it was dry Β and it gave me some peace for an hour lol! Then after lunch I went off into town for an hour to check out the sales and I bought myself two new tops – I hope they will fit!

51 Comment

  1. I think a cooked breakfast is the perfect start tot the new year, and any other day for that matter. Well done on the swimming award, that’s amazing! We are off to soft play on Monday as the children all have the day off and I am fed up if being stuck indoors.

  2. Looks like a fabulous start to the year! Well done Burton for his swimming achievement – that’s fantastic news. Lovely to be joining you for 365 πŸ™‚

  3. awww honey i am glad your feeling more positive now, i am sure its only a glitch!

    Can i just say i could sit and eat that breakfast now!! its looks delish! xx

  4. Cooked breakfasts are the best meal ever! Sod it, balanced diet and all that. Burton’s doing a marvellous job on that trampoline, excellent exercise. Well done him for swimming so far, it’s really amazing he can do this.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.

  5. gosh a busy start to the year. We had breakfast in tesco on tuesday as well, cant say as I was impressed it was dried out and rather unpleasant. I am surprised your tesco was open on Jan 1st ours dont open then.
    Oh dear at the slippy decking,, but our slabs can be the same.
    Well done daddy on taking them out and giving mummy peace.

  6. Some fantastic photos. Well done Burton for the swimming award. Really need to get my daughter used to the water, she hated it before I got pregnant and now I have a 15 week old, need to get Daddy to help out, even though he doesn’t like swimming too.

  7. Well done Burton on your swimming award!
    Wet decking is horrible. I fell over on ours a couple of years ago and put my shoulder out!
    We paint ours with that non-slip paint now. It works well – although it sometimes wears off..better that than accidents though. πŸ™‚

  8. 10m breast stroke – I’m impressed! I have never mastered that stroke πŸ™ I aim to complete this 365 this year and see it is a great way to diary the whole of 2014. Good luck on Monday with the healthy food πŸ˜‰

  9. I completely agree, Monday is a much better day to start a diet. Cooked brekkie sounds wonderful and well done to Burton on his 10m!!! That’s amazing!

  10. I am totally with you on the healthy eating business, it just has to start on a Monday! Lovely pics. Well done on the swimming little man! So lovely to be able to record these moments. Thanks so much for looking and commenting on my blog. Will come and check out what you’ve been up to next week x

  11. Big breakfast is a great way to start the new year, and a new project. Got to keep your spirits up!
    Lovely photos, looks like you’ll have a great year with those sweet faces!

  12. Sounds like an eventful week. I love the photo of your boy on the trampoline – so carefree! I bet your son was chuffed to bits getting his swimming certificate, means so much to them doesnt it?

  13. Glad 2014 seems to have got off to a better start for you! I don’t worry about getting back into healthy eating until everyone is back at work and school!

  14. Love the swimming certificate πŸ˜‰ Looks like you’ve been having a ball xxx …and RE the other stuff, kids are sent to try us aren’t they! But hey, tomorrow is another day and all that πŸ˜‰ lol x Happy New Year to you xxx

  15. Great start to your week – especially the breakfast – one last blow out won’t hurt after all! And congratulations to Burton on the award. That’s a great achievement – especially if you live near water.

  16. Well done Burton, that’s brilliant! Love the action shot on the trampoline. And, a big breakfast is a great start to the day, although over here (as you’ve seen!) they generally involve pancakes too πŸ™‚

  17. Well done on the award!!

    Decking gets so slippery doesn’t it? I almost fell on ours!

    I think I will be taking Bee to soft play a bit more…it calmed her down abit! Love the slide pic x

  18. Great week and a certificate too, we love medals and certificates in this house.
    Rain rain rain all week isn’t it? Plus first school run this morning and it chucked it down as we left the house.
    Great start to the year can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for everyone

  19. Your photo of a breakfast made me miss Blighty – you just can’t get British style sausages and bacon over here (US)!! And congratulations to Burton for starting off the year with an award.

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