Well that was a monumental failure at restarting Project 365 again after the school inspection had finished. I was determined that life would be back to normal, completely forgetting about the trauma of writing reports, headteacher's retirement concert and party, ensuring all books were marked and general chaos. I think I lasted another four days after the second week of the restart.
Anyway, first week of the Summer holidays and I'm doing it this time!
Day 1: Off on our annual holiday to West Bay in Dorset with mum and dad. We had intended to get going first thing in the morning, but a last minute dash to the emergency dentist due to a tooth with a cavity revealed that I needed root canal surgery starting. Joy! Anyway, we got there in the end and had a fish and chips tea on the seafront in one of the 1950s style beach shelters. Embrace the British seaside people!
Day 2: We spent a relaxing day around the harbour and fishing village, playing on the beach and in the park, then crabbing in the harbour with grandad. We caught five crabs, two shrimps and a fish much to The Boy's amusement.
Day 3: We headed to Lyme Regis where the Red Arrows were supposed to be doing an air display, however the fog was there when I drew the curtains in the morning and it gradually rolled in to create a real pea-souper with 100 yard visibility. We were determined to build a sandcastle and set up on the beach only to be caught in a deluge within ten minutes, seeking refuge in our beach tent.
Day 4: Pecorama baby! It's a gorgeous pleasure gardens in Seaton where the Peco model railways are made, and exhibited. There's also a miniature steam railway with a whole bunch of steamies and diesel engines; The Boy adores it there, as do we all. I took a great photo of The Boy leaning over one of the engines with the driver discussing where the coal goes and where the whistle is; I might need to start learning about railways!
Day 5: I love this photo of him stomping up the beach, shades in hand; I think he has visions of being the new James Bond! We had been perusing the local market in the morning, and then desperately needed cooling down; easily achieved paddling in the English Channel!
Day 6: Home via a gorgeous farm shop where I spent far too much money on fresh produce, scrummy cheeses and mouthwatering savoury biscuits. They had a great cafe and outdoor play area, where The Boy practised his trapeze skills with ease!
Day 7: A very chilled day at home recovering from the journey and trying to find somewhere to put all the new purchases I was determined we had space for! We popped out for a bit to the shops before nipping down to my sister's house, it poured down all day!
Day 8: Another chilled day at home recovering, catching up on the holiday washing and playing in the garden in the Summer sunshine.