For my birthday a couple of years ago I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites.
He’s started school!! Obviously we’re only a couple of days in but other than a massive wobble Monday morning he’s done so, so well. I’ve not been too bad either.
Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:
- L being so cute on a very stressful drive and parking situation. He was genuinely helpful and sweet about things. In the car park he kept a really good eye out for other cars, which though I was doing it myself, it was great to have hom focused on a potentially useful job and not being his usual distracting self!!
- On one of our many Hare hunting trips, L said he would love his own cuddly hare, so as we happened to be walking by a Break Charity shop and as the Hares are all about raising money for Break they stock all of the lovely merchandise, we got one!! He adores it and couldn’t have been more grateful.
- During our final trip to find the last of the County Hares L and I explored some parts of Cromer that despite having been a million times we hadn’t ever visited. Like North Lodge Park, home of Chrome-Hare and The RNLI Henry Bloggs Museum, which was flipping amazing and I can’t wait to go back to have a proper look round.
- Husb coming home from work having had a decent day and offering to buy a Chinese and rent a film. I nearly fainted this is such a rare thing. A good day and spending money. Lovely. A really nice start to the weekend.
- On Saturday we had a lovely family. A walk along the river in Norwich finding the last of the Hares. I’m so pleased we completed both the City trail and The County Trail. 68 Hares in total and many, many miles.
- During our Hare hunt on Saturday we also popped into some of the building open for the Heritage weekend. Either normally closed buildings, like Pull’s Ferry or paid for attractions like Norwich Cathedral open their doors for free, put on special talks or arrange one off tours. It’s a great opportunity to explore normally hidden aspects of the city. It was really nice and we all enjoyed it.
- A delicious lunch at Turtle Bay. They’ve just launched some new items onto their menu, with some more Vegan and Veggie options as well a Goat Burger and more sharing options. It was delicious, our fave place in Norwich to eat. I’ll be writing a review this week if you want to know more.
- Sunday was a far more chilled out day. L and watched a movie in the morning. Then we all went for a lovely afternoon walk round the fields and through a wood the boys had found and wanted to show me. We even treated L to a takeaway for his dinner as he was nervous about school.
- L’s first day at school went well. The morning was absolutely awful, the uniform freaked him out and we had to force it onto him and then I had to carry him sobbing the whole way to school. It’s not far, thankfully, as he is very heavy! When I picked him however he was a changed boy and wanted to stay longer, he loved the older boy he had been buddied up with for breaks and the like, and he had even done some learning. He was so proud of himself and told me all about his day.
- An uneventful and easy second day at school. L was so eager to go we ended up being about 15 minutes early, there were no tears and I didn’t even have to go in the classroom with him. He was full of beans when I collected him too. Long may it continue! I’m not foolish enough to think this will last long but I will make the most of it whilst it does.
I’m really glad I write down a few positives from each day and then go back through them each week. It helps keep me focused, calm and therefore happy. It is also a great way to keep a note of the things we’ve done.
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