Saturday, 10 February 2018

Photo diary: week 6, project 365

Last week was full of ups and downs. We have hardly seen our Papa, as he's been super busy, involved into politics lately, campaigning for his party Liberi e Uguali. But the less said about that, the better.

On Mondays Eddie has his guitar lessons at school. On Sunday he spent a good time, practising his tunes, including Hedwig's theme and Minecraft theme.


On Monday I was back to UE Roasters cafe for a dose of much needed caffeine, admiring the pretty cakes but only having a latte.


On Tuesday I was playing with review toys from Schleich, putting the dinosaurs round the garden for more attractive photos. This is the oviraptor.


Wednesday morning happened to be very stressful (see my post Autism: a little glimpse into our life), when the school transport didn't arrive, and Sash went into a total meltdown.
He later travelled from school to a residential place for an overnight stay, and Eddie and I spent the evening, watching Ballerina on amazon and stuffing ourselves with popcorn. We both loved the animation, it was a good story. And there's a dashing Russian ballet dancer called Rudolph too.

Lucky Eddie won a super prize from The Entertainer shop (win your height in Hasbro games) a month ago, and two big boxes of games finally arrived. We didn't know which games or how many would arrive.
Imagine how delighted he is. We decided we'd take three games for younger kids to his old nursery.


Eddie loves jelly (and so do I), and on Thursday I made a strawberry jelly with fresh raspberries and a splash of Robinsons squash.


Our local Waitrose had an internal redesign of all aisles, and is now a bit of a pain to navigate, as they moved everything around. Not sure what the point was. I used to know exactly where things were, and could find them with closed eyes.
They were also promising us a new sushi counter. Finally the counter was open on Friday, and I bought a seaweed salad for lunch. It was lovely.


Today I took Eddie to Waitrose to show the sushi counter. Since we went to a sushi-making masterclass in YO! (Oxford) last October, he has become a bit of a sushi addict. We looked at rows of sushi and picked a few to take home with us.


24 comments:

  1. Omg your height in games is amazing! ! What a great prize. And I live hus Lego top too #365

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    1. Thank you, we still can't quite believe we won this stash. The top was Eddie's Christmas present from his godmother, she knows he loves Lego.

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  2. a great prize, well done Eddie, and being nice enough to send some to his old nursery as well. We were playing bop it on second Christmas. Noisy and frustrating but fun.
    The reason the supermarket are moving things is exactly that- you know where everything is and dont wander down other aisles for things to catch your eye and you to pop in subconsciously.
    I dont like sushi but thing it looks very pretty, well done for educating your sons palette

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    1. Eddie's a very fussy eater, I'm happy with anything new he tries. With games, we won't be opening them all in one go, so that we can learn how to play them properly.

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  3. Fab photos! Well done on the competition win. What a great prize!
    Yum! That jelly looks so tasty and the sushi counter looks amazing! x

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    1. Thank you, Kim! The jelly was lovely, I should make it more often, it's so easy, and you can add any berries or fruit you like.

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  4. Wow how fab is that for a prize! lucky Eddie! That jelly looks delicious! X #project365

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    1. Thank you, Siobhan, the prize is really something. I imagine we'll be playing for many hours with different games.

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  5. Lovely to see Eddie playing guitar. My son plays, but he's very bad at practising! What a fantastic prize to win, that will keep you all busy for a long time.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Eddie enjoys the guitar, but also needs encouraging to practise more, he'd rather be playing Minecraft.

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  6. what a fab prize, hope you all enjoy the games. seriously now we need to have words, when are you going to have a piece of cake? will pop over to the autism post later

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! I told them that one day I would come for an afternoon tea, and sample some of their fab cakes.

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  7. That cake looks amazing! #365

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    1. Thank you, Naomi, I don't even know what kind of cake it is. :)

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  8. Eddie looks intent on his guitar and I love the face on the oviraptor. He looks a bit surprised

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    1. Thank you, Alison! The dino is so well sculpted and painted. Eddie has been a bit lax with the guitar this week.

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  9. Wow to the Sushi aisle, I'd be in heaven with that lot. Well done Eddie on the comp win, I bet he's really pleased with that lot #365

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    1. The sushi counter is great, the prices are less so, but hey ho. :)

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  10. Wow your height in games is amazing, what a great prize. I do love Sushi, that would be amazing x

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    1. Thank you, Susan! We've only tried a few games so far.

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  11. Amazing prize! Well done Eddie! Fab that you gave the younger games to a local nursery I'm sure they will appreciate it. I'm very jealous about your sushi counter! #365

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    1. Thank you Sarah! The sushi counter is brilliant, though pretty pricey.

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  12. Those cakes look almost too pretty to eat. We won a similar prize in dinosaur toys and I have a load at home which we can't keep all of. We'll have to think what to do with it.

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    1. Dinosaur toys is a wonderful prize to win. We're fond of dinos here too. I'm sure any primary school or nursery would be happy with dinos, if you wish to share them.

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