Saturday, 6 October 2018

Photo diary: week 40, project 365

September was a pretty miserable month for us, with both boys finding it hard to adjust to the latest school developments - Sasha starting a new school altogether, Eddie trying to fine-tune to a new mixed class. School transport problems, stomach bugs etc, let's just say, we are glad to wave Goodbye to September. Here's to a new month, and hoping it will be more cheerful.
On Sunday Eddie and I had a quick lunch at M&S. They make very tasty bacon butties there, and that was our weekend treat. Here is Eddie waiting for our food to be served. 


We love our local Waterstone's. Their window displays are always creative and inspiring, and I admire their passion for books. The staff is young (much-much younger than me) and so very friendly, it's a real pleasure to chat to them. They know us quite well.
I took this photo of the broomstick and Golden snitch above the counter for Eddie, as he loves all things Harry Potter-related.



My friend Jen and I planned to go to the garden centre last week, but since Eddie was unwell and stayed at home, we had to postpone it. Tuesday was a warm, perfect autumnal golden day. It was a bit weird not to have my boys with us, as Jen takes us to the garden centre by car every school holiday.
We had a chat over a cup of coffee, and then I did a bit of shopping. I needed several bags of compost and a couple of bigger pots to repot my phloxes for winter.
The garden centre displays were a mix of Halloween/autumnal ones and Christmas-themed stalls.


I was walking in the garden, having picked a few apples for cooking, and spotted this weird cloud. I can see a ghostly face with big eyes. Can you see it too?


On Thursday I was feeling pretty rotten, but managed to sit through the Harvest service at the church, where Eddie's school held a Harvest festival.
The reflections from the stained glass on the wall were so pretty, as if the church itself was celebrating together with the children.


My boys love homebaked cookies, and as a TGIF treat, I've baked a batch of oat cookies with Dorset Cereals Spectacular Grains and cocoa nibbles. They are almost all gone by today.


Today is a typical British autumn day, with grey sky and incessant drizzle. But we were pretty lucky this week with the weather and had several golden days of beautiful sunshine and warmth, so I'm not complaining. 
It's a LEGO-building kind of day, baked apples and endless mugs of hot tea kind of day, catching up on a week-worth of newspapers kind of day. What are you up to today?


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  1. Those cookies look very tasty! I can see the face :) and I love the reflections from the stained glass.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! The cookies were a big hit with my guys, but then my cookies usually disappear fast here.

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  2. That display in Waterstone's is fab.
    I can see the face in the clouds. Eek!
    It's been a lovely day here. Dry and sunny all day. We had a lot of rain during the week though.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! It was raining all day here today, but in a way I'm glad to spend a day at home.

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  3. It was miserable today wasn't it. At least it's meant to improve again tomorrow. I love Waterstones too - it's got so much personality because the staff have more say than most chain stores

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    1. Thank you, Emma! Our Waterstone's is very good. They are so friendly and really know all about books. I follow them on Insta and enjoy their photos.

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  4. Those pumpkins are amazing, I love the variety you can get #365

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    1. They are so pretty, aren't they?! I only bought a funny-shaped squash.

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  5. The drizzle made for a very nice flower photo, always a bright side...lol.
    Hope you start to feel better soon. Yes it sounds quite a rotten month for you, fingers crossed this one is better and the boys settle soon.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine! So far October doesn't seem to be much easier, but here's hoping it will improve.

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  6. Phew, I'm tired just reading about everything you got up to ! Glad both the boys are feeling more settled - I'm counting down the days to the holidays now ! :)

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! Not long until the midterm holidays are here.

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  7. Some very autumnal pictures this week. Hope the boys settle into their new school arrangements soon.

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    1. Thank you, Erica! The school is still pretty much a struggle for both of them.

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  8. I like the sound of those cookies. I also hope school and transport are now smoothed out for you all. We have a lovely independent book shop here, we always like to pop inside. The cloud is very ghostly #365

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I'm drawn like a magnet to the bookshops.

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  9. We did have some pretty good weather last week! I do hope October is better for you all than September. I can definitely see the face in the clouds and the stained glass photo is so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! That stained glass window is very big and beautiful.

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