Saturday, 2 February 2019

Project 365 week 5

Not been a good week from  a mileage point of view. DD2 is to sore to walk far, the roads around here are VERY hilly to get in and out of daughters bit and they have been like sheets of ice most of the week so not good for pushing a twin buggy up or down  and been much much to cold to take a new baby out in. But I was not here for clocking up miles I was here to help out. Managed 30.4 miles since last weeks update, so now sitting at 133.9 miles.

Sunday

Turned down the overtime as had too much to do ready for going away on Monday morning including packing and making sure I had everything. I loaded my kindle with a new audiobook and some episodes of Touch and along with my sewing this should keep me amused on the train journey.





Monday

Had my heart scan at 8.45, could have come on a better day rather than a day I was going by train to Oban. Managed to get an earlier train than needed so had time to wander round a bit of Glasgow. Bumped into an old family friend getting off the train, he was gentlemanly enough to wheel my suitcase to the other station for me. Have to say we normally throw our suitcases in the car but seeing other people with more modern 4 wheel cases had me yearning for one. but then doubt very much I will ever be back on the train with one again. Ziggy was very pleased to see me.




Tuesday

We went off down to soft play. First time the two children have been out in the twin buggy and the first time DD2 has walked down to the town in a few months. The hills are very steep and down is as difficult as up.

Here is Ziggy soothing her baby during our game.





Wednesday

I looked after Roo while DD2 took Ziggy to get her hair cut, sadly they were all fully booked so she did not get it done.
When they came back Ziggy and I wrapped up warm and headed to the park to play for a while. Think she lasted less than 20 mins before she was to cold so we headed off for a wander round the shops. The snow had not really melted and it was quite slippy underfoot.



Thursday

Another very cold day here again today. DD2 took Ziggy down to get her hair cut while I sat here with Roo, I get all the hard jobs....lol.
When they got back Ziggy and I got wrapped up and went for a wander down the shops and to the park.  We played in the swings for a few minutes but then went and played with the interactive stuff instead, decided it was better for Ziggy to be moving around.






Friday

We were suppose to be going to mini movers with Ziggy but she decided to have a major temper tantrum and chose to go to bed instead. She slept for the best part of two hours and she never sleeps during the day so must have been needing it. Roo went to sleep when her sister was in bed so DD2 made the most of it and went to bed as well.

After she woke and to try and help tire her out I took her down to soft play but it did not do much good, she took till nearly 11pm to go to sleep after many tears and much screaming.

She loved this, it is a hoover, pop the balls from the ball pit in and it sucks them up rattles them along a see through pipe and then pop out at the other end back into the ball pit. She also finds it funny to stand under the other end and have it blow her hair.




Saturday

Wandered off this morning for a walk and left the family to their own devices. Did just over 4 miles up and down the hills via McCaigs tower and Dunollie Castle and every where in between. This is a view of the town and the snow on Mull taken from MCCaigs Tower.





23 comments:

  1. Wow, that view is stunning! It sounds like you've had a full-on week with Ziggy. It must be a difficult adjustment for her to suddenly be a big sister.

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    1. it was a very full on week but needed to be done.

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  2. Oh my goodness that view is beautiful. Sounds like you have been a lifesaver while staying with your daughter. We have the same problems with naps it can really throw them out of the routine. Hope you have enjoyed your weekend with the family xx

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  3. That view is beautiful. I bet DD2 has loved having you there to help! Especially in the weather we've been having!

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    1. she has appreciated the help and yes made getting out easier with two of us

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  4. Gorgeous view. N at age 8 still loves those ball shoots!

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    1. I have never seen one of them before at soft play. It was a much nicer soft play than the first one we went to.

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  5. Love the mirror photo. Hope the heart scan went well and well done on adding to your miles walked despite the weather

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    1. Not got the results of the scan yet but guessing no news is good news.

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  6. Hope the heart scan was ok. What wonderful scenery! Sounds like you are enjoying helping out.

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  7. Stunning view, and well done on still adding to your miles, I don't know how you have the energy with all that taking care of the grandchildren, you really are supergran!

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    1. lol the walking is therapeutic and gives me chance to clear my head, sitting doing nothing is not my idea of fun.

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  8. Wow, what a view. That is gorgeous. Sounds like a fun, but busy week with Ziggy. It's hard for them to adjust isn't it? xx

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    1. it is hard for a 2 yr old to adjust to being an older sibling but we all survive the stage and she is to young to remember this period of her life.

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  9. That’s a cracking shot with Mull in the snow. Oh dear with Ziggy having a nap and giving you all a later night. Looks like soft play was fun #365

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    1. Thank you, took quite a few nice pictures if I do say so myself.

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  10. I see Ziggy likes to sit in the same posture as my youngest and she has had the odd tantrum too. I often wonder if it's because they are going through a growing spell or are a little poorly. #365

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    1. Ziggy does not just throw the odd tantrum it is half a dozen or more every day. but it is hard to "stop playing and come and do ....." just cos an adult asks you to.

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  11. Oh wow that view is pretty amazing.

    Have to admit I quite like those ball shoots too!

    Hope the heart scan went ok!

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  12. Apologies for taking a week to catch up on last week's events. I imagine your daughter appreciated all your help. Ziggy with the doll looks very gentle and cute.
    The ball hoover looks like great fun. And the views are beautiful, especially the snowy mountains, such a stunning scenery.

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  13. We're heading to Scotland for our summer holiday so hoping to see some beautiful sights #project365

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