Saturday 1 August 2020

Project 366 week 31


A great day at work, getting so many positive comments from people and getting to chat as I go about my amended duties. Feels so worthwhile. Spend the first half of my shift learning the new job role. 

This is creating a lot of hassle in the village, the second closure on the same road less than a few hundred yards apart. You cannot turn left out of this junction as it is blocked off level with it. Sadly people are approaching the road closed section then realising they have no where to go so come up this road, the wrong way up a one way street. 


The shower base was not the lightest so hubby decided to smash it up. I wanted to keep it to make a garden feature of it but will keep our own one instead when it comes out. Next door came out wondering what the noise was. 


One of the power tools hubby bought last week had a piece missing so rather than wait two weeks for a spare part to be sent pout we took it back to the shop and swapped it instead. Decided to take the shower base to the dump at the same time as they are on the same road. Also popped into the tile shop to see if they had the tile we wanted back in stock, they did not but they had them in another branch so despite the heavy rain we drove down and picked them up. Not that we are anywhere near ready for fitting them but got them now. 

Ordered this on Sunday evening, came just after 9am this morning. Hoping to be needing this very soon. Watch this space. I am well excited. 


Picked up DD3 and went to meet up with mutual friends. Nipped into a supermarket to pick up school shoes for Dinky. She wanted Troll ones but they did not have them. So got her ones with flowers on instead. Not what I would class as school shoes, I would call them party shoes, when mine went to school shoes covered their feet fully to help keep them dry on their walk to school and offered support. How times change, guess few kids these days walk twenty plus mins to school in all weathers. 

Spotted the cygnets feeding off the bottom the groups of children watching were laughing at this. 


Another run to pick stuff up to carry on with the DIY jobs in hand. Another walk along the beach while we were out. 


A busy day running here and running there. One of the runs was to pick up a bike for Bob. He was due one for his birthday back in April but as he was shielding seemed a bit cruel to buy him one at the time. Now he no longer needs to shield seemed a good time to get him one. He was not expecting the delivery and was over the moon when we dropped it off for him. 

While I was out yesterday I treated myself to some new socks and threw away all my pairs with holes in. 

We had the most amazing thunder storm at tea time last night, have never heard thunder quite like it. 


So today I should be at work. Sadly for me the government have moved the goal posts again and after a lengthy phone call with my line manager yesterday the conclusion is I am no longer allowed to be at work. We may or may not be able to find a fix round this, found a fix for the last fourteen weeks, I am adaptable so time will tell.  

So I used this morning to do a pile of tidying up that I have been looking at for the last few weeks. The spare bedroom now looks like a bedroom again and the cupboards have been organised. 

I bought myself a subscription to Let's Knit magazine after buying one and really like it. My first magazine turned up yesterday along with the wool as a free gift. A lot of interesting bits and pieces and hints and tips as well as patterns. 

There is a mystery pattern in this months magazine made from various styles of squares that is being covered over three months, so going to use this for making the project. 

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  1. I am very jealous of your thunderstorm, we haven't had even a rumble this year. Glad to hear the new job is going well and those cygnets are getting big now

  2. The road closures sound so frustrating.
    I am trying to work out what that is for your Tuesday photo. It looks like exercise equipement.
    We have to do the school shoe shopping for my youngest soon. Ugh! We always have arguments because I like her to get shoes which cover her feet but she likes the slip on one's or the one's with just straps over.
    How exciting for Bob to get a bike. I hope he's having fun with it.
    I think most of the UK had that thunderstorm last night. It was crazy here.
    Oh no! That's rotten about you not being able to be at work especially since you had a good time last Sunday. I hope they can work something out. x

  3. What a beautiful photo of swans and cygnets! The beach looks gorgeous. And what a super surprise gift for Bob! Our school doesn't allow fancy shoes, only the black ones. Like Kim, I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at in the equipment photo. Is that for exercising? Sorry to hear the new rules mean you are not able to go to work.

  4. So sorry to hear you can't work, you sounded so positive about how well it was going at the start of the week. Bob must have been so excited about his bike! That road closure sounds very frustrating.

  5. Is that something for a bike? I’m guessing lol! Urg road closures which make things worse are really stressful, they done something near a friend of mine where they shut streets off during the daytime unless you are residents there, I needed to drop something off for her and couldn’t get through it was really frustrating.
    The knitting subscription sounds great!

  6. Road closures have caused havoc here for a couple of attractions which have only just been allowed to reopen. Such a pain. Sorry to hear that goalposts have changed again for you with regards to working. Hope you find a solution soon #366

  7. That road closure sounds like a bit of a nightmare. Hope it’s not closed for too long. Love the photo of the swan with the cygnets and lovely to have a walk along the beach. So glad Bob was so pleased with his bike, what a lovely surprise that must have been for him. Sorry to hear that the goal posts keep getting moved for you with work – that must be very frustrating. #project366

  8. Oh no, I can't believe they're messing you around with your job again. So frustrating, especially as it had all gone so well at the start of the week. Hope you manage to work out a solution. Hmmm I'm wondering what the photo is of - it looks like a roof rack for a car? Kind of ! Your beach looks very similar to Dunkirk beach - loads of sand and big open spaces, so perfect for the coronavirus ! The knitting mag looks great and the secret project sounds fun - look forward to seeing what it ends up being :)

  9. The new knitting pattern for the next 3 months sounds exciting, but how lovely to receive all that new wool as a gift with the magazine! Fab you got time to knit, but sorry to hear about your work at the moment - hope they have managed to find a work around!
    What a fabulous look contraption - how does it work?
    Hope you are all having a lovely week Sim x

  10. Oh no, sorry to hear about the work situation. Hope they manage to figure something out!

    That is a lot of wool as a free gift...loving the colours!

    Think my girls would probably laugh at the cygnets too.

  11. Its so annoying when there is a road closure or roadworks across you drive. We have had it here a few times in the last six months and they always forget we have access! The constant shift with goal posts has been unreal, never know day to day whats going to change! I recently got my bike back in action its a great way to burn frustrations!

  12. I am so impressed with how much wool came with your subscription! I look forward to seeing what you make with it. How lovely seeing those cygnets, they are getting quite big.

  13. I had no idea on Tuesday's pic either (bikes just aren't on my radar!) I hope the magazine inspires your creativity again #project366

  14. What a beautiful photo of swans and cygnets. So cute. The beach looks lovely. Sorry to hear the new rules mean you are not able to go to work, hope they change soon x

  15. Sorry to hear about the job especially when you are enjoying it so much. Mine only have black school shoes I'm afraid. Love the look of the new wool cant wait to see what you make with it.


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