Week 24 Project365 – 2015

Here we are at Week 24 of Project365 I was hoping to start the week with some time off but it wasn’t to be. Last Friday our manager said that the third person on the department had rung in sick. As I wasn’t going away I offered to give up two of of my days holiday.

Sunday – In work 7am- 3pm then back home for a relax.

Monday – Decided it was time that the hanging baskets went up. A mix of geraniums, begonias, verbena and lobelia. They’ll look better in a few weeks time. We usually have fushia as the centre plant but wanted something different this year.

Tuesday – We were going to go to Bridgend Outlet today but Hubby got a call from his boss asking if he could work in the Chepstow store as their cleaner had rung in sick! So he ended up working 6am to 1pm.
Oldest son popped in with the boys this morning. Ashley grabbed his box of cars and his garage and gave a car to Theo to play with. I think Theo will become a car nut too!!

Wednesday – another day in work instead of a holiday. Hubby had to run me to work so that he could have the car to travel to Chepstow again. We were both done by 1pm but neither of us fancied the cinema so we spent the afternoon curled up infront of the TV (well he did – I was on my lappy tweaking the blog!)

Thursday – Shopping day, there wasn’t much we needed as the freezer is choc-o-block and the store cupboards have been restocked in the last few weeks.
I’m going to blog ‘Thrifty Thursday’ each week with a pick of the weeks bargains.

I had some fun in the afternoon looking through some blogs asking for critique and had some good feedback on mine, a few tweaks to make it look better and even went into CSS to put some code in to hide the title and tagline as that’s already in the header.

Friday – Day off !! A bit of cleaning and tidying, cleared out the coat cupboard and moved my winter shoes and coat into storage. Pottered about in the garden for a while but the weather wasn’t very good. The thunderstorms that were forecast didn’t materialise thank goodness.

Saturday – Hubby is work until midday then it’s off to MIL. I’ve cleaned the cooker, not something I look forward to doing but it’s all done and looking clean and sparkly. Pity it’ll get dirty again!!

soosie wales, #project365 week 24



  • Lots of rain drops
  • Hanging basket week 1
  • Love my Nutella but I’m looking forward to finishing this so I can get a jar of Lotus Biscoff spread!! 
  • Molly enjoying the sun
  • The gorgeous boys. 

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  1. chantelle hazelden

    hope you manage to reclaim your holiday back!! I hate cleaning the cooker, one of those tasks I try to avoid. well done on tinkering with the blog too 🙂

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      Oh yes I’ll get the holidays later in the year. Thanks for noticing the new look. 🙂

  2. Jenny Paulin

    ooooh i like your new look blog Soosie and well done for taking the step to go self hosted 🙂
    sorry you did not get your days off as you ahd hoped, but hopefully you will very soon and can enjoy a rest then. Both boys are looking bigger in the photos – i think my OH wishes that my two were more into cars like he is!! x

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      Thanks Jenny. The blog had a few different looks in the first week but I think I’m settling into this one now. I’m pretty happy with it now.

  3. TheBoyandMe

    Gosh Ashley is looking so grown-up nowadays, I can’t believe how much! Your hanging baskets look fab, I’m in the middle of planting mine but it’s taking ages to get my husband to put the brackets up!

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      Our brackets stay up at the front. The one in the picture is hanging from a big hook on the eaves of our extension.

  4. Kara

    Lotus Biscoff spread sounds amazing – never tried it before but on the look out now

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      Apparently there are jars saying ‘try me for free’ so I’m going to look for them!

  5. Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One

    Love that raindrops shot – it’s beautiful #365

    1. Soosie (Post author)

      Thanks Mary, To be honest I’ve done better ones, I couldn’t get the focus right on this. I think I’ve messed about with settings on my camera so will have to check it.

  6. chickenruby

    wow sounds like a busy week and i suspect a normal week for you, glad you managed some fun times as well as work and the blog looks fab

  7. Kim Carberry

    Lovely photos! It sounds like a busy week for you!
    Lotus Biscoff spread sounds amazing x

  8. Erica Price

    Loving the way the blog looks now – you sound like you’ve got all techy. Hope this week has been fairly relaxing even if you have had to work more than expected.


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