Project 365 2020 Week 48 & 49

Christmas Tree

I have been so busy, I missed my week 47 post, so I have decided to do the two weeks together.

2nd December was the end of lockdown 2 and it felt like the nation breathed a collective sigh of relief. We also have news that the new vaccine is being rolled out from 8th December, but only for the over 80’s and care home workers. It is going to be a long time before everything goes back to normal, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Here is our two weeks:

Sunday 22nd November

My first day off in three weeks and I really needed it!

We love exploring our local county of Dorset and one place we always drive past and say we must visit is Arne Nature Reserve.


It is a beautiful place to visit and we enjoyed a walk along the trail to Shipstal Beach.

Shipstal Beach

On the way back to the carpark, my husband spotted a deer hiding in a bush. It was one of those comedy moment where he is furiously pointing and I just could not see it. Thankfully, once its white, heart shaped bottom started bouncing across the field, I managed to get some pictures and we were very excited when it was joined by another deer.


Monday 23rd November

Back to work at the school for me today and the kids and I were all entertained by a very lively squirrel who was racing through the trees. When I left work, it followed me to the school gates and then leapt back into the trees.


Can you spot it?

Tuesday 24th November

Work again in the morning and then it was an afternoon of frustration for me.

The boys want the XBox Series X for Christmas and I missed the pre-orders. I found out that Curry’s were releasing stock at 1pm and had my laptop open with the link set. I managed to get one in my basket, but when I went to checkout it kept saying basket empty.


I persevered for over an hour before seeing a message pop up that they had sold out.

Wednesday 25th November

Work again, but in the evening I caught up on another review of the ESET Internet Safety Matters for kids.

ESET Workbook

The kids loved completing the workbook and I found it great for opening up a conversation with them. Eliza even designed her own poster which she took into school the next day.

Thursday 26th November

Work at the supermarket today and I got a real bargain ready for next year’s Halloween. This Werewolf costume was reduced to 4p!!


Friday 27th November

There was a Krispie Kreme event today and we got some free ones for the staff restaurant. Well, it would have been rude not to, wouldn’t it?

Krispi Kreme

Saturday 28th November

As part of my new job role, I get to help organise all the Christmas fun for the staff and we had a meeting about what we were going to do. COVID has means we can’t do a lot of things, but I am hoping they still enjoy all the things we have planned.

Sunday 29th November

Yet another work day for me, but when I got home it was operation Christmas tree. In true man style, my husband was very proud that he put the tree up, but it looked a bit threadbare – turns out he hadn’t opened the branches!!

Christmas Tree

It’s not a real tree this year, but I am very happy with it!

Monday 30th November

Double work for me today with preschool in the morning and Tesco in the afternoon which mean’t that Abbey was on school pick up duty, so I get to see Lilah when I got home.


We blocked off the Christmas tree to stop her getting to it, but she was content to sit and stare at it.

Tuesday 1st December

Happy Birthday Mum!!

Uh Oh!! Look who is back……..

Elf on the Shelf

Wednesday 2nd December

Anyone would think lockdown is over with the amount of traffic on the roads!!

I love blogging for introducing me to new brands. In October, I read about Protest, who design and make sportswear, specialising in ski wear.

Protest Kids Coat

They contacted me at the end of November to work with them and sent me this beautiful coat for Eliza to review. Eliza is over-the-moon with it – might have to get the ladies version for me.

Thursday 3rd December

A full day at the supermarket for me today and you can tell everyone is starting to gear up for Christmas. The kids are loving finding our elf, although it hasn’t been naughty…….yet.


Friday 4th December

Another Tesco day and I ended up doing a split shift. I left the kids watching Christmas Chronicles 2, whilst I headed back in for the evening shift.

Christmas Chronicles

My husband got some good news – he had a successful interview and is starting a new job in the new year. It is a real weight off our shoulders and will hopefully mean that I don’t have to work quite so many hours.

Saturday 5th December

Visits to see Father Christmas are not on this year, so we did the next best thing, arranged a zoom call with Santa.

SEA LIFE knows that this year the festive season is going to be very different especially for those in locked-down areas but are determined not to let the pandemic spoil one of the most wonderful times of the year, so they’ve launched an exciting new virtual Santa experience that brings Santa right into the comfort of your own home.

Zoom with Santa

The kids loved seeing and speaking to Santa and his cheeky elves, although Sebby threw a curve ball and asked for something completely different!!

How have your weeks been?

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21 thoughts on “Project 365 2020 Week 48 & 49

  1. I really miss going to the shops and searching out bargains. Your tree touches the ceiling! #project366

  2. chickenruby says:

    4p what a ridiculous price, fab find though. love the tree, it only just fits your room perfectly though, lol at your husband not opening up the branches. oh the dreaded Elf on a shelf is back out, I wonder what the next trend will be. Love your daughters coat, the patterns are fab

  3. How frustrating that your basket ended up being empty when trying to get an XBox Series X. Hope you can manage to get one somewhere else. That werewolf costume was certainly a bargain! Your Christmas tree looks lovely. We really must get ours up! Well done to your husband on his new job. The virtual Santa experience sounds like a great idea. #project366

  4. Oh my goodness 4p! Thats amazing. We have also been treating ourselves with doughnuts. Looks like you had a love day off. I must admit we went out the other night and I was so surprised by the amount of traffic!
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  5. Great that lockdown 2 is over. The trip to the reserve looks like fun. Haahaha, sounds funny when you’re trying to find the deer, happens a lot when looking for things that are too far. OoOo squirrel! Cool werewolf costume. OoOoO donuts, and that too from Krispy Kreme. Cool colorful tree. Lilah, I love her! The elf looks creepy. Smart jacket. Congrats to your husband for getting a job! Awww so nice the kids were able to meet Santa through Zoom
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  6. Erica Hughes says:

    How frustrating about the Xbox! Well done to your husband on the new job. Hope you can get some more time off soon.
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  7. Emma T says:

    Bargain costume. I really miss krispy kreme as I’ve not been into our Tesco since March and they don’t deliver those in the orders. Well done to your husband for his new role. Hope it goes well.

  8. Gemma says:

    Love outdoor walks. Did you manage to get an Xbox? I’m having a nightmare trying to get a PlayStation 5 for my son!

  9. Aw it sounds like you’ve had a pretty busy few weeks but that you have also managed to squeeze in some family time and Christmas activities too. Love the idea of a santa zoom call, my kids would love this and that Halloween costume is the bargain of the year I think lol! x
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  10. Melanie williams says:

    Looks like you have been spending a lot of time outdoors and also from the piccys looks like Christmas planning is well underway worth that lovely Christmas tree xx

  11. Kira says:

    Oh congratulations for your hubby’s job’ glad things are looking up and yes krispy kremes always make me feel better

  12. Di Hickman says:

    Wow you got an insane bargain with that halloween costume! 4p!!! Congrats on your hubby finding a new job!

  13. Rhian Westbury says:

    I had a similar experience to you trying to get a playstation 4 of being on the computer and site waiting for ages. The virtual experience with Santa sounds like a nice touch. My week has been quite relaxed to be honest, I’m just enjoying the decorations being up and some Christmas movies x

  14. Georgina says:

    Wow! You certainly have been busy this last couple of weeks. Congratulations to your husband on his new job.

  15. I’m glad you finally got a day off! Congratulations to your husband on the new job, that’s absolutely fantastic.

  16. What an interesting week and looks like you had so much done as well, I can’t believe that you bagged that Halloween costume for just 4p! You are amazing!

  17. Sounds like an amazing week for sure, Dorset sure looks like a nice place to visit. Can’t go wrong with Krispy Kremes, can you? 🙂
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  18. It has been a busy time for you recently but glad you finally got a day off! Those Krispy Kremes must make it all a little easier to deal with though, especially when free! 😉 Eliza looks very cosy and toasty in that coat, it is super funky! Sim
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  19. Claire Lomax says:

    Great news about your Hubby’s job! Congratulations.

    It sounds like you’ve been working an awful lot, I imagine its SUPER busy at the moment. The kirspy kremes would certainly make me feel better x x

  20. Kim Carberry says:

    It looks like you had a fab time at Arne Nature Reserve. How lucky to see the deers.
    Ugh! I hope you manage to get an XBox. I have fell out with Curry’s over the last few months. Their website is terrible!
    What a bargain costume! 4p, that is crazy!
    Your tree looks so pretty. It did make me chuckle about your husband not opening the branches.
    What a fabulous coat. I love the pattern on it.
    Congrats to your hubby with the new job! x
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