Mama OWL Blog: Project 365 / W3

Project 365 / W3

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Here are this week's pictures for #Project365, you can also follow on Instagram via my hashtag #Shep365 if you would like to view my progress day by day.


011 - Filling in the calendar for our first full week back was painful, I haven't missed the craziness of Tuesday afternoon/evenings over the festive period that's for sure. It is nice to get back in to clubs and activities though, the kids have missed being active and have enjoyed seeing all of their friends again.


012 - Everything is going well with my lifestyle overhaul, and I have discovered that soups and smoothies aren't as bad as I remember. There's something about the texture of them that I don't particularly like but trying new flavours has helped me overcome my issues with them! I found a great recipe for carrot and coriander soup which is now one of my lunchtime favourites.


013 - E and I had fun playing number games in the playground before school last week. Her new coat has extra padding to keep her cosy which I think will come in very handy next week as the temperatures plummet.


014 - So proud of my littlest, she is absolutely flying with her reading and making such amazing progress. She was the champion learner in her class and got to choose a treat from the bowl in the headmaster's office for all of her hard work. Considering she is still only 4 she is really doing us proud. Such a little star.


015 - The fields have flooded again, around this time of year it's always the same. The road wasn't cut off on this journey through but the next morning it was impassable and we had to take the long way round to school. 


016 - I had to share this picture of my ditzy dog Florence, trying to sleep in the sunshine on the sofa. In the end I stacked the cushions for her so she could have a more comfy snooze in the sun. Though I'm not sure what's wrong with the four dog beds that there are around the house for her & Joey!


017 - I was asked by my younger sister to make a cake for her daughter's 1st birthday, and here is the result. Top tier is chocolate cake with Mars Bar buttercream, bottom tier is a traditional sponge with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream. The ultimate torture - making a cake that I can't even eat! A good test of willpower though.


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27 comments:

  1. Great photos!
    That soup looks amazing! What a cool playground....It looks a lot of fun! Well done to your littlest! You must be so proud!

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    1. It tastes good too thankfully, it's a steep learning curve but I am getting there haha. It is a great school playground, really well equipped with lots of fun things for them to do. I am, thank you - she's a little star!

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  2. my dog use to follow the sun from room to room, couch, human bed, patch on the floor it did not matter as long as she was in the sun.
    That looks like a great number board on the playground.
    I prefer lumpy soups, not a lover of liquidised soup.

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    1. Funny little creatures aren't they :) yes I'm not a fan of anything liquidised but I am slowly getting used to it!

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  3. You definitely can't beat a homemade soup, well actually you can with a nice burger but its my healthy option of choice to.
    Fabulous pictures

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    1. Ooh I love a good burger! I make my own and have them sans bun so not too bad. The soup is a nice healthy alternative though as you said :)

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  4. That playground looks amazing!!! Well done to your daughter on her reading, lovely when they make such progress isn't it x

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    1. It is a brilliant playground, they have some fantastic games and equipment :) thank you, it really is x

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  5. I love a good homemade soup - sweet potato, squash, chilli and coconut is one of my favourites. I have a love/hate relationship with routine - I need it but at the same time hate the restraints it imposes. We flood on the local fields here too - and they are being built on soon!! Well done to your littlest :)

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    1. That soup sounds lovely, think I'll need to give that a try myself!
      I feel the same way, we need it but sometimes... MEH.
      Thank you x

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  6. The last photo reminds me of my cat - beds everywhere but will he use them. Well done to your daughter - reading at 4 is great #365

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    1. Haha, yes the dogs will always clamber up on to the sofa for a snooze if they think they can get away with it! Thank you :)

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  7. Big well done to Champion Learner! I love carrot and coriander soup too, I usually add some orange zest and juice to it as well to jazz it up a bit. And aww, just look at that cutie Florence!

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    1. Thanks so much, we are very proud! I think I'll have to try that with my next batch of soup, sounds good!

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  8. That soup is my favorite, I love making homemade soup but also struggle with the textures at times. Congratulations on your champion learner, a proud mummy moment x

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me being a bit weird haha ;) Thank you, it certainly is x

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  9. wow that soup looks delicious! i am so wanting to keep going being healthy but its hard

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    1. It was lovely, thank you! I am really enjoying it, which I think is half the battle. I thankfully have found something that really works for me x

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  10. Beautiful cake. I must start making soups again,

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    1. Thank you! Yes I need to find some good recipes for soups to try out

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  11. That birthday cake is amazing! You are very talented. Great to hear how well E is doing at school, well done to her.

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  12. It is always hard getting back into routine after Christmas isn't it. Well done to your daughter on her award - definite proud Mummy moment! Your cake looks scrummy, I would have been tempted to eat a little slither!

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    1. It really is, I won't be on track until about February and then it will be time for half term haha! Thank you :)

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  13. What a beautiful cake! Well done to E; Harry is not doing so great at his reading but is getting there. x

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    1. Thank you! He is doing wonderfully, I love seeing updates on your blog :) xx

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  14. What a fantastic cake, well done and also well done to your champion learner :)

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