The Easter holidays are here and we’ve had a week full of fun activities. Sophie and Thomas have enjoyed an Easter card-making workshop at Denham Country Park, a day out at Chiltern Open Air Museum, meeting up with a friend at Black Park and a sledging session at Snozone. I had my first experience of singing a choral piece last weekend, taking part in a scratch performance of Handel’s Messiah with some of my singing friends, and then took part in a Passion play for Good Friday, playing Mary, the mother of Jesus. We also had a trip to A&E which wasn’t so much fun after Thomas fell out of a tree and bumped the back of his head. Thankfully he was okay and has been fine ever since much to my relief.
It’s been a full-on week which has been a good thing in some way as it has helped get me through the fog of grief that comes with this time of year. Next Friday will be the fifth anniversary of Jessica’s death, which will be a very tough day, but we’re planning on marking the day as we have done for the last four years, by focusing on giving joy to others in Jessica’s memory – our #givejoyforjessica day.
What I’ve been grateful for this week:
- Day 90 – I am grateful for a fun afternoon in town to start the Easter break.
- Day 91 – I am grateful for a fun afternoon and evening singing in a scratch Messiah.
- Day 92 – I am grateful for maths-based games.
- Day 93 – I am grateful for a fun Easter card ink dipping session. Was lovely to see Thomas engaging with the activity as well.
- Day 94 – I am grateful for a fun day out at Chiltern Open Air Museum.
- Day 95 – I am grateful that Thomas seems to be okay after bumping his head falling out of a tree earlier. We went home via A&E to get him checked out but thankfully apart from a few bruises on his back, he seems to be fine.
- Day 96 – I am grateful that Sophie and Thomas enjoyed going sledging.
Other things that have made me smile this week:
- Sophie and Thomas building a den in the lounge.
- Sophie managing to swing all the way across the monkey bars for the first time.
- Blowing bubbles in the garden.
- Watching Sophie’s dance teacher and her amazing medical detection dog, Bear, sharing their story on BBC Breakfast. There were a few clips showing Sophie’s dance school and she spotted herself on screen a couple of times too!
- Seeing the tulips starting to appear in the garden.
- Thomas’s delight at spotting planets outside Snozone.