Project 365 – January 1st to January 7th

I debated whether I wanted to do another year of this.

I was going to say no way, but realised it is a nice way to keep a track of what we have been up to. So here goes!

Day 1

It was Dad’s 77th birthday today. Got him a cake. He seems to be getting weaker by the day and it hurts to think he may not be with us much longer. I don’t think 2017 is going to be a good year.

BIrthday cake

Day 2

We did a bit of online sales shopping. Bee loves this dress from Monsoon and refers to it as her cowboy dress for some reason!

Monsoon Dress


Day 3

Decided to treat myself in the sales too! I always seem to buy for the girls so was time to pamper myself aswell!
Boots sale perfume


Day 4

Back to school and nursery today. Actually glad to have a bit of a routine.

Had a bit of melt down over the last couple of days. Pressure of all of dad’s appointments got to me as I am the main one rushing around…then some other issues which aren’t really my responsibility were dropped on me…and it just all got a bit much and all the range of emotions just erupted. Rosie has been my calming rock….she senses when I am down and doesn’t leave my side.

Rosie the cat


Day 5

Back to karate for Bee and she was given an award for Effort and Attitude of the Year 2016. She was meant to get it at their presentation evening before Christmas but we didn’t go as she had a cold so it was a nice surprise…we really weren’t expecting anything as she is only 4 and started karate just last year in May.

Karate Trophy


Day 6

Although I was taught to recite the Quran at a young age, I am a bit rusty and wasn’t taught the proper way. So decided to sign up to some classes…and it gets me out of the house!

Learning Tajweed


Day 7

Bee has a bit of temperature and is sniffly so decided to stay at home. Hubby cooked some chicken and I made my dish which is Pakoreh in yoghurt, garnished with onions, tomatatoes and coriander. (I had to collect the eldest from horse riding and the hubby cut the coriander in big bits!)

Pakoreh in Yoghurt




  1. January 7, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Well done Bee on getting the award, at aged 4 that’s awesome. I hope things are a little easier this week for you xxx

    • January 7, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you! She was so pleased with the trophy

  2. January 7, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I’m so sorry about your dad, I know it must be so hard. I hope he had a nice birthday though? #project365
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    • January 7, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you…we didn’t do much except have the cake but he was happy with it.

  3. January 7, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Sorry to hear your dad still not good, Happy Belated birthday to him.
    Nice to treat yourself, and what a shame all the pressure is being piled on you, hope the meltdown gets some of the others pulling their weight.
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    • January 8, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Thank you!

      Hopefully they will a bit more.

  4. January 7, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I LOVE the cowboy dress! Do they make it in adult size I wonder? #project365

    • January 8, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Wouldn’t it be good if they did?

  5. January 8, 2017 / 2:17 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your dad, and that you have had a such a full on week. Rosie is a beautiful cat. Hope you enjoy your classes! 🙂 I love love Bee’s dress and huge congrats for her award.
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  6. January 8, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Sorry to hear about your dad, and I hope that this week is a bit calmer for you. It is nice to get back into routine after the holidays, isn’t it? I love the cowboy dress 🙂 And, well done to Bee on her reward x
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    • January 8, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Yes it’s amazing how much they sense

  7. Michelle
    January 8, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Lovely post and I’m sorry to read that your Dad isn’t in the best of health. I lost my Dad just a few weeks ago and he’s my incentive for taking part this year! xxx

    • January 8, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      So sorry to hear about your father x

  8. January 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Glad you’ve stuck with it, I’m sorry to see that your Dad is still so poorly. I always find my cat’s over the years have known exactly when I needed a bit of TLC, I hope you are ok and good luck with the class, it sounds as if a bit of ‘me time’ is just what you need xx #365
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    • January 8, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you. Cats definitely are amazing!

  9. January 8, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Wishing you well with your dad. Well done to Bee – a trophy at 4 is pretty good going!

  10. January 9, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Lovely to meet you. I’m taking part in the 365 project for the same reasons as you!
    Sorry to hear about your father, you must find spending time with him very special time.
    Your Pakoreh looks lovely, even if the coriander was chopped a little big!

    • January 9, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Lovely to meet you too! Oh yes it was lovely!

  11. January 11, 2017 / 5:09 am

    dinner looks divine, i can see why your daughter calls it her cowboy dress, sending love your way to you all and your father

  12. January 12, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Sorry to hear that things aren’t looking good for your dad. I know he’s been struggling with health issues for some time. Glad that Rosie is there for you. x
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  13. January 23, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Sorry to hear about your dad, my dad had a bit of a turn last year and it really threw me off. I wish people didn’t have to leave x

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