It also means it's Bury day. My days have become very predictable over the months and I'm looking forward to the change of a holiday next week. Monday is housework. Tuesday is reading at school. Wednesday is Bury. Thursday is shopping. Friday is nothing much at all. Then it all starts again the following week.
Anyway, Wednesday it is, so off to Bury we went. Tom is using a wheelchair now so we can get around much quicker than we used to. Not that we're in a rush, it just means we can go to more shops and we can take more time over our breakfast. In the past we've set off at 9.30am and not got back until 1pm with only a chicken leg and a black pudding to show for it!
I had a little splurge today and bought a book from WHS. I'm really enjoying the TV programme Home Fires and I'm hoping this will be along the lines of the Nella Last books which I read last year.
I still made my weekly pilgrimage to The Works and in the spirit of our Typical British Seaside Holiday next week I bought this jigsaw. I used to do loads of jigsaws when I was younger and there was usually one on my Christmas list. The last one I did was when I came home from hospital after my heart attack. Mum and my sister-in-law chose it for me and it was perfect. A 1950's village scene. When I was lay awake worrying at night, I would come down and spend half an hour on it to try and take my mind off things.
I also 'nipped' into Poundworld and managed to spend £19 although Amy had a few requests this week.
And I bought breakfast supplies for Thomas while we're away. It's surprising how many different types of muesli are on offer in a hotel but coco pops can be very hard to come by. And yes, I confess, I am one of those terrible mothers who lets their children eat chocolate cereal and in Thomas' case quite often 2 bowlfuls, along with his 2 slices of toast.
I have very broad shoulders though, (hopefully not for much longer!), so feel free to judge.