Word of the Week #8 2019

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There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. I also have a Pinterest board devoted to Word of the Week and I will add posts to Mix (formerly Stumble.) Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW

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My Word of the Week

My Word of the week is break!

First up, it’s so good to have a break from all the germs and nasties and I’m happy to report we are all fit and well again. Next year we’ll all have a flu jab!

Secondly, it’s been half term and the kids have a well earned break from school. It’s also a break from routine, which can be difficult sometimes, but at other times it’s needed. I’ve tried to keep the kids occupied this week and we’ve been out more than usual.

I took them shopping, initially for their Dad’s birthday cards, but we also broke open the virtual piggy banks and they got to spend their pocket money. The shop of choice was Smyths Toy Store and they all came home really happy. Boo chose some furniture for her Sylvanian Families House (Although she plays with her Littlest Pet Shop toys in there,) Star bought a Pom Pom Pet, I think just because it was soft. And the Little Man brought a crane! It’s about 3 ft tall and works by remote control.

Then, on Daddy’s birthday we took him to a restaurant for a meal. I banned phones at the table and we had some really interesting and fun conversations. I think I enjoyed this more than the food! We don’t have phones at the table at home either, but then we don’t often all sit down to eat at the same time. It was so nice to talk with no distractions.

We also visited an amusement arcade which was fun, but bloomin’ expensive. The games barely lasted moments and the kids were asking for another £1. I think I prefer the arcades on holiday camps where you can play with 2p’s. It was nice to get out and do something different though.

Yesterday, we had another day out, we had planned on going to the Think Tank, but after a nightmare getting the kids out we finally decided on the Sea Life Centre instead. However, it was fully booked for the next three hours when we arrived, so we nipped across town to the Think Tank. It turned out to be fun a day out. And as a bonus the weather was nice too so we had some fun in the gardens there.

The girl’s want to go to the cinema as a final treat this break, but I think I’ll let Graham take them. I’m done for now.

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you’ve been up to this week.

Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week #3 of 2019

Hello and welcome to the home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like.

There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW

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My Word of the Week

Illness

Illness, a cup and box of tissues against a dark background.

Ah, not a good word I know, but it’s not so bad. I was really poorly last weekend and it’s left me feeling weak, but I do feel better now. Sometimes it’s just necessary to do nothing and give yourself time to heal.

I’ve also been fitted with a heart monitor this week which is a bit strange. It’s like wearing a pedometer on my waistband but with wires attached to my body. The sticky pads are starting to get on my nerves and I’m counting the days until I can take them off on Monday morning.

I’m not the only one though, Star got sick on Tuesday. She came home from school feeling unwell and ended up not going in for two days. It’s the first time she’s been off sick this school year which is good for her. With her condition she has lost a lot of time in previous years. The school have been more upset with her breaking her track record than how poorly she’s been. They even offered to let her sit in the library all day just so she could get her attendance mark. It does annoy me that all schools think about is their attendance figures. Star will go back to school when she’s feeling fit, I’m not having a sick child in school to please anyone.

This weekend is going to be fun. The Little Man has some fun things to review for me, and we are hoping to get a little fresh air now that we have got our car back! I really didn’t like the lease vehicle we had while our car was being repaired and it’s been over 14 weeks that we’ve had it. When we get our car back I may be able to drive a little myself. I don’t really like my hand controls, but I’m sure I could get used to them if I drove more, and since I changed my medication I’m not getting vertigo very often now.

So, although it’s not been a good week health wise, I’m looking forward to a good weekend and I’m sure next week will be better.

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?

Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week #2 of 2019

Hello and welcome to the home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like.

There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW

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My Word of the Week

Routine

snowflake picture with the words, Back to Routine after a lazy couple of weeks

Ahh the lazy days of Christmas holidays are over and the kids back at school and we are all back into a routine.

The Little Man went back on Monday and was quite excited to get back to his routine. The girls had a couple more lazy days before they went back. Thankfully, we never really change much of our bedtime and getting up routines, even when on holiday. It means I never get a lie in, but it also means it’s less of a shock to the system having to get up again.

We do however change the routine of things we do in the day time and I will admit we have been really lazy. I kind of feel bad, but on the other hand, if there is one time of the year that calls for laziness, it has to be Christmas. It’s cold, the kid’s have new toys to play with, there is loads on the television to watch.

I promise that next time they have a school holiday I will do more with them. Even if it’s still cold.

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?

Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week. 1st of 2019

Happy New Year!

Hello and welcome to the home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like.

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My Word of the Week


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The kids are still off school and we are trying to fill each day with a limited budget thanks to Christmas overspending. (One year I will remember to save some money for the sales!)

We love playing games as a family, board games or video games, it doesn’t really matter, everyone loves to join in. So that’s what we’ve been doing mostly this week.

My eldest daughter has been playing The Walking Dead (after the kids have gone to bed) and I’ve had far too many late nights intrigued to watch what happens next. Last night I watched the ending which was very sad. But at least I’ll be able to have an early night tonight.

New Years Eve we split up the games. The two eldest and the girl’s played Super Smash Bros on the Switch, While me, Graham and the Little Man played Bugs in the Kitchen. They are both actually very competitive games.

Boo had Think Words for Christmas and we’ve had loads of fun with her with that. Some rounds have been really easy and others frustratingly tricky. But we are a family of words and that’s why I bought Star a new game of Scrabble. (Our old one has a worn board and missing tiles.) We played double up, where three adults helped the kids play. It was way too competitive for a word game!

Maybe I should have chose the word ‘competitive’ but I think that sounds less fun than Games.

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?

Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week 22nd November 2018



Hello and welcome to the new home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like.

There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW

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My Word of the Week

My word of the week this week is Hope.


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I have had a really awful couple of weeks, I could have chosen something more sombre like, depressed, moody, gloomy, bleak, sad, grim, miserable….you get the picture I’m sure.

I have been poorly, I spent most of last weekend in bed and that’s really not like me, I generally just keep soldiering on. But I’ve been floored and not wanting to do anything but sleep. It’s not just me though, my eldest daughter has been ill too. She too had an awful weekend but still dragged herself into work on Monday. It didn’t help though and on Tuesday she ended up in A&E. 

I don’t know if it’s just our hospital but we always seem to get fobbed off, it’s definitely a time and number game. How little time it takes them to see and discharge a patient seems to be more important than actually listening to the patients problems. Both me and my daughter are red card patients, which means if we present at A&E we need to be seen quicker. But, it doesn’t meant that we get listened too. 

This time I just couldn’t take it though, I refused to take her back to the GP as the doctor was telling me. I told them she needed proper help and soon and we were not going anywhere until she got it. Then, low and behold, they found out that she was an urgent referral for a specialist and gave her an appointment date for January. I still wasn’t happy though, I was not going to let her wait until January. So, they told me that if I called the secretary of the specialist I may be able to bring the appointment date forward.

Still feeling slightly fobbed off, we left the hospital. But, on phoning the secretary I discovered that she was considered such an emergency that she would get to see the Dr within the next 7 days. A lifeline, something to give us hope at last.

So hope is my word of the week. When everything looks totally bleak the only thing you can do is hope for improvement. Sometimes to have to fight your way through, but it’s hope that keeps you going. 

Raisie Bay – Word of the Week



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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.