Word of the Week – Holiday

I didn’t manage to link up to Word of the Week last week. It was a combination of having the kids around and not being very well. We didn’t really have a bad week though. I enjoy having the kids home and not having to get up and ready early each morning. We managed a trip out on Good Friday with an Easter Egg hunt at Packwood house. Í’ll be posting about that tomorrow. Then on Saturday we did some chocolate crafts by making chocolate bark and chocolate bunnies. Eldest son joined in and managed to make a solid chocolate bunny rather than a hollow one. It took some eating!

chocolate bark

chocolate shapes

We had our own Easter Egg hunt in the house on Easter Sunday, I named all the eggs to save the kids arguing.

We’ve had another week of holiday this week and Star doesn’t go back to school until Thursday next week. When she does she’ll be moving into a brand new building.

The weather changed this week which means we haven’t been out so much. Hubby Graham managed to have a trip out with the Little Man to the Bluebell woods we visited a few weeks ago, and the bluebells were out in full bloom this time. Then yesterday we went out to a Brewer’s Fayre restaurant for a meal. The food was ok but it took so long to get served and we waited for nearly an hour between our main course and desserts. The kids didn’t get much time to play in the play area, but they did blow off some steam outside with their Dad.

I’m not looking forward to the end of the Easter Holiday but it’s exciting to think that the next school holiday we will be going to Weymouth for the week.

Also, next Monday, I’m going to see my consultant at the new Rare Diseases Clinic and hopefully he will put me forward for Intravenous Immunoglobulin which I’ve heard can really help my symptoms. There are also very bad side effects that some people experience but I’m willing to give anything a go if it will ease my pain, even if it’s only for a week or two. I’m hopeful at least.

The Reading Residence


  1. April 21, 2017 / 8:33 am

    I'm not looking forward to the holidays ending either, I love Boo being off school. Sounds like you've had a nice week, lots of delicious chocolate! I hope your consultant appointment goes well next week x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. liquoriceuk
    April 21, 2017 / 9:13 am

    I love the holidays too and am always sad when they end. We were back this week after ours. Love the look of the chocolate bark and the Easter hunt sounds like fun. I need to make a trip to the local bluebell woods with my girls – last time we went they weren't quite out. Good luck with your consultant appointment x #WotW

  3. April 21, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    School holidays are too much fun. Plus not being tied to the clock is a big bonus. Your chocolate bark and bunnies look like a fun activity. Our bluebells are out now too. Does make suchh a beautiful hazy blue. Fingers crossed for your appointment. #wotw

  4. April 21, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Ohh! Chocolate crafts sound good….hehehe
    The weather has been mostly rubbish here too….We managed a day out today though. Hooray.
    I am not looking forward to the holidays ending either. Early mornings and rushing about are no fun. Good luck to Star at her new school and you at the clinic.

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