Word of the Week – Birthday!

It’s been a funny week with such a mixture of things happening.
I had to visit the GP because of my swollen ankles, they’ve hurt so much I’ve barely been able to stand this week. He thinks I may have poor circulation so I now have to have an ECG and blood tests.

On Tuesday I was in the kitchen clearing up after lunch when I heard a crash. The kitchen is at the front of the house and looking out the window I could see a big red van in a weird position outside. I thought he may have hit my car which was parked on the pavement outside my home. Thinking quick (unusual for me) I wrote down his registration number before making my way into the living room where Graham was vacuuming the carpet (that’s why I didn’t just shout him.) Graham immediately ran outside but the red van was driving off. He had hit my car and done a fair amount of damage. It’s lucky I got his number because my insurance are able to claim off his insurance which means I don’t have to pay the excess, which would have added insult to injury.

But it’s not all been bad because on Thursday it was Star’s 12th birthday. No, party though, we have a tradition that has been going for four years now. We go to Pizza Hut in town, and then visit toy shops to spend her birthday money. To make it more special we make a point of not visiting Pizza Hut at any other time in the year.

Star had a lovely day with some lovely presents.  I can’t believe she’s grown up so quickly, she’s so big too, I reckon she’ll soon be taller than me and I’m not short.

Star’s birthday also marks the end of birthday season…yes, I have four kids all with birthdays in the six weeks over the summer. My first born arrived in January! The only birthday left this year is mine!

Here’s her birthday cake. I’m happy with the Raichu but the icing on the cake is not up to my usual standards. Star was happy with it though and that’s what counts. Plus it tasted yummy!

What word sums up your week? Come and see what everyone else has been up to this week.

The Reading Residence


  1. August 25, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Your birthday cakes are always so much fun! Glad Star had a wonderful birthday. Hope your tests go well and I can't believe that the van just drove off. Unbelievable. Fast thinking on your part.#wotw

  2. angiemwebster77
    August 25, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I hope Star had a wonderful birthday, it must be hectic having them all so close together. I can't believe that someone would just drive off after damaging a car I'm glad you wrote the reg down quickly that will be a sting in the tail for them. Have a lovely weekend x

  3. August 25, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Oh no! It seems to be one thing after another with your health.I hope your ankles are feeling better soon.
    Eek about the crash….How rotten that the driver just drove off.
    Happy birthday to Star!! It sounds like she had a fab day! #WotW

  4. August 26, 2017 / 11:33 am

    I'm glad that Star had a great birthday, I think the cake looks absolutely brilliant. My son would love a day that involved Pizza Hut and toy shops, perfect for him! How frustrating that that driver just drove off, so fortunate you saw it and noted down the reg just in case x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  5. August 26, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I can't believe the van drove away! So glad you got his plate. I love the sounds of Star's birthday. I prefer birthdays like that #WotW

  6. travelingchristie
    August 27, 2017 / 8:36 am

    I cant believe he drove off how awful, I am so glad you managed to get him reg no, and that Star had a lovely birthday x

  7. optrixxaris1
    August 27, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Sorry to read of the damage to your car some people are horrid. Great that you got the reg though and that Star had a great birthday. #WotW

  8. August 29, 2017 / 8:22 am

    I can't believe that somebody would hit your car and just run. Well done for your quick thinking, I hope that you don't have to pay any extra.


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