Word of the Week 21st December 2018

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My Word of the Week

Ash’s First Christmas

This week my word of the week has to be festive. After my looking so hard to find the Christmas spirit, it has come and found me instead. The trip to the Christmas market was a wash out, the carols on the hill were a wash out and last weekend the only thing I ended up with was a stinking migraine.

This week Boo didn’t go to school on Monday because she was sick. Then we got a message from the school that they were closing early because of a leaking roof and both girls have had the week off. The Little Man has still been going to school, but it’s been an exciting week for him with Christmas plays, concerts and parties. We paid for him to have a Christmas dinner and on the day he chose a sandwich! But no worries, I’ll be forcing that turkey and sprouts down him next week *insert evil laugh.* 

We went shopping with the eldest two to buy their Christmas presents and pick up some treats from the supermarket. The girls had to go to their aunties so we could shop in peace but they didn’t mind. We’ve wrapped our presents and written our cards. The turkey and food is on order and we’ve even bought some alcohol (not that any of us are big drinkers.)

The week has also entertained me with seeing the Little Man in his school concert which was totally brilliant. They did ‘We Don’t Want to do No Nativity’ which was so much fun. I think a lot of the jokes were aimed for the parents as they were mostly based on a 1990’s Christmas. Most of the kids had never heard of Mr Blobby before, but he made an appearance. And My Little Man thought the rendition of East 17s ‘Stay Another Day’ was emotional, but most of the audience were giggling at the kids singing in their fur hooded coats while someone throw white bits of paper at them to look like snow. I guess you had to be their, but it was so funny. They also sang YMCA and Bob the Builder. But at the end they brought in the real meaning of Christmas with a wonderful nativity scene while singing a lovely heartfelt song. Of course they had to finish it off with the kid’s current favourite song, the entire key stage two sang ‘A Million Dreams.’

I’m writing this on Thursday to be published tomorrow. I may have a sore head by then as I’ve got friends coming around to share a few cocktails tonight. I used to work with these friends 20 years ago and we have always had a night out at Christmas. Now, I find it difficult going out to pubs so they come to me.

So, I can honestly say that the Christmas spirit has arrived and we are feeling festive. Whether it will last until Christmas Day who knows, but my fingers are crossed. 

I’d love to wish all my Word of the Week linkers and all my readers a very Happy Christmas xx

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  1. December 21, 2018 / 10:38 am

    I’m glad the festive spirit has found you. I love that your friends have kept the tradition going and come to you. Hope your head feels fine today. The nativity play sounds a blast, in more ways than one. I’m trying to imagine the 90s theme meeting 2018. I’m glad you all enjoyed it. Hope the festive feeling carries on for you. Thank you for hosting.

  2. December 21, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    I have struggled to find my Christmas spirit but I found it yesterday after getting everything done. hehehe
    Ohh! Your girls are so lucky to have had the week off. My two would have loved that. I don’t think I would have been so keen.
    Little Man’s school concert sounds brilliant! What fun!
    I hope you had a fab time with your friends!
    Merry Christmas! I hope the Christmas spirit sticks around x

  3. December 22, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    The nativity sounds brilliant! I’ve only just found my Christmas spirit after a rather lousy week.. Hope you have a lovely Christmas xxx

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