Word of the Week 7th December 2018

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My Word of the Week

bees being very busy

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I have been so incredibly busy since last week. On Saturday we put up the tree and decorations.

On Sunday we had a very exciting visit to an inflatable theme park, InflataNation.

On Monday we visited the Little Man’s School for a Christmas crafting evening, along with hot chocolate and carols. I’ll be posting photos on Sunday, but it was a wonderful evening and I’m so glad we’ve made the right choice of school for our youngest.

Tuesday I had to go an buy some birthday cards for my niece’s 21st. I also stocked up on some Christmas cards and visited the £1 shop for some cheap treats. 

Wednesday I attempted some supermarket shopping. I always do my shop online as I find it much easier, but I am also finding myself buying the same things week in week out. Time for a change, so we went shopping. It wasn’t too bad until some ignorant shopper tried to push me out of the way with his trolley. I have a power chair and it doesn’t push. I just get shunted if someone tries to push me. Anyway, he managed to squeeze past and rush off and I called after him ‘you only had to ask me to move!’ But he was way too keen to get out of there.

Thursday, I had to go to an appointment. It didn’t take long but it did mean that I have been out of the house every day this week since Sunday! 

Today, Friday, I’m not going out. The idea is to get some housework done and maybe even a little baking. We have Graham’s family coming to visit tomorrow. I also have to wrap their Christmas presents as we won’t be seeing some of them again until next year.

Talking about Christmas presents, do you wrap as you go along or do it all in one go? I’ve tried both, but my memory gets hazy as to what the gifts are if I wrap them too soon. 


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  1. December 7, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Oh I love the idea of a craft and carol night at the school! We only ever did the nativity in the middle of the day, which I’m sure was great fun for some but it just made me so nervous. I would have much preferred the crafting instead! I’m sorry you had a rotten time at the shops, so many people go round with blinkers on and forget that there are others around them. A day at home baking and wrapping sounds perfect today. 🙂 I tend to wrap all my gifts together or in two lots. I do keep it simple though, using brown paper and a couple of nice ribbons to keep it festive. A Christmas movie on the tele helps too 😉 #WotW

  2. December 7, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Wow! You have been busy!
    When I get in a rut buying the same things every week I just change the shop I do the online shop with. lol I flit between Tesco & Iceland. That sounds like a very rude shopper! If you were standing they wouldn’t have tried to push you out of the way. Some people need to show more respect for wheelchairs.
    I always have every intention of wrapping the presents as I go but I never do. I have everything to wrap over the next couple of weeks. Eek!

  3. December 7, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    What a busy week you’ve had. I’m glad you enjoyed Little Man’s Christmas crafting evening and that he is happy at his new school. How rude of the shopper to try to push you out of the way – why people can’t say “excuse me” and give you a chance to move is beyond me! Hope that you’ve managed to get the Christmas presents wrapped today. I often leave them all and do them in one go but have been trying to do a few at a time this year as it’s harder to get a chunk of time to dedicate to wrapping presents at the moment! #WotW

  4. December 7, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    A craft evening sounds lovely, I wrap in one go, just need to find them all now!! #wotw

  5. December 8, 2018 / 9:40 am

    What a lovely busy week. Slightly envious of your school crafting evening. Nothing like that for us anymore. I tend to shop on line too. I swap between shops all the time because I get bored of the same old things. Recently I’ve been going through the Schwartz sauce mixes and rediscovering some old favourites. I wrap presents at the end, as I’m sure I’ll forget what I’ve bought and end up buying again in the mayhem. My grandmother had them bought and wrapped by July. The other extreme! Hope you have a good week. Thanks for hosting.

  6. December 8, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Omg how rude is that I can’t believe someone pushed you out of the way? I have to say I only go into the supermarket for bits I much prefer doing an online shop, but you are right you do get into a routine of buying the same things. Oh I am so glad little man is settled in his school that’s wonderful news, the right school can ,make such a difference x

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