Word of the Week #8 2019

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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.

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  1. February 22, 2019 / 11:09 am

    Wow! sounds like a very busy week 😀 and a lot of fun too glad you had such a good half term

    • February 22, 2019 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you Karen, it has been good x

  2. February 22, 2019 / 9:51 pm

    Awww…you needed a break after the rough few weeks you had with the flu. Glad you had a better week! I think schools in the US should start doing half term. Sounds like a much-needed break!

  3. February 22, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Ahh! So glad you were all fit and well for the half term holiday. It sounds like the kids had a fab shopping trip to Smyths.
    Happy birthday to your hubby! It sounds like the meal out was lovely.
    I am so pleased you got the kids out yesterday and you all had fun!
    It sounds like a busy week. Ours has been the same and I am ready for a rest. lol x

  4. February 23, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    Sounds a fab week and going to the arcade is ace. Isn’t it refreshing when the germs and sickness stop X #wotw

  5. February 24, 2019 / 6:08 pm

    I am so glad you are all feeling better, I bet they all loved he trip to the toy shop! I do like a break in routine every now and then but am always glad to get back into it again too x

  6. February 25, 2019 / 11:00 am

    It sounds like you’ve had a fun but busy week, I bet you will be glad of the rest this week once they are back at school x

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

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