Word of the Week #11 2019

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My Word of the Week


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This week has been a good week for me and two of my children. I think Winner sums it up because I feel like we are winning at some things in life for a change.

First there was the call from Boo’s teacher. He phoned me about 4pm after school one day. He was really nice and explained that he was really happy with Boo’s progress in her music classes. She is learning to play the guitar and has done really well. Her teacher said she is the best in his class and she is to receive a special certificate today for being Student of the Week. She is a winner to me.

Then it was the Little Man’s parent evening. School has been a bit hit and miss for the Little Man and he didn’t go for six months last year after we took him out of his old school and taught him at home for a while. He started his new school last October and has settled really well. He is behaving himself and getting on with the other children. But the biggest result is how good he is at his work. The teacher showed us a piece of his writing which is outstanding and he said he’s flying up the levels in maths. I could have burst with pride. He is a winner too.

Finally, it’s been the Cheltenham festival this week and as you may or may not know, I do enjoy some matched betting. I’ve had to spend about an hour and a half a day placing bets and matching them, so I won’t lie that it’s been easy. It all works on the best offers you can get and how to match them for the best results. I actually enjoy watching the horses race too. It takes me back to my childhood when my Nan enjoyed watching the horse racing on television on Saturday afternoons. Us kids would pick a horse before each race and see how many winners we could choose. There was no money involved then, it was just for fun. I really hate to see a horse fall at the hurdles though, and wait for the commentator to say that they are ok.

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  1. March 15, 2019 / 10:39 am

    Well done to both Boo and Little Man!

  2. March 15, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    Congratulations on a job well done to both of your kids! Good reports from teachers are always welcome. Winner is a good word to sum up your week!

  3. March 15, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    Well done to Boo on her music lessons and on being Student of the Week. So glad that Little Man is doing so well too and what a lovely report to receive on parents’ evening. Thanks for hosting #WotW

  4. March 15, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    Well done to Boo and Little Man, it sounds like they are both doing really well at school. Good luck with the matched betting, my husband used to do it and we made enough to buy a car, second hand but still it was more than we ever could have afforded. Hope you have a lovely weekend x

  5. March 15, 2019 / 9:54 pm

    That is fab you got a phonecall from school saying how well Boo is doing. My girls school have started doing positive, praising phone calls instead of just the one’s with bad news.
    It sounds like your little man is doing so well at school. I am so pleased. It is good to know that he’s settled in so well at the new school.
    I was all set to have a bet this week. My dad’s girlfriends horse who was supposed to be running but it’s not been on top form since it’s flu jab (who knew racehorses had flu jabs) so it was pulled. Ugh! Next time! I would love to try matched betting but I don’t know enough about it to be confident.
    I have never tried using your new badge. Eek! I am sorry. I will in future. I usually have trouble with badges and their codes so I save them as an image and then add the link.

  6. March 16, 2019 / 4:26 pm

    Well done Boo and Little Man. Lovely that they are both doing well. Such a boost when they are singled out for praise. And you too with your winning! What a good week.

    The badge code hasn’t worked for me. I’ve used a previous code, which seems to work fine. Hope you have a good week and thanks for hosting.

  7. March 17, 2019 / 10:32 am

    Anne this is so lovely to read, I am so glad you are all getting a bit of the break you must be so proud of Boo and Little Man and I am thrilled he has settled into School it just goes to show how wrong the last school was for him and how incompetent they were at meeting his needs. And well done on the horses win x

    • March 20, 2019 / 11:13 am

      I think we still have a way to go with the Little Man but I’m happy with his new school and I’m sure they’ll get him on track eventually.x I made about £150 on my horses, a great bonus 🙂 x

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

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