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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Challenge
Life itself is a challenge at the moment don’t you think? This week I’ve decided to highlight some challenges good and bad.
Let’s start with a good one, Captain Tom reached his 100th birthday after shooting to fame with his own challenge. He walked 100 laps of his garden and wanted to raise £1000. He ended up raising more than £37 million*, had a number one single, a new best friend in Michael Ball and several television appearances, what looked like a million birthday cards and a brand new medal for his collection. Well done Captain Tom and I’m pretty sure your birthday yesterday was your best one to date…well worth waiting 100 years for! (*if you read this earlier you may have noticed a missing zero, so I’ve put it in words instead 🙂 )
On a much lower level, my Little Man completed a challenge for a school project and made a video. I filmed him making a healthy meal and he took the film and edited it into a short 20 second clip for a ‘swipe it right’ challenge. He was demonstrating a school value ‘determination’ in that he is determined to eat healthily while in lock down. They are going to put all the videos together to make a longer version. The teachers have already made theirs.
My challenge was a little different, trying to carry on day to day activities with a four day headache. It wasn’t a migraine, so not debilitating, but it certainly was difficult just getting things done. I even had to let the Little Man have a day off his lessons and just watch some BBC Bitesize instead. Thankfully, I am feeling much better now.
I’m so grateful for BBC Bitesize at the moment. They really have stepped up to the challenge of helping our kids stay interested in school work. I teach the Little Man each day with the resources sent by his school, but the older two are having much more difficulties in understanding their work. By logging on to BBC Bitesize it’s given them just enough challenges to start doing their work and I’m sure they won’t fall far behind now.
We’ve also been challenging each other with board games. I’ve played loads with my youngest children, while the older ones are playing computer games. I think it might be time for a Mario Party, or maybe a Mario Kart Challenge. I’m also challenging myself by learning BSL online and when I get the time I will figure out the final moves of finishing the Rubiks Cube. I used to be able to do but it’s been a while. (A very long while)
The final challenge is staying home. I’ve not been out myself, nor have any of my family but Graham and that’s only when really necessary. But, I have heard that people are finding it more difficult to stay at home, there are more cars on the road and more people out on the streets. I just hope they are keeping their distance. This isn’t over yet and no matter how hard it is we need to keep this virus under control. It’s so sad to see the number of people of dying each day. I guess another challenge is figuring out what is really going on, there are so many conspiracies flying around. People need to understand that no matter what, this virus is real and it’s killing people and we need to stay home to stay safe and keep others safe.
My challenge to you is to come up with a word or phrase to describe your week this week and share it with us all.
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Captain Tom Moore is such a huge inspiration to so many right now – such an amazing achievement to raise so much money and it really did look like he received millions of birthday cards for his 100th birthday. Well done to Little Man on completing his challenge for his school project. Sorry to hear that you’ve been struggling with a headache this week and glad you are feeling better. How lovely to be challenging each other with board games at the moment and good luck with working out the final moves for the Rubik’s cube. It does seem that more people are venturing out at the moment – we’ve only been out for a walk every now and then or to pick up shopping but otherwise haven’t left home at all. The numbers are so sobering. Stay safe. Thank you for hosting #WotW.
Every time I see Captain Tom on the Television I feel emotional. He’s such a humble and coherent person too. I do think that maybe since serving in the war life has served him well for him to be so solid at 100 years old. He’s nearly twice my age and I’m already less fit and probably less coherent 🙂 Thanks for linking up, have a lovely weekend x
Oh my goodness Captain Tom. The modesty of his initial goal filled my heart. To see what he’s achieved at 100 years old is just incredible isn’t it! I’m so grateful that there have been several positives in amongst all of this.
I’m also finding the attitude of others a bit of a challenge right now as many don’t seem to be taking the lockdown too seriously. It’s tough, but we each just have to focus on our own families and being sensible. We can’t control the actions of others sadly, as much as we’d like to try…from a safe distance of course.
So pleased to hear you’re safe at home. Hopefully we’ll be through to the other end soon x
Yes, it’s sad that some people find it difficult to follow rules, but I also understand how difficult it is for those that need to be back working. Stay safe, and thanks for sharing your wonderful news x
We have been reading about Captain Tom here in the US too. What an inspiration! So sorry to read that you had a 4-day headache. Glad you were able to take a break while allowing your Little Man to watch some educational TV. I love reading about all the families spending time together playing games. I hope that continues after the crisis is over.
Sadly, I notice much more traffic on the roads now too. As a runner who has to dodge cars, it’s hard to miss. I hope people are staying safe. You stay safe, Anne! Have a good week.
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WE love our board games here so I’m sure that will continue. It’s one of the things I am able to do with the kids. Thanks for linking up and have a lovely weekend.
Captain Tom really is a hero. What an amazing birthday he must have had.
Well done your Little Man. It sounds like he did great.
I am glad you’re feeling better now. Headaches are awful. Good luck with the BSL & the Rubiks Cube.
It’s always on a Monday we seem to notice more people out and about here. They do seem to be keeping their distance, mostly.
Have a lovely weekend x
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Glad you’re feeling better. Head pain of any degree is tough to deal with and never welcome. Hugs!
I bet Captain Tom never imagined he’d become a household name and raise so much when he took the first step of his challenge. Inspirational. I’m sorry your headache lasted so long this week. Hope it is better now. I can’t get my children interested in the BBC Bitsize offerings. They do look. I’ve never mastered the Rubik’s cube. I still have my original one, which every now and again, someone else solves. I really should try again. Eldest has it on her list to learn BSL too, but is struggling to find a good course. What are you using? There is definitely an increase in traffic around us and less walkers. Hopefully people are being careful and keeping their distance. Hope you have a good weekend, and thank you for hosting.
The BSL course I’m using is https://www.british-sign.co.uk/ and at the moment they are offering it as Pay What You Can, which is great. It’s good so far. x
It really is a challenge these days to keep busyt and upbeat. We are doing okay, bonding over Breaking Bad, would you believe, on Netflix. #WotW
I’ve never seen Breaking Bad, I’ve a lot of friends who have watched it though. Maybe I should give it a go, I’m looking to watch something new.
Challenge is a great word for the moment and some days are more challenging than others!
So lovely to see heroes like Captain Tom recognised, he must have had an amazing birthday this year!