Word of the Week #12 2019



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There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. I also have a Pinterest board devoted to Word of the Week and I will add posts to Mix (formerly Stumble.) Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW

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My Word of the Week

a paint roller on a plain white background

This week I decided to visit Homebase to see if I could get some inspiration. I need to redecorate my living room, and to decorate my stairs. The living room is looking a bit tired and we need new carpets and curtains as well as paint and wallpaper. I thought it would be a chance to change the colour scheme which is currently tones of brown and red. We will still be keeping our brown settees but I’m sure most colours go with brown. I didn’t have much success though. Our local homebase seems to have very little choice in wallpaper, but I did come home with lots of paint swatches. We are thinking of a duck egg paint for the stairs and landing. I’ve still not decided on a colour for the living room though.

We also need to redecorate the downstairs bathroom, but we already have the paint for that. I just need a new blind. My dream is to have it turned into a wet room, but I guess that will have to wait for now.

I’ve not done much else this week apart from crochet and write which has kept me busy enough. It’s good to take it easy sometimes, I’ve a busy week next week. I have made the decision that I need to leave the house at least once a week though. When I went out on Tuesday it was the first time in eleven days. It’s no wonder I want to redecorate when all I see are these four walls!

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Word of the Week #11 2019

Hello and welcome to the home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like.

There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. I also have a Pinterest board devoted to Word of the Week and I will add posts to Mix (formerly Stumble.) Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW

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My Word of the Week

Winner!

horses racing

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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Word of Week #10 2019

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There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. I also have a Pinterest board devoted to Word of the Week and I will add posts to Mix (formerly Stumble.) Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW

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My Word of the Week

This week it’s Pancakes!

a photo of a selection of pancakes with lots of different topping choices

This week started with a flat tyre. Just as Graham was about to take the kids to school he found the tyre as flat as a pancake! The girls had to quickly walk to school, but the Little Man’s school is a little too far away.

Graham used the machine in the boot to inflate the tyre and it came with some solution to fix punctures. It seemed to work, but after he took the Little Man to school the tyre was flat again. So, we had to call them out to put on a new tyre. We also need the other front tyre replaced so Graham is going to take the car to the garage today to get it done.

Tuesday, in case you hadn’t noticed, was pancake day. It was also dental hospital day for me. My regular dentist decided that I needed specialist help. I had worked myself up about the appointment, only to find that they were not actually going to do anything on the day, apart from an xray! So we were home in time for pancakes. Which I made at 6pm and 9pm!

We all like our pancakes different so I make sure I have plenty of toppings. I really like lemon and sugar on mine, the Little Man and Boo like Nutella, Star likes Strawberries and cream, No1 Son likes banana and cream, Eldest Daughter Likes Nutella, strawberries and cream and Graham likes banana and chocolate sauce. How do you like yours?

Wednesday I was at the hospital for my infusions, I missed last months so it felt a long time coming. The ward was busy as usual, but I always stick in my earbuds and listen to a story while I’m waiting. I’m currently listening to Safe With Me by K.L. Slater.

Thursday was World Book Day and the Little Man’s school had a bedtimes story day so they went to school in their pj’s. Boo’s school were doing Harry Potter or The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe. So Boo chose the White Witch. She put together her own costume and made a crown and staff with just a little help from me.

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Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week #9 2019

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There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. I also have a Pinterest board devoted to Word of the Week and I will add posts to Mix (formerly Stumble.) Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in. If you comment or tweet then please use the hashtag #WotW

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My Word of the Week

The girls went back to school this week but I still have the Little Man at home until Monday. He will be going back to a brand new school building. He will also be starting swimming lessons with the school, twice a week for the next four weeks. I’m really pleased he will be learning to swim. I’ve never really had the chance to take him Swimming. So that’s two new experiences for the Little Man.

I have started a new book this week, I’m now reading The Hoarder, by Jess Kidd. I’m a few chapters in and it seems a bit eerie. I’ve just finished Three Things About Elsie, by Joanna Cannon.

I’m also on the finishing touches of my latest crochet project, a beautiful spring blanket, so I’m looking for something new. I did buy the wool for a summer shawl but now I can’t find the pattern, so frustrating.

So, now it’s over to you. What word or phrase sums up your week?

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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.

Raisie Bay



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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.