Word of the Week 30th November 2018

Hello and welcome to the new 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. 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

If you are unfamiliar with the Word of the Week linky then please feel free to ask any questions. New linkers are always welcome, we love to hear what you have been up to in the past week.

My Word of the Week


a box of tissues, a mug and glasses and the word 'achoo'

I would have so liked to have used the word Birthday this week. I love how some people can make their birthday’s last a whole week, but not me. Mine was over before it even began. Okay, I did get some lovely gifts and lots of cake, but I didn’t really do anything special (is having a take out special – not when we do so every week anyway.) The day passed just like any other really. 

Then…I caught a cold, stinking horrible head cold. Hot flushes, snotty nose, sneezes, coughs, sore throat, headache. YUK! It’s starting to get better now, but it’s not made for a good week. I had things to do this week and I’ve done nothing. All I’ve wanted to do is sleep.

That’s enough feeling sorry for myself. It’s only a cold, it’ll be gone soon and life can go on. Do excuse me for being a snotty misery guts this week. 

Raisie Bay – Word of the Week

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

Now it’s over to you, come and tell us your word of the week.

 Loading InLinkz ...

Word of the Week – Cold


 a frosty icicle bubble

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

So a lot of things have happened this week but how could my word be anything other than cold! I know most of the country will be feeling the same.

I think we may have got off lightly with a lot of the weather, I may be eating my words by the time this is posted, but we haven’t had a huge amount of snow, just an relentless flurry of the white stuff. It has been so, so cold though.

On Monday I had to go and pick up the kids from school in my wheelchair. There was a slight flutter of snow but it wasn’t sticking around. It was, however, incredibly cold and chilly and it didn’t matter how wrapped up I was I still felt the bite.

I vowed not to go out again this week, but on Wednesday I had to pop to the end of the street to the GP surgery, again in my wheelchair, again in the flutter of snow that didn’t settle.

I’m so lucky that my house is warm, we have only a slight draft in the living room but if we draw the curtains we don’t feel it, and we haven’t had the heating on that much during the daytime. All the bedrooms are cosy except for the Little Man’s room and he has a big duvet to keep him warm. If he gets too cold he can always come and cuddle with me, I won’t mind.

I look at the news and see how awful it’s been almost everywhere else and feel quite lucky. Yes, it’s freezing cold but we’ve had little in the way of transport disruption and the school has been open all week. The kids finally have a snow day today, I’m just glad they don’t have to go out in the cold.

My fingers are tightly crossed that the Beast from the East and Storm Emma are soon packing there bags and leaving our country alone.

Keep warm everyone, and don’t go out unless you really have to x

The Reading Residence
p.s. Don’t you think the photo I’ve used is beautiful. I love Unsplash for free images, there are so many gorgeous photos to choose from.

Word of the Week – Cold

Brrrr hasn’t it been cold this week! I’ve really noticed it and as someone who normally prefers the colder months, yes, even snow, I’m quite annoyed that my body can no longer stand it. Cold hurts!

Our house is generally warm but I don’t like having the heating on all the time so I like to wrap up warm inside. I’ve been busy crocheting a blanket that I’m going to keep on the sofa so when I get cold I can just snuggle up in it. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever crocheted and it’s coming along lovely. It’s kept me busy too.

This week we also had some visitors from Cornwall. When I was little my older brother was friends with this man who lived locally, then he moved away and they drifted apart, not seeing or speaking to each other for years.Then they discovered Facebook and got in touch again. I love that Facebook is so good for this, I’ve re-connected with a few of my childhood and school friends. Anyway, we have been speaking to this friend of my brother’s for quite a few years on Facebook so when he said he was coming to our town we agreed to meet up with him and his wife. We had a lovely afternoon catching up in ‘real life.’

Yesterday we decided to  do a little more Christmas shopping, I wanted to get board games for the kids and Smyths are doing an offer of 3 for 2 on board games. As I needed 3, this was perfect. We have a Smyths store about 10 mins drive away and I decided that I’d like to drive. I think this might be the first time in about six months that I have been behind the wheel. I was so nervous, but once in the driving seat my nerves left me and I was fine. Of course I was quite happy for hubby to get back behind the wheel for the journey home. One way was enough. We parked almost directly by the entrance to Smyths but while I waited for hubby to put my wheelchair together I got really cold and when we got in the shop I just couldn’t stop shivering. Hubby got worried that I was having a spasm in the shop but I was just seriously cold.

Last Saturday we had a lovely day at Hatton Enchanted Christmas Kingdom and although the weather was bright and dry it was incredibly cold. I really do think that being in a wheelchair is much colder than walking around. I’ll have to invest in thermals or a blanket.

Well, it’s December today so I guess you have to expect the weather to be really cold. I’ve not seen any snow yet though!

The Reading Residence

My Sunday Photo 12th February 2017

I’m back with the trees at the bottom of my garden. I got up yesterday morning and was greeted by a snowy outlook. There was a splattering of snow on the grass and the sky was white and heavy. You could just see the snow settling on the trees. I added a frosty filter to the snap just for effect. I really don’t think we are going to get a massive amount of snow this winter so this will have to do.

It’s been a bad week and apart from a trip to A&E I’ve not left the house. The kids have all been poorly too and yesterday Boo had to take a trip to the emergency GP with her Daddy.
It was quite nice sitting on the settee cuddled up with Boo and a nice blanket watching the snow fall. I do like snow providing I don’t have to go out anywhere.


Sunday Snap

My Sunday Photo 20th November 2016

As Autumn turns to winter the afternoons are colder and bleaker. This photo was taken while I was waiting for my kids to come out of school and I’m thinking it won’t belong before the view is of frost or even snow.
It’s not the best of photographs, it was taken on my phone through the car window. It’s too cold for me now to get out of the car to meet my kids, that’s Daddy’s job, but I still like to go and wait for them in the car so they don’t have to walk home. They still have to walk to school in the morning though. 

Sunday Snap

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.