Each week I join in two linkies that I love. One is Word of the Week and the other is Keeping it Real. If you don’t know what a linky is, it’s a link up of blogs where you share your blog and read others in return.
I’ve found that both these linkies seem to overlap and it’s hard for me not to end up repeating myself. I love writing about what we’ve been up to each week though and that’s really what my blog is about. So, I’ve made a decision. From now on I’m going to combine both posts and talk about my week while choosing a word that sums it up.
So, my Word of the Week this week is HOT! yes, in capital letters because it is very hot!
My lucky Star had a 3 day break in sunny France last week and enjoyed every minute. I can’t believe that just a year ago I was reluctant to let her go on a residential trip to Kingswood, about 30 miles away, yet this year, I let her go to another Country! She was so excited about the trip though, and I wanted her to take the opportunity. Also, I have learnt how good her school is with her, especially with her extra needs.
She had a fabulous time though and got to visit an aquarium and a WWII beach, as well as some recreational beach time. She didn’t get home until 11.30pm on Friday.
I had to go out to get a few things on Saturday and this meant having to take the kids shopping. This doesn’t always turn out well as not one them actually enjoys any kind of shopping unless I’m buying them stuff.
I got my things and gave them some money to spend in The Works which kept them happy. Then we had to get Boo some new trainers, the others waited outside.
Finally, we were going past a new clothes shop and Boo wanted to go in, she’s the only one of my daughter’s that is a girly girl and enjoys things like clothes shopping. I sent Dad and the Little Man to go and get some food from Greggs while I took the girls in the shop.
They went a little wild, picking out lots of new outfits, even Star got into the spirit, picking out clothes from the ladies section because she’s that big now. I even through in a pair of trousers and a top for myself. Boo begged me to buy her a ring from the costume jewellery section so I threw one in the basket, along with some socks for Daddy. I was a bit worried, partly because I didn’t have my glasses on and couldn’t see the prices, but also because I was buying all this from my new wheelchair fund. I was really surprised when the total came to less than £50. Quality wise I’d say the clothes were on par with Primark, but, we have trouble finding the right sizes in Primark and in this shop everything fitted just right.
We now have a few more items for our holiday wardrobe, I’m just hoping it’s this hot in August.
Of course when it’s hot you have to get the BBQ out and have dinner al fresco. This is our plan for today and Hubby has just been out to stock up on baps. What I don’t get is, if we have burgers for dinner, then it will be one or two each with some fries and maybe some sweetcorn or beans. On the BBQ it seems that three or four is the norm, especially for the men, and that’s along with a couple of hot dogs, chicken drumsticks, bbq ribs and corn on the cob! I always make a bowl of salad too, but that seems to get missed.
This weekend we see Boo off on her first residential trip to Kingswood, an outdoor adventure experience for children. She’ll be choosing from some fantastic activities like abseiling, hiking, go-karts and zip wire. It will be her first time away from home alone but I am sure she will be fine. (I may not, but I survived Star going to France.)
I just hope the weather stays nice for her, but maybe a little less hot as they’ll be doing lots of strenuous outdoor activities. I’ll be packing her sun cream and long sleeve t-shirts anyway.
I’ve rambled so much, maybe I should have stuck to two posts for this week! Anyway, we have a special weekend coming up as it’s my Eldest Daughter’s birthday. I’m going out for lunch for her, we are having sushi, our favourite. The other’s are not so keen so they can keep themselves occupied with a day in town, perhaps even a Burger King or Pizza Hut visit. Then on Sunday she’s off on her holiday to the South of France to spend some time with her Dad. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be hot there! She doesn’t normally go in Summer as her Dad works long hours, but she’s an adult now so she’ll find plenty to do on her own.
Next week is going to be pretty boring in comparison.