Word of the Week 7th December 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

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My Word of the Week

bees being very busy

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I have been so incredibly busy since last week. On Saturday we put up the tree and decorations.

On Sunday we had a very exciting visit to an inflatable theme park, InflataNation.

On Monday we visited the Little Man’s School for a Christmas crafting evening, along with hot chocolate and carols. I’ll be posting photos on Sunday, but it was a wonderful evening and I’m so glad we’ve made the right choice of school for our youngest.

Tuesday I had to go an buy some birthday cards for my niece’s 21st. I also stocked up on some Christmas cards and visited the £1 shop for some cheap treats. 

Wednesday I attempted some supermarket shopping. I always do my shop online as I find it much easier, but I am also finding myself buying the same things week in week out. Time for a change, so we went shopping. It wasn’t too bad until some ignorant shopper tried to push me out of the way with his trolley. I have a power chair and it doesn’t push. I just get shunted if someone tries to push me. Anyway, he managed to squeeze past and rush off and I called after him ‘you only had to ask me to move!’ But he was way too keen to get out of there.

Thursday, I had to go to an appointment. It didn’t take long but it did mean that I have been out of the house every day this week since Sunday! 

Today, Friday, I’m not going out. The idea is to get some housework done and maybe even a little baking. We have Graham’s family coming to visit tomorrow. I also have to wrap their Christmas presents as we won’t be seeing some of them again until next year.

Talking about Christmas presents, do you wrap as you go along or do it all in one go? I’ve tried both, but my memory gets hazy as to what the gifts are if I wrap them too soon. 

 

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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

Achoo

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. 

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Word of the Week 22nd 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

My word of the week this week is Hope.


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I have had a really awful couple of weeks, I could have chosen something more sombre like, depressed, moody, gloomy, bleak, sad, grim, miserable….you get the picture I’m sure.

I have been poorly, I spent most of last weekend in bed and that’s really not like me, I generally just keep soldiering on. But I’ve been floored and not wanting to do anything but sleep. It’s not just me though, my eldest daughter has been ill too. She too had an awful weekend but still dragged herself into work on Monday. It didn’t help though and on Tuesday she ended up in A&E. 

I don’t know if it’s just our hospital but we always seem to get fobbed off, it’s definitely a time and number game. How little time it takes them to see and discharge a patient seems to be more important than actually listening to the patients problems. Both me and my daughter are red card patients, which means if we present at A&E we need to be seen quicker. But, it doesn’t meant that we get listened too. 

This time I just couldn’t take it though, I refused to take her back to the GP as the doctor was telling me. I told them she needed proper help and soon and we were not going anywhere until she got it. Then, low and behold, they found out that she was an urgent referral for a specialist and gave her an appointment date for January. I still wasn’t happy though, I was not going to let her wait until January. So, they told me that if I called the secretary of the specialist I may be able to bring the appointment date forward.

Still feeling slightly fobbed off, we left the hospital. But, on phoning the secretary I discovered that she was considered such an emergency that she would get to see the Dr within the next 7 days. A lifeline, something to give us hope at last.

So hope is my word of the week. When everything looks totally bleak the only thing you can do is hope for improvement. Sometimes to have to fight your way through, but it’s hope that keeps you going. 

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Word of the Week 16th 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.

This linky has been hosted for a long time over on Jocelyn’s blog The Reading Residence, but now she has handed over the reigns to me. I hope all the regular linkers will come and join me now.

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

This week my word is delicate, because that’s how I’m feeling.

a wilting flower and the word delicate

At the time of writing this I’m so tired I can barely keep my eyes open. I’ve tried to go back to sleep but I can’t. My mind won’t take the rest it needs and I have a poorly Little Man besides me. He is the reason for my tiredness having kept me awake half the night because he was sick. We will take it easy today and hopefully tomorrow we both won’t be feeling so delicate.

Also, we were in another car accident last Saturday, not as bad as the last but we still took a bump. I have much worse whiplash than before and can barely move my neck, while my shoulders feel sore and tender. Graham is feeling the same, so we are both feeling pretty delicate.

I had my treatment in hospital on Monday and although I had a massive migraine afterwards it did pass by the next day. There are after effects though, my head always feels fuzzy for a day or two and my arms are really sore this week after a few failed attempts at my cannula. So even more reasons to feel delicate.

The best thing to do when feeling delicate is to rest and recover and remember that it doesn’t last forever. Feeling sorry for yourself is often frowned upon, but when you feel like this your emotions take a bashing too. So, I’m going to treat myself delicately and hopefully I’ll be feeling strong again soon.

I hope your week has been better, do let me know.

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Word of the Week 8th 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.

This linky has been hosted for a long time over on Jocelyn’s blog The Reading Residence, but now she has handed over the reigns to me. I hope all the regular linkers will come and join me now.

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

My Word of the Week this week is teeth.

toy false teeth with some pretend cakes

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Last weekend I had a dream that my teeth were falling out. It was horrible, I could feel my mouth full of broken teeth and I was trying to spit out all the debris. 

I had a feeling there was a meaning behind this dream so I checked it out. When it comes to interpreting dreams it’s best to take what you read and see how it actually applies to you. It also helps to read the positive as well as the negative. I think the reason I looked it up is because my Mum always said that if you dreamed of your teeth falling out it meant there was going to be a death! I can relate to some of the things in the interpretation and I’m pretty sure it doesn’t mean that someone is about to meet their end.

Do you like to interpret your dreams?

I had a visit to the dentist this week. I really don’t mind going to the dentist but I do wish there was an easier one to access nearby. The one I go to has a high step at the entrance. You can ask for a ramp, but there is no room for a wheelchair once inside anyway. The surgery is upstairs but they see me in the hygienist clinic which is downstairs. 

I don’t go in my wheelchair so I have to walk, but I can’t park outside, the nearest road is about 5 metres away. I know that doesn’t sound far to you, but it’s a long way for me to walk. Probably my limit, especially outside. 

Just a few short years ago I used to zip around this shopping centre on a regular basis. How life changes. (This can also be related to my earlier teeth dream.)

Back to the teeth. As I said, I’m not worried about the dentist, even the needles, noise and smell don’t bother me. My dentist has recently left the practice so I was introduced to the new lady who seems really nice.  The check-up went well, no problems this time. That’s me done for six months.

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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.