Word of the Week #7 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

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 Survived.

photo of a knife stuck in a rock and the word 'survived'

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First, we are all alive and almost completely well so we survived last weeks illness, yay! Thanks for all the kind thoughts and get well wishes.

On Monday the girls went back to school after a whole week off sick. It’s not very often they have a whole week off but this bug was a serious one.

Tuesday was Enrichment Day at school and this means the whole school routine is interrupted for a day of activities based on a theme.

Star had been told that her year were doing ‘the Hunger Games’ and Boo’s year were going on a trip to Conkers. The theme for enrichment day was Survival!

They didn’t really enjoy their days and both game home in a grumpy mood. (I know Star had spent all day in the SEND classrooms.) I think Boo didn’t enjoy her trip because she was still not feeling 100% well.

They both survived though, and school continued all week.

The Little Man survived an eye test. Ok, I know that’s not much of a task but he’s been having problems for a while now and wouldn’t tell us why. The teacher suggested that the reason he wasn’t completing all the work at school may have something to do with his eyesight. So we got him tested and he now has glasses.

His work at school hasn’t improved though. He’s such a naughty boy, not listening or doing as he is told. He complains of being bored all the time and won’t even try to get on with the other children. We will get to the bottom of why he is behaving this way, but in the meantime he has a little break. He has survived another term at school and now has two weeks for half term instead of one. The reason for this is because they are moving to a brand new school building.

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?

Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week #4 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. 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

First Born

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My first born 1988

Today is the birthday of my first born son, and he’s now a lot older than I was when he was born!

The photo is scanned because we didn’t have digital cameras back in 1988. He probably won’t be happy I’ve included it here, but shhh! I won’t tell if you won’t.

He was born at 4.44 pm on a Friday afternoon, by emergency Cesarean Section after getting tangled up in his umbilical cord.

This weekend we are all going out for a meal at Frankie and Bennies. It’s a little tame to his normal requests, last year it was a Korean BBQ and the year before Teppanyaki.

I still remember his 2nd birthday with his big number 2 cake and party at grandma’s house. Where does the time go?

So, I’m choosing ‘first born’ as my word of the week as the week has been dominated with preparations, present and cake buying and card writing. It’s always a special week when a family member has a birthday.

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?

Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week #2 of 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. 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

Routine

snowflake picture with the words, Back to Routine after a lazy couple of weeks

Ahh the lazy days of Christmas holidays are over and the kids back at school and we are all back into a routine.

The Little Man went back on Monday and was quite excited to get back to his routine. The girls had a couple more lazy days before they went back. Thankfully, we never really change much of our bedtime and getting up routines, even when on holiday. It means I never get a lie in, but it also means it’s less of a shock to the system having to get up again.

We do however change the routine of things we do in the day time and I will admit we have been really lazy. I kind of feel bad, but on the other hand, if there is one time of the year that calls for laziness, it has to be Christmas. It’s cold, the kid’s have new toys to play with, there is loads on the television to watch.

I promise that next time they have a school holiday I will do more with them. Even if it’s still cold.

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?

Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week. 1st of 2019

Happy New Year!

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. 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


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The kids are still off school and we are trying to fill each day with a limited budget thanks to Christmas overspending. (One year I will remember to save some money for the sales!)

We love playing games as a family, board games or video games, it doesn’t really matter, everyone loves to join in. So that’s what we’ve been doing mostly this week.

My eldest daughter has been playing The Walking Dead (after the kids have gone to bed) and I’ve had far too many late nights intrigued to watch what happens next. Last night I watched the ending which was very sad. But at least I’ll be able to have an early night tonight.

New Years Eve we split up the games. The two eldest and the girl’s played Super Smash Bros on the Switch, While me, Graham and the Little Man played Bugs in the Kitchen. They are both actually very competitive games.

Boo had Think Words for Christmas and we’ve had loads of fun with her with that. Some rounds have been really easy and others frustratingly tricky. But we are a family of words and that’s why I bought Star a new game of Scrabble. (Our old one has a worn board and missing tiles.) We played double up, where three adults helped the kids play. It was way too competitive for a word game!

Maybe I should have chose the word ‘competitive’ but I think that sounds less fun than Games.

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?

Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week 28th December 2018

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. 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


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I hope you have all had a really happy Christmas and I wish you all the best for the New Year!

I am now finding myself in the Christmas Limbo. There is no school and no work and I struggle to work out what day of the week it is. Routine has gone out of the window as the kids go to bed late and get up at different time. Even the television schedule is different.

Christmas Eve

We had a busy day planned for Christmas, first up was to take my wreath to the cemetery for the family plot. After spending a little time at the grave I wanted to pop into the church to light a candle and let the kids put a bauble on the huge Christmas tree…but we walked into the Crib Service. I wanted to stay and so did Star, the others not so, but we persuaded them. I’m so glad we did because it was so lovely. It was aimed at young children and the whole service was done like the book ‘We are going on a Bear Hunt.’ There were actions to do and phrases to copy, the interaction was great. The little children were dressed up as Angels, Shepherds and Wise Men. There was a little Mary and Joseph, a donkey and some other animals. It was adorable and very relaxed. We joined in with the carols which were all familiar ones and they kept them short with just one or two verses. It really made us feel in the Christmas spirit.

After we went to visit the kid’s remaining Grandma, and My brother and exchanged gifts. The kids were excited and happy.

Christmas Day

Christmas day itself went really well the kids got up just before 7am. All the adults in the house got up too and we opened our presents. Then two of the other adults went back to bed because they had been up until 4 am!!

Eldest son stayed up to help with the kids, working out how their presents work and keeping them happy. I spent an hour with the Little Man sorting his Wedo Lego bricks into labelled containers (oh this was the idea of heaven to me, but it was also hellish to see him throw his dismantled brick back in any old way!)

I had been promised that I would not have to do anything about dinner as it would all be done for me. But I ended up doing most of it anyway. My family say I’m useless at asking for help, but how many times do I need to say the vegetables need to go on now. I think I said it about four times before I just got up and did it myself half an hour later. Everyone one else was just far too distracted.

Christmas dinner itself was a big success, there were no complaints and everyone enjoyed it. (This is a BIG thing in our house, there is always someone not happy with what we are eating.)

The day passed happily and was enjoyed by all.

Boxing Day

Boxing day was similar, but I was struggling with pain and fatigue. It’s hard to admit to family that you are feeling ill when everyone is in such good spirits. So I battled on, which was a mistake as I eventually broke. I hate to admit it, I was the only one to have a misery fest over Christmas. I did recover myself pretty quickly and tried to stay chilled for the rest of the day.

One thing I have really enjoyed over the Christmas break is a marathon of Terry Pratchett films. They have been on a lot and I have watched The Colour of Magic, Going Postal and The Hogfather. Each time I have felt emotional at seeing Sir Terry Pratchett make his cameo appearance. It is so sad that there will be no more Discworld books.

Christmas is over for another year, and this year I can count as a success. Now, we just have to survive New Year.

I don’t really expect many to join in this week, but I’ll be reading and sharing if you do. I will look forward to seeing you next year and I hope to get more bloggers joining in with their word of the week.

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

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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.