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!

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

Raisie Bay



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Word of the Week #9 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

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 #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

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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 #6 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

This week has been dominated by illness. Star caught a virus which started making her feel ill on Sunday and is still hanging around.

On Monday we took Star to the GP and were told that it was ‘just a virus’ and that she just needed rest, fluids and paracetamol. Which is what we were doing anyway.

Then when Boo came home from school she went straight to bed. She’d felt unwell at school but they didn’t call us, so by the time she came home she felt really poorly.

By Tuesday, no1 Son also had the virus and he was really poorly too. It’s funny, but when he gets sick he remembers being a small child at my Mum’s where she would give him boiled lemonade and egg and soldiers. These are the things he asks for whenever he is sick. I like it because it reminds me of my Mum, but I’m pretty sure the cure is old fashioned now.

As of yet, the Little Man has managed to stay healthy, I think it’s because he’s kept as far away from his siblings as possible. Eldest daughter has barely come out of her room when she’s been home.

Graham hasn’t felt very well and I’m feeling a bit rough, but we are not as poorly as the others have been. Fingers crossed we don’t get any worse.

I’ve had to miss my treatment at the hospital, I really didn’t want to go carrying such a nasty virus around vulnerable sick people.

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

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My Word of the Week

First Born

a grainy scanned photograph of a baby boy in a white hat and bib
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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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.