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

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


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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

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


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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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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.

Raisie Bay – Word of the Week



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The Week That Was – Hot!

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!

cartoon picture of a sun shining in a blue sky with a single white cloud.

France

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.

Shopping

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.

BBQ

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.

Kingswood.

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.

Finally

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.

 

Debs Random Writings
The Reading Residence

 

Word of The Week – Sun

Ok it may have disappeared right now, but my word of the week this week is SUN!

We spent the entire bank holiday weekend stuck indoors with the curtains drawn, blocking out the sun and the neighbours having fun in their gardens. We were sick! It just kept coming as one after another we were knocked out by a sickness bug.

We knew the sun was out there though and it made us feel even more miserable.

The kids went back to school on Tuesday, and then it was into the garden when they came home. Making the most of the sunshine.

I was still ill but I had to go to the GP. The surgery is only at the end of our street and I felt so poorly as I got into my wheelchair to go, wishing I didn’t have to. But, once I was outside and I breathed in the fresh air and soaked up some sunshine, it made me feel better, like a skin absorbed tonic.

Yesterday, Graham had to go to a friends funeral so I had to pick up the kids from school. I actually enjoyed the journey in my chair. It was a little cooler but still sunny and the trip turned out really good. We even stopped off for ice cream on the way home.

The sun is hidden behind some thick cloud at the moment, but I do hope it returns soon. We have some catching up to do.

How has your week been?

 

The Reading Residence

 

 

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.