Friday 16 April 2021

This week my Word of the Week is: Open. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


When I started writing this Word of the Week post my word was busy, then it changed to bustling, then working and finally I decided to go with open. More restrictions have been lifted and our country is starting to open back up again.

We nearly had a disaster over the weekend. Stu had been upgrading some parts in his computer and all went well with that but when he tried to plug the external hard drive back in with all of out family photos from the last 15 years on it wouldn't open. You could see it was there but it just wasn't picking it up. It just wouldn't open or even show any of the files. He managed to find a recovery programme online and got all the photos and videos back. Phew! I was so relived. The only thing was that the recovery programme put everything in one folder so Stu has spent all of his spare time sorting all the photos out and putting them back into separate folders. 

Wednesday seems the new day for me to visit my dad and this week he gave me and the girls the job was finding the right keys to open different locks around his business and put labels on them. Finding a needle in a haystack was a phrase which was used a lot but we got there in the end and out of about 40 locks we found about 30 of the keys. lol His keys are all organised now and it does make his life a lot easier.

I had an appointment in town this week and it was busy but good to see the shops open, everyone socially distancing mostly and wearing masks. Stu, Ellie and I are going back on Monday to do some shopping. It is a treat for Ellie, I think the last time she was in town just to have a mooch around was August last year. She has a list a mile long of things she wants to buy. She has been saving her money so is very exciting to get spending.

My dad's business opened back up too after the latest lockdown and thankfully it has gone well. It was nice to catch up with people that I haven't seen for months. I ended up back there yesterday where I helped with some painting and of course ended up covered. I would love to be one of those people who can paint and not make a mess.

I also called in at the local auction which has reopened and spotted a few things that I fancy bidding on on Saturday. Almost a couple of years ago all got bikes from the auction and I am wanting a better one and this week they must have about 40 bikes for sale. Stu is going to call in tomorrow and have a look and see if any would suit me. There was a couple items of furniture which I fancy, a gorgeous dressing table with a mirror. I have always wanted a dressing table but to buy new they are so expensive or flimsy looking. This one looks fab.

Becky is off to town today to meet up with her girlfriend. She has said not to expect her home until late on. They have all the shops to look around. I predict them spending at least an hour and a half in Primark. lol

Life is seeming pretty normal at the moment and it feels good. I hope it continues. 

How has your week been?

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  1. It does feel so good each time one of those restrictions lifts even just a little!

  2. It does sound like a busy week, it's good to see things opening up again (not that I've actually been anywhere, but the girls have been shopping with their Dad.) Is there anyone who can paint without making a mess? I hate getting it all over my hands, but I can't paint in gloves. Old fashioned dressing tables are the best and can be so well made. We used to have some really old furniture when I was young but Mum upgraded it all to 'fancy modern' stuff when she came into some didn't last. I'd have loved to have kept my old dressing table. Good luck at the auction. xx

  3. I'm pleased you've finally got the auction back! I know how much you guys love the auction! So happy your dad's work has started back okay. Happy shopping next week!

  4. It is nice that things are opening up again and to start feeling like life is returning to normal. Thank goodness Stu managed to recover the photos and videos and glad you managed to find so many of the keys for your dad. Your local auction sounds great - hope that you manage to find a bike there and hope Becky and her girlfriend enjoyed their trip to town. #WotW

  5. It sounds like life is really opening up for you. Must be nice to mooch around an auction. Love the sound of the dressing table and I have my fingers crossed that you get it. And a bike too. I love how your Dad always gets you doing something for him when you visit. Brilliant delegating. That is something I wish I was better at. Hope you have a good weekend. #wotw

  6. An excellent word and I love all the different kinds of openings from shops to locks! Karen -Early Rising Mum

  7. It will be nice to get back to some kind of normal and get out and about again. So glad that Stu managed to recover your photos, that would have been gutting if you couldn't retrieve them. Luckily he's so clued up on computers!
    I wish I lived a bit closer, the auction sounds great. I would spend all of my time there trying to spot a bargain! x

  8. It does feel very different now things are starting to open up. We have had similar photo stress and its terrible. I actually have two running one for the photos and one to back it up. I have also had to buy bigger ones when I run out of space. I would never forgive myself if we lost all of our photos. Glad you got it sorted out #WotW

  9. Happy to hear that Stu managed to recover all your photos. I think ours are backed up on the iCloud but I'd be devastated if anything happened to them.


  10. Yes, you've had a very busy week, Kim. Good thing Stu was able to recover photos and videos! Glad to hear that your father's business has reopened! Wish you buy a new great bike! Unfortunately, my week hasn't been that busy, but I'm sure there is more to come!