Friday 20 August 2021

This week my Word of the Week is: Celebrating! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


It could have easily been busy. I feel like I haven't stopped or had much time for myself at all. It has been a good week though, we have done a lot of celebrating.

Early on in the week it was Stu's birthday. He had a lovely day. He is so hard to buy presents for so we came up with the idea of having a day out instead of a pile of presents. He of course got a few presents but we went to The Deep in Hull, an aquarium. It wasn't a cheap day out but it was well worth it especially since once you pay you can go back any time over the next year!

The last time we went to an aquarium was when the girls were little. I think Ellie was about 2 or 3 years old so Becky would have been about 7 or 8 years old. The queue to get in was massive and there was little tanks of fish to look at while you were waiting. The girls saw those fish so by the time we got in they were bored of fish. lol

Now that they are older they took their time to look at all of the fish and appreciate them. There was so many to look at and penguins, frogs, sharks and other creatures. I of course have a blog post coming soon all about our day out.


We were going to get a Chinese takeaway when we got home and rang up to order but they are closed for 2 weeks while they're on holiday. Hmmf. We were gutted especially since we realised no other takeaways in our small town were open on a Monday. We could have ordered from Just Eat and got something delivered but everyone wanted £5 delivery so we decided to carry on the celebrations and have a takeaway on Tuesday. We got Pizza, kebeb meat, garlic bread, chips and onion rings. Yum, yum.

We have also been celebrating 12 years since my girls heart surgery. This time 12 years ago we were just coming through the worst time in our lives. Both my girls had surgery to fix holes in their hearts and they were on the road to recovery by now. Thinking about that time makes me feel anxious but now I feel so glad that they are fit and well. 

This week was just the start of the celebrating. Ellie's birthday is next Sunday and because it's a Sunday we're going for a day out on Saturday and the week after is Becky's birthday. Her birthday is the Friday and as Ellie is at school we've decided to have a day out on the Saturday too.

I like these birthdays which last a couple of days. I will have to remember it when my birthday comes around. Mine is on a Sunday too so I will have to have a weekend long celebration. hehehe

I hope you have all had a good week.

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  1. We like to focus on experiences and plan a day out rather than spend lots of money on gifts too. The aquarium trip sounds great and I am glad you were able to get takeaway another night to make up for it.

  2. Belated Happy birthday to Stu, having a day out to celebrate is a great idea. We usually do the same, Graham always loves a visit to Cosford Airforce Museum. It's a pain when your favourite take out is closed, ours shuts on Tuesdays so we have to remember that. I hope you enjoy the rest of the celebrations to come. xx

  3. The aquarium sounds like a great day out. I definitely prefer the pace of going round with teens rather than younger children. No more rushing from room to room and you have time to read the information too. I like experience birthdays and long celebrations. All our takeaways shut on a Monday and Sunday too. Always the days I think it would be nice not to cook. Typical! #wotw

  4. Haven't been to an aquarium in years! Glad you got your take away in the end :) Happy Birthday to everyone!

  5. Glad Stu had a lovely birthday. Good idea to go for a day out. I’ve done the same with my husband as he is so hard to buy for. It sounds like you had a lovely day out at The Deep. 12 years since your girls’ heart surgeries is quite a milestone. I’m so glad they’re both doing well. Lots more lovely birthday celebrations coming up – I quite like them being spread over a couple of days too! #WotW