Friday 31 December 2021

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

This week my Word of the Week is:


Twixmas comes from the old fashioned word 'betwixt', meaning between. It describes the days between Christmas and new year. We had the best Christmas, it was different from other years but we embraced the different and it worked.

We have had the nicest of weeks. Becky's girlfriend came to stay for a couple of days on Sunday and it was nice to spend some time with her. She was quite happy to fit into our plans of doing nothing. We watched plenty of TV, played games, stayed in our pj's and ate loads.

We have eaten so much. We made the most of the leftovers from our Christmas dinner and had it a couple of days as roast dinners, sandwiches filled with turkey and pigs in blankets and I am so glad I made a big trifle. hehehe The kids have got into eating cheese and crackers and I think they are now part cheese with the amount they have eaten. The fun food isn't over though, we still have party food to eat tonight.

On Monday both Becky and her girlfriend had phone calls from their managers asking if they would go into work on Tuesday night. They both work in different care homes and both agreed to the extra hours. It was only after Becky agreed to the extra shift she realised she had her booster jab on Wednesday morning. She was going to be tired. There was no point in her going to sleep when she got in from work as she would only have an hour or so at the most. She powered through and I went with her to get her booster. As we were walking through the town, back to the bus I noticed that the walk in booster place didn't have a queue so filled in my form and went and had my booster too. We got off lightly with side effects just feeling hot and cold on the evening we had the jab, we both slept for almost 12 hours and woke up aching from head to foot. We are just about feeling back to normal now apart from our aching arms.

The Christmas decorations are down and it feels so bare in here now. We seem to prepare for Christmas for so long and then it's gone in a blink of an eye. In a few days Stu will be back at work and the kids back to school and college. I would like Christmas to last a bit longer. 

We don't have much planned for tonight apart from eating, drinking and watching TV. Becky is at work so won't be seeing the new year in with us which will be strange but she is fine about working.

I hope you have all had a good week. Wishing you all the best for 2022.

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  1. I'm glad you had a good Christmas. I generally wait until twelfth night to take down my decorations but I may take everything but the tree down tomorrow depending on how I feel. We are having party food and movie night tonight too. I'll let the kids stay up as long as they like, but suspect that Star will rather be in her bedroom chatting with her boyfriend. Happy New Year. x

  2. It does go far too quickly. Nice to have a bank holiday on Monday, which puts back to work off a little bit longer. Leftovers make the week that much easier. I've not needed to put many meals together, which is a treat for me. That was convenient being able to get your booster. Glad the aches didn't last too long. Happy New Year to you all! #wotw

  3. Glad you had such a fun Christmas and also that everyone managed to stay safe, booster jabs and all that. We were relying on the leftovers too but realise that our young people weren't much into it after Christmas day had gone. Well, we pretended not to notice so that they had to fend for themselves. All the best for the New Yew from our house to yours.

  4. Happy new year to you and your family, Kim. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas and glad you and Becky both managed to get your booster jabs. Love Christmas leftovers and cheese and crackers during Twixmas. #WotW