Friday 18 February 2022

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

This week my Word of the Week is:


It has been a week of love. Valentine's day helped with that but there has been a lot to love this week.

Stu and I had a lovely Valentine's day which we didn't plan until the last minute. We had a meal on Saturday night, an afternoon tea, which was amazing and we watched The Matrix Resurrections film which I did not love. It was just OK. At least now I can say I've seen it.

The kids have been on their half term from school and college. I have loved having the break from the routine, lazy mornings and late nights and I've loved having the kids here, well when they have actually been here. 

They have both had days out with friends. Becky went to Hull on Monday with her girlfriend, they went to the Deep aquarium and a look around the shops, They left just after 9am and didn't get back until nearly 7pm. They have one of those 100 dates posters which you scratch off when you have done the thing with you loved one and scratched off a few things. They bought a book for each other, which was on the list which made me chuckle as I didn't think either were really into reading but they sat here on Monday evening ignoring each other reading their books. 

On Tuesday both the girls were out again. Ellie went with her friends to McDonalds and back to her house where they watched YouTube and TikTok. They had a great time but I was glad to have both girls home on Wednesday, it was starting to feel like I had hardly seen them.

I have spent a lot of my week watching the TV show This is Us and I do love it. I just wish I hadn't binge watched it so much as I am on to season 5 and I know season 6 is the last and is only being released weekly on Disney+. It is such a rollercoaster watching it. One minute I am laughing, the next crying and the next shouting oh my god! I think Kate & Toby are my favourites although there has been a few moments when I have shouted at the TV "Toby, sort yourself out". lol 

This is Us is a heart warming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles and their wonderful parents. In moments of love, joy, triumph and heartbreak, revelations emerge from parents Jack and Rebecca's past, while triplets Kate, Randall and Kevin discover deeper meaning in their present day lives.

We had a random parcel turn up the other day, my friends husband sent it, a car part computer thing for Stu to have a look at and fix. He managed to fix it last time when we lived in Northumberland. There had been talk about sending it a few months ago so it wasn't expected. It's no problem but it did give me a good excuse to have a catch up with my friend, the husband of the person who sent the parcel. Apart from pease pudding she is one of the things I miss most about our life up in the North East. It did make me feel old though, our kids used to go to school together and now they are almost all grown up. Time does fly.

Speaking of pease pudding my dad had a go at making it a few weeks ago and it was so good so we have came up with a good deal. I buy the split peas and he will make it, enough usually to last us all a couple of weeks. I have been having ham and pease pudding sandwiches most days for lunch.

How has your week been? I hope you have had a good one!

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  1. It sounds like a lovely week with a nice mix of time spent with the girls, time spent on your own and time spent with Stu.
    Our half term is next week, but I will be working, so it won't be a lot of fun!

  2. awww I Love your word this week :) It sounds like it's been a good half term for your girls. Ours is only just beginning and Boo is out today with one of her friends. The weather is awful though so they are just staying at her home. xx

  3. Time really does fly by doesn't it?! I used to watch This Is Us and then when the pandemic hit and they had all the pandemic/mask episodes I got away from watching it (and lots of other shows too) and just haven't had any desire to start watching it again.

  4. Glad you and Stu had a lovely Valentine’s Day. I love the sound of the 100 dates poster that Becky and her girlfriend have been scratching off. What a great idea. Lovely to have a catch-up with your friend thanks to the random parcel. I’ve never tried pease pudding – must rectify that some time! #WotW

  5. It sounds like a lovely week. It will be strange when Little E starts going out on her own without us. I bet I won't know what to do with myself. I love the idea of the poster. Perhaps we will have to get one when Little E is older lol. I might start watching that series in the day. I don't think it will be Darren's cup of tea #WotW