Friday 30 December 2022

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

This week my Word of the Week is:


It's that week of the year where I don't know what day it is and I don't really care. lol Since my last word of the week we have had the best time with lots of celebrating! 

I was doing a happy dance and celebrating when I got my online receipt for my big online food shop. Asda did really well, they delivered just about everything and sent sensible substitutions for everything else. Only a few things were sent back. In the end with all the vouchers that I used, the one's from Stu's work and from the Asda Rewards app we only spent about £42 of real money.

Mac n Cheese

We went out for a meal on Friday for my dad's birthday. It was meant to be a surprise but his partner and me chickened out and told him he was going for a meal but didn't tell him who would be there. There was about 18 of us. We took up two rows of tables. Me and Stu joked that we were at the kiddie table, there was my lot and my brother and his family. We had the best time, it was more fun than sitting with the grown ups. hehehe. My dad also had a great time and despite not wanting a fuss, loved every moment.

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas the best we could. Becky was working all over Christmas so we made the most of the time that she was here. We got up early Christmas morning to open presents with her. The girls got everything that they wanted and more and I did so well too. Stu says he doesn't read my blog but amazingly got me half of what I mentioned in a little wish list post.

My Christmas presents

Our Christmas dinner was the best and there were plenty of leftovers which have kept us going for most of the past week. With us sleeping late our meal times are all messed up, it's not a problem since we're not doing much but we're eating Breakfast at about 10am, lunch around 3pm and our evening meal at about 8pm when Stu is in from work.

Stu went back to work on Tuesday and the girls and I have spent our time sleeping late, trying to get the house in some sort of order, watching a lot of films and eating far too much. Becky is back to work now and on Wednesday night she could not be bothered, bless her. She is just counting down the days until the weekend. Stu and Becky are both off work over the weekend so we're going to catch up on some family time. I am making what we call a picky, party tea tomorrow with lots of beige food and nibbles. I can't wait to celebrate the new year! I wouldn't say 2022 was a bad year for us but we are ready for a clean slate in the new year.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2023. I also want to take a moment to thank Anne who hosts the Word of the Week linky. She has had a lot going on over the past year but has never missed a week. 

Word of the week linky


  1. What a massive saving on your Christmas food bill by using reward points and vouchers. This year I opted for getting $10 off my shopping every time I reached 2000 points at Woolworths. But you have inspired me and I think that for next year I am going to save all my reward points for Christmas. Happy belated birthday to your Dad. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time celebrating. I always have so much more fun when I sit at the kiddie table too.

  2. thanks for the mention. I saved money on my shopping too with voucher, my rewards paid for the turkey and I still had £40 left off my shopping. I'm glad you had a nice Christmas with lovely gifts, and that your Dad enjoyed his birthday xx

  3. Well done on the money saving! It looks like you had a great Christmas. Wishing you all the best for the new year! :)

  4. WOW! What amazing food shopping you did- I just went shopping yesterday and it was just over $300! It sounds like your father had a great time at his party; and I bet the whole rest of the family did too.

  5. Happy New Year Kim! Wishing you and your family all the best for 2023. What a lovely positive word to end the year with. So glad that you enjoyed celebrating at the end of the year. It sounds like your dad had a lovely birthday meal and sleeping late and watching lots of films sounds like the perfect Twixtmas to me. #WotW