Friday 21 July 2023

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

This week my Word of the Week is:


We have had a lovely week with Stu being home from work. He took a weeks holiday for no reason apart from he wanted a break. His work days are long. To start at 8am he leaves the house just after 6am and he finishes work at 5pm and doesn't get home until nearly 7pm. He booked the perfect week off work as Becky's days off were Wednesday, Thursday and today so we could spend some time together.

On Monday we went into Hull to get Stu some shoes and a new shirt for a wedding we're going to later in the year. We had a look around all of the shops and as it had been more than 6 weeks since Ellie had her ears pierced we decided to get her some new earrings. We got her some sleeper earrings, the little hoops. We went back to H.Samuel for them as the woman was so lovely and made sure to change them in there just because it was Ellie's first time. Her ears looked perfectly healed when she took her studs out but she had such a struggle getting the new one's clicked into place, she got them through the hole but it was a struggle to get the pin part back into the earring to secure it. Her ears bled and by the time we were coming out of Primark half an hour later they looked red and swollen. We went back to H.Samuel where the woman gave them another clean and suggested taking the earrings out until we got home and putting some studs back in. We did and we're back to cleaning them 3 times a day but they're looking OK. I think Ellie will be sticking with studs or earrings which are a less faff to get in for the time being.

Stu has made good use of his time at home and had a good clear out in our little shed, garage and back garden. There was the leftover wood from when we replaced our fence a couple of years ago, the little shed had become a dumping ground for anything that needed to go out which we couldn't fit in the wheelie bin and there was all sorts in the garage. My dad came with his trailer and 2 loads later everything was gone. Stu had planned on putting some concrete down on the path to stop the weeds coming through but it's not been the weather for it. The rest of Europe is having a heatwave and we've had nothing but rain.

As of writing this yesterday I am at home waiting in for a parcel, it has a dress in which I am planning to wear tonight. My dad's partner and I are finally getting to see band that we had planned to see last year but the show was postponed until tonight. We're making a night of it, we're going out for a meal and a few drinks beforehand. I am really looking forward to it although I am still unsure what shoes to wear. lol

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

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  1. I hope Ellie's ears heal up well so she can wear her sleepers. Sounds like you had a great time with Stu at home on holidays from work and it's great that he got to do a few things around the house too. Have a lovely night seeing the band xx

  2. I've never got on with hoop earrings, I hope Ellies ears clear up soon. You haven't actually added your post to my linky yet (which is looking a little lonely because I've banned the spammers, lol) xx

  3. It sounds like you have all had a lovely week. Darren works long days too so I know how much these home weeks are needed. I hope Ellie's ears are OK? Mine have closed up twice now. I don't think I ever wore hoops. I hope you had a good evening out #WotW

  4. That does sound like a lovely week! My husband has never taken time off to just be home-- if he did he'd end up back at work anyway since even on vacation he fields calls all day long. I hope your new dress came in on time!

  5. How lovely to have Stu home for the week. Sounds like he was busy with clearing out the garden, garage and shed. Hope Ellie’s ears heal up well and that you had a lovely night out with your dad’s partner. #WotW