Word of the Week 20/11/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week.

If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.

My word of the week this week is:


Yes, I’ve had this word before, but this week it just fits perfectly, so it has to be ‘paper’ again.

The weekend saw me getting some new sheets of paper in ready to use as a background to photograph my Ultimate Stationery Gift Guide, which did of course, include lots of paper! We also spent time on our paper craft, handprint Christmas tree, something that the kids adored doing. As we had a couple of handprints left over, I also thought of another fun papery activity to do with those which you’ll see coming up soon on the blog.

We have our Christmas cards now, so I have made a start on writing a few of those. I’m also going to be reviewing some Christmas wrapping paper soon, so that’s arrived this week and I’ve wrapped a couple of gifts to test it out.

I have a new planner in my life. I am in love with it! It’s a Hobonichi planner, and there’s a competition to win one, too – you’re welcome.

I’ve been perusing magazines trying to find one that I like enough to have a subscription to as a Christmas gift. I do like getting one through each month, as I so rarely go out and buy them. I fondly remember my Cosmo and Glamour days, but this time, it’s Woman and Home that’s drawn me- yep, I’m that old already!

Mid-week I had my usual few child-free hours to get my head down and study. I was surrounded by books, scribbling away on paper and printing off my next assignment details ready for me to crack on with next week. I’m pleased to report that I had my first assignment back this week with a score better than I’d expected and some really useful and positive feedback, so my enthusiasm remains high.

And finally, I’ve made a start on the books that I received with my Beautiful Book Company box. I’m reading The Rosie Project and thoroughly enjoying it so far, hugely improbable though the premise actually is.

What about you? What one word sums up your week best?

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38 thoughts on “Word of the Week 20/11/15”

  1. Goodness that is a lot of paper 🙂 I saw those planners during the week and I must pop off and read your post as they looked fab. Have a fab weekend and thanks for hosting x

  2. Paper is the perfect word for your week with all of that going on! I have to confess I’m more in the Woman and Home camp these days than Cosmo and Glamour so you’re not alone! Love the handprint Christmas tree – what a fabulous Christmas craft idea, might have to give this a try with the girls. Thanks for hosting #WotW and hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂

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  4. Nice to hear paper feature so much in your life actually. My husband used to work for a printers (magazines) and they went under as so much is done online these days.

  5. Sounds like you’ve had a really positive and productive week. I do like a bit of stationary esp around Christmas and New Year when I love writing notes in Christmas cards, and getting a new planner to start the New Year. I look forward to reading your ultimate guide!
    Have a lovely week

  6. Wrapped presents, omg I have not even bought any. I love stationary it just makes me happy which is ridiculous but its the colours that I love, I am especially loving some of the note books from home scene at the moment they are beautiful. So I get your little paper obsession x

  7. I love how you love paper so much, a great word for your week by the sound of it! Will be popping over fro your competition I desperately need a planner in my life! Thanks for hosting x

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