Word of the Week 25/3/16

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:


It could so easily have been ‘Easter’ with bonnet parades, crafts and chocolate eggs everywhere, or ‘Busy’, as Boo’s had a busy social life, we’ve caught up with friends, I’ve had Little Man’s parents evening, Boo’s had projects and homework due in along with Sport Relief sponsorship money, preparation for her speech and drama class, her bonnet – it’s felt like there’s been a lot going on! But no, I’m going to indulge in nostalgia…

If you saw my post ‘Gin in a plastic cup and a sticky floor‘ earlier this week, you’ll have a good idea why. Saturday night saw my best mate, her sister and I reliving our youth as we went to see The Wonder Stuff. As you’ll no doubt glean from the post, they meant a lot to us as teens! I felt like I was 17 again, and since then, I’ve been playing Hup in the car with the kids absolutely loving it, and when my friend Emma (BrummymMummyof2) came over this week, I discovered she’d been a fan too, so we had the Stuffies playing in the background whilst we chatted! It’s pervaded my week and made me feel that little bit lighter, that little bit younger. I remember me, and I am still in here…somewhere. Oh, and when I shared my post, The Wonder Stuff retweeted it and Miles Hunt himself (the lead singer for those of you too young to know who I’m going on about!) ‘liked’ it. My work here is done, guys. I should have put down my proverbial blogging pen right there and then, now that Miles knows who my friends and I are – yep, we’re 17 again!

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

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43 thoughts on “Word of the Week 25/3/16”

  1. Fan girl moment for the like! It’s always good to reminisce – My friend and I found our old live journals a few days ago and it was so funny to ready what we were up to 10 years ago. I wonder if I’ll do the same with my blog! xx

  2. I love a bit of nostalgia, especially when it takes you back to happy times and makes you feel young again. There is always something special about getting a retweet and a like from someone who means a lot to you.

  3. Funny that we were both in Birmingham watching concerts that night 😀 Glad you enjoyed it, I do remember them, but never had any of their albums. I recently discovered that A-ha had released a new album so I’ve been relieving my own youth (and swooning over Magne.. he’s aged very well LOL) Have a lovely Easter x

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  5. Hi Jocelyn! I have to admit that I wasn’t really into that kind of music when I was a teenager. I didn’t go to that many big gigs but my version of this kind of nostalgia was going to see Irish bands at south London pubs/clubs “diddly music” we used to call it 🙂 The booze in plastic cups and sticky floors is pretty universal though I think! It must have given you a real buzz to have your tweet liked by the lead singer of one of your favourite bands though – I was chuffed just to have my tweet about Osterley Park retweeted by the Earl of Jersey a couple of years ago! Easily pleased!! 🙂 X #wotw

    1. Hello! Ah, I did love The Saw Doctors, too, if you’ve heard of them? They were fantastic live. It only takes a retweet to make our day sometimes! x

      1. Oh yes! To be honest it was my half-Irish friend who was mad into all the Irish stuff so she made us all compilations and N17 by the Saw Doctors was one of them! I remember the Waterboys Fisherman’s Blues and The Irish Rover by The Dubliners. We were also into the Cranberries and Clannad. Total nostalgia trip thinking about this!!

        1. Love N17! One of the best songs I’ve ever seen live as everyone absolutely loved it! Happy to take you down memory lane…!

  6. Brilliant word, it’s pretty awesome that you got to relive your youth for a night. Total fangirl moment getting a like from the lead singer! I was a big backstreet boys fan as a child/ teen, I think I’d die if I got the chance to see them live!
    Love that your word was going to be busy, as that’s the word I’ve chosen this week.
    Have a lovely Easter weekend!

  7. Think I was a bit old for The Wonder Stuff, although the name rings a distinct bell. Love pretending to be young again, don’t you? I think having no kids around helps! Thanks for hosting.

  8. Oh to be feeling young again, haven’t felt that in ages! Our week has been chaotic, but it’s all been about Easter. If not for seeing your photo on FB with the easter bonnet’s I might have forgotten T’s! So thank you for that 😉 Hope you and your family have a lovely Easter. xx #wotw

  9. Oh how awesome! It’s amazing how things like that can bring us back to our youth and give us so much joy.
    My teen obsessions were Spice Girls, Westlife, Boyzone & Gareth Gates! lol! Oh the shame! I cried when he didn’t win Pod Idol!

  10. Oh wow your post got liked by the band themselves? How cool is that. Hope you had a brilliant time 🙂 Music always makes me feel nostalgic xx Thanks for hosting x

  11. It is great to relieve memories and reentry what was once the ultimate. Glad you had fun and love the title of the other post, haha! Happy Easter to you and hope you have a wonderful break with your family X #wotw

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