Word of the Week – 26/9/14

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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. I comment on and tweet out every post, and it’s a friendly place, so come join in! All that I ask is that if you link up, you link back to me, and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and comment on their words, please.

My word of the week this week is:

groundwork

This week, it feels like little has been completed, yet much has been achieved, if that makes sense? It’s all been about doing the groundwork and laying the foundations, whichever way I look.

In the short term, it’s Boo’s birthday next week, so I’ve been wrapping, getting the cake and planning the celebrations.

I’ve been at Boo’s school again, for a Phonics workshop this time, and she’s had her first set of homework. As we sat there with her very first ‘tricky word’ to learn and having fun with her oral blending sheet and text-less book, I was very much aware that we’re at the beginnings of her academic life. Yes, she’s been learning since she was born, and yes she’s still only small, but getting reading and writing right sets her up for the rest of her life, I feel, so enjoying it and seeing how proud she is of herself and her accomplishments has been lovely.

Little Man is now getting used to his groups, he’s clearly becoming more comfortable at them, and I can see his confidence when apart from me growing. Maybe one day I will be able to drop him off at preschool!

In the garden, I’ve continued pruning and repositioning plants, and have then planted over 300 bulbs out there, so that we’ll have some beautiful colours out there come springtime. Definitely a feeling of ‘groundwork’ there in two senses of the word, and it was quite hard work!

My nephew’s had his fresher’s week at university. The beginnings of his further education, full of new experiences and friendships. My younger nephew has been immersed in rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet, that he’ll be performing in a few weeks time – we have our tickets and are looking forward to it!

And personally, I’m building friendships with the other parents on school runs, people I’ll no doubt see plenty of in these coming years. Back home, I’ve made a few contacts with PRs about working on exciting projects on this blog, along with freelancing contacts, too. Nothing’s come to fruition yet, but the groundwork has been done.

What about you? What one word sums up your week best? Please grab the badge, link up and share.

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58 thoughts on “Word of the Week – 26/9/14”

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    Sounds like another busy, but productive week chez vous! I remember those feelings of excitement as Bunny started her official schooling and every step she makes along the way continues to make me proud. Enjoy this time x

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    Sounds like you’ve had a very busy week Jocelyn.
    Brilliant the little ones are doing well and getting used to Schooling and group.
    Goodluck with your blogging projects. how exciting. 🙂

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    Wow very busy week for you all. I agree that reading and writing are best to start early to get them set up for life! Good to hear little man in getting more confident. Your garden is going to look beautiful in the spring! X

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    What a lovely word to sum up what sounds like a very busy and productive week for you all. So glad Boo and Little Man have adjusted so well to Boo being at school, good luck with the blogging projects and hope Boo has a lovely birthday next week x

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    How lovely to watch the developments and changes in your children and appriciate them. All your ‘groundwork’ with them coming to fruition what a parent loves & prepares them for in life.
    Can’t wait to see the garden in spring! Bulbs are so great they bring such joy and colour after the winter.
    Have a Good Week.
    Sx

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    The responsibilities of parenthood! Exciting and daunting all at the same time!
    I think one of my biggest parenting fears is that I’ll ‘help’ them in such a way, that they’ll get board of it and won’t enjoy learning any more! It’s totally unfounded, but I find myself tiptoeing around sometimes when we have school work to do… Not to push them to hard, still for them not to give up, but for it not to be too much…
    Homework & any efforts at homeschooling …Exciting & daunting! 🙂

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    Great choice of word for your week! First week at uni for your nephew… I remember mine. Such great times! I am sure Boo is doing really well at school. She must be very excited about her birthday. It was my little lady’s birthday this week and it has been a fab week!

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      Thank you. Yes, he seems happy enough, so all well there, I think. Boo loves school, and though she knows it’s her birthday, I think the excitement of school is still winning! Hope you had great birthday celebrations x

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    Sounds like an incredibly productive week! I know what you mean though when you feel like you’re busy doing lots of things but not actually achieving much. No doubt all that groundwork will be worth it… Good luck with the rest of Boo’s birthday prep! x

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      Yes! I’m flat out from 6.30 in the morning until 8 at night, but then I’m done! I’ve managed to read a couple of books, too, so all is well 🙂

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    That’s a really busy week – over 300 bulbs planted too?! That’s also backbreaking work!
    The sound boxes, tricky words, journey of learning to read is such a lovely thing to do because you can see their excitement and joy as they grow independent – soon you won’t be able to ‘spell out’ messages to adults over the dinner table without the little ones knowing what that means!
    Thnx for the linky (as always!)

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      Yep, but it’ll be worth it in spring! Oh, she loves her reading and writing, but yes, the spelling thing is going to go soon, isn’t it?! x

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    Over 300 bulbs, wow! Your garden is going to look fantastic next year.
    Glad that both the kids have settled into, and are enjoying, their routines. Oh phonics, looking forward to doing it again next year with Cheese.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend. 🙂

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    I think that the your Word Of The Week is very appropriate, there is groundwork for the future being laid all around you. I bet Boo feels like a proper ‘big girl’ learning tricky words, it is wonderful watching their excitement and eagerness to they learn at that age.

    Little Man is growing up fast too, soon you’ll wonder how you ever managed to get anything done (like planting 300 bulbs!) when they were at home. I am not a big gardener, cactus are my thing, but I remember my Dad spending hours planting bulbs and our garden always looked spectacular in the spring, so I know you are going to reap the rewards of the time spent on your knees in a few months.

    Once again, thank you for hosting #WotW.

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      Thank you, it does feel just like that. Oh, Boo loves learning and is taking to school so well. It’ll so be worth the planting time, I hope..! Thanks x

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