Word of the Week 5/5/17

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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. 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:

Paper in many different forms seems to have dominated my week, which I hadn’t realised until I sat down to write this.

Last Friday I received my book swap package, an author I have yet to read, so I am really looking forward to this one.

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Over the weekend I decided to have a sort out of all of my stationery, which took a while but it was such a lovely task!

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Once all sorted I sat down to put pen to paper and ended up sending out a variety of pen pal letters and cards and notes to friends, which was lovely to do.

As it turned the start of the month this week, I spent a little time setting up my bullet journal ready for the month, a task that I always enjoy. (I do blog about bullet journals if you’re curious).

The paper that has dominated my week, certainly in terms of how much time my head has been thinking about this, has been my Open University work. I have started on my End of Module Assessment, which is equivalent to the exam component of a module and is basically worth 50% of the year’s mark so I really want to get it right! As you can see from the picture, I have printed off plenty of primary and secondary sources, I have post it notes stuck throughout my books and am basically working in a sea of paper! I am hoping to get the first draft finished today, all being well, and then I’ll go on to edit and mess about with it next week. That’s the plan!

I also launched a stationery swap this week. I do these regularly and they are always popular but this one took me a bit by surprise as it is turning out to be really, really popular! I do love the thought of lots of lovely papery packages being sent out this month, and of course that’s another reason for ‘paper’ as I have bundled mine up ready to go.

Then the Husband bought home some new signs he’d made for the kitchen, OK not strictly paper but close enough! It’s handy having a signwriter as a Husband for things like this, but if you’re without a signwriter in the family, perhaps try Stocksigns for materials and custom made signs.

And naturally, there’s also been the books I’m reading and new books for the kids this week – so much paper!

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

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34 thoughts on “Word of the Week 5/5/17”

  1. Oh, so much paper! Your box of washi tape makes me a little jealous. I have to be honest that I couldn’t do a stationery swap, simply because I can’t bear to part with my pretty paper. I have lots of sheets that are just to pretty to use but also too pretty to part with!! Good luck with your assessment, you look very well prepared which I think is half the battle x

    1. I can understand that, but I do have rather a lot and I love the surprise of what I then get back! Thank you, I am hoping that stands me in good stead! x

  2. If there’s such thing as stationery envy then I’ve got it, you have a fantastic collection ! Best of luck with your end of module assessment.Have a lovely weekend. #WotW

  3. Oooh…I have a ton of paper from my card making days!! It’s really such a lovely material and you can be so creative with it. And the idea of a swap is brilliant!!
    i’m sorry I included more than one word for my link up title—it’s before coffee, so I wasn’t thinking straight and I couldn’t figure out how to delete it so I could add it again with just the word “Skinny”

  4. I love stationery. I don’t seem to have much time to buy it for me anymore, but I can quite appreciate the enjoyment of organizing it. Happy days. Good luck with your assessment. Only recently come across the expressions primary and secondary sources. Eldest has needed them for Latin coursework. We had to look it up!

    1. How funny that you’ve just come across those expressions and then they come up again here for you. Latin coursework sounds tricky!

  5. Ah what a wonderful idea, I love the idea of a papery package, I have to say I don’t suffer with envy at all but I was swooning at your stationery stash and hop the module goes well x

  6. I love stationary! I think next week my word will be paper as I will be redoing my scrapbooking room! sorry i missed word of the week I did do it but was late finishing, I hope to link up next week x

  7. Oh my goodness the stationery here is a feast for the eyes minus the calories. I imagine that just going through it helped inspire the post that’s been sent out. Thanks for hosting #WotW

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