Word of the Week 9/12/16

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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:


Oh yes, I have been feeling festive this week!

Last Friday I wrapped all of the kids presents whilst watching a Christmas film. There’s nothing like a bit of wrapping to get you feeling all Christmassy.

The weekend then saw us put our Christmas tree and decorations up, so the house feels all set for Christmas now. There was a lights situation that saw me dashing to B&M mid-afternoon for new ones, but I don’t mind as it enabled me to indulge in a little nostalgia as I bought multicoloured lights as they were all we ever had when I was a girl. I love them. Then on Sunday we took the kids to the SeaLife Centre in Birmingham to Meet Santa – they absolutely loved it! It was so nice strolling down by the canals to get there on a frosty morning, with the children bubbling with excitement about it all.

Whilst in Birmingham, we popped over to Grand Central as I was invited to do a little Christmas shopping there….


Have you been? It’s in Birmingham just above New Street train station, so it’s nice and easy to get to. It’s full of lots of my favourite shops, including Tiger, Joules, Pylones, Cath Kidston, Foyles, John Lewis and Paperchase – you can see that I need not go anywhere else! We decided to pop into John Lewis and as they were offering little tastes of their panettone (Little Man was all over that!) we ended up in their food section and could not leave without buying a few treats. It was perfect as we bought a gift for Little Man’s keyworker as well as a few pressies for friends. The kids also ‘needed’ gingerbread, apparently! I then popped into Paperchase (I do realise that this pretty much goes without saying) and spotted the lightbox in there and just had to have it. I have had my eye on one for a while, and this was the last one they had so it seemed like fate. They also have mini lightboxes, which I thought were cute. So we left Grand Central laden with Christmas treats, feeling the festive mood.

On Tuesday I met up with a good friend for a catch up over a festive hot chocolate, and there was cake involved, of course. Then I visited a fab friend on Wednesday and we chatted over mince pies before I went to see Boo in her carol concert which was absolutely lovely, so sweet to see all of them happily singing, and perfect for putting me in a Christmassy mood. Christmas cards have been arriving all week, Christmas music is playing, our elf is up to mischief every night and the kids have had new Christmas books that we’re reading daily. Yep, festive just about sums it up!

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

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Disclosure: I was invited to shop at Grand Central with a lovely gift card

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35 thoughts on “Word of the Week 9/12/16”

  1. What a lovely week you’ve had – no wonder you’re feeling festive. That shopping trip sounds great – I’ve seen the shops at Grand Central whenever I’ve come into Birmingham but never had time to browse – next time maybe I’ll have time. Sounds like Boo enjoyed her carol concert – I love hearing children singing Christmas songs. Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for hosting #WotW

  2. Those multi-coloured lights bring back so many happy memories of childhood Christmas time. You have so many cool shopping places in Birmingham I’m jealous !. What a lovely festive week you have had, I spotted you in your christmas jumper on BrummyMummmyof2’s vlog last night. #WotW

  3. What a lovely festive time. I’m determined to wrap all presents before Christmas Eve this year, so I’m full of admiration that you have done all yours. I’m totally with Little Man where panettone is concerned. Italian childhood memories of walking into our local shops and almost bumping heads on all the boxes of panettone hanging from the ceiling at this time of year. (There is an Easter version too, which he would love) There is nothing like the music and lights to put me in the festive mood. What a great word.

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  5. Sounds like you’re really organised and enjoying the festive mood – what a really lovely week.
    I passed through Grand Central recently and was amazed at how it was transformed. I remember it being the Bull Ring! The shops did look amazing so you must’ve had a great time,
    Glad Boo enjoyed her Xmas play and that your Elf is keeping you on your toes!
    Wrapping presents in front of a Christmas film is a really good idea.

  6. Aw what a lovely week. This is making me feel even more festive! I have asked hubby for a light box too – they are really cool. Not long to go now and thanks for hosting xx

  7. Ah what a lovely week and I love Grand Central, lots of my fave shops all in one place to and its so cool. I really need to organise myself a little more this week, I am enjoying all the festive treats but not getting any work done x

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