Word of the Week 26.9.2014

Linking up with Jocelyn for Word of the Week. My word is

It’s been one of those weeks where I’ve been busy all week. Busy at work preparing for a upcoming CQC visit and busy at home. It’s been one of those weeks, I’m glad it’s the weekend.

I’m happy that Autumn has arrived, the trees are starting to change colour, there’s a nip in the air, I certainly noticed cycling to work this week it’s a lot cooler. I’m looking forward to lots of dog walks in the forest this Autumn.

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National Thinking of you week/Bring Back Paper


I sent my first card on Monday, I hadn’t really thought about who to send them to, I thought I’d wait to see who popped into my thoughts. So yesterday was easy enough, a friend had commented on my Instagram photo of my Green Tea – Gingerbread flavour, that she needed that tea, so I sent her a tea bag 🙂

Tuesday’s card I sent to a friend who lost her husband a few years ago and she’s never far from my thoughts, she’s bringing up their son who is a similar age to my daughter alone and has recently moved home. So I sent her a card simply saying I often think of her too, along with a tea bag 🙂

Wednesday’s card has been sent to a friend who I’ve not seen for a while but she gave me the opportunity to ride a horse again after many years, she’s a lovely lady who is always busy so I hope she likes her card.

I’ve not chosen anyone for the rest of the week yet.

Have you sent a card this week?

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Autumn Tag


The Autumn Tag originates from
Georgina’s blog and as I love Autumn I thought I’d join in.

1. Ok we’re talking coffee’s – what’s your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?

I’m a Costa girl and I love their Black Forest hot chocolate but I think it’s more of a Christmas drink but it reminds me of this time of year. I believe Starbucks do a pumpkin drink, I’ll have to investigate further.

2. Accessories – what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?

All three, I have some gorgeous gloves with faux fur lining that are so cosy, perfect for dog walks. I tend to live in either walking boots, ankle wellies or full wellies in winter for dog walking. For work I can’t wear boots as we have under floor heating so my feet get too hot!

3. Music – what’s your favourite music to listen to during Autumn?

I don’t change what I listen to as such as I only really listen to music in the car and that’s normally the radio or if my daughter is with me it’s usually the latest Now CD. I did hear Michael Jackson’s Thriller on the radio on Thursday that always reminds me of this time year.

4. Perfume – what’s your favourite scent for this time?

I don’t have a particular perfume for Autumn but I’d probably wear my Romance by Ralph Lauren more as it’s quite heavy.

5. Candles – what scents will you be burning this season?

I tend to go for anything spiced, but again more Christmas scents. I shall look out for autumn scents.

6. What do you love most about Autumn?

Everything!! The smell of Autumn especially when I get that first smell first thing in the morning or early evening. Open fires (I’d LOVE an open fire), the changing colours, reds are my favourite, the crunch of the leaves underfoot, the cooler days, cosy nights, wrapping up cosy for dog walks, Halloween, bonfire night, soups, pumpkin pie, taking photos of the lovely colours.. Everything 🙂

7. Favourite makeup look?

I don’t wear make up, only a bit of lip gloss sometimes but always lip balm.

8. What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?

Walking the dog and getting photos of the changing colours and everything above 🙂 oh and getting my slow cooker out, cooking a stew whilst we walk the dog, bliss.

Here’s one of my favourite Autumn photos I took a couple of years ago.


Word of the week 12.9.2014

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my word today is CHOICE

We’ve spent three days choosing wedding invitations! There’s too much CHOICE plus we don’t really know what we want! We’re feeling pressured to get invitations out soon as we’re getting married on a Bank Holiday weekend and people could start booking holidays. One of my friends at work has already said she can’t make it as they’ve been invited to another wedding that day.

We think we’ve made a CHOICE but I’m seeing a friend tonight who used to make invitations so she may have a better idea. Who knew what a headache this would be, but the stationery geek in me is loving it and can’t wait to order them.

So that’s my word this week.