Word Of The Week – Anticipation

I always find February the worst month of the year. It’s dark and miserable, full of Winter bugs, coughs and colds. I can’t wait for February to be over and I find myself in anticipation of a few things this week.

I’m anticipating next week when half-term begins and Chris has some time off work. It’s been a long-term and the kids are more than ready for a break. I feel like we’ve all been flagging the last few weeks and I’m looking forward to a slower pace and some much-needed TLC.

We are also waiting with fingers tightly crossed for the results of the MOT which is due this coming weekend. I think that might be another reason why I don’t like February, it’s usually an expensive month for us. We’ve spent the last few months squirreling money away in preparation. I always get nervous when it comes to the car, they are so costly to maintain and run but I couldn’t imagine life without our ‘Valerie’ now.

I’m not usually one for wishing time away but I find myself in anticipation of Spring. I need some brighter days, pretty flowers and new beginnings. I love the start of Winter when there’s Christmas to look forward to but by this time of year I’m over it. A few bunches of flowers and a forest walk should help with that I think.

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  1. February 16th 2018 / 8:33 AM

    I am with you, I can’t wait for spring, so tired of these cold days! It’s definitely getting brighter, we’re nearly there. Our car’s going in for an MOT next week, but as it’s my dad’s garage I rarely feel nervous as I know he can sort any problems for me! Hope yours goes OK x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. February 16th 2018 / 10:10 AM

    I can totally relate to the. We have an mot today, eek! I hope you have a lovely half term X #wotw

  3. February 16th 2018 / 11:19 AM

    I’m anticipating Spring too, I hope it won’t be late. Good luck with your MOT I hope it goes well. x

  4. February 16th 2018 / 11:43 AM

    Ahh! We have had half term this week and my fella has been off work too….We have all needed the rest.
    I hope you have a fab half term….Good luck with the MOT. x

  5. February 16th 2018 / 6:49 PM

    I am with you with spring watch! I cant wait for it to come as I am so tired of the colorless days! #wotw

  6. February 16th 2018 / 11:48 PM

    They are such an expense, but I’m not sure what I’d do without a car where we live. Hope it is better news than you imagine. The end part of winer is a drag. We call it mud season, because its impossible to escape. Roll on spring, plese. #wotw

  7. February 17th 2018 / 1:30 PM

    I want spring to come to! I’m fed up of winter. Good luck with the MOT!

  8. February 17th 2018 / 3:21 PM

    Oh Angela me too I love spring, MOTs are a nightmare I have a newish Fiesta its not a swanky car but I love that its cheap to run. I hope you have a wonderful half term together xx

  9. February 19th 2018 / 10:57 AM

    Hope that the MOT went well and that you are enjoying the start of half-term. I’m with you in not normally wanting to wish time away but at this time of year, I really do find myself looking forward to the prospect of Spring and warmer weather – I’ve really had enough of winter by February! #WotW

  10. February 20th 2018 / 4:54 PM

    Certainly understand your desire for February to be over and spring to arrive. Cars are expensive and the cold winter is unappealing. #WotW

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