Word Of The Week – Family

This week has been my absolute favourite kind of weeks full of family and food. I always feel incredibly grateful for the family I have, it’s only a small one and some pieces are missing but to me it’s perfect.

On Sunday we decided on the spur of the moment to go for a pub lunch, the kids think this is such a special treat as it’s not something we do regularly. The pub we chose has a children’s play area, this helps to keep the kids happy while we are waiting for food. It was so nice to relax and have someone else cook for us and much to my amazement the kids almost cleared their plates. Once home we spent Sunday afternoon helping with homework and watching movies, it was a lovely way to end the weekend.

On Wednesday my eldest daughter and my grandson came for tea (dinner to those none northerners). The kids were delighted when they came out of school to find their big sister and nephew waiting for them. I made us grown-ups a delicious chicken dinner while the kids had hot dogs. We don’t get to spend that much time together nowadays so it’s really lovely when we get to catch up and the kids all get to play together.

We also invited Chris’s dad round for his tea this week too. The kids love seeing their granddad and I really enjoy cooking for and feeding people so it’s a win, win situation. I made a big pan of spaghetti Bolognese with a side of garlic bread, it was perfect comfort food for the freezing cold temperatures we’ve had this week.

All this week we’ve been heading upstairs half an hour before the kids bedtime so we can all snuggle in bed and talk about our day. The kids love making up stories and songs and performing them for us too, it’s fast becoming part of our bedtime routine. I’m all too aware, having grown-up children already, how fleeting and precious times like this are.

Some weeks are incredibly busy and we don’t always get as much time together as I would like so this week has been lovely. I really do believe it’s the small everyday moments that are the most important, that’s why I intend to always make the most of them.

You might enjoy my previous word of the week post,Ā Family .

Word Of The Week – Learning

I’m linking up with Anne from Raisie Bay for Word Of The Week.


  1. February 1st 2019 / 10:11 AM

    It is so nice to get all the family together, so I’m really liking your word this week. We have arguments in our house as to whether we are having dinner or tea. I was brought up having tea, but my first husband called it dinner and my older kid’s say dinner (they are still at home) But when I met my new husband he always calls it tea. The young ones have dinner off Mum and tea off Dad, lol. Thanks for linking up to #wotw xx

    • February 1st 2019 / 7:20 PM

      Isn’t it funny how it changes from region to region, we say barms for bread rolls and that usually confuses people too x

  2. February 1st 2019 / 4:33 PM

    It sounds like you had a lovely week. Lots of family time!
    hehehe! It’s tea here too. Dinner is in the middle of the day.

    • February 1st 2019 / 7:20 PM

      Yay glad it’s not just us saying tea !

  3. February 1st 2019 / 6:02 PM

    What a lovely week you’ve had and how lovely to enjoy so much family time. I have to admit I alternate between tea and dinner – either goes here! I love the sound of that half an hour to snuggle and talk about your day, what a lovely idea šŸ™‚ #WotW

    • February 1st 2019 / 7:22 PM

      It’s been a lovely way to relax into bedtime so I think we will carry on x

  4. February 1st 2019 / 6:23 PM

    I totally agree Angela it flies and those little moments are so important, I do love going out for a pub dinner its such a treat isnt it, now the boys are older Chris and I often nip into the village pub for a drink on our long walks but I really love a good pub with great food. I am a feeder too, I love entertaining x

    • February 1st 2019 / 7:23 PM

      If only we could slow down the time a little and keep them small a bit longer x

  5. February 2nd 2019 / 3:48 PM

    Yes to enjoying those special every day moments. It moves too quickly. Your family get togethers and meals with ones you love are priceless. I think the big pan of spaghetti bolognaise sounds very welcoming. Lovely spending part of the bedtime routine being with the smaller two. Special times. I’m sure they are loving it. Hope you have a wonderful week. #wotw

  6. February 2nd 2019 / 9:03 PM

    What a lovely week, I don’t often eat out so know how much of a treat it must be. I like the idea of having time to talk before bed a great help to unwind X #wotw

    • February 3rd 2019 / 1:01 PM

      It was a really nice treat, not having to wash up afterwards was lovely too x

  7. February 3rd 2019 / 9:57 AM

    Pub dinner is always good! and so is family time.. I alternate between dinner and tea!

  8. February 3rd 2019 / 5:49 PM

    Aw what a lovely week filled with lots of family moments. I love the idea of going upstairs earlier so you can all snuggle together and chat about your day x

  9. February 5th 2019 / 10:56 AM

    This is what life’s all about for me; time spent with family and good food! All the other stuff is great, but those are the most important times. It sounds like you’ve had a brilliant week šŸ™‚ #WotW

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