Word of the Week 24/10/14

Half term is so close I can smell it so my word of the week is:

Word of the Week Light

Because the light at the end of what has been a very, very long tunnel just got a bit brighter! My job is still causing me serious amounts of stress and I am hating how inefficient and disorganised it’s making me seem, but I’m slowly getting on top of things and the deadline frenzy is nearly at an end for a short while. So hopefully I will be back to being the person I’m used to being at work fairly soon.

Diwali diva lamp

Light is also appropriate as it is Diwali which literally means Festival of Lights and Bear has been really excited to learn about it at nursery this week – making a diva lamp to light, creating a Rama and Sita puppet and even trying some traditional sweets. It has been her first full week of really being engrossed in what nursery can offer her and has been wonderful to listen to as she regales us with the stories she’s been learning.

On a less bright note, a light has been extinguished for good this week: my laptop has well and truly died! A kind colleague tested the power pack for me and as it was working fine, it means the motherboard has blown – not easily or cheaply fixed. I have resorted to using an old laptop that turns off if I move and with erratic keys that don’t type. Which is why I haven’t been very interactive recently – so apologies for the lack of comments – I have been reading!

The Reading Residence
Tagged with: , , , ,
9 comments on “Word of the Week 24/10/14
  1. I hope half term brings you some well deserved rest!

  2. Dean says:

    Oh dear, hope you get a replacement soon! I know what you mean about half-term too. The break will do good for all of us. Hope you come back feeling refreshened! 🙂 #wotw.

  3. Oh no, how frustrating! Hope you get a laptop sorted soon that stays on when you move! And yes, half term is very welcome here, too 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  4. Sam says:

    Glad to read that there’s some light at the end of the tunnel – but oh nooo! to the laptop dying – that really is my worst fear – ours is so old and clunky now and overheats really quickly, but the money to buy a new one seems like an awful lot especially in the run up to Christmas. I think I would probably just do it though because I’d be so miserable without being able to blog! Happy Diwali! X #wotw

  5. Stephanie says:

    Not good news about your laptop, hope you have a fab half term

  6. Love light and I wish that half term will be full of it and not gloom(y weather). #wotw

  7. Kim Carberry says:

    I hope you get some rest over the half term holidays….
    I remember my girls learning about Diwali at nursery it was such a fun time….
    Oh no that’s a shame about your laptop…..My laptop motherboard blew on my laptop a while ago and I managed to get one off eBay for about £60 and my fella followed a YouTube tutorial how to fix it….A lot cheaper than the £200 we were quoted….lol

  8. Sounds like the half term break is exactly what you need. Hope you managed to get some rest and get back to your usual self xx

  9. Have a wonderfully relaxing half term! When I was teaching this one was always the most needed – even if things were going well it’s just such a long, tough term. Hopefully your stresses (and your broken laptop) will be resolved soon x

You've read my post, so why not share your thoughts on it here?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.