This is the first time I’ve done ‘Word of the Week’, but I think it’s a great idea!

My word is ‘Anticipation’

 the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction.”her eyes sparkled with anticipation”

Last Friday we started by packing in anticipation of our trip to France.

Clothes packing
Packing our clothes in anticipation of our holiday

Saturday began the epic journey , all of us eagerly anticipating our holiday- day 1 was driving from the North East down to the Euro Tunnel.

Car packed for holiday
Anyone else take so much stuff? In anticipation of every eventuality!

Daddy had the anticipation of heavy traffic due to the Bank Holiday, but it was actually not too bad. Euro Tunnel are great and often let you on a much earlier train.

Euro Tunnel
Euro Tunnel departures board & our roofbox stacked full!
The Euro Tunnel was fast and efficient, as anticipated. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you can get from England to France.

The next leg of the journey seemed longer than anticipated, not helped by the boys having a keen anticipation of a big dinner at the Buffalo Grill at our hotel!

Dinner at Buffalo Grill
Did he only want Buffalo Grill for the hat?

The following morning after staying in Alencon, the journey went quicker than anticipated. There was none of the trouble we had anticipated either – plenty of fuel available, so no need for the fuel cans we had filled in anticipation of a shortage (if some of it at an extortionately inflated price!), and no blockades or traffic jams, just lots of rain!

Rain at Chataigne
Rain and more rain at Chataigne
Table and chairs wet
Patio Table and Chairs remain folded in the rain

There has been a lot more rain than any of us anticipated!

Flower outside farmhouse
Peony outside our French Farmhouse in the rain – it’s good for the flowers at least!

I certainly hadn’t anticipated having to do so much laundry due to running out of socks and trousers, and the boys getting so wet and muddy – we had anticipated wearing shorts and sandals by now! Nor did I have any anticipation of laundry hanging all over the house and not being able to get it dry!

Laundry hanging up, just won’t dry!

So now the rain is beginning to dry up, and we are all hanging around in anticipation of better weather, and the sun finally coming out. There is tree climbing to do, and lots of grass cutting and sweeping up too (see our Saturday Siblings post!)

Climbing trees
Just hanging around, waiting for the sun
Boy in the tree
Is there a boy in that tree, or is it a monkey?

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13 Replies to “Anticipation”

  1. The perfect word for you to choose! So glad the journey and traffic were better than anticipated and I do hope the weather picks up for you. Have a lovely holiday! Thanks very much for joining in with #WotW
    The Reading Residence recently posted…Word of the Week 3/6/16My Profile

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      My pleaseure! Thanks for coming over and commenting

  2. What a fab week you’ve all had together, it’s always exciting as the anticipation of a holiday grows! It’s a shame you got to France in the right but at least it brightened up for you a little bit whilst you were there. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks Fiona, we still have another week here, so hoping for better weather and more adventures!

  3. I am hearing that theres so much rain in there so I am hoping you would get some more sunshine to get your laundry dry and you can go out and enjoy the view and the place =)

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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      The sun has finally come out today Merlinda – thanks for your good wishes

  4. Great to hear that your trip to France went well. I think it’s always great to be over prepared than under. #WotW
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  5. Great word choice! It is so frustrating when the weather is bad for your holiday, I hope you had fun anyway
    Stephanie recently posted…Bunny hunting at RHS WisleyMy Profile

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks Stephanie, the sun has finally appeared and we have another week yet!

  6. RachelSwirl says: Reply

    so glad it all went well x

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks, we’re still here so another week to enjoy! Yay!

  7. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo says: Reply

    Fun word for this post, sorry you hit France for the awful weather. Hopefully it got a lot better and you enjoyed your holiday. Thanks for linking up to #AllABoutFrance
    Phoebe @ Lou Messugo recently posted…A visit to 2 museums (not perfume related) in GrasseMy Profile

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      We’re still here Phoebe, and it’s much better thanks!

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