October has been a quiet month. We haven’t done a huge amount but given that we’ve spent the past two weeks recovering from the lurgy (covid), there’s not a lot that we were able to do other than to ride out the virus. Thankfully we’re all better now other than having such rattly chests that we sound like heavy smokers thus I’m hoping we can march on through till Christmas without having to raid the medicine cabinet. Despite enduring illness, here are some of our #LittleLoves from the past four weeks or so.
Having finished and really enjoyed the last of my summer reads, I decided to continue with Alexandra Potter’s work and so ordered myself a copy of ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ which I have since made a start on reading.
We’ve spent a fair amount of time snuggled on the sofa during October watching various spooky series and shows including the latest BBC series of Ghosts and Disney’s Goosebumps. Alongside those we’ve enjoyed watching weekly episodes of ‘The Great British Bake Off‘ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing‘. J and I have also been watching ITV’s latest series of Big Brother each evening – it may be a bit ‘naff’ but it’s our guilty pleasure.
With Halloween just around the corner E, bless her cotton socks, has had her ‘spooky songs’ playlist pumping out on a daily basis. I’m most definitely not a fan of ‘Spooky Scary Skeletons‘ but given that I have to endure the song several times each day, it seems to have lodged itself in my brain as the ultimate annoying earworm.
I’ve had quite the crafty month as I’ve spent quite a bit of time baking and making a variety of things including two brand new canvas Harry Potter bags for the little lady and a random Napoleonic battle hat for my not-so-little history enthusiast. We’ve spent time decorating the living room ready for Halloween and though we are yet to carve the pumpkins (which are currently staying cool in the garage) I’ve got a feeling there’s bound to be even more mess made before the month is out.
It’s been a funny old month in terms of temperature. I’m never quite sure how many layers I need or whether I should be sticking on a T-shirt or pulling on a cardigan. As for hats, scarves, gloves, and jackets – it’s a daily lottery entirely dependent upon the good old British weather. I’ve found myself living in jeans, and jumpers, and carrying a variety of cardigans, waterproofs, and such-like in the boot of my car like a mobile locker for just in case.
I ordered brand new pairs of trainers for the kids and I’ve since ordered myself a new pair of Skechers so with a little luck, our feet will be sorted for the winter months. Speaking of the kids – J and E have been delving into their dress-up boxes in anticipation of Halloween and with a touch of makeup and a dash of magic E looked wonderfully witchy earlier this week as she attended her friend’s Halloween party.
It’s been half-term holidays this week. Although we’ve not done a great deal, it’s been a relief for the kids and Paul to have a good rest and spend some quality time together as a family. We’ve enjoyed walks around the area, crafts, games, baking, movies, meals, a family get-together, and a day out shopping at the brand-new Smyths Toys Superstore.
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