Happy Halloween 2019

We have had such a wicked Halloween this year!

J and I spent the afternoon at Muncaster Castle which was filled with all kinds of terrifying treats. I’ve never been to Muncaster at Halloween before, I’ve always presumed it would be too busy and probably a little too on the expensive side but it’s so worth the visit and I’ll be sure to return with both the little ones next year.

E meanwhile went to her Nana and Grandads where she got dressed up as a vampire all ready to go out trick or treating. After getting home we filled our faces with fresh bread and hot, steamy soup before heading out with the kids and the dog styled to scare.…

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Things that I have Liked and Loved in October 2019

And just like that October has come to a close. It’s been a busy and extremely expensive month for us but we’ve sure had some fun – here are a few of the things that I have #LikedandLoved during the month.

The Half Term Holidays

Autumn brought the half-term holidays, a much-needed break from the daily grind. Whilst we didn’t do an awful lot, we had a wonderful week filled with rest, relaxation and family fun.

The Bling Is Back!

Back in September I discovered that I was a diamond down. My husband very kindly took my wedding ring along to our local jewellers and a month later my bling is finally back.…

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#LivingArrows – Happy Halloween 43/52 (2019)

With just a few days to go before Halloween finally arrives, the children are all set to scare as they each have brand new costumes at the ready.

Having spent the past three years dressing as a witch, E decided that she fancied a change and so opted to become a Vampire… as you do.


J meanwhile has continued with his beloved ‘Bendy and the Ink Machine’ theme, this year though we aren’t just going with facepaint but we now have a clingy costume with a matching latex mask to complete the look.

Our Boy As Bendy

The kids have already had the chance to dress in their outfits, as their Nana and Grandad very kindly took them along to a Halloween / Bonfire party at the weekend.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Hasta La Vista Half Term

Monday is almost upon us which marks a return to the routine, the half-term holiday may have only been for one week but it was certainly a welcome break.

We’ve enjoyed walks out, swimming, playdates, Halloween parties, fireworks, films, meals out, baking, board games and all sorts of family fun. Both the kids and us adults really needed the rest, I for one have appreciated the time to relax and to recharge.

It’ll be another eight weeks before we have the chance to spend such a length of time together as a family and before then we have Halloween, Bonfire Night and of course the countdown to Christmas to look forward to.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Better To Be With Than Without 43/52 (2019)

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a snap-sharing-blog-linky series that you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

I’m all for blue-sky thinking, it’s great to be positive and I’m sure that it works wonders for many. However, I find realism a lot less disappointing to deal with. My husband is forever telling me that I’m too negative, whereas I prefer to consider myself as prepared.

It’s all very well looking at your glass as ‘half full’ but it’s even better to have another bottle in the fridge ready to refill that ‘half empty’ glass.…

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