Friday, 4 November 2016

Happy Half Term!

Half term arrived at just the right time for me. I have no work (see previous post) at the moment so I was able to spend the week trying to entertain the children!!

Saturday was just me and my son, we visited Beacon Fell Country Park to meet up with some friends.
Walking through the woods, just the two of us and he's saying how with all the mist about, someone could easily jump out on us . .. . . 

We've carved our pumpkins, its so much easier now the children can be trusted with a sharp knife.

We decorated outside ready for the 'trick or treat' children to arrive, we had a grand total of four children, six if you count my two!!!

The pumpkins moved indoors for a few days, mines in the middle with my sons on the left and my daughters on the right.

On Wednesday, after eating lots of Halloween sweets, we had a visit to the dentist.
After a scrape and a polish we went to the Michael Foreman exhibition in the Harris Museum.
It was well worth a visit although it s only on until the 6 November so you'd have to be quick!!

Shopping often features in our school holiday days out.

On Thursday we headed to Lancaster. 

We park outside the City so we can enjoy the walk in to the shops, do a bit of shopping then enjoy the walk back.

The canal is beautiful, the leaves are still falling and the colours are amazing.

The shops have packed away the Halloween stuff and are all getting ready for the Christmas season.

The shopping didn't take long, Fimo clay, bird food and a yoga mat, then back along the canal to the car. 

Today has been a slow day, lots of washing, a small walk and a bit of school uniform shopping.

I put out some bird food today and thought I'd share a picture of my Cosmos. Isn't it amazing, still covered in flowers and buds, sadly one or two frosts and it will be gone, but then it is November!!!


  1. Looks like a great week. We didn't get any little visitors at all at Halloween, most people locally don't seem to bother.

  2. I've never actually walked around Lancaster, just had a flying visit (my stepdad has a boat on the canal at Garstang and we sailed up to Lancaster once). My mum used to love the park there.
    I've been useless at reading other blogs lately. And catching up and seeing all those beautifully carved pumpkins makes me feel very inadequate, mine was a bit of a disaster!