Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Glorious Autumn Weather

 I know that some parts have had terrible storms over the last week or so- but here in the protected Midlands we have really had quite lovely weather. I am at that time of year where I feel it all slipping away and desparate to make the most of these last weeks before the cold really sets in- hence a glorious autumny walk in Sherwood Forest. I love the mix of woodland there!
 Shushing through leaves and children and daddies grubbing for acorns and toadstool spotting- it is a very good year for them!
A handful bought home and potted up- we have a wonderful little tree about two feet high potted from an 'SJ grubbed' Acorn when he was three.....when we move we will be taking!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

October Days

As per usual time is flying- I just know that Christmas will be here before we know it!

FI has just survived a Beaver Sleepover to The Deep in Hull- 100 excited Beavers on two buses sleeping (NOT sleeping in most cases!) around the fish, doing crafty activities- masks and T shirt decorating. A very tired little girl- who says she isn't!

We have been working on spellings and word families- fairly low key but making OK progress and have discovered the MathsQuest books -after numerous recommendation from other HE friends (when I say discover- I meant dusted them off seeing as they had been on the shelf waiting the whole time!).

We have been crafting autumn things- falling leaves and stained glass windows, Hama beading spiders and Halloween pictures.

Planning holidays over the next few months... A HE Youth Hostel Trip, a family cabin holiday plus a farm holiday with extended family next year and possibly a family PGL trip.

Booking Theatre tickets..... going to Michael Morpurgos Butterfly Lion this month and Slavas Snow Show next month and the Panto in December...feels like we have spent a fair amount of money recently!

Trying to move the house forward-  bath panel completion in sight, front garden heading towards being a front garden, fencing serviced and completed (that was a big job) and hoping to perhaps put the house onto the Market in the spring???