Didn't I tell you the months would fly by?! November is here!
The month that brings Bonfire night, Christmas present buying and my birthday! (Woohoo!) It was a big one for me last year, so I may be wiser ( I said 'may') and technically older but, you know me, I'm hanging on to that youth!
Anyway, let's leave the babbling there and get back to October.
It's been autumn filled, children filled and food filled (As always)
Jam packed times with the littlies
We had such an amazing weekend with the Grandkiddies!
Every brew I made went cold, I had enthusiastic helpers for everything and the rest of the world was pretty much ignored.
What's not to like about snuggles and bedtime stories? instead of reading one, we often make one up by each giving a sentence in turn. Our stories usually involve, trumps, poo, and a gruesome death by either of those two things! Oh and lots of giggles, of course.
Our days began with the important job of choosing from the variety pack of cereals, serious stuff. I showed my support by relieving them of the cinnamon flavour 😉
We had a yummy lunch at The Angel Inn, ham and jam butties all round! (No not together!) it went down so well, we apparently HAVE to have lunch there every time they visit! We shopped and we enjoyed some Kimi's Gelato which is a sunshine tradition! They played in our new garden in the autumn sunshine and we baked a chocolate fudge cake, topped with pirates of course!
(It was soooo yummy!)
It was sad having to drop them back home. When we returned home, neither of us could be bothered to even think about tea so we went to Mela! (Convenient!)
We went to bed early that night not because we wanted to but because we couldn't keep our eyes open! 😆
That Christmassy smell!
Give me berry candles, cloves, cinnamon, and any other Christmas smell you can think of!
The house smelled absolutely delicious when I made make the Christmas cake!
The traditional weekly shot of brandy for the cake (and one for me) has commenced! Hic!
I love fruit cake and soaking it with brandy can only be better!
This year I've made 4! Yes 4! I bought so much brandy that my local store thinks I have a problem!
Halloween just wasn't a big thing when I was a kid. In fact simply donning a black bin bag and backcombing your hair meant you were pretty much Halloween ready! 😆
When our girls were little, they'd dress up, arm themselves with a gory trick to justify the treat and skip down the street ignoring the rain! My daughter's trick was a joke eyeball and she'd pretend it was hers falling out! She always got rewarded with a treat!
This year I bought treats and we actually ran out!
In our old place I stopped buying them because no-one knew we lived there, I'd just end up eating them myself (Shame) this year was exciting! Giddy kiddies putting on their best spooky faces (I simply went mascara free for a scary look ;) and 20 minutes in the treats had gone!
We felt so bad that my husband drove out to get more supplies! Guess what happened? Yep he came home with sweets galore and only two more kiddies knocked on! Luckily he'd bought peanut M&M's so I can help out there!
October - done!
This time last year I was approaching the big 40! I'm sure I can remember every month so far and now we're in November!
My Christmas gift crochet plans have been delayed a little because I've been so cold I made myself some fingerless gloves and I'm on with a matching cowl! Needs must!
Oh and I've even discovered base layers! (I'm like a Michelin Man!)
I'm that 'always cold' person and I've seen a hilarious crocheted all in one for adults...
Oh, October was also the month my husband first muttered the words 'get your feet off me!' this year! They say 'Cold hands, warm heart' but what nice quote have they got for 'Cold everything'?!
Anyway, I'm babbling, as always, goodbye October and hello November!
(Any birthday cake will be welcomed!)
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