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-- Happy Halloween --

Happy Halloween!!!
The boys went off to a four hour Halloween party at martial arts last weekend, they all love dressing up and I secretly love getting arty with the face paints.

Sunday we got stuck into carving the pumpkins that we picked up from the pumpkin patch. Jon and Ru attacked the massive white one and the boys all did their own, we're going to have to buy Alex a new pumpkin today as his had gone a little mouldy.

I turned mine into a vase and bought some autumnal flowers from Tesco's. I also bought some bunting which I've been able to cut up into three different banners as it was so long and I've popped it up over the fireplace, in the hallway and in the kitchen.

I also found a recipe for Pumpkin spice latte cupcakes. I wasn't too keen on them to start with, but the taste grew on me and I rather enjoyed them. Even the boys loved them!

It's not really Halloween without some Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

I'm not sure if we are going trick or treating this …

Day Out // ... Mountfitchet Castle ...

During our half term, Noah went off on holiday with his cousin Sam glamping in Lincoln so we were down one kid. I was pretty much working every day but on the two days off I had we decided we do something a little bit different and go a tad further afield. 
So on Tuesday my first day off, we jumped in the car and headed to Essex. Two hours later we were at Mountfitchet Castle.

Mountfitchet Castle is a unique time capsule.With its commanding position overlooking the Stort Valley, the Castle is situated on its original site which is steeped in history. Formerly an Iron Age hill fort, this historic site was also a Roman signals fort and later a Saxon and Viking settlement before being attacked in 1066 by William the Conqueror who built a wooden Motte and Bailey castle here. Mountfitchet Castle was also briefly used by the Royalist Army to King Charles in the English Civil War (17th C).  The Royalist forces held out at the castle when they were laid Siege to by Cromwell. The grounds were clea…

... Pumpkin Patch Fun ...

Yes, I know I've been away for well over a year, but I'm back now!
I had a break from the blog as life got a little bit hectic with work, Uni and family life. A lot has happened in the past year and I will write a proper catch up about all of that in another blog post. But for now, this is just a short one about our fun at a pumpkin patch over at Undley Farm in Suffolk.

The boys have always enjoyed visiting Pumpkin patches and we did it a few times when we lived in Kent but have never done it since we moved to Norfolk. Last year we grew our own in the garden so there was no real need to go and buy them.  This year however only two grew in the garden, and after seeing a friend post some pictures I knew the boys would enjoy it. 

It only took an hour for us to get there, most of the drive it was chucking it down, but fortunately for us, the weather dried up as we arrived. The inflatables weren't on as it was too wet but the boys weren't really too bothered b…

Easy craft ideas for kids to make at home

As the days draw in, and the weather takes a turn for the worst, entertaining your children at home becomes ever more important! So, from DIY hamster toys to seasonal crafts, here are a few easy ideas for activities to do with your children at home.

Get your seasonal craft on
It’s a beautiful time of year, so why not do some seasonal crafting to suit! Here are a few ideas:
1.Cut an apple in half and create pumpkin paintings.  Simple dip the half apple in orange paint and print the shape onto paper.  Glue on a brown pipe cleaner stalk, googly eyes and draw a mouth and away you go!
2.Go pumpkin picking. Pumpkins can be fun for many different things.  Why not pick out your favourite at the pumpkin field; carve a fun shaped face into the side; get your bake on for a pumpkin pie; or cooking up a pumpkin soup.

Go on an adventure walk, and then get crafting
This time of year is beautiful, with its autumn leaves, fallen conkers and so much more.