Where on earth is this year disappearing to? November already!
October for us involved bike riding, den building, Disney on Ice, retro computer games and pumpkins. Find out more in October’s round-up…
My birthday was at the start of October and once again it was my 21st (!). We had a lovely pub lunch at the weekend and my lovely little family spoilt me with some nice presents. I even took the day off work which was the best bit!
After what feels like forever, Little H finally mastered riding her bike. We can’t take the credit for it though, we ran out of patience earlier in the year so my Dad taught her. There’s no stopping her now and all she wants to do is cycle everywhere.
We went along to Bournemouth Uni’s BFX festival – a visual effects, animation and gaming festival. They had a family event at the weekend and it was such good fun. Little H had the best time coding robots, playing retro computer games (remember Lemmings?!) and doing stop-start animation. If you’re near Bournemouth I’d definitely recommend keeping an eye out for this next year.
One of my favourite things about Autumn is going pumpkin picking. We’ve been for the last 4 years and it’s become a bit of a Halloween tradition now. We were quite impressed with our pumpkin carving too!
We surprised Little H with a trip to Birmingham to see Disney on Ice. She’s been asking to go for the last couple of years but we’ve never managed to get tickets. It was great fun and we had fantastic seats. I’m not sure who was more excited though, us or Little H!
I managed to get 2 days off work in half term and we spent them with a couple of Little H’s friends. It was nice to be able to do that as I feel by working most holidays that Little H misses out on all of the playdates. We went to Moors Valley country park and had a nice walk in the sun. The kids enjoyed playing, running wild and building dens.
At the end of October it was, of course, Halloween – every kids’ favourite day of the year! We put out our pumpkins and went trick or treating around the road.
What did you get up to in October? Hope you had as much fun as we did!