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10 Fun Alternatives to Trick or Treating

  • October 18, 2018
10 Fun Alternatives to Trick or Treating

It’s getting close to Halloween, that time of the year where the kids beg to dress up in horrible outfits and go out knocking on the doors of random strangers asking for sweets. As you might have guessed, it’s not my favourite time of the year. If I’m honest I don’t really get what all the fuss is about, though for the kids it’s obviously all about buckets full of >>

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Parenting

Ultimate List Of Autumn Activities For Kids

  • September 21, 2018
Ultimate List Of Autumn Activities For Kids

It’s that time of year again… where I’m crying over the fact that summer has gone and cold, rainy weather is on its way. However, as much as I don’t like the cooler British weather, I do like lots of the things we get up to in the autumn months. I guess it’s because if you wrap up warm it’s still not too cold, and a bright sunny autumn day >>

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Parenting

Pumpkin Picking – Our Halloween Tradition

  • October 17, 2017

It’s almost Halloween which means our annual trip to go pumpkin picking. It has accidentally become a tradition over the last 4 years, and there’s no way we’d be allowed to just buy one from the supermarket now! Luckily we live not too far away from the fab Cat & Fiddle farm at the edge of the New Forest and we always head there a couple of weeks before Halloween. The farm grows nearly >>

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Parenting

3 Easy Halloween Crafts To Do With Kids

  • October 13, 2017

Who’s kids are getting excited for Halloween? Mine has already decided what she’s dressing as (a Zombie witch) and where she wants to go trick or treating. She wanted to do some Halloween crafts so I took to Pinterest and picked the easiest ones I could find. I thought I’d share these with you, but as with our recent Autumn crafts don’t expect them to look like the Pinterest versions – >>

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Life

Our October Round-Up

  • November 1, 2016

Back in June I started doing a monthly round-up of what our family gets up to – I can’t believe I’m already writing about what we did in October! October has flown by, probably because we’ve had some busy weekends… Our October Round-up At the start of October we went on a day trip to London. We got on the train and visited The Natural History Museum, followed by a trip to >>

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Life Parenting

Family Friendly Halloween Films

  • October 29, 2016
Family Friendly Halloween Films

The kids are dressed up, you’ve carved pumpkins, decorated the lounge and have the sweets ready. But what spooky film are you going to sit down and watch together? What Halloween movies are suitable for children? It’s hard to know which films you can watch with younger kids without scaring them too much. Here is a list of our favourite family friendly Halloween films to watch with small children… Disclaimer: >>

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Days Out

An Afternoon Picking Pumpkins At The Cat & Fiddle Farm In Christchurch

  • October 24, 2016

Picking pumpkins in the run up to Halloween has become a little bit of a tradition for us – this weekend we went for the third year in a row. I blogged last year about our little pumpkin picking adventure, and we went to the Cat & Fiddle Farm in Christchurch again this year. The farm has grown a bit in the last few years, and now has a shop serving >>

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Books Parenting

Our Favourite Halloween Books

  • October 18, 2016

We love reading – both us reading to Little H at bedtime and also her reading to us now that she’s getting better at it. I’ve blogged before about our favourite books, this week she’s requested “Halloween books” so we had a look through our bookshelf and that found we already had a few. Here’s a list of our favourite Halloween books… Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links, which >>

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Fashion

The Best Halloween Costumes On The High Street

  • October 5, 2016

It’s almost that time of year – when the kids are bugging you to go trick or treating and having Halloween parties. I never realised Halloween was such a big deal until I had a child, but I suppose with the dressing up and buckets full of sweets I shouldn’t be surprised. I have no idea yet what our plans for Halloween will be but if it doesn’t involve fancy >>

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Life

10 Reasons To Love Autumn

  • October 3, 2016

I am most definitely a summer person. I like warm weather, summery clothes and flip-flops – and I hate rain, wind and dark mornings. When spring arrives I get excited as it means summer is on its way – I just don’t get the same feeling for autumn. However, with the aim of being positive, I’ve decided to think of some reasons to love autumn… Autumn Walks As much as >>

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