And another week has flown and we are in November. But my what a glorious October we have had. The days have been sunny and crisp which has lent itself to long family walks with the odd country pub at the end. It’s been a week of catching up with friends, chill time and changes in the Christie household, family life is so busy isn’t it? And this week brought on a few changes I was not quite ready for.
This week I have loved!
I know everyone hates the clocks going back, but I genuinely love it. Our little house feels so much cosier. Living in an area with no light pollution at all, you feel life you are living in a little house shapes bubble during the winter months. There is nothing better that locking the door on a dark winters night, lighting the log burner and cooking a hearty meal with a glass of wine in hand.
Halloween was a huge success. We decided to walk down to one of our local villages, it was about a two mile walk in total darkness. There are no streetlights up here, but it felt like such an adventure. When we arrived down in the village the pub was all decorated for Halloween, the atmosphere was fab. Chris and I enjoyed a steaming hot mulled wine whilst Joe trick or treated with a friend for an hour in the village.
The village was buzzing with trick or treaters and you could see all the torch lights in the distance dotting up Pendle Hill. Walking up Pendle on Halloween is a local tradition. I am not sure I am brave enough; it must be hazardous as the mountain rescue were sat ready and waiting for call outs.
I didn’t take my camera as it was so dark, but did snap this scarecrow during the week. How cool is this? Next year I am going to go out during the day and get loads of photos as everyone made such an effort.
I might have also prettified Joe’s pumpkin much to his disgust. But its so much prettier like that.
Big Life Changes
This week marks life changing forever for us, as our first baby flew off to Amsterdam this morning. I know, I know he is 18 don’t roll your eyes at me. But as parents we are here to protect them, the control freak in me is struggling with this change.
Although I was secretly proud when he packed his own bag, medication and even did all his online check in without prompting. I have trained him well. However as he walked away from me at the airport with his case, I had visions of the little boy version of Jack with his Mystery Machine case, weeps. I did at that point consider jumping on the next flight to Amsterdam just in case he needs me! He would never forgive me ha ha.
My BritMums’ Award Arriving
It’s been a week of lovely parcels and mail, but my favourite by far has to be the arrival of my Bib Britmums’ Choice Award. Funny enough I came across this old post last night, if only I had known then how blogging was going to change my life. I totally cringed at those old photos! Thanks god I did a course.
This new face serum from Tropic Pure Lagoon Blemish Prevention Serum. This time last year I had the most awful time with acne, I have never experienced anything like it before and it lasted all winter and really affected my confidence.
Pure Lagoon is designed to prevent blemishes and as it was this time of year when the weather changes I last suffered I am giving it a go, and so far so good. My skin feel great, fingers crossed.
The Cricut has been out again this week and I have been working on Christmas projects. I just love this milk and treats for Santa bottle and plate. I so wish I had my Cricut when the boys were little.
I have also been cutting Christmas tags, I like to get them done in advance.
Joe is selling poppies for the first time this weekend with the Air Cadets. He was so proud when he got his uniform and tried it on, I can’t wait to get a picture of him all dressed up and ready.
Then we are off to Brompton Lakes to spend time with family, it really is the most tranquil place. We have a family get together and Christening planned, I am looking forwards to a weekend of family times and celebrations.
Have an amazing weekend whatever you have planned?