October 2017 Roundup

October – Half Term and Halloween

Have I mentioned how much I love October? And this year was the best one yet.

Max was having difficulty settling into school so I took him out to spend some quality time together at Green Dragon Eco-Farm and had a brilliant day. The following week he was awarded “star of the week” at school for being kind and thoughtful.

Ok, Oliver’s 9th birthday was in September but I only got round to making his cake at the beginning of October (someone kindly bought him a cake on his actual birthday). This piñata cake was the cake of his dreams. It was Oliver’s plan to end the month with a Halloween style bake-off.

While the kids were at school, I went back to Stowe on my own to take photos of all the monuments. It took 4 hours and 15,000 steps!

During October we went for family walks at 4 different country parks: Irchester Country Park  in Northamptonshire Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire, Marston Vale Millennium Country Park in Bedfordshire, and Coombe Country Park in Warwickshire.

things to do with kids in october half term

Isabel went on a 4 day German trip with school and came back in time for half term, when my Mum came to stay. I went to South Yorkshire to pick her up, and we visited Hardwick Estate on the way there, and Bolsover Castle (both in Derbyshire) on the way home.

For Halloween we went pumpkin picking at Cattows Farm (Leicestershire), had a rather disappointing trip to Warwick Castle, and we all went out trick or treating in our neighbourhood.

We have had a brilliant month! Now we are heading into a much colder, much quieter November.

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