Friday 3 November 2017

October Happenings, November Plans

As, I imagine, was the case for many people, much of our October goings-ons were Halloween based. The night itself was spend trick-or-treating around my brothers house, with him and his kiddos. It's always an interesting place to go trick-or-treating as the confused responses to the holiday make for a very eclectic goodie haul. They've come back with apples, cakes, crisps, bottles of pop and cash alongside the expected sweets but my favourite reactions are where the person opening the door clearly has no idea what's going on! 

We popped over to York on one of the weekend days as it makes sense to visit England's most haunted city for Halloween! This year we booked onto the York's Chocolate Story Trick-or-Treat walking tour, a kid-friendly and sugar filled alternative to the evening's spookier ghost walks. This was really good fun and the chocolate was delicious! 

Unfortunately bad traffic on the way over meant we got in late and couldn't do everything wed hoped in the city - but of course we found time to pop into Bettys and stock up on their Halloweeny goodies! Their marzipan pumpkins are sooooo dreamy! 

And speaking of pumpkins, another fun seasonal day out was had at Farmer Copley's Pumpkin Festival - the kids loved picking and carving their own pumpkin! 

The other big thing that happened in October was my long awaited trip to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! I obviously don't want to say too much about the play but it was truly special and I couldn't recommend it more! 

The rest of the London trip was a bit more hit-and-miss sadly, with a huge hiccup with our accommodation and then a tragic mishap with my camera going some way to balance out the other wise great food, sights and company! 

Novembers plans are limited - as gets colder it really does seem to take the edge of planning days out in advance as you don't know if the weather is going to be up to it!

The eldest and I have a karate tournament coming up in a few weeks, so a lot of the time before that will be spent in training. Even if we don't end up with shiny medals to make it worthwhile, its a day out in Sheffield that should be fun!

I've also booked a very quick getaway to Bruges towards the end of the month. The 'minicruise' (fancy name for an overnight ferry) from Hull can be remarkably cheap and after all that training I'll need all the chocolate and beer Belgium can offer!


  1. Sounds like you had a fun Halloween. Good luck with the karate tournament, I hope you get those shiny medals. I also love the name of the overnight ferry, minicruise sounds so posh. :))

    1. It might sound quite post buts its really really not! :D

  2. I love all of the plans you have and the things you do...Im very boring in comparison xx

  3. I always enjoy these posts, it sounds like you had a great Halloween and I imagine the Cursed Child was loads of fun as well. I still haven't seen it or read the play yet so I need to go and catch up at some point! I'm the same as you too, as it gets colder I'm focused more on staying in and getting crafts for Christmas done. - Tasha

    1. All this time and I'm still waiting for the weather to get better! ;p


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