Last week was quite possibly my favourite week of the year so far. I didn’t realise how much we all needed a week off until half term rolled around. We very rarely get to spend a whole day together as a family, as Luke and I work different days, so it was really lovely to just slow down and have some quality time. Here’s a look at a few of our adventures.
I’m sure Jenson would say his highlight of half term was the Zog event we went to in the woods. The kids had storytime, made their own wings, learned to breathe fire, and won golden stars. It was pretty magical.
Jubilee Pool Cafe
I saw on Facebook that Jubilee Pool Cafe were doing free Halloween crafts, so I took Jenson down for some sticky fun – and hot chocolate. I’ll be going back soon for breakfast as the menu looks incredible.
Yes, I made one too!
I love how easy Jenson is to please. He wanted to have a little Halloween party at home, just us, so we popped to Poundland for a few decorations and got some biscuits to decorate too.
Jenson loves drawing with chalk on the road in front of our house – and I can’t help joining in!
We had a go at a few autumn crafts too. We always collect leaves when we head to the park because you never know when they might be handy for a flatlay.
These little pumpkins were made with apple stamps.
Aside from The Mum Life, my highlight of last week was getting stuck into Little Paper Swan’s #AutumnHashtagChallenge. I’ve found loads of awesome accounts to follow and have really loved the creative boost.
I’ve been lettering daily too. Some days I join in with the #RockYourLettering challenge, other days I just write out a quote that I like.
I couldn’t resist these stunning autumn notebooks when I saw them on Instagram.
I met the lovely Rebecca from Betty Etiquette at the Martha Brook Stationery Social and was thrilled when she asked if I’d like to review a copy of her new book. This beautiful signed edition arrived last week (with some Tombow pens!) and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
In the kitchen
If you know me IRL, you’ll know that I tend to avoid the kitchen – Luke has cooked pretty much every day since I went back to work after maternity leave (he’s a keeper!). When I bought a few pumpkins for The ‘Gram, I wanted to make sure I didn’t waste them, so set my hopes on making some pumpkin soup and pumpkin cupcakes. They’re not exactly Pinterest-worthy (Jenson sprinkled the edible glitter on the cupcakes) but they tasted surprisingly good. I’m not sure they were worth a whole afternoon in the kitchen though.
We’re back to work and school today (we were treated to an Inset Day straight after half term) and I’m sure it’ll be a bit of a shock to the system. At least the commute means I can get back to my pile of library books though.
Have a great week :)