Friday, 31 October 2014

Hallowe'en, Modern Mummy Style

Happy Hallowe'en, kids! I hope you've all had a good one. I LOVE this time of year SO MUCH. Any holiday where it's perfectly acceptable to wear fancy dress and pig out on sweets is a-ok in my book!

Every year we pick out our pumpkins, decorate the house and stock up on sugary treats ready for the trick or treaters (and pop out to do some trick or treating ourselves). This year was the best yet!

Our pumpkins looked a little bit like this:

Our house looked a little bit like this:

We spent the afternoon having all sorts of Halloweeny fun at our local ice cream parlour, Dylan's:

(Yes, Daisy had her face painted twice today!)

We had a record number of trick or treaters too, before heading off up and down our road to do the same to our neighbours!

The celebrations aren't over just yet either. We're off to another party tomorrow night - and we can't wait!

What have you all been up to? xoxo

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Fantastic Mr Fox ♥

Fox jumper, £9-£10 - Nutmeg from Morrisons
Jeans, £5 - Nutmeg from Morrisons
Trainers - Converse

Remember earlier in the month I wrote about Nutmeg's AW14 collection? Well I totally went out and bought the girls those adorable foxy jumpers and a pair of the jersey jeans each! I think this might be my favourite outfit at the mo (I like it so much I bought it twice, haha). As per usual it was a nightmare getting the littlest ragbag to pose for the camera, but hey, these action shots are pretty cute right? xoxo

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Bucket List #2 & #3 - Pumpkin Pickin' & An Autumn Walk

We've been a bit quiet on the Autumn Bucket List front, but that's not to say we've not been enjoying this amazing time of year.

Today was one of the loveliest days I think I've ever had - and we managed to tick two points off our list too!

This morning we set off for Secretts Pick Your Own Farm and Garden Centre in Milford, which is about ten miles away from us, where they were holding a special pumpkin picking event in honour of Hallowe'en and Half Term. It included a free tractor ride up to the top field where all the pumpkins are, which I thought sounded ace! Turns out most of Surrey did too, as when we arrived at opening time there must have been 120-150 people already ahead of us in the queue!

We'd come without the buggy and I just knew Evie wouldn't be prepared to stand in a car park for an hour so we decided to cut our losses and pick a few pumpkins from the farm shop instead. In hindsight I'm pretty glad we did this as (1) turns out the pumpkin patch wasn't actually a pumpkin patch, it was a field, scattered with hay and lots of pre-picked pumpkins (something to do with health and safety, blah blah) and (2) some friends we saw in the queue on our way home had had to wait an hour and forty minutes! 

We ended up staying at the farm shop for ages; they had a giant pumpkin for the kids to play with and biscuit decorating too, so the girls had lots of fun and enjoyed eating their own creations. We bought one HUGE pumpkin (it's going to take some carving!) and two baby ones and a whole heap of picnicky goodies for lunch too.

Then we set off on the next part of our adventure - leaf kicking, puddle splashing and winter picnicking at Waggoners Wells with some friends of ours!

The sun was out, the sky was blue and we had a brilliant afternoon eating our freshly made sausage rolls and scotch eggs from the farm shop (and the ugly, oversized cake pops we made at the weekend) and running around enjoying the fresh air. The girls climbed trees, walked along fallen branches, slid down hills and fell over in the mud and I enjoyed taking photos of the scenery. If you haven't been to Waggoners Wells before and you live nearby then you really must as it's pretty special.

I can't wait to carry on working through our list and making more memories 
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