We're having a nice relaxed half-term holiday, there is lots of crafting, cooking, gaming, and our favourite - sleeping in until we wake up naturally (oh, how I miss that!).
Our Halloween pumpkins:
Mine was supposed to be the cat bus from My Neighbour Totoro (made using this template).
Cameron's was a design from The Legend Of Zelda. This is the first year that he's done his pumpkin completely independently and I think he did a cracking job of it.
We went to a Halloween party to catch up with home ed friends which was fantastic, as always. I get to see people fairly regularly as I still run a home ed book group but Cameron hadn't seen any of his home educated friends since the Summer so he really enjoyed it. I barely saw him the whole afternoon!
I didn't get many pictures but I did manage to snap him giving the pumpkin piñata a whack outside with my mobile phone camera...
And now it's November - can you believe it?! Just thirty days until advent, I haven't quite wrapped my head around that, yet.
With the temperature growing colder every day and the last leaves doing their last dance in the wind before they fall to the ground I'm hearing and reading a lot of people referring to us being in Winter already but there's plenty of my beloved Autumn still to come. Bonfire night, Martinmas... so much to savour before we turn our attention to Winter, I think.
I have a mass of crafting to do to accomplish my goals including Martinmas lanterns, a couple of swaps and getting my blanket up to date - I'm still in awe that I've stuck to my year-round project and am nearing completion! I am hoping for a dry day to get my Spring bulbs in the ground and tidy up the garden (perhaps for a bonfire...) and it's about that time to start making Christmas cake and puddings, isn't it? I love the busy pace of Autumn and the cosiness that accompanies it - knitting by the fire, a bowl of hot, steaming soup after outdoor work, creating and baking whilst conjuring up hopes and dreams for the festive season. It feels so magical, don't you think?