This week has been a bit of a whirlwind with a mixture of practical jobs, seasonal activities and a little bit of much needed down time, too.
Our new house is starting to feel more like home but there are still a few bits to do.
Socks managed to recover from the trauma of moving and has been making a start on exploring the new neighbourhood.
We met with friends to play badminton earlier in the week and then got busy at home with preparations for All Hallows Eve.
Here are our pumpkin carving efforts (we shared a pumpkin, decorating one side each):
Cameron's creepy face design.
And mine was an idea I copied from google images. The trick or treaters loved it.
The oven was broken when we arrived here so there was a little wait for a new one and as soon as it was fitted I was chomping at the bit to get baking! It's always tricky for a while working with an unfamiliar oven. Last time we moved I was grappling with a fan oven and this time I'm back to standard electric which seems to burn everything on the bottom. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon.
I baked some pumpkin seed biscotti which is absolutely delicious despite the burnt base!
And I sheepishly turned up to the Halloween party with pimped up cornflake cakes made with Wilton candy melts, dried apple, almond flakes and sprinkles which were incredibly moreish.
We had a great time at the party. Here's Cameron taking a swing at the piñata...
That's about all of my news for now. We're enjoying the last bit of half term holidays before attempting to find a comfy routine to settle into.
Just four more days to go until broadband connection. Not that I'm counting or anything...