Break – Word of the Week

This week I’m choosing the word break not because anything is broken but because it’s half term and we are taking a break from routine.

We hadn’t planned anything too exciting but it’s not been a bad week. We spent some time crafting some lovely lanterns for Halloween. Quite simply we covered old clean coffee jars with strips of coloured tissue paper and then added black spooky cut outs. They are quite effective when lit with a tea light candle. We like to put them by our front door on Halloween.

halloween lanterns made by the kids

Yesterday we spent the day at Brick Live which was great fun. There was so much to do and I have a lot to share so look out for my post about it all later. We also got to preview the fabulous Lego Scooby Doo Haunted Hollywood, now available on DVD.
LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood (includes Limited Edition LEGO Minifigure) [DVD] [2016]

lego city concrete mixer and workman

Brick Live is on at Birmingham N.E.C until 30th October so there is still time if you fancy a visit.

Today we are going to attempt some baking. The kids really want to have a go at making some meringue after watching the Great British Bake off final. We will probably make a chocolate cake too if we have the time. Look out for our yummy bakes later.

I do love half term, just not having to get up and rush about in the morning is nice, but I also like having my kids around and doing lots of fun stuff. I hope all the other parents are having a great half term, and if not then no worries, it’s nearly over.

The Reading Residence


  1. Dean B
    October 28, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Brick Live looks like a fun place to visit. I'm afraid we haven't really done much but do playdates over the half-term break since my husband is so busy. Loving the lanterns you made 😉 #wotw

  2. October 28, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    It sounds like you have had a lovely break!
    Those lanterns are fab! What a great idea!
    Brick Live looks fantastic….It's something my girls would love.

  3. October 28, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Oh yes, it's great to have a break like this, isn't it? Nice to have a slower pace every now and then. Enjoy your baking x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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