My Sunday Photo 28th October 2018


my two girls dressed up as witches when they were much younger, the photo has been turned to black and white and distressed.
Hubble bubble toil and trouble

It’s Halloween week and we are on half term, yay! On Monday we are going to a local farm to pick our pumpkins and carve them in a special workshop. Here is our photo from last years efforts.

a line of my three children with their carved pumpkins with a purple witch.
Pumpkin carving at Becketts Farm

The kids are planning to take their own templates this year to carve. I think last year was the first time they carved alone, I’ve usually done most of the work. I don’t mind but it can be hard work and the mess is horrible. So I’m glad we’ve found somewhere to go and do it, we just bring the carved pumpkins home so no mess, and the kids will be provided with all the tools needed and assisted with their carving.

Here’s Some I Made Earlier

Three carved pumpkins lit up in the dark.
Three carved pumpkins

I’ve a big feeling that the templates will be pokemon ones as that’s what they have requested for me to carve in the past.

I don’t think we will be doing much this Halloween. The kitten has to go in for his pre-op in the evening so the kids will have no-one to go trick or treating with. We will probably have neighbourhood kids knock on the door so I’ll have some treats ready for them. 

My kids have not really enjoyed dressing up for years now, the Little man is only eight, but he’s never enjoyed dressing up, even though he’s had some fabulous costumes like The Gruffalo and Scooby Doo. So, we’ll leave out the costumes for this year. Maybe we’ll celebrate with a kid friendly spooky movie like Casper and some Halloween baking treats. 

Here are some Halloween baking treats we’ve made in the past.

Pumpkin and Orange Cake

Meringue Ghosts and Chocolate Sweet Cake

Night Terror Torte

Toe Nail Dusted Sweet Cakes

Sunday Snap


  1. October 28, 2018 / 8:53 am

    It’s a ghostly spooky pumpkin lit sort of week! Looks a great farm to visit.

  2. October 28, 2018 / 10:26 am

    Those pumpkins are fabulous, such clever carvings. Hope you enjoy a great week filled with Halloween festivities.

  3. October 28, 2018 / 10:37 am

    Lovely photos! Halloween is going to be very low-key here as my daughter has a rehearsal at 6.30pm! She will probably just go round to my parents’ and one or two neighbours early on. My boys aren’t interested in trick or treating at all.

  4. October 28, 2018 / 11:13 am

    Oooh – I fancy meringue ghosts! 😀 Awesome costumes and awesome pumpkins! 🙂

  5. October 28, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    It looks like you’ve been really getting into the Halloween spirit.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  6. October 28, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    I almost didn’t even realise there was four people in that picture… The purple costume is fantastic! #Blogtober18

  7. October 28, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Great pumpkin photos, hope the carving went well.

  8. October 29, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    Looks like a fun day that you and your family had last year on your pumpkin buying trip.
    Always exciting to carve a pumpkin. Enjoy!

  9. October 31, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    It’s wonderful that the kids can curve their pumpkins in a special workshop. The photos and the pumpkins look fabulous! Celebrating Halloween at home can be a lot of fun. Good food, fun movies are always my favourites 🙂

    Thank You so much for linking up on Wandering Camera!


  10. October 31, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Pumpkin and orange cake sounds really good:)
    Great pumpkin carving …mom:)
    Sounds like the kids need/want a change for Halloween? When my kids were young they often went to a Harvest Festival, having a fun time with other kids (several churches organize this event as an alternative fun event)
    Before I forget, am having All Seasons open all week (till Friday noon), so you still can add one of these cute pics! )
    if you forgot the url – have a beautiful week! jesh(Junieper)

    • November 1, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Thank you, I’ve popped my post on your linky x

  11. November 2, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Halloween is always good fun however you choose to spend it. My son was watching Casper on Wednesday morning. I leave the pumpkin carving to my husband now as I can’t stand the mess!

  12. November 2, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Thank you for linking! Yesterday I was for some time here to read about the stiff syndrome – very educative!. Mind boggling how hard every day life may be for you, and have great respect for the way you are still able to be a mom and wife. Never give up dear friend! Have a wonderful weekend:)

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