Word of the Week 1st November 2018

Hello and welcome to the new home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like.

This linky has been hosted for a long time over on Jocelyn’s blog The Reading Residence, but now she has handed over the reigns to me. I hope all the regular linkers will come and join me now.

There are not too many rules with this linky, just remember to read at least another couple of posts in the link up after adding your link. Do try to stick to the theme of summing your week up. I will read and comment on all posts and tweet them out for you. Please add the badge below to your post so that others may find us and join in.

If you are unfamiliar with the Word of the Week linky then please feel free to ask any questions. New linkers are always welcome, we love to hear what you have been up to in the past week.

My Word of the Week

This week has been Halloween week and we started off on Monday by going to a local farm for Pumpkin Carving.  The kids love this event and Becketts Farm is a fabulous place to visit and just up the road from us. 

A collage of two photos of children busy carving pumpkins
Pumpkin Carving at Beckett’s Farm

We didn’t actually complete the carving at the event but we made a good start and finished the pumpkins off at home.

What do you think? We have two Pokemon, Salandit and Mimikyu done by Star and Boo. The Little Man went for something a little easier, a spooky cat. (He did manage to finish his at the event.)

a collage of carved pumpkins
Salsandit, Mimikyu and a Cat pumpkin


So my word of the week this week is Pumpkin of course. We didn’t do any recipe’s with the pumpkin’s innards because I’m the only member of the family that actually likes to eat it. We did make some spooky Halloween biscuits though. 

a collage of three photos, the first a green monster biscuit and the other two a selection of decorated biscuits
Monster, ghosts and wizard hats for Halloween

Now it’s over to you, come and tell us how your week has been.

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  1. November 2, 2018 / 8:24 am

    I love those pumpkins – you all did a great job on them. We didn’t carve one this year but I would probably have been the only one who would have eaten the inside of the pumpkin too. Thanks for hosting #WotW

  2. November 2, 2018 / 9:17 am

    I so love pumpkins. It sounds like a good event for carving the pumpkins. If you had seen my kitchen table after my children had finished carving, you’d doubly appreciate the carving being done elsewhere. I love the designs your three chose. There are amazing templates around. Wish I could send some of my pumpkin pie around to you.

  3. November 2, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    It sounds like you had a great week. Those pumpkins are fab! I love the Halloween biscuts. I bet there is none left now. hehehe

  4. November 2, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Oh I love the idea of printing out the image to use as a template, that’s brilliant! I always get stuck for ideas when I’m carving and just end up going for the classic scary pumpkin face…it’s still fun though 😛 Happy (belated) halloween! #WotW

  5. November 2, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    Those pumpkins look fab! we don”t *do* halloween, and we were also on holiday, but some folks had pumpkins outside their lodges – the squirrels think it’s Christmas LOL!

  6. November 3, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    I love Pumpkin Soup Anne, its my fave soup but have never made it, I should get some bargains next week there will be some bargains about. Kids just love Pumpkin carving don’t they, Joe wanted to do it all on his own this year which killed the control freak in me x

  7. November 4, 2018 / 8:32 am

    The pumpkin carving looks brilliant and the cakes too. Sounds a lovely week X #wotw

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

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