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  1. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    Sounds like you’ve had a fun half-term and glad you wrapped up warm for the pumpkin carving and felt much better for it. That pumpkin looks great. Painting pottery sounds like it was a lot of fun. Hope your girls enjoy their new manga and how lovely that your cat is featured in the calendar. Hope you manage to find time to relax over the weekend too. Thanks for hosting #WotW

    • Anne Sweet

      Thanks Louise, I’ll be sharing a photo of our lit pumpkins on Sunday. They scared away all the demons and spooks, well apart from about 40 trick or treaters. I plan on doing not much at all this weekend 🙂

  2. Emma

    This all makes me so excited to have my own children Anne! We went to a pumpkin patch two years ago and were the only people without kids…it was a bit awkward! I hope you had a brilliant Halloween, and managed to find everything you need. It’ll be too late now, but it occurred to me that you could find a swimming float in the bargain shop and paint it grey maybe? One for next year I suppose! #wotw

    • Anne Sweet

      great idea about the swimming float, I’ll bear that in mind for future attempts at gravestones 🙂 I did come up with an idea, I made some tombestone shaped boxes and filled them with sweets.


    It’s half-term here too, Anne, and we have survived another Halloween. Well my wife did I was at work all evening! The dogs a bit crazed by bangers going off but more used to it by now, so no major panic. Both our kids no longer trick or treating, but O had a great time setting off firwworks with pals, and K walked the village with her friends, all dressed up, her as Cher!!! All harmless fun! #WotW

    • Anne Sweet

      Surviving Halloween is always a plus 🙂 So is surviving half term. I can’t believe it’s nearly over..Christmas next. I used to do one of Cher’s exercise videos many moons ago, I used to put it on after the (older) kids had gone to bed and dance around the living room. Maybe I should have donned a wig as well 🙂

  4. Cheryl | Time To Craft

    You packed a lot into the week. One of my children loves drawing in the Manga style. We do have a few books, but I’m with you on wanting them to read more conventional style books. I’ve not tried a pottery painting activity with my three. It sounds fun. Exciting to have a calendar with Ashley on it. I bet Little Man is super excited. Hope you have a good weekend and thanks for hosting.

    • Anne Sweet

      My eldest daughter sells her manga artwork, so I guess that’s where they get it from. I’m going to continue the pottery painting without the kids (While they are at school) I found it really therapeutic.

  5. Laurie

    Waffles, pumpkin carving, and out for lunch? sounds like a wonderful half term. I hope your little guy had fun trick or treating! Our trick or treat was postponed until tonight due to weather. I’m taking my grandkids.

  6. Kim Carberry

    OHT. hehehe I like it.
    It has been cold this past week. I had a woolly hat on today which never happens.
    It sounds like a great half term and the waffles sound so good!
    The pottery sounds great fun apart from Boo getting upset. It wouldn’t be half term without some sulking.
    What is it with kids nowadays with manga. My youngest is into that and the Anime stuff. x

    • Anne Sweet

      The Little Man loves his waffles, and I like that he wants to experiment with flavours, but chocolate is still his favourite. I think Boo has a sulk every day, she’s that age 🙂

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