Sunday, November 03, 2013
This year we went trick or treating with some friends down in the Queens Park Estate (a series of roads with lots of identical small terraced cottages - very pretty).
Lots of people had pumpkins out front and plenty had even decorated their front windows or in some cases the entire front of their houses.
The kids were beyond excited - this is the least blurry photo I could find as they were all jumping about crazily before we went and I only had my phone with me.
Up till that night, I'd always been a halloween sceptic. Knock on strangers' doors and get sweets? What could go wrong? But when I saw how many kind and lovely people came to the door and fussed over the kids I changed my mind pretty quickly.
We finally got home about 8 o'clock which felt like midnight as it had been dark for hours and I just poured the kids into bed, not a sugar tantrum in sight.
So of course, now we have to do it all again next year and Sofia's being a mummy this time.
Speaking of which, our day out with the mummies worked really well. There's enough bling about the sarcophagi to impress even the smallest kids and plenty of x-rays of skeletons and weird mummified animals. 40 minutes max though I would say.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Saturday, October 05, 2013
...in the wilds of North Kensington, just 10 minutes drive from home. She's super keen to sign up for lessons - parents just a little concerned about the inevitable upgrade from hamster to pony...
In other news, Will now does Brazilian Ju Jitsu on Saturday mornings and kicks a rugby ball around the park with Dad in the afternoons. Home for apple pie afterwards today - thank you Mr Sainsbury.