Our second grandchild is due anytime now, they are waiting for a call from the hospital to go in or for mother nature to take its course. As soon as our DIL is admitted we'll be booking the ferry and dog friendly accommodation and we'll be on our way. The neighbour will be looking after the cat whilst we are away.
The weather is getting really cold now, we had torrential rain over the weekend, but no frost yet. In between the sun has been shining and I'm still able to sit outside, which I love to be able to do.
303 Train cancelled so walked home and drove into Worcester. Peter went to see Dune while I sat outdoors and had a coffee and wrote some postcards. I explored the Guildhall and wandered around the city. In the evening I carved my pumpkins.
304 I baked cakes for Halloween and made some popcorn to bag up. The neighbours came round with their kids for the afternoon, then I decorated the garden ready for trick or treaters. I ran out of supplies around the same time the torrential rain came down.
305 Peter dropped me at the retail park and Bob and I stopped for a coffee and met two lovely women, one after the other for chats about dogs, lack of kennels and decorating, we walked home, took the decorations down, tidied up and started another santa sleigh, cut and assembled.
306 A busy day. Tidied the garden, moved pots around under cover for winter and harvested the last of the veg. I did several loads of washing including the dog beds. The santa sleigh received its first coat of paint, as did the floor....ooops. Bob had his walk, I read some of my book in the bath, we watched TV while I ironed and started to prepare for our trip to Northern Ireland.
307 Walked Bob, fleece wrapped the bay and olive tree, we loaded the fridge freezer into the car, as my mum needs it when she moves into her new home next week and dropped it with my niece who can arrange to get it to the neighbouring town, as we'll be over in Northern Ireland. A friend nearby helped me unload. I haven't seen my niece and the Things for almost a year. This is Thing 3 & 4. 1 & 2 were in school.
308 Peter finished making a table I'd requested for the bedroom to replace the Ikea unit in there. I took Bob for a long walk and stopped for a coffee on route.
309 A lazy morning followed by a trip to the retail park while Peter took advantage of the dry weather and mowed the lawn. We popped over to Gloucester to take child 1 shopping. I took Bob for a walk as he doesn't like the sound of fireworks when he's indoors, he took no notice of them whilst we were out. I found some sparklers in the fridge (obviously I meant to say shed) and messaged the neighbour to ask if I could borrow her almost 2 year old son so I had someone to play with.
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Ohh! Good luck to your daughter in law. Exciting times!ReplyDelete
Your pumpkins all look fab and it looks like you were well prepared for the trick or treaters.
That table is great, well done Peter.
hehehe! Great idea about borrowing your neighbours son. x
I've been borrowing friends and neighbours kids for years lolDelete
Love how involved you get with halloween and getting kids involved. Exciting time waiting for grandchild no 2, hope it all goes well.ReplyDelete
I'm a big kid at heartDelete
I hope all goes well with the birth.ReplyDelete
Loving your pumpkins :)
You put me to shame with all your pumpkins. We didn't take part with trick or treating this year, maybe we'll be back to it next year. Enjoy your time in Northern Ireland, exciting days xxReplyDelete
I have too much time on my handsDelete
I’m impressed by all your carved pumpkins. You look like you were well prepared for trick or treaters. We had a bit of a rush of them and ran out of sweets in 15 minutes! How lovely to see your niece and the Things. #project365ReplyDelete
Thank you, I really enjoy doing the pumpkins and answering the door on HalloweenDelete
We carved oranges this year as pumpkins were too tricky! Sadly we decided against trick or treating this year due to covid. Fingers crossed the birth is straightforward and as pain free as possible. #project365ReplyDelete
I was going to do oranges as well, but ran out of timeDelete
Loving your pumpkin carving skills, they look great!ReplyDelete
The table looks pretty good!
Thank you, my husband really enjoys making thingsDelete
Santa's sleigh looks awesome, I cannot wait to see the resultsReplyDelete
The pumpkins look great! Nice that you had a little party too. I am very impressed with your sleighs - hope he floor is okay! Hope you enjoy your time in Northern Ireland and look forward to the good news.ReplyDelete
The floor will recover eventually for sureDelete
Your Halloween prep and decorations look impressive! I got tired, carving just one pumpkin. Fab pumpkins! :) We don't invite trick or treaters, as Sash gets anxious with knocking on the doors and strangers.ReplyDelete
Hope the floor is OK after the accident.
Thank you, floor will recover when I clean it. where we live people don't knock on doors unless the house is decorated and everyone came with an adultDelete