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Fireworks, Funfairs and Halloween #littleloves

Some weeks you really need to take a moment to remember the good. This is one such week. Let’s just say parenting is hard. Parenting a headstrong teen is even harder. I honestly feel physically and emotionally drained by the events of the last few days. So I’m desperately trying to hold on to the good. And remember what was actually a lovely week.

Onto what made me smile this week:

Read

After finishing the amazing Behind Closed Doors, I made a start on one of the review books I have stacked up waiting for me on my kindle. Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop is, so far, a fabulous feel-good festive read. And if I could keep my eyes open at night, I’m sure I’d have managed to read it all by now. It’s the 4th book in a series I love and it’s great catching up with the feisty ladies who work in and around the pretty Cornish village in which the story is set.

I’ve also been loving all the Christmas magazines popping up on my kindle as well. I love a Christmas magazine.

Watched

Hocus Pocus. Well it was Halloween. I absolutely love this film and have done since I was a kid. It’s the perfect ‘non-scary’ Halloween film to watch with kids of any age.

Made

Reservations for a fireworks display last night. Does that count? It was at a local garden centre and included food and a fireworks display. And I was so looking forward to it at the end of a really horrible day. Unfortunately, the organisation was an absolute farce and we ended up being served a 3-course meal in just 15 minutes after I had to complain we’d been sat there for 40 minutes without even being given a menu. We then, of course, had to rush through our food to get outside to see the fireworks.

The fireworks themselves weren’t that great. Although, when you’ve lived in Malta, where they make a lot of the world’s biggest fireworks, even the best displays are a bit of a damp squib. But the little one hadn’t been to a display before (they don’t celebrate Guy Fawkes night abroad as it’s an English thing – something a lot of new expats don’t realise), and having been taught about it at school this week, he was so excited. And his little face and the oohs and ahhs that came out of him as we watched the fireworks was just the sweetest thing to watch. And suddenly the problems of the evening felt completely unimportant. He loved it and that’s all that matters.

Wore

Of course, this one has to go to the little dude, or should that be my very own stormtrooper/dinosaur. On Sunday he was dressed as a stormtrooper as we boarded a little steam train and enjoyed some spooky fun and games, including holding creepy crawlies and enjoying a Halloween feast. And on Halloween itself, he joined my sister and nieces and nephew on his first time trick or treating (it’s been a real week of firsts for him), dressed as a dinosaur. He had an absolute blast and couldn’t believe how people had decorated their homes, or how many sweets he got. When he got home he found his bedroom had been transformed into a spooky Halloween den too. I’m surprised he actually went to sleep that night.

Heard

‘Again, again!’ from this one as he enjoyed the amusements in a little seaside town not far from here last weekend. He went on everything. Dragging his dad on the ghost train 3 times before he agreed to try something else. Before enjoying his first taste of candyfloss. Don’t worry, we did go to the dentist this week, he does have some teeth left after all the sugar he’s ingested.

And Lastly…

Next week we’ll be saying goodbye to the Mr as he heads off abroad for the week to work. I won’t lie, I’m not looking forward to it. But the little one will be trying out karate with his friend for the first time. We’ve got a trip to the park and the library planned. So we’ll be keeping ourselves busy and enjoying snuggling on the sofa, while watching endless Star Wars movies until daddy gets home on Friday.

Have a great week!

8 Comments

  • Donna

    November 5, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Well, this did sound like a lovely week despite your intro. It’s lovely to hear about fireworks excitement from your little one – Brits definitely take it for granted! Sad to hear about bad service, it makes me so mad! I’m going to add that book to my Xmas list, can’t wait <3

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    • Mum Reinvented

      November 8, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      It was indeed a lovely week, despite the intro 😉 I think that’s why I love this linky, it really does make me think about the good things. It’s a fab book, definitely one of those feel good ones to put you in a festive mood x

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  • Anna-Marie

    November 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

    What a jam packed week! Sounds like its been so much fun! I have never watched Hocus Pocus, are they doing a remake or something as Ive seen loads about it on Facebook where everyone seems to be watching it! I feel like I am missing something! haha! Have a wonderful week lovely xx

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    • Mum Reinvented

      November 8, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      How have you never watched Hocus Pocus. I’m pretty sure that should be illegal, it’s brilliant! I saw the whole second film was a hoax, although I live in hope as it would no doubt be amazing x

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  • Natalie

    November 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    We watched Hocus Pocus too, such a great film! I am sorry to hear that your Bonfire night didn’t go to plan but I’m happy to hear the little one enjoyed it. Good luck on the solo parenting lovely #littleloves

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    • Mum Reinvented

      November 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Ha ha thanks, I need it. We’ve all come down with flu like symptoms. Typical it’s on a week when the Mr is away. I love Hocus Pocus! Think I may have to watch it again, it’s been way too long x

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  • Suzanne

    November 9, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Ah I do hope that your week has turned out better than you expected and your Mr is back home really soon! It’s weird going solo when you’re not used to it isn’t it? Thank you for reminding me why I don’t go to organised firework displays – they always end like this! xx

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  • Morgana

    November 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    My girls watched Hocus Pocus the other day too, they loved it!
    I’m not a huge fan of UK fireworks displays either. The kids, on the other hand, just like your little one, love them. We went to a fireworks party at a friends and they loved it. I watched from inside with a glass of prosecco! 😉
    Hope your solo parenting week is going well. xx

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