Happy Halloween to you all.
It's pouring with rain outside. But if the posts on Facebook are anything to go by, it hasn't stopped the children of St Ives going out trick or treating this year. I'm afraid that I am a Halloween humbug. I'm just not down with the knocking on the doors. My costumes are always hastily thrown together. I like a homespun look, but it would appear that my children have far more sophisticated tastes. They want to actually look like a vampire or a ghoul, rather than resemble one. And I have a sore throat and cough and feel all Lemsipped up and sorry for myself.
Anyhoo. This week's happy. As always joining in with Jen and her lovely series.
So I am a complete sucker for cake decorations. I hate food shopping, but I love the baking aisle. I love the baking aisle even more when it's a supermarket that I rarely visit. These are from Morrisons. Sparkly snowflakes! Holly with berries! Be still my beating heart.
The picture above sums up my half term so far. Getting out and about with Olly. Walking, exploring and breathing in the fresh air. There really is nothing like it - it's an everyday happy here.
It's my sister in law's birthday this week. Olly made her a picture. You can never have too much glitter in your life. I am inhaling the stuff. Olly has a look of Marc Bolan at all times. I love that he wanted to make something for someone else.
For me, Autumn is all about the tree and their leaves. Beautiful shapes, exquisite colours. Fluttering down to earth, we crunch through them, grab handfuls and throw them into the air, use them in the garden. These are just a few that Olly and I collected on a visit to Trelissick Gardens.
So the big storm came in the form of 80 mile an hour gusts and a lot of rain. The palm tree didn't fall onto the house, but the refuse bin lid did get blown open. Sadly that was not the case elsewhere in the UK. But thank you for your concern. I guess the loft conversion is on the back burner again.
I thought that my email address was available, but it would appear not. I've no idea how to make it so, so should any of you lovely people want to point me in the right direction I'd be ever so grateful. I really am that stupid! And 'anonymous,' whoever you are, please make yourself known. It would be lovely to share this part of the world with someone with little ones.
One last thing. The scarf. I knitted it until all the wool was used up. I have now unknitted it (I believe that is a real crafty term. Ahem), and will be re-knitting with less knits. I promise to show the results as soon as I have completed it, but it could be an extra happy. I feel as if I've joined an elite club!!
Here's hoping you got lots of toffees and no sherbet lemons in your plastic pumpkin.