Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Half Term Happenings

Well here we are already halfway through the half term break. It's been a mixed bag weather wise. Quite chilly a couple of days ago. Chilly enough, in fact, to light the first fires of the season. Lovely, lovely coal fire.... sigh... it's so cosy and toasty. Sadly, weather has turned and it's wet and mild now so no more fire for a while. The problem with a real fire is that you can't exactly turn it down or off so you end up lounging around in shorts with all the windows open if it's not really cold enough (hmm.... does this sound like the voice of experience you all wonder. And you are right!)

Monday was a wonderfully cold and frosty but sunny day. We had a hard frost and the leaves on the trees were simply throwing themselves to the ground. Almost like some kind of leaf snow at times. Lots of crackly noises too.

Such rich autumn colours edged with frost. Gorgeous.
It was just too nice to stay indoors so we wrapped up and headed off to the park.
I really like this snakey park bench.
A carpet of leaves just begging to kicked and foraged in...

The grass in the bottom end of the park was smothered in a sumptuous golden carpet of fallen leaves. So we just had to spend ages kicking it about and foraging for late conkers.
What a result. A truly MASSIVE conker!
Lots of stuff to see at this time of year. We especially like some of the fungi you see around the trees. Haven't got a clue what sort of fungi it is but it looked lovely.We thought it could be a tiny fairy village and that each mushroom was the roof of a cosy little fairy cottage.
Clump of mushrooms or fairy village? I vote for the latter!
Then off to the river to have a quick game of  Pooh sticks. Lots of leafy mess on the steps to kick about.
Lovely, leafy messiness
Waiting for the Pooh sticks to appear.
 So that was Monday.  Lovely cold crispy day. Back home to a roaring fire and hot chocolate. Fab. Tuesday was a damp squib of a day and we lounged around until lunchtime in our PJs watching scooby-doo. Also great fun. Then we finally roused ourselves and went out to do some shopping. Made some progress on socks for me which I'll remember to photograph for you this time!

Today we went to see Despicable Me. We always go to see a film in the hols and sometimes the offerings are a bit hit and miss. Fell asleep during the Cats and Dogs movie so slim was the plot and interest. Today's choice was really good though. If you haven't seen it, you should, it's very funny and a bit moving too at times. I love the minions and want one as a pet.

Older girlie wants to go and see the Owl film that's out at the moment. In fact the Raptors were at the cinema today with some beautiful owls. There was an eagle owl, a barn owl, a couple of tawny owls and some other but I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't tell you what they are. Beautiful though.

Finished my socks!Yay! Bit too late and dark to take a picture. Tomorrow I promise.

1 comment:

Milly said...

Sounds like a perfect day, and socks finished to boot!