Our Month - October 2020


I cannot believe I almost made it through the month without writing up my monthly round up post for October! It honestly feels like a lifetime ago now - most likely because the days are going so slowly at the moment. But October was a good-one, so I'm glad I've found the time to write about it.

Of course the start of the month was mine and Jack's wedding anniversary. We celebrated 5 years together on the 2nd, with a trip to Chessington and dinner out just the two of us. Probably not most people's dream anniversary, but it was a lovely - if not a little wet - day out. It felt extra special to go out to dinner just the two of us as well, especially as restaurants shut just a few weeks later.

We spent most of our Saturdays enjoying muddy autumnal walks, and then Sundays relaxing at home, playing games and baking. We absolute love getting out with the littles, but the relaxing Sundays at home really were perfect. Parker has suddenly discovered a love for Harry Potter, so introducing him to the movies was a particular highlight!

We had the most amazing October half term holidays, kicked off with our long-weekend break to Caister-on-Sea in Norfolk. We didn't think we'd be getting on any holidays this year, so it was extra special to be able to get away for a few days as a family. Of course it wasn't the usual Haven holiday we are used to, but we got to go swimming, spotted seals on the beach at Horsey Gap, enjoyed the cheesy funfair at Great Yarmouth, and of course spent plenty of pennies in the arcades. The littles have said they really want to go back already, so I don't think the Covid changes affected their holiday at all!

Jack booked the rest of half term off from work, so even once we were home from Norfolk we still managed to have lots of fun. We had a fantastic day out at Legoland for their Halloween Brick or Treat event, visited the pumpkin patch for our annual pumpkin picking trip, and of course celebrated Halloween at home. We didn't go out trick or treating of course, but we made a Halloween feast, played games and went for a walk to spot pumpkins. It was actually quite nice to not have to knock on doors, so maybe it will be something we do in the years to come too.

Of course the month didn't end on such a high. The news of lockdown 2.0 hit, and the few freedoms we had got back started being taken away again. We made the most of it though by going out for dinner, and I made sure to head to the shops for as many Christmas presents as possible. I'm just so SO glad that we got to enjoy our holiday and days out before we headed back into lockdown.

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