A busy and fun filled week this half term was had by all. Although, little making for my etsy and looming craft fairs.On the first day of half term we took the train to London to see the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, we did have a great day and managed to see another small area of each museum (because they are huge). I did,nt quite anticipate that everyone else had also decided to descend on the capital, as there were huge queues everywhere. Think I will probably take the children again on inset days.
On the days we spent at home, it felt somehow appropriate to head to the kitchen and bake. I think the colder days and dark mornings and evenings seem to have an effect on me like animals that hibernate. The need to fill up on warm homely cooked foods and prepare for the harsh cold winter, when we are snowed in and cannot get to the shops. Well, perhaps I slightly exaggerate, it never snows until April!
The first batch of baking this week was some yummy banana muffins, which swiftly disappeared.
Halloween, yet another excuse for more baking! With the emphasis of aiming to be a self sufficient household we scooped the seeds , to save and plant next year. The little Herbert's created some ghoulish , yet cute pumpkins and we saved the flesh to make yummy, scummy pumpkin muffins. These muffins are so light in texture , but rich like a chocolate pud, that I think they would be delious warm with custard.
In the U.K., not everyone is pro trick or treat, it is only a bit of fun, but I guess some folk don,t see it that way. So we decided to dress up in Halloween spirit and meet some friends with their children at a child friendly pub for a meal. This was enjoyed by all and we went to another country pub afterwards to see a firework display. So a great time was had by all, especially me, as I had no washing up!
When we arrived home I let my eldest daughter stay up and watch my new ( or not so new) "Footloose" DVD. I bought this the other day which is actually a double film set with "Flashdance". To me Footloose is a classic 80's film,and it only seems like yesterday that I saw it at the Cinema. Quite scary how long ago it was made; 1984 to be exact! However you will see a young Sarah Jessica Parker and I think she is a classic example of someone who has blossomed with age. My daughters verdict was that she thought it was a good film!! Could be because of the fashion cycle, a lot of the fashion in the film can be found in your local Topshop or Primark!