Goodbye October, Hello November


I can’t believe it is November, which means we are almost at the end of 2017. November marks our 1 year anniversary of living in Hove. It seems like only yesterday that we were packing our flat up into boxes and getting ready to move. Now I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. So October was another busy month for us. It started off with me going to Southampton to spend the day on a cruise ship with lots of lovely bloggers for BlogCampOnBoard.

I then headed into London to see one of my favourite bands with my best friend. I have been a fan of Papa Roach since 2000. My friend Rhia is also a massive fan, and whenever they tour over here we always go together. In fact we already saw them twice (on the same day) in June but they didn’t stop us from going again. After that I headed down to Devon with Clem to stay with my mum for a few days, as Clem had two weeks off for half term.

Whilst we were away Jesse and his mum finally finished off Clems bedroom and it is great. I will be blogging about it soon, so look out for that. October was also filled with the usual coughs and colds. Now that Clem is back at pre-school I swear she has a snotty nose or a cough or something else wrong every week. I always end up getting it as well, it’s like a never-ending cycle.

We also went to ZSL London Zoo for their Halloween event – Boo at the Zoo. You can read more about that here,┬áit was great and I would definitely go again. I love London Zoo because it’s actually a charity which a lot of people don’t realise. They do a lot to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. We went a zoo a while back and we actually left as we weren’t happy with the way the animals were kept. In fact we didn’t really see any animals there, it was a bit odd. However at London Zoo the animals had big enclosures, and lots of space to move around.

October means one thing – Halloween!

I am a big kid when it comes to Halloween. I love dressing up, and now we have Clem I have the perfect excuse. We got her a witches outfit from ASDA, who personally do the best bits for Halloween, and we decorated the house. We had lots of trick or treaters, which was a first for us. Every area we have ever lived before we’ve had zero. This year we had already had 5 groups before 5:30!

We decided to go the no-carve route this year and I really like it. It was also way less messier! Did anyone else do no carve pumpkins this year? Or will you do them next year?

I also went into London again for a friend’s birthday. We went to an immersive theatre night, which was interesting. It was organised by Hammer House of Horror, and it was a really good night. When we arrived we were given cloaks which we had to wear all evening. I was definitely living my teenage goth dream. Throughout the evening we were free to wander around the building, exploring all the different rooms and scenes going on before it all came to an end in the main room where we all started. The actors were all around us acting out the scenes as we worked our way around. You could stick with one actor or switch and follow several. If was completely up to you. It was definitely an interesting way to spend an evening.

Now it’s November, which is my favourite month because it means it’s almost my birthday! It’s also the month we start visiting schools for Clem. I can’t believe she will be going to proper school next year.

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  1. It looks like you’ve all had a brilliant October. Very impressed with all the things that you have got up to. We painted our pumpkins too, it’s really fun and definitely better for little fingers! And so, as they say, bring on November! Thank you for joining us for the #dreamteam xx

  2. Happy one year anniversary! I did not know that Papa Roach was still together and touring! That is crazy! Talk about the good’ol’days! What a flashback!

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