Dear mummy, we’ve had a really busy, but brilliant long weekend 🙂 Thank goodness, as we needed a distraction after an awful week.
We’ve carved some more pumpkins and went to Wellington Country Park, outside Reading for their Halloween Event. While we were there we made spooky masks in the craft room, danced in the big top tent at the Halloween disco and watched the ghost train.
The weather was beautiful and we even managed to have a picnic outside. I enjoyed terrorising visitors with my spooky skeleton face and kept glancing at my own reflection in the windows unsure of who stared back. On a couple of occasions I even made myself jump!!
We had a big trip to Hobbycraft to stock up on some supplies as it’s just around the corner from us. They had a whole aisle devoted to Halloween items. We picked up some reduced bits in the sale for next year and grabbed our Halloween paints.
We created some spooky paintings to hang on our walls. We bought paint and blank canvases and I stepped in the paint to make spooky footprints. My mummy helped me paint paper plates with creepy faces. I loved covering my hands and splodging them on the paper, I made a real mess too, wiping the hair out of my face and covering my forehead with orange paint. I looked like I had been tango’d!
In The Malls, Tescos had donated some pumpkins from their store to the professional pumpkin carvers to raise money for charity. Visitors were also having a go at carving pumpkins there were some great designs.
While we were in town we stopped by our favourite shops, LUSH, Waterstones and All Our Own Crafts. We discovered some great presents for Christmas and picked up a couple of them.
We were impressed with the Halloween shop displays in Hotel Chocolate, NEXT and Starbucks and we loved that the high street charity shops were getting in on the action.
In the evening while I was tucked up in bed my mummy went down to Southampton to see her favourite band Bring Me the Horizon at Southampton Guildhall. It was a welcomed change to get out of the house and act like a teenager with her friend. She reminisced that the first gig she attended at the Guildhall was 20 years early for the Prodigy Jilted Generation tour.
After the late night on the tiles my mummy was shattered but it didn’t stop us from heading up to London the following day to enjoy the Family Travel Show. We had a great time talking to tour operators and travel companies and took away with us lots of inspiration and travel tips.
Phew! What a manic couple of days….we wouldn’t have it any other way at the moment.
Now it’s all downhill until Christmas!
What did you get up to over the Halloween weekend?
Love Bella x