Friday, 16 November 2012

Halloween & Bonfire Night Catch Up

No matter how I try, I still fall behind with blogging about the Simple Things we do as a family.  The idea of creating this blog was to partly fulfil a creative need in me and also to provide a journal of our family life.  But often that life just gets in the way!! ;o)

I'm not going to fill this post with lots of gushing descriptions of how spent a wonderful time intricately carving our pumpkins, or enjoyed the wonder of Guy Fawkes night and the splendid firework display we attended. 

Nope. I'll let the photos do the talking.

My blue eyed boys...  and Billy's Happy Pumpkin ('cos scarey isn't nice mummy').

The concentration....

My owl and floral effort...


 R's scarey face...


The ooooohs and aaaaahhs...

Burning of the Guy...

Happy November people! (And for those that celebrate it - Happy Thanksgiving).  I do wish us Brits celebrated Thanksgiving...  It's such a good and positive sentiment.

Finally I'd like to thank all the lovely people that have visited and left comments on my blog recently.  I have to say I've been blogging for 6 months now, and whilst I don't measure it's success on numbers - it is nice to have some interaction with like minded people!!  Thank you and welcome!!

J9 x

This week I'm linking up with these lovely blog parties!!


  1. GREAT photos / fun post...but I'm here to see the squirrel :)

  2. Oh Bless you Debra!! Thanks for visiting!! J9 x

  3. Such cute pumpkins (and the carvers are adorable too)! Love the concentration! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    1. Thanks Tracy - I had another photo of R concentrating and when she carved each piece she curled her toes!! Adorable, but not the most interesting photo to look at for anyone except her mother ;0) J9 x

  4. Looks like such a fun family 'event'! Your owl and flower carvings are impressive!!

    1. Oh that's very kind... my brother in law did a darth vader and it was surprising how competitive the adults became!! Harmless fun tho, J9 x

  5. Thanks for sharing a fun celebration on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


    1. Oh thank you for visiting me!! Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving too, J9 x

  6. Lovely pumpkins, looks like you had lots of fun carving them too.
    thanks for entering my giveaway and good luck
    love jooles x