Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween's here!

Halloween has firmly hit our house, wee man was dressed as a skeleton and the kids and I had friends over yesterday to carve pumpkins. They look great and the children were loving every moment. 

I spent yesterday evening painting the bathroom in the cabin and then picking pumpkin seeds out of the crafting remnants. I put them in the oven at 180°C with some olive oil and salt and roasted them for about 40 minutes. To be honest they could have done with 10 minutes less but never mind. They were put in one of my favourite mason jars and they'll be used for snacks this week.

The eagle eyed may notice a playmobil Zebra has been hiding in the pumpkin!

Today is my birthday and we popped into town to get some new tyres for the car and all the other boring little things a family needs. We  also stopped in the entertainer and there were lots of toys on sale. We used the opportunity to discuss what we might like to ask Santa for and then I took the kids off for 10 minutes. I think this is the last year we'll be able to walk around town with a bag stuffed full of toys and the little man was oblivious! 

I got some lovely pressies, luckily my mum and James looked at my Amazon wish list. My mum thought it was odd but happily bought me a book, I'll blame Harry if it's no good...

The kids making me a birthday cake.

James and I are also going to go out for a meal tonight at the local pub so we can leave the kids asleep at our house with his mum for a few hours and we can walk to the pub and have a bottle of wine with tea.

Also a quick picture of the first coat on the cabin. In some lights it's very blue and in some more grey. I tried hard to take a picture inside but it's piled full of insulation so I couldn't get any perspective. Once it's moved a bit I'll try again. Have a lovely weekend everyone.


  1. Happy birthday, Kirsty. Your log cabin looks lovely, and that photo of you and your children is a delight. Vx

  2. Happy birthday! That is a lovely photo of you and your littles. The cabin is turning out very well. What a relief after all the challenges you've had with it.

  3. Only just read this but I'll borrow that book when you're finished with it please!

  4. You can't go wrong with Cody Lundin. He's quite a character over here. A renowned survivalist, but a man with a personality that does not suffer fools gladly. I hope you like the book as much as I did!