Half term is looming and Little D will have a full week off from school. He is doing a lot more work at school these days, year one is very different than reception and although he is enjoying it, I think he is excited about the potential for a bit of a break.
Usually I wing half term, but this time I have a few things planned. We will be doing our usual swimming of course, but as a special treat Brewers Fayre have invited us to pop in afterwards for some Halloween fun with their Brewers Scare event ongoing in the Play area. They have a specially themed ghoulish menu that I think Little D will really enjoy, watch this space for a full review later on in the week. We will also be popping into to visit the spooky Saturday event at Oldham Market Hall the Weird ‘n’ Wonderful Creepy Crawlies’ roadshow will be there and live street entertainment, including a giant robotic spider, vampires and pumpkins. We will also pay a visit to the new vintage book shop selling Oldham's ex library books to new audiences.
Daddy has different holidays from us so we will be having a Mummy and Little D day. Bless him he is so excited about a trip to The Entertainer and the promise of a Chocolate Babbicino, I am going to take him to see the fantastic decorations at a local town centre which have been themed to Halloween. Little D fully intends to seek inspiration from this and I am under instruction that following a trip to the pound shops we will return to the house and decorate it from top to bottom, and Daddy will be SO scared. After being sworn to secrecy, he himself let our Halloween makeover slip to Daddy in the car this morning. Shh Daddy don't tell Mummy I've told you.
Family visits are also on the cards with trips to see both sets of grandparents, time flies past so quickly and we are so busy with school and outside school events, we don't get as much time to spend with family as we would like.
To finish off a trip to Chadderton Hall Park on Halloween itself we are told that there will be a treasure hunt, spooky sports and arts and crafts. Then back home for a Halloween Feast, worm sandwiches anyone?