Another week closer to the end of the year!   Although we had the typical slow start to the week just focusing on getting through the days of work and school. We did manage an adventure at the end of it, which we made the most of. Not knowing what the coming weeks will bring.

Monday – 5th October

No photos… there’s a surprise.  I will be making sure I actually take one next week. An average day at work and school.

Tuesday – 6th October

Clubs at school and  Cubs afterwards. Tonight they were cooking sausages on firepits and I still haven’t managed to sew his badges onto his sweatshirt.   I had ordered  Charlie a  new Harry Potter cape for our upcoming adventure it said age 8+ online. But when it turned up it fitted me! Needless to say, it is going back.

Wednesday – 7th October

Busy day at work, it is starting to pick up again. I did finally manage to make it down to the greenhouse to water the plants.   We will need to spend next weekend clearing out some of the beds. The pumpkins are coming on well although I am not sure they will get much bigger. I did pick our first sweetcorn which we all had for dinner and they were very yummy. I just wish we had managed to grow more.

Thursday – 8th October

My favourite day of the week! I got greeted by a very happy four year old after school club today as he had been awarded star of the week. For sharing and playing nicely.

Friday – 9th October

This morning after the school run I  met my mum for coffee before heading home to pack.   After picking up the boys from school we headed to Canterbury for a mini-break away. The last we have planned for this year. One benefit of having a mini-break close to home is that we checked into the hotel at about 5.30.  Meaning we got to head out for a curry while it was still light. I think its the first time we have been out for a curry for months.

Saturday – 10th October

We had a busy day today, having to book everything in advance at least means we are organised!  Our first stop was the Cathedral where Charlie enjoyed pretending to be Harry Potter! We even found out that JK Rowling got the inspiration for the snitch from a statue by the  Miracle windows.  After we headed for a trip on the River Stour on a punt which was great fun, especially as we had a guided tour so no one had to worry about falling in.

Then after lunch in a brewery we went to the Abbey which is the second  UNESCO site in Canterbury. All the fresh air made everyone sleepy so we had a nap before finishing the day in a lovely Italian close to the restaurant. I plan to write up our weekend away at some point although it may end up in drafts for a while yet….

Sunday – 11th October

After breakfast at the hotel, we stopped at a National Trust on the way home. Sissinghurst is beautiful and the weather was so nice we had a very pleasant couple of hours exploring.

Blog posts this week

Not a very successful week on the blog front. Although I have been updating  12 weeks of Christmas Campaign which has taken a lot of work!  I am very excited about it though and keeping everything crossed it does well. The second giveaway is now live if anyone fancies entering it would be nice for someone  I know to win  …. its a 3 or 4-night stay with Verdant Leisure.

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  1. Loving the image of Charlie in the catherdral! No matter how old you are, Harry Potter rocks! We’ve just marathon watched all the films and I could still start them all again! Glad you got to enjoy a break away, that street image of Canterbury looks ace!
    Well done to Harry for star of the week too – what a fabulous week!
    Homegrown corn on the cob with lashings of melting butter is the greatest, I’m drooling right now!

  2. Well done Harry with your star of the week! Oooh your sweetcorn looks good. Quite fancy having that with my dinner. What a fab photo in the Harry Potter costume. Gosh your Christmas giveaway sounds very impressive, but a lot to co-ordinate I should imagine! Hope you get lots and lots of entries x

  3. Sounds like you had a good time at Caterbury. Looks like a lovely place to visit.

    Sissinghurst looks good too!

  4. Considering how close my grandparents and mum’s brother and sister lived to Canterbury I’m ashamed to say the closest I’ve ever got to the city is driving around the outskirts to see my Granny when she was in hospital there. I really must visit properly when this virus is under control again. Well done on the star of the week award – settling in well #366

  5. My Aunt lives in Sturry, which is just outside Cantebury, but we have never actually visited the city. I have added to my list for next year

  6. Ooh I love Canterbury, especially the fact that is pedestrianised in the town centre so the kids can wander about without worrying about cars. The sweetcorn look amazing – I bet they tasted great too 🙂

  7. I have very fond memories of Canterbury, I lived there for a year, studying at KIAD. Haven’t visited it since then, and that was over 25 years ago. Would love to take my guys there. The cathedral is amazing.
    A pity the Harry Potter outfit was too big, we had the similar issue with a Spiderman top, it was ginormous.

  8. How lovely that you managed to grow some sweetcorn. Ours hardly grew at all. Well done Harry on being awarded star of the week. Lovely photo of Charlie pretending to be Harry Potter in Canterbury Cathedral. #project366

  9. loopyloulaura

    I’d love to have a staycation in Canterbury. My MIL lives nearby but we haven’t visited as she goes there regularly so we try to do new things with her. #project366

  10. I don’t think I’ve been to Canterbury, looks very pretty there. The cloisters look similar to Gloucester Cathedral where they filmed the first Harry Potter movie (I know that because I was there). My pumpkins never set sadly, were eaten by slugs/snails. Will try again next year

  11. What a lovely trip! Sounds perfect for a Harry Potter fan. Well done on the sweetcorn – need to try mine.

  12. Ohh! That Harry Potter cape looks fab! I would have kept it for myself. hehehe
    That sweetcorn looks so good. You have done so well with everything for your garden.
    It sounds like you had a great trip away! x

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