Happy Hallowe'en!! The Witching Hour.
Every night when it is the bath and bedtime routine, we refer to it as the Witching Hour. The children become dreadful, some may say vile. And everyone knows NEVER to phone during Witching Hour. My mum, my sister, the husband, my friends, market research people.
By day my children are adorable. Pretty well behaved.
By night it's a different story. So everyone knows to stay away til I've settled the bairns and got them to bed after a trillion stories and a battle in the bath.
Then I know Witching Hour won't be upon me for another 24 hours and I celebrate another hectic evening over, with wine or chocolate.
Or both if it's particularly fraught! Tonight it's been an entire bag of Cadbury's Chocolate Eclairs and no I'm far from proud. Just rotund.
Hallowe'en here consisted of a little tea party for the Princess in fancy dress of course. A menu of Witches Fingers, Bogey Brains, Wizard's Ear Wax and Troll's Brain awaited them (in basic terms: golden chicken goujons served with broccoli, sweetcorn and lovely jacket spuds!!!)
We had games galore. Apple bobbing, a Treasure Hunt, What's in My Cauldron game and then we went Trick or Treating.
|These witches/cat definitely had the X Factor|
|Enough to put me off my Chocolate Eclairs (nearly)|
|Enjoying a cup of Bats Blood|
I can't get over how fast the children are growing. I've looked back over the past few Hallowe'ens.
|The Princess in 2007|
|The Princess and her skeletal cousin in 2009|
|Butter wouldn't melt (2010)|
|One for her 21st|
|Definitely one for his 21st!!!|
One very wicked witch...poor Prince
|Pumpkin carving in Yorkshire 2011|
|The Princess and her cousins, Yorkshire, 2011|
P.S. look at my Sunday lunch yesterday (which went in the oven at 9.30am as I forgot about the clocks!)
|It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.......|
So with Hallowe'en well and truly out of the way, it gives me great pleasure to crack on with Christmas. Where ever we may be.