Rollercoaster Mum: A Year in Pictures - Week 44

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Friday, 1 November 2013

A Year in Pictures - Week 44

Half term week and phew it's been a busy one. School disco's, Carnivals, parties, sleepovers, relatives, days out and climbing with the odd storm (power cuts) and all the normal stuff thrown in too. I am, as is often the case, reeling (and we still have relatives coming to stay this weekend - aaarrrghhhhh!) Roll on Christmas - I might actually get to relax. Oh and apologies there are quite a lot of pictures this week!!

winning queen? dressing up + Bread and Jam dress
Little Miss decided to dress up with a few accessories - I have no idea what she was trying to be - my best guess is the Queen?! (but she did look funny so a photo was required!) 

Carnival float for girlguides
Last weekend it was the local carnival and the Girlguides association always has a big float with lots of the Brownies and Rainbows on it. Little Miss was very excited to be allowed to be on it for the first time as a Rainbow.

Sixties carnival costume - girlguides
And here she is - dressed up in her sixties outfit and very very pleased to see Mummy and Daddy and be able to wave at them! 

How to eat a toffee apple
As a treat I bought the girls toffee apples - Bigger Miss demonstrates how to eat one! 

steam train Bluebell Railway
The girls and I went for a short visit to Grandma's with a day out on Wednesday on the Bluebell Line and then a run around looking at the autumn colours in Sheffield Park garden. (hope to write a proper post on a great day out another time) Here is the view out of the carriage window - choo choo!!

Train driver on the steam train, Bluebell Railway
Little Miss got to meet the train driver at one of the stations on the Bluebell Railway - we love his moustache! 

Autumn reflections and a Ginkgo Biloba, National Trust Sheffield Park Garden
Unfortunately the sun went in for the afternoon but we still saw some gorgeous autumn colour at the National Trust's Sheffield Park Garden - I love the Ginkbo Biloba tree in the foreground. 

Autumn reflections and Fall colour, National Trust Sheffield Park Garden
Finally the sun came back at the end of the day - I love this one of Bigger Miss with the sunlight just coming through the trees. I took loads of pictures on our day out but these are a couple of my favourite. I will definitely have to do a longer post when I get time- watch this space! 

Tinkerbell fairy pumpkin carving
And of course it being Halloween there has to be a pumpkin - this was my attempt this year - a friendly Tinkerbell! We don't go in for Halloween in a big way and although happy to accept trick or treaters I have never taken the girls out to do it. Little Miss was at a Halloween party anyway and Bigger Miss at a brownie do.

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7 comments:

  1. loving the angle of the train shot and i am loving the toffee apple eating :-)

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  2. Lovely photos including Little Miss in her fancy dress.

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  3. Loving the top shot of the fancy dress and the train shot is wonderful too.

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  4. it sounds and looks like you have had a ball this week! the train journey sounds lovely and your Tinkerbell pumpkin looks clever but my fav photo is the one sby that lake - just stunning and so autumnal x x

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  5. I just adore the photo of the lake, the colours are stunning

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  6. I think that's a cracking photo of the curving train, really looks fabulous. Also the photo of your daughter snaffling on that toffee apple!

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.

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