Pumpkin time ūüéɬ†

Hey readers,

One of my Autumn Bucket List was to visit a pumpkin farm to pick our own pumpkin. This week we finally got to tick the task of the list as we are fast approaching the end of October. We have been to our local farm last year and my boys loved going around and seeing the spooky decorations which a lovely diverse range of stuff.

A particularly  favourite moment at the pumpkin farm was to go in the dark room and see seeing my boys glow in the dark outfit light up.

I love the fact how much my youngest has chilled out more and willing to listen. It is so much easier to enjoy a day out when people are a bit more relaxed.

The boys had a blast and they even got to chose a cute little pumpkin of there own.

We picked a corker of a big pumpkin and it is going to be so cool at a later date to carve the big guy.

This year we also have a table whereby we can put the pumpkin in the centre of the table one night when we have a meal. It just the littlest things that keep your spirits high on the lower and difficult days.


big punpkin!

So many pumpkins to chose from!

So many interesting shapes, sizes and colour pumpkins you can get. Something you will never find in your local supermarket.

One of the fun things to do at the pumkin farm is to have a ride around the pull along cart. This is the life for two children!

Yep they are never going perform on the spot are they?! One day mummy my learn but still we have a cool backdrop for a photo!

Finally the piece de resistance s getting a green pumpkin as we were advised was the best one to make pumpkin tart, yummilicious!

Cheers for reading X

Dear Bear and Beany


Hey Readers,

My word of the week is:

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because oh my word it is bloody freezing at night and I am terribly British and love to moan about all things weather related, why the hell not. Though, I am still refusing to turn the heating on until November, unless it is awful then I maybe weakened to do it. I am so tight…haha!

But I have enjoyed fluffy socks, cosy pj’s and dressing gowns. Cuddling under the throws and not really wanting to leave the home because it is so horribly cold with that eastly wind. I do quite like the feeling of being safe inside whilst looking out of the window at the grey clouds hovering around aimlessly.

I have also enjoyed recently buying a few bits and bobs for Halloween, it is so fun and the boys have loved wearing their Halloween dressing up outfits. My eldest has decided he is called ‘Bone Man’ as he wears his Halloween outfit with all the bones on every night. It is also glow in the dark so we have had fun running around crazy but at least it has kept them entertained for a little while.

Cheers for reading X

The Reading Residence

Ideas to make your home spooktacular for Halloween

Hey readers,

As October is fastly approaching I thought why not put a wish list of all things Halloween themed to give that extra chill fact. I hope they inspire you with some ghoulish ideas!


  1. Pumpkin lanterns string lights from Matalan for £5.99.
  2. Pack of 2 spider cob webs with spiders from Amazon for £2.59 + free p&p.
  3. Happy Halloween banner from  Waitrose for £4.00.
  4. Creepy pumpkin 2M tinsel form Wilko for £1.00.
  5.  Halloween Light Lantern with Flickering LED Candle from B&M for £4.99.
  6. Hotel Translavina DVD from Amazon for £2.99.
  7.  Orange and black balloons 10 pack from Wilko for £1.00.
  8. White pumpkin ornament form T K Maxx for £9.99.



Whatever way you celebrate Halloween, I hope you have a frightful time!


Cheers for reading X