Monday, 20 October 2014

{Autumn Bucket List} Autumn Picnics & Woodland Walks

The sun finally came out so we grabbed our opportunity to kick through some dry leaves during a little stroll around a local wooded area where we like to walk our Chorkie, Florence. Vita Coco Kids asked us to share a favourite spot for a picnic, and this place is lovely as it's just down the road from our house - Florence loves to run around the trees looking for squirrels! With the weather in our favour the girls & I packed up our basket & headed off to sit in the sunshine while Flo had a run around and got some exercise.

E had her favourite - cream cheese mini bagels and a fruit & yoghurt snack, washed down with a carton of Vita Coco Kids apple & blackcurrant natural fruit-flavoured coconut water. Vita Coco Kids are free from colourings and preservatives, and are not artificially sweetened. They are ideal to pack for a picnic, or in school lunch boxes. In the Summer you can even freeze them, then cut the top of the carton off and enjoy it as a refreshing ice pop!

Available in two flavours - Apple & Blackcurrant, and Mango & Pineapple - Vita Coco Kids can be purchased at Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Ocado, Amazon, Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods, and Planet Organic, as well as some speciality and health stores, and other independents.


Just because the Summer has passed by, it doesn't mean we can't all still get out and enjoy a picnic. Autumn is a beautiful time of year with the changing colours of the leaves, and it makes an afternoon in the great outdoors that much more enjoyable. Just remember to wrap up warm and take a blanket, perhaps a flask of soup and some bread rolls, and make the most of the sunshine and these mild Autumn days while they last.


Meal Plan Monday 201014

Mon 20th Oct - Honey dill chicken with rice & vegetables

Tues 21st Oct Caribbean lamb with cumin roasted sweet potatoes

Weds 22nd Oct - The kids are having pizza, as the Mister & I have been invited to Garfunkel's to preview their new Christmas menu

Thurs 23rd Oct - Cottage pie topped with root vegetable mash

Fri 24th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th Oct - We're off for a long weekend away with the kids leaving my wonderful niece in charge of the house and the dog, so the plan is - there is no plan!

I've joined in with Mrs M's #mealplanningmonday linky with this post

Friday, 17 October 2014

{Autumn Bucket List} Halloween Fun from Party Delights

If you're having a party this Halloween then Party Delights have the most devilishly brilliant free invitation printables that will have all the boos & ghouls queueing up to attend your spooktacular event! We were sent lots of spooky bits and pieces to have a go at making some ourselves, which was a great Halloween witchcraft to do together on a grey afternoon.

E's favourite design is the monster, & we added some googly eyes that glow in the dark! As part of their 31 Days of Halloween feature, Party Delights are sharing lots of fun Halloween ideas on their party blog, including games, craft tutorials, party decorations, food - even spooky make-up tips! We're especially keen to make our own Tin Can Bowling game by Red Ted Art.

Their blog is a great resource for Halloween party planning and we'll definitely be making good use of it for our own celebration planning as part of our Autumn Bucket List. What are your plans for Halloween?

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