The nine year old has been dreading his twice-yearly dental appointment with a quite unprecedented terror (although his teeth are always fine). The six year old hasn't been getting on very well with his best friend - and doesn't have a clue how to deal with it (mainly tears so far). And I've been feeling a bit glum about the predictable lack of agent-enthusiasm for the book I spent a year on. God, I hate feeling all the hope gradually seeping out of me as through I have a slow puncture.
To cheer ourselves up we have...
...shopped for new Nintendo games and art supplies, then had a lovely lunch at Pizza Express. Tony Adams and his family were at the next table - which delighted my husband, although me...not so much. I was more interested in my Vanilla Fudge Sundae.
...been to see Hotel Transylvania with bagfuls of smarties, mini-eggs and jelly worms. Husband and self looking forward to Skyfall next week - with rather more grown-up treats (dry martinis are probably in order!)
...And this morning we caught the Halloween Special - a little train that took us on a treasure hunt through the Forest of Dean...
|The woods were pretty and autumnal...|
|...and a little bit spooky. There go the boys looking for clues!|
|And there were lots of pumpkins...|
|The stations and the cafe were decorated with strings of sparkly ghosts, spiders and (more) pumpkins!|