happy halloween

Happy Halloween

Hey friends Happy Halloween and hello Monday! I hope that you all had a great weekend and I’m very happy to be back here today joining Holly and Sarah for today’s Hello Monday post. We enjoyed a fun weekend that went by way too fast as usual!


I was so excited to see the sun shining brightly on Saturday. I went out onto my verandah and noticed that this beautiful plant that my wonderful bestie gave me is starting to bloom! See the pretty red flowers. It makes me happy to see lovely flowers in the front garden.

blooming flowers

The coriander and basil that I planted in September are still alive! Believe me, if you know what a terrible gardener I am, you will know this is a huge achievement.

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I think that the coriander might be going to seed!

I made a tomato, roast capsicum, boconcini and basil (from my pot plant) salad for lunch on Saturday.

tomato and bocconcini salad for happy halloween post

Then in the afternoon, I got stuck into folding some laundry and I decided to throw these socks away. I haven’t found their matching pair in ages and I don’t need this kind of negativity in my life 😂 .So I threw them out! I bet that now I have done that, the matching socks will turn up!!

odd socks

In the evening I went to see the Australian Fleetwood Mac tribute show with a couple of friends. Poor Steve had to work which is a shame because he loves their music. It was a fun night and my friend and I were on the dance floor the whole time.

Fleetwood Mac tribute band for happy halloween post

Before the show, we had a quick dinner. Oh my goodness it was probably up there with one of the worst meals I have ever had. All I ordered was a cheeseburger and fries. I think a cardboard box with tomato sauce would have tasted better! My friend’s husband had a very chewy steak. Needless to say, we won’t be ever going back there again!


But we did have a very fun time and it was nice to get out on a Saturday night. I haven’t done that in a while!


My lovely friend invited me to her daughter’s first birthday party and I had the best time. She did such an amazing job with the decorations and activities for the kids. I think she has such a gift for planning children’s parties and I am always in awe of her attention to detail.

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birthday cake

Gorgeous party bags.

party bags

So much delicious food!


Craft stations for the kids.

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party craft

I remember hosting parties for my kids when they were little and it was fun but so exhausting! It was much easier when they got a bit older and we could have parties at venues like laser tag and bowling.

It’s Halloween!

I guess that wraps up my weekend. It’s a short and sweet post today because I’m off to join my cousin, her kids and the rest of the family. We are trick-or-treating together for the first time. I am really excited and it should be a fun night even though storms are predicted. I’ll be back later on in the week to tell you all about it

Happy Monday and Happy Halloween!

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6 thoughts on “Happy Halloween”

  1. Happy Halloween!
    Send some of your sunshine over here, it’s been grey and cloudy for the last few days. Hmmf.
    It’s always the case with odd socks, once you throw them out the others turn up.
    Oh dear! Such a shame the cheeseburger and fries weren’t good. It’s one of the simplest things to make.
    Oh wow! What beautiful decorations at the birthday party and that cake is just adorable. x

  2. Oh I love that Care Bears themed party; I haven’t seen care bears in ages!! Aside from the less than stellar dinner it sounds like you had a really good weekend.

  3. I hope you enjoyed your Halloween. What an amazing birthday party, definitely some serious party planning skills there. I love the look of your salad and I thought how much I like my tomato and mozzarella salad, I had to look up bocconcini as I don’t think we’ve ever called mozzarella that over here, I buy ‘pearls.’ I’m sorry the meal out wasn’t so good but I’m glad you got to see the tribute band.

  4. I finally gave up on growing coriander, even though we use it often. It seemed to be fine for about a week and then once I trimmed it to use, it never grew back or went right to seed. So annoying. We have had success with everything else, so I guess I’ll just keep buying coriander when we need it.

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