Then days after the work started I could start cleaning the house. When i walked in I felt like crying my eyes out. The dust covered every surface and got into every press and wardrobe. Four days of cleaning and laundry and finally I think that I'm finished. The kids moved back home yesterday and they were delighted to get settled back in their beds with their teddies.
But we did manage to have some fun at halloween. We all dressed up and went trick or treating (I dressed up as a cat and Lucy drew whiskers on my face. What a wally I looked!) The hubbie did a fantastic firework display which we watched while a bonfire kept us warm on a very frosty night. There was of course the usual pumpkins at the door which the kids cut out themselves.