We’ve been spending a lot of time in Manchester recently mainly to kit the boys out in winter gear. I’m not sure how they keep shooting up so often but they seem to be having tag team growth spurts recently, so we’re spending a lot of time in the shops. Thankfully they’re both now in clothes that don’t look like they’ve shrunk in the wash. And no trip to Manchester is complete without popping into somewhere nice to eat. We ended up at Comptoir Libanais which serves nice hearty Lebanese food. The nights are definitely drawing in and I love comfort food like that. With all the meals out and people bringing in Christmas tins already, I think we’re all going to be fat and ready for the oven by December.
With the rubbish weather coming from hurricane Ophelia and Storm Brian, we’ve been spending most days indoors and not really getting out to see all the golden colours of autumn. We really need to get out soon if only to blow the cobwebs away but, for now, we’ve been enjoying lots of movies on loop and sitting in front of the fire far too much (as well as screaming at the boys to “keep it down!!”).
We’re one of the odd areas of the country that isn’t on half term until next week. I don’t mind so much as the next half term will feel shorter but it’s going to be hard getting out of bed for school over the next week when everyone else will be having nice lie ins. Still…only 5 more days to go before we can throw routine out of the window for a bit.