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And all of a sudden it’s November! Why does the year drift by so quickly? Why can’t time just slow down for a moment and allow us to enjoy it.
It’s almost time for the season of pantomimes and plays, Christmas charity jumpers and the dreaded count down to begin! 
But first we need to get through Guy Fawkes night and then Christmas can finally take over! Our decorations don’t usually appear until the second week of December, we are getting a brand new tree this year so I may get some new decorations too (if Mr S lets me ha)
I have some exciting things coming up this month, I’m off to the Essex baby show in Chelmsford on the 20th tickets are available until the 19th so go get them! 
I also plan on doing a monthly favourites tag and possibly some Christmas diy craft ideas! 
I love this time of year 🙂
Mummy Cat
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 Once again we went to my favorite place to photograph  –  Cammas Hall but instead of strawberries and raspberries.. we went for the wonderful pumpkin!
So many choices to pick, big and small and even some charming green ones, middle kitten Amelia wanted this one.

I love going here every year, this time we actually used it regularly and I am excited to go again next year with Robin.
Time to Carve 🙂
Mummy Cat
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This is a pretty simple DIY – I adore candles and candle holders but more often than not I have more candles than holders.. so what I decided to do was use some old yankee candle style jars (one is an actual yankee candle) and turn them into jars for tea candles.



You will need some old candles, a knife or spoon, a dishwasher, some warm water and a paper towel.


Get the knife or spoon inside the wax and gently dig around in the jar (BE CAREFUL!!)



and it should pop out smoothly like this, I found the official yankee candle to be easier to remove the wax than the Poundland alternative.


Give it a little clean, this one didn’t need much doing to it unlike the others which needed hot water and a run in the dishwasher.


Add tea candles and ta-daaah! you have a new place to pop your tea candles in.. now that its nearly the darker months I can see myself doing this a bit more.

Toodles for now

Mummy Cat

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