The Busy Mums November To-Do-List
There is still time to organise a simple bonfire party and make your own Guy. Take a look at the following fuss free bonfire night recipes, and this weekend you can keep the kids happily occupied making their own Guy Fawkes.
Alternatively see what organised firework displays are in your area. Note the time they start – and what time you will need to allow for travel and parking.
Ensure that everyone has warm clothes and suitable footwear. There has been a lot of rain recently and the last thing you want to be worrying about is cleaning muddy shoes the next morning.
Why not take your own nibbly bits and a flask of hot chocolate to keep everyone refreshed – it might also save a little money and possibly queueing for drinks and refreshments.
If you are worried about your pets then check out the following information on how you can help animals that are frightened of fireworks.
I hate to mention it but do you realise it is less than eight weeks until Christmas.
Actually I like to knock at least a week off when Christmas Day is – if that makes sense – and plan for everything to be finished a week before. It never is, but it honestly does help to build in a bit of slack.
So November is a good month to plan your Christmas and to start/ complete your Christmas shopping.
Write your wish list for Christmas and get everyone else to let you know what they want.
Alternatively – if you want to reduce the amount you are spending this Christmas then why not adopt some of these Christmas money saving tips.
November is also a good month to make sure that you have any overseas cards written you may want to send. Check for last posting dates in the UK here.
Think ahead. Do a diary check. Work out what you are doing and where you will be going in December. Do you know what you will be wearing? Have you got baby sitters lined up? What other eventualities do you need to consider?
November is a great month to indulge in a couple of good old fashioned stews and a slow cooked Sunday lunch.
Finally now the clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in – you can not beat a good night in with a movie all curled up on the sofa with a blanket, nibbly bits and enjoy a little bit of family bonding.