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October Goals Revisited


You know the drill.  Every month I make a small list of things I want to achieve and October was no different.  So here are my October goals revisited.

  1. Watch 5 Horror Films.  I watched Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Pumpkinhead, The Craft and Dracula.
  2. Prepare the Princess’ Halloween Costume.  The Princess flip flopped for a very long time about what she wanted to be for Halloween, but she finally decided on a Princess, go figure.
  3. Thanksgiving and Halloween Crafts.  We took fallen leaves and used sponges to make stamps out of the leaves.  Then we used construction paper and googly eyes to make creepy monsters.
  4. Take a Fall walk.  One of my favourite part of Fall are the changing leaves.  The reds and browns and yellows and oranges are absolutely stunning.
  5. Make my own candy.  Do cookies count? LOL Because if they don’t, then I didn’t do this one.

The Princess’ Halloween Costume

Just in Time for Halloween – Activities this Weekend in Toronto


Halloween is only a week away and while most children are prepping themselves for the sugar coma they are about to endure and parents are saving for the cavities the dentists will have to fill.  In Toronto this weekend, there are some fun family orientated activities for people of all ages to enjoy!

  1. Alligator Pie.  Soulpepper’s Production will be putting on an hour-long play for the entire family to enjoy!
  2. Boo at the Zoo.   Whether its taking part in Critters and Costume parade or walking the Pumpkin Trail, this is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family
  3. Haunted High Park.  Come here are the ghostly tales and stories in High Park this Saturday from 6:30 – 7:30.
  4. Halloween Bed Race.  On the 27th from 10 – 1, closed off Bloor St will turn into a Halloween Bed Race.  Dress up in your costume and come for some fun!
  5. Haunted Walk of Old Toronto.  Take a late night tour Old Toronto and hear all the haunting stories that Toronto has to offer!

Here are just a few, but there are many more events in Toronto happening this weekend!




October is orange and red and brown.

See the leaves all tumble down!

Rake them up into piles so high

You can jump in them, and flop, and lie.

Now the farmer harvests his hay.

The barn is filled.  And everyday is growing shorter.

We have to wait the whole long month for

Spooky Hallowe’en.

What are you going to be? A ghost? A witch?

Or a queen?

Image from advicefortweens.com

By Richard Scarry

Five Things I want to Achieve this October


Like August and September, I have compiled a list of things I would like to do this month.  Nothing special, just something to propel myself forward.  So for September, here are my five.

  1. Watch 5 horror films
  2. Prepare the Princess’ Halloween Costume
  3. Do Thanksgiving and Halloween Crafts with the Princess
  4. Take a Fall walk and see all the lovely leaves  changing colours
  5. Make my own candy