Our Favourite Five – October

As the clock goes back an hour last Sunday, it signals the move into Autumn and Winter Season.  Unfortunately, it also means that the British Summer Time has ended.  Has everyone prepped up already for the start of cold, dark and probably snowy days?

Before I’ll get too swayed with these Winter dilemma, I would like to recall Our Favourite Five for the month of October first before anything else.

Here goes:

  1.   Family Time

First week of the October, when we had a great night adventure in The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry, where we enjoyed and got fascinated with the beauty of the forest that came out so magical with the lights and sound effects in it.  That was definitely a lovely family night out and I would like to do it sometime again.

We loved this colorful glowing sticks along the path
We loved this colorful glowing sticks along the path

2.   My Eyeglasses


This month is my routine eye check up again.  I hate the thought of having my eyes checked as I find it so complicated, but I need to have it done as I think there will be a change in my vision again after it was last checked two years ago.  I went to Vision Express and yes my eye prescription has increased dramatically.  After two weeks, I got my eyeglasses back with new lens in it and I was surprisingly shocked how everything looked like in Ultra HD 4K resolution.

3.   My new Blog theme

Some of you may have noticed that I have changed a new theme/template on my blog.  What prompted me to do so because I dared try checking how a stranger reviews my blog through Peek User.  I’ve got some positive as well as negative first impressions and comments about my blog which I took it as a constructive criticism to improve my blog on a reader’s point of view.   So far, I’m happy with the theme I’ve chosen and I would like to think it’s an improvement of my previous one.  Well, if you’re a blogger, you can give it a go too… Good Luck!

4.   Parent’s Night

Last 15th of October was Reimer’s Parent’s Night in School.  We were initially a bit worried about it as we thought the Teacher will tell us more negative things over the positive ones.  However, we were absolutely wrong! We’re so proud of how he improved academically and behaved well in school.


5.   Halloween

Last weekend, we finally bought the Halloween costume for my two kids as they are overly excited about it.  We found a matching costume for both of them, a Batman for Reimer and a Batgirl for Ruby.  Reimer adored his Batman costume, while Ruby seem not too keen on hers.  She prefers the Elsa or Anna costume but I find the Batgirl one so gorgeous and I think she would look cute on it.  Despite of it, I still bought an Anna costume for her because she always likes to role play at home and pretend like a princess.  So, they both all set for tomorrow’s trick or treat.


How about you what are the favourite things you’ve done for this month?

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24 thoughts on “Our Favourite Five – October

  • I’ve never heard of peek user before, I don’t know if I want to check it out or not in case I don’t like the results! I’ll pluck up courage later I think. The costumes are super cute I bet they had a great time wearing them! Love your new glasses too. Becky x #OurFaveFive

    • ReimerandRuby

      I have read about peek user from another blogger too and had the guts to do it, but I was so scared to view the video that was sent to me at first… however, that’s the only way to know how our blog looks like in other people’s point of view. Made a few changes to it, need to check peek user again but I’m still in two minds, lol

  • I’ve not heard of peek user either – will have to check it out! Yay to family time – it’s so important isn’t it? I’m glad Parent’s night went well for Reimer. It’s really nice to hear how well they do at school as I don’t know about you but I never seem to get much information from E about what he’s been up to! Thank you so much for linking up to #OurFaveFive – it really means alot and I hope you come back again next month! #OurFaveFive

    • ReimerandRuby

      When both of us are busy at work most of the week, family time at weekends seems so special and important especially for the kids. Reimer is always vocal as to what they were taught in school almost everyday, but it’s still different if its the Teacher telling us what he’s up to in school.

  • The enchanted forest looks great and how cute are those batman and batgirl costumes? I like your new glasses too. Thanks for linking up to #lovelythings

    • ReimerandRuby

      Thank you! I love their matching costumes for halloween, they both looked so cute.

  • I’m glad Reimer’s parents evening went well. I love their Halloween costumes, it’s so cute you have a boy and girl so you can take advantage of these sorts of themes for costumes 🙂
    I’m off to look at Peek User – I think I already said I love your new look, have a fab November!! #thelist

    • ReimerandRuby

      I think they look cuter when they’re on matching costume, lol Thank you for the lovely comment about my blog.

  • A lovely month and I must say what gorgeous glasses! #ourfavefive

  • That walk in Pitlochry looks amazing! and those costumes look really cool too. I’ve never heard of Peek User, I might have to have a look. #AnythingGoes

    • ReimerandRuby

      Well, if you want an independent reviewer of your blog, give it a go… it was thrilling, exciting and also heartbreaking experience for me, but you’ll only know about it if you try though.

  • The enchanted forest looks absolutely amazing. I’d love to go. I too have had an increase in my glasses prescription, and I thought my eyes were getting better. I blame blogging! Sounds like you’ve had a fabulous time.
    Ps, the theme looks great!


    • ReimerandRuby

      I blame blogging too for my increased prescription, I noticed it since I started blogging and always on computer/laptop.
      Thanks for dropping by!

  • I don’t wear glasses – but always wanted too haha, I always wanted curly hair too! Good luck with your new look blog x

    • ReimerandRuby

      I like having straight hair too but I have this wavy curly one… I prefer not having glasses too, lol. Thanks

  • Sounds like a good week and we’re almost glasses twins as I have similar frames! Yay!

  • I love those glasses – and the Halloween costumes are so cute! 🙂 #abitofeverything

  • Lovely post, Cheryl. I really enjoy reading your posts. Yep, I noticed your blog theme change. I have clicked on the link but unsure if I have the courage to go through with it. Hope to see you again at #abitofeverything

    • ReimerandRuby

      Aww Thank you El, it’s very much appreciated! I was the same at first with peek user but I did go for it… thinking of checking it again but I have no guts yet, lol

  • The enhanced forest looks amazing, I wish we lived closer. I have not heard of the Peek test so I will be heading over to check it out after this. Well done on parents evening you must have been so proud xx #LoverlyThings

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