It’s that time of year again.
Well, as with most things the shops and superstores have had every related item they can muster on the shelves for months to set the scene.
Yes, it’s Halloween.
Typically my two kids have been up for what is essentially a ‘dress up, scare and sweet fest’ for a good week or so now. And as part of the whole shebang, boxes of costumes, masks and hats have been unearthed from the loft, dusted down and tried for size with the kids in the street. Plus two whopping great pumpkins have been dissected and carved out by the junior Qs (see below), to be adorned with the obligatory tea lights for full effect once dusk has settled.
(given my less-than-handy prowess at all things creative, I naturally and wisely kept a safe distance and made sure the carving kit was only meant for chopping into the big orange things – and not little hands)
If you need some tips and inspiration in carving out your pumpkin, I came across a useful video clip on the National Trust website (via YouTube) which may help you out and give you a few ideas. Go to the link here
So with pumpkins carved, and costumes, hats, face paint and the obligatory bowl of sweets at the ready, it’s a case now of waiting till dark.