This is the first year we’ve done anything really for Hallowe’en. Although I do love the day, in the UK it’s still sadly rather lacking. At least where I now live… Growing up we used to go out trick or treating and almost every child in the area was out and about having fun. So when I moved to the city, I expected the same; if not more. But no, even with children in the area we only ever get 1, maybe 2 coming to the door.
Every year I dutifully carve my pumpkins, buy sweets and light candles.
So, why is this year any different? My brother is in the UK for the first time in years, that’s why and so I’m taking advantage. We made a pact to dress up too and have a little party complete with watching movies and scaring my boyfriend as much as possible playing the new Aliens game in the dark.
Would I be a cheapskate if I collect the confetti and save it for next year???
The plan is for all of us to carve a pumpkin each. Guess who ended up carving all 4??
Muggings over here.
Ok, due credit where it’s deserved… Boyfriend drew his Oogie Boogie design and left me to gut and carve it (woo, thanks Pete). My brother meanwhile did gut both of his, drew them and then did the main carving and left me with the delicate parts.
Such as the teeth on this one below.
This is the first time I’ve ever seen any other ‘different’ pumpkins here in good ole’ England. Usually I only ever see them on North American blogs… With any luck we’ll begin to see the gorgeous bluey/green knobbly types too.
I went over the top with the sweets… They will last us well into next year.