The kids have just returned from Halloween Trick or Treating and they had a great time. There were a lot of kids on the streets this year, more than previously, and it was good to see so many people getting into the spirit of the thing (no pun intended). As usual we had a Pumpkin but this year we didn't buy ours from a store. Last year we saved some seeds and gave them to my uncle as he is a keen gardener. Only one pumpkin survived the year but boy was it a whopper!
This beastie weighed in at 44lb! When I cut it I found it was solid all the way to the core and I actually had to carve out the center in order to cut a face into it from the outside.
Were saving some more seeds for my uncle this year. I dread to think how big next years Pumpkin will be!
I've had one Sky Sales Rep and one group of 3 kids. The Sky Sales Rep was more scary.ReplyDelete
Wow! Big size indeed. Funny how Halloween is now consolidating is Spain too... probably too many American films on the topicReplyDelete
Out of the 15 houses we knocked on only one person answered, I ended up with two very upset little brats!!ReplyDelete
Great pumpkin and what a big 'un. Not had many around tonight, might have something to do with the bulb in the streetlight been out and the creepy state of my front garden!ReplyDelete
That's a big fecker, sorry to hear about Ray.ReplyDelete
Halloween didn't really work in France. Hmm maybe because everyone knocking on your door past 6PM might be someone bad, and so should be shot at ^^ReplyDelete
Yea, we French are... a bit rough sometimes
I had a knock, was too busy playing Battlefield 3 with my cans on to hear the urchins in time - oh, well ;)ReplyDelete
Nice pumpkin :)ReplyDelete
That is one impressive looking pumpkinReplyDelete
love seeing all the kids trick or treating.. since we live out of the way we never get very many though..just means more treats for me!ReplyDelete
We definitely had more children than previous years. I reckon we had about a dozen groups of between 3 and 6 kids at a time. Most were very young and thoroughly enjoying themselves with parents in tow. Lots of witches and ghosts but also one very impressive 4 year old zombie!ReplyDelete
Some Brits don't like the fact that we have adopted this American custom, but I'm fairly relaxed about it all. Most of the kids/parents taking part round here seem to understand the unwritten rule to skip houses without decorations because it's a sign that those houses 'don't want to play'.
Not that big a deal in NZ. However we still had a good half dozen knocks on the door.ReplyDelete
Halloween is catching on here in Germany, but is nothing like back home in the US of course. My daughter really enjoyed dressing up and we mainly just stayed within the neighbourhood where weReplyDelete
know people. After coming home early(she's just shy of 4) she had a lot of fun giving candy to the few that came to our door. Still keeping my fingers crossed that it will grow in popularity.
My two went out and came back with two shopping bags full of sweets..it´s caught on in this part of gremany for sure..you should move Chris :-DReplyDelete
That is some big pumpkin....but don´t do what I did once...cut the bottom out and stick your head in....bloody horrible :-D
My wife cooked up a batch of Pumpkin and Sweetcorn soup yesterday. Very yummy. Tonight were having Pumpkin Curry, tomorrow its Pumpkin Hash and the day after that...ReplyDelete