Yesterday was initially a fail-whale day, after plans for a Halloween boogie (how old am I?!) disappeared, my day turned into a homey Halloween instead. What do most people do when you're stuck at home during one of the most festive days of the year? Take to Pinterest of course!
First off I borrowed a child (ask their permission first) and made some 'Mummy Sausage Rolls' using chipolatas and a simple shortcrust pastry mix. As with anything, I find the simple things in life the most enjoyable, and an afternoon making halloween themed snacks with a 10 year-old was really very nice indeed. Find the recipe here, they're really good fun and v. tasty too!
After that the dark began to draw in, so I took inspiration from this pin when deciding how to carve my pumpkin. Less ghoulish and more 'friendly woodland critter' - I still love the idea. You know I'm drawn to a good woodland-themed craft...
Warning: when the carving gets intense the handle of your knife gets slippy. Take note when furiously digging into your pumpkin - you may also dig into your hand.
Today, a glance out of the window could fool you into thinking we were still in late summer - I was so hot in bed last night, partly due to the balmy evening and partly due to not wanting to expose my limbs to the demon most definitely haunting our cabin (Paranormal Activity - I blame you).
Look at that - almost summer sunshine! (Please don't look at our windows, they need a clean!).
Later on we're heading into central to watch the Lord Mayor's fireworks in celebration of Guy Fawkes Night. Apparently they float a barge full of fireworks down the Thames and then blow it up. Fun!
How did you celebrate halloween? Two thumbs up if you foolishly watched a scary film like me and couldn't sleep as a result!