1.11.14

A Homey Halloween

If Halloween is 'All-Hallows-Eve' does that mean that today is 'All-Hallows-Day'? If so, happy All-Hallows Day to you! May your day be filled with not just one, but all the Hallows!

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!


12 comments:

  1. those sausage rolls are a fantastic idea! ive never seen anything like those before, they look fab! id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2014/10/sanctuary-spa-essentials.html xx

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  2. Love the Mummy sausage rolls!! x

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  3. Oh those sausage rolls are super cute! Look easy to make too :) I had a very relaxed halloween and just worked and went out for dinner! Though I have been watching American Horror Story and that does result in some sleepless nights! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. So easy, it was hardly any effort at all. :)
      Oh god - I have heard tales of American Horror Story, I couldn't hack it! You're braver than I am!
      x

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  4. I'm so happy I stumbled across your beautiful blog with the help of the lovely daydreams of summertime. Those little mummy sausages are just so perfect! Lovely Halloween idea. x

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    1. I'm so pleased you did - very pleased to have you here! With all the halloween crafts I found on Pinterest I wish it was more of a holiday season like Christmas!
      x

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  5. How cute are those sausage rolls?! Just found your blog from daydreams of summertime and very much look forward to following along! Our Halloween was crazy busy but we managed to squeeze in some fun:)

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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    1. So happy to have you here, thanks for hopping over!
      Glad you managed to squeeze in some halloween fun :)
      x

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  6. These are so, so cute!! They seem quite simple as well, I barely ever do anything with pastry and forget how many yummy things you can make with it! Love the blog by the way :)

    Imogen // imogenscribbles

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  7. I love the woodland critter pumpkin!

    Also, thanks for the reminder that I should probably clean my own windows too.

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