Happy Halloween

Published: Thursday 31st Oct 2013

Written by: Laura Foster

So it’s Halloween!!!!!!

I, like most people every year love to go out and see if I can find the biggest, most perfect shape / colour pumpkin, bring it home, sit it on the kitchen table, then armed with a marker pen, scissors, screwdriver, and every item out of my cutlery drawer I struggle to decide what I can do to make this pumpkin even better and more scarier than last year’s failed attempt. Finally after a good hour of blood, sweat and tears, wondering why did I buy the biggest one I could find! I realise I am sitting in front of the same carved pumpkin I did last year and every year before that…. with its diamond shape eyes, triangular nose and a number of fangs, two of which I always ingeniously use the extra pieces with the help of a couple of cocktail sticks and attach to the top of the pumpkin to make it look like a devil with horns. Very scary! Although to be honest everyone seems to tell me it makes it cuter and just looks like it has ears, not really what I was hoping for!

Anyway it’s all good fun and I’m sure next year I will remember to buy a smaller pumpkin and carve something completely different. Any ideas, please let me know!

Happy Halloween everyone, have fun and stay safe.

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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