Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloweeeeeeeeen

Saturday afternoon we drove to Slindon which is well known locally for its displays and sale of pumpkins. It had rained all morning so when the rain stopped in the afternoon, the crowds came out and the village was very busy. There were ornamental gourds, patty pans, a mountain of the traditional orange pumpkins and the display of a traction engine, which was as eye-catching as always. If you click on the word display it takes you to a gallery of pictures from the pottery and pumpkin man. We purchased a medium orange pumpkin and then a small orange pumpkin and fridge magnet from the pottery.

On our way home I took a photo looking across the valley from Amberley, the sun was peeping through the clouds and just picking up a group of autumn colours on the opposite hill. You can see it better if you click on the picture to enlarge it.
This afternoon Em carved the pumpkin with a little help/interference from me! well I couldn't let her have all the fun - and it was the first time we had ever carved a pumpkin. Em was delighted with the finished face which we had found on the internet - it is her favourite character Jack from the movie The Nightmare before Christmas. Happy Halloween, Jane, Tony & Em


The Blonde Duck said...

I love ya'lls pumpkin!

LauraRN said...

Halloween is such fun! And it appears that you had a terrific time. I LOVE your pictures of the pumpkins and gourds and jack-o-lanterns. Thanks for sharing!

The Vintage Kitten said...

It looks like you had a lovely time at Halloween. Love the autumunal colours X