Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween

Pumpkin faces courtesy local children
Ghouls, Spooks, and cobwebs by me 

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  1. Hello Rosemary, What creative pumpkins these are. The Welcome one is really a tour de force. When I was little, the most we could muster was the classic geometrical-features-with-crooked-smile pumpkin, although those were fun, too!

    Is Halloween big in Britain? Taiwan has a few sporadic decorations, but I really miss how the event is celebrated in America.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Dear Jim - when I was young we did not use pumpkins, but a turnip or swede. They were really difficult to carve because they are so hard and tough.
      Our museum had a competition for local children, and they were displayed in the park one evening last week. They looked very attractive flickering amongst the trees. It seems to get bigger each year, however, I think that it is good fun for the children as they love getting dressed up. We live in quite a remote spot, so only occasionally get a knock on the door, but I will buy a few treats just in case.

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  2. They are just so special! Happy Halloween! Suzy x

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    1. Dear Suzy - I think that the children had lots of fun making them and setting them up in the local park.

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  3. What delightful pumpkins the children made.. You have decorated the collage really spooky Rosemary.

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    1. Dear Val - there were some delightful little ghouls and spooks on picmonkey that I availed myself of.

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  4. Happy Halloween, Rosemary!
    The pumpkins are wonderful-- so festive! I hope you get some spooky but friendly visitors this evening....
    Best regards,
    Erika

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    1. Dear Erika - Last year I stocked up with jelly fangs etc and no one came!!! I am just going out to get some chocolate for this evening. If no one calls, we can eat the chocolate ourselves, jelly fangs were not really to our liking.

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  5. What talented local children.....or talented mums of local children.... a lovely display Rosemary. J.

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    1. Probably a bit of both Janice -they did look lovely scattered under the trees in the park.

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  6. Dear Rosemary - It's good to see children are still excited to carve pumpkins. These are all delightful, and with your blog's background color, they glow all the more! Happy Halloween!

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    1. Happy Halloween to you to Mark - I was surprised at how much they glowed when I put them on the computer. The children were having a great time in the dark placing them under the trees to be judged.

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  7. A lovely collage Rosemary. The childrens pumpkins are fantastic. The 'Welcome' pumpkin is very adventurous, I take my witches hat off to its creator.

    It is so nice to hear and see people getting involved and enjoying themselves. Today I saw several families in town shopping for their halloween parties tonight. Lots of happy faces, it made my day!

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    1. I do not know whether or not we will have any spectres at the door tonight Paul, it is already rather spooky where we live as there are no road lights. I have bought some goodies just in case.

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  8. Happy Halloween Rosemary, thanks for setting the right mood with this pumpkin collage :)

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    1. Happy Halloween to you too Rosemary - it is really the work of the children with just a few added bits and pieces from me.

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  9. What a wonderful selection of carved pumpkins and I loved your finishing touches. It's so wet here this evening I don't think anyone will be out knocking on doors.
    Happy Halloween!
    Sarah x

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    1. It is raining here too Sarah, but we have had a little visitation. Several little witches and wizards with their umbrellas protecting their headgear.
      I got the little touches from picmonkey.

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  10. Wow - fabulous pumpkin carving. Happy Halloween! M x

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    1. Not done by me, but by local children to display in the park one evening last week. We had a few little spooks visit us tonight.

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  11. Great pumpkins! And very nice cobwebs too!

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    1. Thanks lise - the cobwebs came courtesy of picmonkey.

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  12. Hello Rosemary!

    Halloween is very popular in Norway too now. The kids enjoyed very much! indeed we gownups too!
    - you see we were aloud to taste from all those sweets they got ;)

    Lovely pumpkins!

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    1. Dear Demie - I bought sweets for little visitors and indeed we had a couple of witches and three wizards call. I told them to dip their hands in the bowl of sweets and take a handful but they left behind some for us!!!

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  13. Hallo Rosemary!Happy Halloween!We dont have Halloween here,but my daughter went to an Irish Pub in Athens for Holloween,i am out of town,i dont have internet,i am writing to you from a cafe bar with internet,wish you all the best my friend!
    Dimi..

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    1. Dear Dimi - isn't that just amazing, there you are in a cafe/bar in Greece, connecting with me whilst no doubt enjoying your morning coffee. I bet you have the sun on your face, which is more than we have here. Hope your daughter had a happy time at the Irish Pub in Athens. Lovely to hear from you.

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  14. Maddie and Felix love this as well as me, Rosemary....

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    1. Thank you Kate - if Felix and Maddie would like it you are welcome to grab it, and print it off for them.

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