As September draws to a close, Halloween is almost upon us and already the children are excited at the concept of choosing costumes, makeup, pumpkins and all kinds of spectacular and spooky specifics for All Hallows Eve.
As a family, we celebrate Halloween with gusto; we decorate both inside and outside of our house, we load buckets with treats for our ghoulish guests and we spend time reading spooky stories, watching frightening films and playing ghastly games to celebrate in style.
I adore decorating the house for Halloween and can’t wait to browse B&M’s shelves for further autumnal decor. Unlike Christmas when the decorations may be left hanging for a week or so after the big day, Halloween is done and dusted within twenty-four hours. This leaves very little time to admire and to enjoy the decor, thus this year I plan to start decorating at least a week earlier.
The kids have already visited their Grandparents pumpkin patch, to admire what has been an early harvest. Give it a few weeks and we will be going ‘carving crazy’, as the kids never fail to set us a near-impossible challenge to cut and to carve.
I would once spend hours desperately trying to create elaborate pumpkin designs such as Peppa Pig or Jack Skeleton, whereas these days I’m quite happy to hand the pressure over to Paul. He’s far more arty-farty than I am and far less likely to lose a finger in the process of pumpkin carving!
You’re hollow within
More how I’m to slowly
Let their harm
Give us some
Like flowers untamed
Shine out ends
I find what’ll make him
Life is our find