Wednesday, 30 October 2013


It's Hallowe'en tomorrow night so there is much excitement around our house. 

When Iain and I were Aberdeen several weeks ago we picked up this wonderful, round, fleshy pumpkin at a farmer's farm shop outside Dundee. Mairi did the artwork after Ishie and Alastair drew out their faces, one on one side of the pumpkin and one on the other. 

Pumpkins are a new kind of thing around here.  By that I mean in the last 5 or so years.  It's an import from America and a good one I would say.  (I have never, ever got anyone to eat pumpkin pie in this part of the world ... but that is another story!)

It's quite ironic, actually.  Hallowe'en ... at least the idea of witches and warlocks coming out on the night before All Hallow's Day (Nov 1) hence the name All Hallow's Eve ... is a Scottish thing.  So there you go.... started here and we end up with a pumpkin on the doorstep!

So here are a couple of photos of the gang in the living room after school today.

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