Monday, November 02, 2009

Halloween Review 2009

Another Halloween done and dusted.  Every year Halloween seems to get a little bit more popular here in the UK and every year there are more and more decorations to be found.  Even the cost of a pumpkin has gone down in price.  Seven years ago I can remember spending £4 on a pumpkin...I know, madness spending that much only to carve it up and then throw it away!!  This year I spent £1.50 per pumpkin and splurged and bought 2.  The girls had a wonderful time designing the faces and my eldest was allowed to carve hers completely on her own...I just looked away while she was using a knife!!



Until next time...

16 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Go figure....here in the US Halloween is getting less and less popular. We used to have 100+ little ones at the door and this year we had 6 (other than our own grandchildren).

Ali said...

I, for one, am so happy it is catching on here. My neighbourhood is a cul-de-sac and we get hoardes of trick or treaters (usually all very sweet and polite).

When we first came, we were usually more decked out than anyone else, but now they are catching up (and overtaking!) for sure.

Bah humbug to the hallowe'en haters.

Clare Wassermann said...

Nice post Jane - how did you do that nice little photo collage? I love pumpkins and enjoyed your lovely pics.

Leanne said...

A very responsible parent "look away while child uses knife" LOL. The jack o lanterns are very cute all lite up.

sewkalico said...

Wonderful!! Love the artistic carving!

Jackie said...

Your photography is stunning!

The pumpkins came out cute!

black bear cabin said...

ill have to send you some of those simple pumpkin carving kits they have out here...the knives are fairly kiddo proof and safe (you can see jordyn using one on my page). i can remember being a kid and cringing when it was knife time...but now its sooooo easy :) Love the pumpkins, and glad the holiday is taking off over there....i have fond memories of Halloween as a child, and so should all kids!

Rachel said...

We never celebrated Hallowe'en when I was a girl in England. It was always Guy Fawkes Night, with a big bonfire and fireworks in November. When I moved to Canada (at 7 years old) I experienced my first North American Hallowe'en. Interesting to see that it's catching on in the UK now. More Americanization...

Linda Mullen said...

I'm not surprised it's catching on with Walmart in the UK, I think it's Asda chains.. They have just as much Halloween stuff out in the UK than they do here, I got back on Oct. 7th.

At least in the UK, you can actually wear some of the nicer ones as you don't have to have a winter jacket or snow boots.. This year it was actually warm in Winnipeg, it was about 4C and it was 15C in Montreal, so Tshirt weather.

corry said...

We don't do anything at Halloween overhere but I like the decorations though. Those two pumpkins heads are wonderful!

lancelonie said...

Back home in the Philippines, it's not popular 'coz it's not a tradition. But I think it's trying to pick it up. In UK, WOW! I think Halloween is cool. :)

Thimbleanna said...

What lovely pumpkins! Before you know it, you'll be seeing candy corn in your stores!!!

an encourager said...

Your post inspired me to carve a pumpkin - for Thanksgiving! Thanks!

toni said...

Your pumpkins look fabulous! I think we might have to try and carve one, or two *smile*, next year. Halloween isn't really celebrated in Oz, but I noticed that there were a lot of parties this year.

YankeeQuilter said...

I love halloween! Your pumpkins look great...did you bake the seeds for later? In Prestbury there is an annual pumpkin growing challenge...the owner of the pub generally wind (we think he feeds it ale all summer!)

Kitty said...

I can remember when the UK didn't celebrate Halloween much at all. The kids absolutely love it now, and what's the harm in little ones dressing up and having a good time? My two have a great time.

As always, your photos are gorgeous. x