Sunday, 31 October 2010
Happy Halloween all from Australia! Although I've never lived in a country that really celebrates it as seriously as perhaps it is in the United States. I'm amazed at how much effort Americans I know living in the UK make in decorating their houses for the season and in organising their children's trick or treating expeditions. My sister has just come back from a trip back from the States in awe of the amount of Halloween decorations being set up in preparation for today.
Usually the boyfriend and I don't do anything to celebrate Halloween other than buy a pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern and make pumpkin soup for dinner. I wish I could say I was going to some fancy dress Halloween party dressed in layers of black as Morticia but this year we've enjoyed a big barbeque with my family instead. We thought we would still keep up with our jack-o-lantern tradition though!
The boyfriend is a dab hand at pumpkin carving and here are his efforts with the local Australian species (we couldn't get hold of a large plain orange one here). I do like how they glow in the dark. Pumpkin soup for lunch tomorrow!