aww he looks sad
That's what Gregg said.
Sad... and reflective.
you must be good to do an apple!
Dead easy. Only took five minutes. It was supposed to be a distraction, it was a very unsatisfyingly short distraction.
I would carved a pepper too, if I had any.
why did mum always make us have a swede :(
i have a pepper but no tealight :-(
oranges are good to carve, but a big juicy mess! though it leaves a nice scent while burning!!
Oooh orange sounds brilliant. I have all the tealights in the world. IKEA.
Beth, because pumpkins were terribly extravagant and she said we wouldn't eat them. I quite like that we did things different.
Pumpkins are an American thing. Swede/turnip lamps are far more British.
We always had swede lanterns too. Back then pumpkins really weren't widely available and cheap like they are now....
I like the idea of pepper carving....Maybe next year.
We had swedes too. We were never allowed pumpkins. I am impressed with the apple though.
lmao at the Viv making you guys carve a swede! hahahahahahaha!
a melancholy apple...
He's been sat on top of the TV. He's had quite a good night for a little applekin.
bless the applekin. I bet he smelled great when he burned.
I used to do pepperkins when I was a student in Liverpool : )
He smelled sweet.
Pumpkins are so unimaginative.
"Swede/turnip lamps are far more British." She had you both so fooled.
He does look sad... but in a cool way
very well done-kins,
Must have really ickle fingers.
The image is great and I love the idea of fruit that smells nice like that. Don't promise I'll wait all the way to next year to try them though
I'd end up with apple compotte, with a tea-light in it.
Aw pretty. Did you get to eat the apple?
Carving swedes and turnips is quite right. We did that too. I don't think I ever saw a pumpkin as a kid. We had a couple this year, grown by my father-in-law in Norfolk, but they ended up in soup.
Hmm, at risk of sounding all "bah humbug", I was quite surprised at all the scale of Halloween dressing up celbrations this year. - amongst adults. Did I miss something or will we all be doing Thanksgiving this year too?
We used to make quite a thing of Halloween - dressing up, apple bobbing, swede lanterns, fortune-telling nonsense, apples on strings, toffee apples, parkin, ghost stories... but no pumpkins.
OJ> I understood the Halloween celebration was originally British. If anyone knows different please put me right : )
You're probably right. I just meant all the adult dressing up - as sexy ghouls, vicars and tarts etc. etc. I thought that was quite American. Up until recently I thought it was just carved lanterns, a spot of apple bobbing and the odd under 10 dressed as a ghost.
Yeah there does seem to have been more "sexy" ghosts, ghouls, vampires, zombies, and mummies this year (although the sexy mummies seem to be around all the time).
aha. you are on to us. Yes, it's a plot to take over the UK with pumpkins. pumpkin power! be afraid, very afraid.
Oh little Applekin! So full of character - is he from a story? If not, he really should be.
I guess they don't have to smile do they?