Terrible photo courtesy of my phone.
Glorious Tidings on All Hallows Eve? Or, you know, Happy Halloween and all that.
I’m being even witchier than usual (I know: hard to believe) and hiding behind our blackout curtains this year. I love trick-or-treaters, but the prospect of answering the door all night while having to juggle a curious dog and a bowl of sweets was pretty daunting. So instead, I’ve got no decorations up and have left the hallway as dark and “nope, definitely no one home here”-esque as possible. I’ll make up for it by breaking out the Christmas decorations IMMEDIATELY.
At least there was pumpkin carving at work! The above is my handiwork. I admire all the elaborate jack-o-lanterns that show up in slideshows this time of year, but when it’s crunch time I always revert to the classic triangle-eyes, grinning mouth pumpkin that I’ve been carving pretty much since I started celebrating Halloween. I’m also afraid that’s an LED candle in there, disappointingly; call me an old-timer, but to me it’s not really Halloween unless there’s a significant fire risk.
Anyway, so I’ve eaten myself mildly sick on chocolate and am holed up in my living room with some knitting and a large glass of red wine, waiting for the Halloween episode of “Poirot” to start. So far, this witch thing isn’t bad at all…