Tag Archives: Jack-O-Lantern

Happy Halloween!

The stew’s bubbling away ~ Goodies ready and waiting for trick-or-treater’s ~ The Jack -O-Lantern’s carved and lit ~ ~ and conveniently placed on a bench to qualify for Jude’s October Bench Series before the stroke of midnight. Wishing you … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch Americana and a Happy Halloween

The first time I set eyes on a pumpkin patch in California, I was utterly mesmerised.  This was my idea of true ‘Americana’. For me, growing up in England, pumpkins belonged to fairy tales and I had certainly never carved … Continue reading

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A Happy Halloween for my Black Cat Eddie

Halloween is upon us at last! Better get that pumpkin carved, the treats ready to hand out to all those trick-or-treaters and decorate the house with paper bats, dangling skeletons and put on the spooky music! Most importantly, if you … Continue reading

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Listen to Your October

There’s a stillness in the air, hanging lightly like a whisper, as it sits on the fence between late afternoon and early evening.  The last vestiges of a warm, October day give way to the cool of an autumn evening, … Continue reading

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