Happy Halloween

31 Oct

One of my favorite holidays, and one not much celebrated here in Camelot.  We’re doing our own part, with costumes, decorations, and — of course — some cute cupcakes.

Pumpkins carved at Mary Arden’s Farm, where we had a great time introducing a Tudor living actor in the finer points of American-style pumpkin carving (alas, no power tools were available).  Owl cupcakes made by yours truly and inspired by pictures on the internet, where all winning happens.

Wherever you are, however you celebrate (or not), hope you have a wonderful harvest holiday.  It’s only going to get darker from here on out, so light your candles brightly and hold your loved ones close.

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6 Responses to “Happy Halloween”

  1. Jeanne October 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Surely those cupcakes will make all the Brits want to start trick or treating!

    • Monique November 1, 2012 at 11:37 am #

      If only! It was a tough crowd out there last night. A lot of knocking but not a lot of candy — next year, maybe we will reverse the concept and go door-to-door handing out candy. Just to get the idea out there …

  2. Sarah November 2, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Why the snow picture?

    After years of taking more than half the boys Halloween spoils to the firehouse (lest we wanted to hand it out the following year, they got so much), it’s kind of nice to have a reasonable amount of candy. And not so much chocolate, which means I don’t want to steal it for myself. Did I just say that?

    But yes, they have to work hard for it. And I always end up with at least a half a bowlful of candy that doesn’t make it out into the Trick or Treaters’ bags. I think I’ve finally got it down – too bad we won’t be here next year to put it to practice.

    • Monique November 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

      Hey Sarah, the snow picture is just a random slightly-creepy photo I took in Kansas a million years ago that puts me in a seasonal mood. So: no reason.

      The rain and cold did not help things with trick-or-treating this year, but it was encouraging to see more decorations in the stores. Maybe next year we’ll have figured out a good balance … as it is now I’ll be packing leftover candy in lunches through summer term.

      • Sarah November 3, 2012 at 9:39 am #

        Your willpower astounds me.

      • Monique November 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

        Ha! Anything with peanut butter is long gone.

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