And that's about it for Autumn. Not quite sure what happened. One minute I'm taking photos of leaves and then it's January 2014.
I will pay more attention next time!
We did have a fun Hallowe'en though. The local children get dressed up and visit houses in our little part of the village (Denny Bottom). We leave scary pumpkin lanterns at our gate so they know to visit, but if you don't want them to call then it's best to hide behind the sofa with the lights off. The Musician Husband carved the pumpkins this year and used Ariel Gel washing dispensers as eyes. I knew they'd come in useful but I do need to find something to do with the other 19 of them.
...You may notice some odd changes to the format of ToadRockStreet for short while. It's mostly related to the fact that I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to page design and html (whatever that is). So, there's going to be a bit of a gap down the right hand side of the middle column of old posts for a while. New posts should be showing correctly. Until I work it out, sleep soundly...it's only for a while! x
I did it!!! I finished the Hallowe'en garland wreathy thing. I quite like it but already I'm thinking of improving it for next year. Instead of the bat I may add a spider's webb and a big fat spider.
Not sure about the face on the bat for this particular creation - too human - although as bats go I do love this one as the Musician Husband bought it for me during a visit to London Zoo on a particularly good day out a few years ago.
I took a few of the photos this morning and some late this afternoon just as it started getting dark. Somewhere along the way a real spider has made a few stringy webs between the pumpkins (check out the long close up photo); how very creepy!! I really must clean this house at some point...
So, my garland wreathy thing is only 4 days too late for Hallowe'en or 361 days early for next year. For a JOAT like me that's pretty good going...either way!
My cats and pumpkins are ready for facial features and de-fuzzing...that fibre filling stuff attaches itself to everything, like finding sand in your pants after a Mediterranean holiday. Making the pumpkin/cat faces will be the really fun bit. I almost want to leave the cats without whiskers but that would be a bit mean, especially on the most important night of their year.
The lovely fireplace in the photos doesn't belong to me and I haven't borrowed it for a photo opportunity (believe me, I wish I could arrange a small loan), it's in the sitting room of Apple Tree Cottage in Appledore, right next to the sea in Devon. We're visiting again for half term and we seriously need a rest. Just like the last stay the Musician Husband is upstairs resting, I've eaten far too much of the welcome basket contents already and the Cow'n'Wolf are expecting to go for yet another walk to chase gulls. Once we've slept off our work-tiredness we'll start to relax and enjoy the place. It's a little breezy and cloudy today (our first morning) so the sea will be noisy and crashy and the smell of salt in the air will make us feel a little more alive when we walk down to the harbour together later.
We have a lovely lunch planned with the in-laws this afternoon, then some serious lazing in front of that fireplace with a fire crackling in the grate. Ahhhh! Crumpet-hot-chocolate-pumpkin-cat-heaven!