Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Halloween 2016 round ours


We spent a lovely Halloween with neighbours and family.  We invited our only neighbours round, there’s one family from over the fields and the other 2 lots live close to us.  My lovely parents came too.  I cooked for everyone and those who wanted a drink brought some booze and nibbles.  I made pea soup (witches brew), Thai pumpkin soup (seasonal of course), pumpkin and chickpea curry, chilli con carne, sausages (20 glazed, 20 plain) with jacket potatoes and a wholegrain mustard mayo, plus a whole host of breads, salad and sides.  It went down a storm and I will be doing the sausage glaze and soups again.  I’ve yet to try the curry and I wasn’t overly fussed on the chilli, even though everyone else loved it.  The kids ate all of the plain sausages as expected.  Steven painted faces (adults too!), he has a fantastic creative side.  I made sure everyone was fed and watered and I took great pleasure in looking round our kitchen, warmed by the Aga, decorated in Halloween items and knowing that friends and family seemed to be really enjoying themselves in our “new” home.  It really does feel such a cosy, welcoming house.  So our first Halloween was a very happy one.  It’s an excuse to get together if nothing else…..as Steven did point out that we didn’t used to celebrate Halloween in the previous house haha!
Here's some pics which we'd love to share with you.
 
The front of our house (which we never ever use normally!)
 



Trying to be a serious vampire



Matching spiders.  3 generations, me, mum & Grace



We also had some potentially very exciting news which we’re hoping to know more on soon….watch this space J

9 comments:

  1. Looks as though you have had a great time and a lovely time was had by all. Lovely photographs and its lovely to see you! Looks as though the brewing department is coming along nicely as well.I have four small pumpkins and four large ones to process into soup for the freezer, chutney, marmalade, wedges for roasting as it cooks up lovely and is one of the reasons why I buy pumpkin in. I prepare it and freeze it and then drag a few pieces out to have with the Sunday roast. So It ill not go to waste. Beautifully artistic face painting too. Catch you soon.
    Pattypanx

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    1. Hiya Pattypan - ah thanks, the face painting was all done by Ste and he enjoyed it. Great idea on the freezing of the pumpkin. They do store for ages but I'll bear it in mind too, great ideas. xx

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  2. Looks like you all had a blast! great costumes and the food sounds delicious :)

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    1. We did thank you - really pleased with it. Memories made :)

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  3. Hey chic. Nice to see the face I am emailing to! (There is a not too bad photo? of me on our Airbnb listing.) You just can't tease us with possible news like that!!!! Fab effort on the decs and costumes and food sound yummy.xx

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    1. ooh I shall take a look :) the decs are now in their box labelled for next year, we've never had Halloween decs before but I said when we moved here we would make an effort for the kids, family community (neighbours) and ourselves so I am so pleased it went well. xx

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  4. I love thai food so would have been in heaven. PS you and your mum share exactly the same eye shape

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    1. Thank you - she looks fab doesn't she, very proud of her. Lovely to hear we have similar features too. Oh man I love Thai food too - YUM

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  5. What a great Halloween you had - a delicious one too!

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