As my father rudely pointed out, in the leaf I wrote in for my last post, I spelt ‘pumpkin’ with a ‘g’ at the end, so let me firstly apologise for that. Now let me show you the pumpkin I carved, right from the trailer to the front door step.
1) Select your pumpkin from the vast array they have at the pumpkin-selling place (as we call it – they don’t appear to have a name.2) Once you have selected it, clean it up so you get all the icky stuff off, especially if you got it from so far down in the trailer you nearly fell in trying to get it. Clearly I didn’t do that. Of course not. 3) Cut off the top bit of the pumpkin where the stalk is and use that like a lid, and then scrape out all the seeds and stringy fibre stuff so you can put candles in it. 4) CARVE THE PUMPKIN! OMG ISN’T IT SO VERY EXCITING UH HUH UH HUH! 5) Put some tea-lights inside them and light them for when it’s dark, and then their faces will have an orange glow. Like lots of people in Essex (JOKES!). 6) Arrange them outside your house so people will know you are open for trick or treating. This has its good and bad effects – I am living in terror that I will answer the door to a pack of tall, rowdy teenage boys who are older than me. Non-rowdy I am quite looking forward to.