After a wonderful night out, including dinner at Ottoman! I then got up early on Sunday morning to drive home as I had promised the Captain that I would be home in time to help him celebrate Halloween. Halloween, although not typically an Australian celebration, is taken very seriously in my neighbourhood. A letter was deposited into our letterbox, instructing as that Halloween was appproaching and that if we were interested in participating to please tie the attached balloon to the letter box. The Captain was entranced! During the week we had purchased a pumpkin with the anticipation of making a Jack-o'-Lantern, never having made one before I was not sure how difficult it would be. Luckily, it was quite straightforward!
We started by carving a hole, to make the lid, in the top of the pumpkin. Once the "lid" was able to be lifted out we scooped out all the seeds and excess pulp.
We then used a pencil to draw a face onto the lantern and I then used a small paring knife to carve along the lines we had drawn.
A candle popped inside and it looked fantastic! The Captain was delighted with our efforts.
Sitting out on the front porch.
Captain Bat waiting anxiously for Trick or Treaters.