All Saints’ Day

There’s something rather delicious about having done Hallow’een (putting up scary decorations, carving pumpkins, getting in a load of sweets for the Trick or Treaters, getting the kids in costumes and taking them Trick or Treating) and then getting to the day after.  Bliss!  There’s nothing left to do, it’s now All Saints’ Day (I’m told it is a public holiday in most of Europe) and we just have to potter about, not really achieving anything in particular.

Here are our pumpkins right after we carved them
Here are our pumpkins right after we carved them
Here they are, all lit up and attracting Trick or Treaters (admittedly only one group of teenage boys but that is okay)
Here they are, all lit up and attracting Trick or Treaters (admittedly only one group of teenage boys but that is okay)
The pumpkins on All Saints' Day.  I'll wait a couple of days then sneak them into my compost bin
The pumpkins on All Saints’ Day. I’ll wait a couple of days then sneak them into my compost bin

Happy All Saints Day!

It’s quite atmospheric this morning, the mist has come off the sea and the foghorn is going.  I never knew the difference between fog and mist – my husband once said that it depended on whether you were inland or by the sea.  However, my good friend Wikipedia says that if you can’t see at least a kilometre ahead, it is fog.  Otherwise it is mist.

This might actually be fog
This might actually be fog
The bit where you can't see anything is actually sea
The bit where you can’t see anything is actually sea

One result of this fog / mist is that I can see all the spiders’ webs on the railings.  I must give them a clean at some point.

Would have been good for Halloween
Would have been good for Halloween

The pumpkins look rather soggy this morning.  In a few days, I will put them on my compost heap.  When the children have stopped being fond of them – yesterday my son sang songs to his pumpkin so it may take a while.

There's a reason you only carve pumpkins on Halloween itself
There’s a reason you only carve pumpkins on Halloween itself