Not a fan of Halloween……


 I am not a fan of Halloween…  most definitely not since the Retail Band Wagon took charge.  OK.  I am an old grumpy, but I can still remember those ‘good old days’ when carving the Pumpkin was the treat….. followed of course by delicious homemade Pumpkin Soup

But I am pleased with the increasingly popular trend of putting the old Pumpkin heads outside for the wild animals. The squirrels, mice and birds in our local woods are in for a real feast… all the more important at this time of the year when they are busy building up their food and fat reserves for the winter.


As the saying goes…. “Waste not Want not”

5th November

(C) David Oakes 2019