Last night, on the other hand, I had an entirely new autumn experience: pumpkin carving! I expected I would be terrible at this, since I have pretty much zero artistic ability and my knife skills are poor at best (and not enhanced by drinking wine). So on balance I think I did a pretty good job. I was pretty terrified of the bold stabs with a butcher knife you had to do to get into the top of the thing:
|You can imagine the Psycho music here|
It was a lot of fun though! I did a double-sided design, a pretty basic scary face on one side (and I managed to screw that up even) and hearts and stars on the back. It made a nice change from going out on the booze for once!
|Marcia, Laura, Margot, me, Mathilde, Caroline and our pumpkins|
|The back of my pumpkin. The other ladies took the piss that I made a heart, but you know, love's a scary thing, right?|
|Mathilde's pumpkin was far superior to anything I could have managed. Unfairly, this was her first time as well!|
|Spoooooky! I cut the bottom teeth the wrong way round so they all fell off. Whoops!|
|Yes, someone did a jizzing cock pumpkin...|
Just a technical note to finish on - I reached my free photo storage limit on Blogger, so I added my other gmail address as a "blog author" and hey presto, I can upload photos again! So now you'll see some posts by Gwan and some by Gwannel, but it's all me. Everyone seems to say Wordpress is better than Blogger etc. but I've had the blog for over 6 years now, so I'd rather just keep the continuity going if possible.