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Have you carved your pumpkin yet? PIX

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Findlotte, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Findlotte

    Findlotte Established commenter

    Took me ages. Have you carved one yet?

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  2. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    It looks like something you might find in a voodoo ceremony.

    I hope you didn't throw the innards away. You can make great soup or pumpkin pie with it.
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  3. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    Apparently there is a shortage of pumpkins though you wouldn't know it from some of the fields near us.

    When I was a kid we used to use neeps.
  4. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I know where they all are - Terry Tesco has 'em all.
  5. Findlotte

    Findlotte Established commenter

    A turnip? That's impressive although pumpkins seem easier.
  6. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Got this from Google images.

    There are some amazing examples.
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  7. FigmentOYI

    FigmentOYI Lead commenter

    Sainsburys had a load too. I'm carving mine on Friday with the munchkins
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  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I have a vague memory on my now deceased Scottish grandfather carving out a turnip for our Halloween celebration around 1983. Took him an age but he was determined.

    Can see why Pumpkins replaced turnips.
  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    We had swedes when we were children. They were tough as old boots and stank when the bit of candle, we had inside, burnt the innards. It took hours to hollow them out. We hung them on a bit of string to carry them by and went on a haunting spree round the flats at the end of the road. None of this trick or treat nonsense though.
  10. Findlotte

    Findlotte Established commenter

    For a second there, I thought you'd done this.
  11. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    Staying in this Halloween so I haven't got one. I am going to pretend I am not in. I don't want eggs and miscellaneous stuff lobed at my house! This is probably what I would look like after the aftermath-:eek:.
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  12. hermitcrabbe

    hermitcrabbe Established commenter

    I feel your pain. I lived in a house where this sort of thing happened . I moved . I have had very few if any visitors since I moved into a small rural village. I dont think Trick or Treat (demanding goods with menaces) is done here. I am aware of a Halloween Party for the children down in the village hall though. Crabettes do not seem to want to go.
  13. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    Just because we are teachers... the children and other students have to 'fight back'.:(
  14. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    The pumpkins sold for carving are usually pretty tasteless. The smaller ones are better for eating.
  15. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    We carved turnip lanterns in Year 6 - with sharp kitchen knives brought from home. 1965!
  16. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I like these that I found outside a cafe in Gdansk a few years ago although I didn't make them.
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  17. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Another load of American nonsense, if you ask me! More for commercialism than anything else. How we love Black Friday, eh? The UK will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving and the 4th of July, without really knowing why.
  18. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    They look brilliant.
  19. aliciaberry

    aliciaberry New commenter

    A little late in my upload but this was my effort this year!

    Attached Files:

  20. FigmentOYI

    FigmentOYI Lead commenter

    Oh that's good, I like it :)
    I'd show you mine but then that would give me away!

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