Speaking of forward planning, I’m also having a think about pumpkin carving. It’s actually quite easy. I did two last year and they looked alright and this year I plan to be even more ambitious. Anyway it’s all a terrific excuse to look up pictures of pumpkins on the internet.

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I did this one last year and it was surprisingly easy and looked okay
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…. so I got overconfident and did this one as well, which was suitably spooky but I did the mouth too large so you could see straight in to the little candles…
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“Pumpkin being sick” always has me falling about laughing, but I’m not sure how well it would go down with my neighbours
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These fellows would be jolly if you literally have no carving confidence whatsoever
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… this year I’m going to have a go at this one…