Halloween pumpkin


Zsolt and I have decided to celebrate Halloween. I know that back home ‘deciding’ to celebrate Halloween is as inevitable as deciding to rake the lawn, but here in England it is 100% optional.

It’s been years since I’ve dressed up for a party, and since we’re not going to a party (too many potential germs!) – it may be several more. But there are other ways to get into the Halloween spirit. First and foremost: carve a pumpkin.

Today after work we dropped into the green grocer’s on Portswood and selected a pumpkin. My experience vetoed Zsolt’s desire for a tiny pumpkin because – frankly – it’s really hard to carve a face onto a tiny surface.  Now our pumpkin (about 1 foot tall, and somewhat narrow) is sitting by the door waiting for Sunday. Though by Canadian standards this is a small pumpkin. Back home we would go to the farm where there’d be a moutain of pumpkins – massive pumpkins, big as a man’s torso. We’d buy a few, because why not? But our English pumpkin is perfect for our English apartment.  Plus, it’s Zsolt’s first time; don’t want to overwhelm the man.

Tomorrow is blood. Friday is chemo. Saturday is rest. Sunday is pumpkin. It’ll be all the activity I can handle, made easier by Zsolt deseeding and carving while I sit by and nod, occasionally napping. After we carve the pumpkin (once it’s dark and spooky outside) we’ll watch a Halloween film. Trouble here is that I have zero tolerance for scary. So, as to what Halloween film we’ll watch I’m not sure. Maybe the Rocky Horror Picture show? Although it looks several kinds of crazy. Is there a Halloween film that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy (instead of jumpy and paranoid)?

Or we could watch Love Actually again, for the thousandth time. 🙂

Anyhow, it’ll be fun. Why not have a bit of fun?

5 thoughts on “Halloween pumpkin

  1. Beetlejuice is always a favourite halloween flick – oh and dining on Scarios completes the evening!! Have fun on Sunday!

  2. To really celebrate Halloween, you will definitely need candy. In my opinion, pumpkin AND candy is what Halloween is ALL about.

    I was very happy to read that your last chemo treatment was the best sooo far. I keep sending you healing vibes 🙂 Keep up the great work.

    • The movie K-pax would be a great Halloween movie Catherine. Not scary, somewhat of a love story with a really cool bunch of actors and story line.
      Just erie enough to qualify for Halloween, if you try it, you and the Zolster will like it. *****


  3. Don’t know if my last comment got through, but if you want a love story with an interesting twist, rent K-Pax. Great actors and totally awsome movie. Marcelle and I loved it. Give it a 10 our of 10 on my movie scale. Try it, you will like it.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s