..and I have fresh green leaves and herbs on my windowsill to pick...
I LOVE Halloween... as kids instead of having birthday parties for each of us we had a big shared Halloween bash every year. We had bonfires and wildness... looking back it reminds me of 'lord of the flies' a bit ;)
We all went up the Cavehill (we lived on its slopes in north Belfast) and made fires, got lost and tried to scare people and stuff!
In those days in Belfast beautiful orange pumpkins weren't a common occurrence and we made our lanterns out of turnips (commonly known as swedes)... I love the smell of a turnip after the momentous task of hollowing it out and making a face... they do look a lot more witchy and the smell is beautifully pungent with a candle inside ^..^
Mums wonderful apple pie made on a large baking sheet with plenty of cloves and a few coins wrapped in silver foil... perfect