Thursday, 1 November 2012


We had a great night last night! It was all a little rushed to get ready, but I'm sure nobody noticed!

Mr Bogert put up all of our decorations and carved the pumpkin. I made pumpkin soup

Pumpkin Soup
1 onion diced
1 clove garlic crushed
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
1 large or 2 small potatoes peeled and chopped
1.5 pints of vegetable stock
a little oil
a good helping of fresh pumpkin (at least 3 cups)

First heat the oil and cook the onion, garlic and celery until soft.
Add the stock and the potatoes.
Bring to the boil, then turn down to simmer.
Add the pumpkin.
Simmer until all the vegetables are tender.
Blitz the soup in a blender.

The Smaller Person was a moustached Pirate. Arrrrr! (he was very fond of his sword and kept telling everyone).

And the Small Person was Marvin the Martian (Yay!)

She liked this idea until she realised Marvin was a boy. So Marvin became 'Martha' ;D

We had invited two little friends and their mum to join us. So two little witches turned up, and we had drinks and the girls made dress up dolls that we had printed off from Mr Printables (Great site!), the special Halloween version is available here.

I served up the soup with four cheese pizza a heaps of garlic bread, and then we had sweet treats after (you know, 'cos we weren't going to get enough sugar on Halloween). After we were all well stuffed, we set out into our street.

Nan and Grandad's house.

My Mum's house.
We only had four houses to call at, but it's the act of actually doing it that matters, and the kids had fun and enjoyed digging into their loot when we got back to our house. All the fun was over by about 6.30/7pm, the sugar however lingered, so we let them stay up a little bit later than usual. It is half term here in the UK anyway, so nothing major to get up for.

Look! Chocat!

I have promised Mr Bogert that next year he can put the Halloween things up a few days early so that we can enjoy it for a little longer. He came back from his work trip going on about how they have the decorations up for 2 weeks before the actual day in New York. My husband the big kid!

Look out in the next post for how we made the Small People's costumes in double quick time!

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