So on Wednesday, I headed out east to meet a dear little friend.
Unbeknown to us, the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden had been invaded.
A pumpkin invasion!
Some of the orange aliens were really quite cheeky.
There were cat pumpkins …
… Denis Healey pumpkins …
… and an obligatory Trumpkin (obviously).
Shedfuls of pumpkins!
Can you spot my favourite pumpkin?
We wandered through the pumpkin-strewn garden …
… then time to defend ourselves against a Pumpkin Death Star!
That adventure inspired Ted to carve a pumpkin today, as two more favourite pumpkins were coming for Halloween tea:
<3 its Voldemort nose.
Nigella’s Lily’s scones with homemade blackberry jam (this recipe) and whipped cream; a pumpkin spice magic cake (I just added a teaspoon of pumpkin spice to this recipe); and cucumber, ham and cheese sandwiches.
The Halloween tangerines went down incredibly well.
So did the scones.
Then after some early fireworks, as Zebedee says, it was time for bed.
I hope you had a lovely weekend too.