Our living room fireplace is now decorated with three of the little blighters, a couple of scary faces and a haunted house. I think this will become a tradition in this house going forwards. I do love a solid tradition... though for me the best traditions happen in the run up to Christmas.
I love the onset of the cooler weather and the turning of the leaves, but Autumn has always lacked a bit of focus for me. In an effort to change this, in the past couple of years I've welcomed Autumn with sloe gin making. The terrifying rate at which the apples are dropping from our tree has also heralded the new season this year.
Last weekend we also gathered rose hips from the hedgerow. I spied them out of the corner of my eye and requested that we stop the car immediately (one of my favourite past times, my husband will attest) to collect them. If the rosehip syrup I made a couple of days ago is tasty (which I am led to believe it is) this tradition will also continue on next year.
As we have just moved into our new house, I'm not sure what to expect on the 31st. I'm not sure if there will be trick-or-treaters, but I am prepared with a selection of sweets just incase.
I am of course secretly hoping that no-one ventures past our gate so I can eat the sweets myself...
Joining in this week with Lou's 'nature in the home'.