29 October 2012




 Ada and Darcy quilt featured in Real Living magazine




Some fabulous orange eye candy, for you. 'Tis the season, after all.


Tomorrow is going to be a fun day, for our little modern family. Glen and I are having a Halloween party for his daughters (if you can call four people a "party"--hey, it works for me!), to introduce the girls to this beloved American holiday. Really, the party is for me, I admit, but I'm hoping that the girls will enjoy it, too. 

Last weekend, we all carved a Jack-O-Lantern, which is now looking a bit worse for wear. As predicted, there were some squeamish moments, when the pumpkin "guts" had to be removed, but the girls got into it, and we all loved seeing the finished product. I've got to thank Glen for doing most of the carving, while I snapped a bunch of photos, and helped clean up the mess.

This is the first year that I'm here in Oz for Halloween. For the last couple of years, I had been back in the States, at this time of year. I'm pretty excited to be introducing Glen and the girls to one of my favourite holidays. Oddly, this year, here in Australia, a lot of stores are bringing out Halloween merchandise, and really promoting the occasion. In fact, Glen's youngest daughter just went to a Halloween-themed birthday party. I guess this is the perfect year for us to begin our new tradition!

(our Jack-O-Lantern)

Wishing you all a fantastic Halloween, if you are celebrating. I'm also wishing good luck, health, and safety, to everyone back home in the U.S. who may be affected by Hurricane Sandy. My thoughts are with you.


Laurie Eno / The Daily Corgi said...

Orange, so refreshing and sophisticated at the same time! This is a marvelously curated collection. how did your Halloween party go?

Kim Grey said...

Thanks, Laurie!

Our Halloween party was a lot of fun. We all took silly pictures, ate plenty of chocolate, and watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown".

I got a few trick-or-treaters the next day (on Halloween), but had no candy left to give them! I felt pretty badly about it. I really did not expect anyone to show up. Next year, I will be more prepared! (and try not to eat all of the leftover chocolate--haha)