Still not sure what Halloween is going to be like here--they're selling costumes (aka, "fancy dress") and pumpkins, but I haven't heard anything about trick-or-treat, and I haven't been able to find apple cider anywhere!
For our part, Nana and I gathered a motley crew together in the garden behind our apartment for some pumpkin carving today. Several of our guests had never carved a pumpkin before, and I am glad to say that, nonetheless, every one of our guests left with ten fingers and one fully-functioning jack-o-lantern.
Of course, we celebrated our successful carvings chowing down on roasted pumpkin seeds.
Here are some pics.
Shelley gets to work.
Nana gets stabby.