Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween highlights...

Saturday saw us trundling off to the Chiswick House Family Pumpkin event. Hundreds of children were dressed up, including our little girl in her Pumpkin outfit, though we had quite a job keeping the hat on. It was a lovely event with a big camp fire, Best Halloween outfit competitions for the children, a pumpkin procession, scarecrows and the staff dressed up in their scariest attire.

Matilda loved wandering around the vegetable garden and through the fruit bushes (with raspberries still growing!) examining all the wonderfully carved pumpkins bought in for the competition. This is only their second year of holding the event but it was certainly well attended, perhaps next year, if I may suggest, they should have another cafe area as the queues for food and drink were unbearably long. Also a few Craft and Food stalls wouldn't go amiss! I'm always a sucker for a bit of shopping at these kind of events! All in all, it was a lovely location for a Halloween event, the walk back through the grounds and over the bridge was spooky in itself.

A beautiful Neo Palladian House, built in 1729 by the third Earl of Burlington, Chiswick House is set in beautiful grounds which are said to have inspired New York's Central park. Vibrant red and orange leaves flicker through the green grass, the trees providing a colourful backdrop to the perfect place for a crisp Autumnal walk.

Here are a few images of our Halloween weekend for your enjoyment. And finally have yourselves a very Happy Halloween!



Chiswick House












The biggest pumpkin there!




And finally Matilda's first Halloween party at her friends Tallulah and Coco's house!

 For information on Chiswick House click here http://www.chgt.org.uk/