Today there are five - mostly - Halloween things to share with you, but not in any kind of scary way. Don't do scary in our house! At any time of year. Except for being scared of spiders (me) and overly gritty detective shows (hubby).
Thank you for the lovely comments about the new picture shelves, we are very pleased with them, glad you like them too! Of course they are totally there for the pictures, ahem, but that doesn't mean that I can't do a little decorating does it! Some pumpkin twinkle lights really add a lovely touch don't they....
Pumpkins galore. Not as many as I have because I left the paper ones in the decorations box this year. Oh, and I forgot to get a picture of the terracotta one in the garden. Still, quite a few pumpkins around and about. All ones that are least trying to smile. I cannot have grumpy pumpkins.
See, they are all trying to smile!
We have a lot going on at work that I can reveal to you next week - very excited about it! - but I cannot tell you yet. So Halloween has been a little lighter on the ground this year. There is a trail of potions for the children to look for - jars of cold beans and the like! - and a few decorations. I only snapped the witch trying to play the piano.
In the half light in the dining room at work, before the blinds were up, I managed to get a good spooky picture of the large mirror on the wall. In the sunlight it looks like a fairly ordinary, albeit old and rather marked mirror. The lines are from where the silvering was applied to the back to make it into a mirror many years ago.
In the half dark though it had some good reflections and you could see that it looked really kind of grey. Officially we don't have any ghosts at work, but things have been seen and heard and I remember one lady insisting one day that this mirror was a picture because she could see a picture in it - not just the reflection! I don't think that it is the Mirror of Erised though.
A totally gratuitous cactus shot! I told you I would keep you updated on progress. This was yesterday afternoon. Isn't she looking beautiful. Excuse the back end of the wooden wildebeest that jumped into the picture.
Thank you for all of your comments yesterday. I knew that I wasn't thinking anything so bad, but as you know, I am a worrier and because of the situation.... Anyway, thank you, I am glad that we are on the same - apparently totally normal! - page.
That is it for Five On Friday today. I hope that you all have a fun - and non scary and totally pleasant - Halloween tomorrow or that you can successfully avoid it if you prefer as I know that it isn't for everyone.
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