Pugs and pumpkins.

31.10.11

Happy Halloween! How will you be spending this evening? I will be dodging answering the door (as Halloween masks scare the living daylights out of me) and then no doubt polishing off the leftover sweets.

I love this time of year. Dressing for colder weather is so much easier for me - I love wrapping up warm in lots of layers and dusting off my big coats to give them an outing once again. I love going for walks at this time of year too (although L&L aren't so keen).


The other day I popped on my big Winter coat, a pair of Ugg boots and harnessed the Pugs ready for a long, relaxing walk in the sunshine. This didn't quite go to plan as Lily and Lola's idea of a walk is to shuffle along slowly, sniff everything, go back and sniff the same thing again, and bark at cyclists, cars, buses, etc.

Anyway we did manage to have a good stroll around the neighbourhood, get some fresh air and avoid the swarm of people knocking door-to-door along our street which I spotted on our way out. Bonus!

Lily is obsessed with this plant - can anyone identify it? It's not poisenous I hope?! It sends Lily doolally, she loves it! 

I got home feeling a little chilly but luckily I had a big carton of pumpkin soup waiting for me in the fridge, which I enjoyed with a bit of bread and butter. I'm not sure I've ever had pumpkin soup before but it was very tasty. I'd love to have a go at making my own but I imagine it's a messy ordeal.

That's as far as I've gone with Halloween this year, eating pumpkin soup! How about you?

16 comments:

  1. Layering in winter is great fun. More layers more style! Ive never tried pumpkin soup but it looks really nice, I dont know if Id be a fan though im fussy and the smell of pumpkins when you carve them isnt the most appetising. Might have to try though!
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  2. Is it strange that 'souper-natural' sent me giggling? Probably.

    I hate halloween masks too, luckily it's mostly cute little kids dressed as ghosts and princesses on my road which makes it infinitely better

    xxx

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  3. I love pumpkin soup - its pretty easy to make the worst bit is cleaning it out but its 100% easier if your not trying to carve it lol
    loe the doggies as per usual xx

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  4. Ahhh L&L are so so sweet :)
    I don't think I've ever had pumpkin soup! I must try it - I carved a pumpkin today and it doesn't smell great when you take all the insides out, but I've heard it makes a great soup!
    xx

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  5. That is so cute! Bless L&L. No idea what the plant is! Happy Halloween I was meant to go out for drinks but I'm in bed haha. Considering putting some fake blood on and scaring the trick or treaters.x

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  6. pumpkin soup is SOOOOOOO good! i can't make it but my grandma does and i always want more.

    lily and lola are the cutest things ever! i always want to see more pictures of them xx

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  7. Your doggies are so gorgeous :)! Xx

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  8. mmm soup! I had to walk past some kids in the scary movie kind of face mask and it had me a little scared lol

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  9. I've never tasted pumpkin before, i was thinking this when i was carving them yesterday. I think i am missing out! x

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  10. I've never tried anything pumpkin but ina soup seems a pretty harmless way- I'll have to try! xx

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  11. Homemade pumpkin soup is the best, you really should give it a go, I made some last weekend, its actually super easy, just pumpkin, onion, veg stock and double cream. I love the colder weather especially as it means I get to wear the lovely scarf that you knitted for me :-)

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  12. Firstly, I just wanted to send you a little comment to say how much I adore my bracelet! Hasn't left my arm since it arrived and I'm definitely going to get another one very soon. <3 I hate Halloween masks too - the self serve man in my local tesco had a full face clown mask on. I almost cried when he asked if I wanted a carrier bag! :P hehe. xoxo

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  13. that soup looks so good!

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  14. Butternut squash soup is also a winter warmer!

    I've just started blogging again after reading yours and others and started to miss it!

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  15. Pumpkin soup is really easy to make and very tasty too - my hubby loves it, tho he says it looks like baby sick!!!! xxx

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  16. I do love seeing Lily and Lola! xx

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