Monday, October 13, 2014

Odd things



After quilting we scampered around gathering a few essentials.
By the way the thread situation has been sorted. It seems that the company has provided new stands to the larger places and had a name change in the process. See there is something to be said for being that child person who insists on touching thing with their hands not their eyes. Its slightly tacky feel (its waxed) gave it away :D
Anyway in the process of this scampering to and fro one noticed that the supermarkets have upped their game in trying to entice us to celebrate Halloween... a holiday that gets barely a mention in this part of the world.

Everywhere one looked there were sweets (candy) and witches and pumpkins and bats. Though the last one is unnecessary, we have plenty of bats in Queensland. They swoop around at night on great leathery wings, filching all the best fruit before we can get to it. You come out in the morning to find oranges and mangoes and paw paws, all with chunks out of them, littering the ground. Anyway as always one digresses...
Back to the supermarket and pumpkins at $2.98 a kilo (about two pounds). A price that one feels makes those enormous pumpkins rather an expensive item to leave lying around on a porch, carved or not.

It was as one was contemplating this gouging, one way or another, that one noticed a sight that is probably peculiar to this part of the world. Right next to the enormous pumpkins are equally large watermelons. There they were, spring and autumn sided by side...

Sighs we really don't quite get seasonal holidays in this part of the world at all :/

4 comments:

nzrubber said...

Sure we do. It's all those weirdos in the northern hemisphere that don't realise that the planet is a sphere where half the surface is experiencing the opposite season to them.

ancilla_ksst said...

We normally grow pumpkins, except this year I tried to use old seeds from last years crop, and none of them grew. So I guess if we want to decorate we'll buy some. We did grow watermelons and they get ripe here at the same time as pumpkins.

ancilla_ksst said...

Australia's upside down seasonness really is baffling! Hot Christmases?

Kitty the Submissive Wife said...

I actually saw a pic of carved watermelons on the internets a few days ago - it was surprisingly eerie/effective. I say give that a go!