There aren't many lovely places to visit in my part of this green and pleasant land but we are privileged to have a stately pile called Luton Hoo and yesterday was the annual Pumpkin & Apple Gala in the walled garden. It is a lovely traditional event with every pumpkin, squash and apple under the sun on display and for sale, craft displays, activities for the children, a hog roast, Morris dancers and loads more.
Displays of decorated pumpkins from local schools, the one above was the X Factor with Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh at the back!
My favourite was this yellow submarine
Ellie concentrated so hard and created a lovely bunny rabbit pumpkin but sadly her daft Auntie Lala put it on the roof of the car when we were packing up to go home and you guessed it ..... left it there and I drove off oblivious so poor bunny pumpkin lies squashed in a field.
Ellie and Charlie loved the story teller ..... she was so good and the children were mesmerised
The pumpkin field with the old greenhouses and conservatory in the background
and of course I couldn't come away empty handed could I !