Are there any orange pumpkins in Oz?

Sorry, everyone.  I have been awful at updated my blog lately.  It's not like I have any great excuse - just when your days are filled with work you often come home and relax and forget about the things that used to occupy your time, like blogging.  Or you think of it, and think, "yes, I should really write a new blog..." but as quickly as the thought has come into your head you have pushed it aside to be completed at a later time.

It's October, which means it is fall at home and Halloween is quickly approaching.  Halloween being one of my favorite holidays - I find this time wearing on me a bit and making me homesick.  I was able to buy some candy corn (a strictly American candy for those of you not already aware) at Sugar Fix which sells American candy.  This little candy has brought me great happiness. 

To be honest, I am becoming concerned over the state of available pumpkins to carve here in Australia.  For some odd reason all the pumpkins here is Oz appear to be green.  Go figure.  I haven't given up yet, and will continue to search for an orange pumpkin.

Still planning my costume, and trying to figure out a way to make this Halloween great despite being 15,000 miles away from home and the people that truly realize what a fabulous holiday Halloween is.
Sydney Smiles: Are there any orange pumpkins in Oz?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Are there any orange pumpkins in Oz?

Sorry, everyone.  I have been awful at updated my blog lately.  It's not like I have any great excuse - just when your days are filled with work you often come home and relax and forget about the things that used to occupy your time, like blogging.  Or you think of it, and think, "yes, I should really write a new blog..." but as quickly as the thought has come into your head you have pushed it aside to be completed at a later time.

It's October, which means it is fall at home and Halloween is quickly approaching.  Halloween being one of my favorite holidays - I find this time wearing on me a bit and making me homesick.  I was able to buy some candy corn (a strictly American candy for those of you not already aware) at Sugar Fix which sells American candy.  This little candy has brought me great happiness. 

To be honest, I am becoming concerned over the state of available pumpkins to carve here in Australia.  For some odd reason all the pumpkins here is Oz appear to be green.  Go figure.  I haven't given up yet, and will continue to search for an orange pumpkin.

Still planning my costume, and trying to figure out a way to make this Halloween great despite being 15,000 miles away from home and the people that truly realize what a fabulous holiday Halloween is.

4 Comments:

At October 4, 2010 at 10:53 PM , Blogger Mimi and Joe said...

Joe and I were out browsing today and our local "discount" store had a whole aisle of Halloween stuff. At first I didn't even realise why that was weird. Then I was like - it's Spring! Oh God, we are in Australia! Holy Crap! Why do they have face paint and witches hats?

It was a very confusing 5 minutes....

 
At October 12, 2010 at 11:36 AM , Blogger dam buster said...

You might be able to find a Pumpkin that could be suitable. Otherwise you may have to go with alternatives. Halloween is getting bigger in Oz but is no way as large as in the states.

 
At October 26, 2010 at 5:11 PM , OpenID cgbookcat1 said...

Are the green ones the same type that get transformed into vegetable tempura in Japan? They have really thin skins (which can be eaten).

Good luck with a costume! I haven't picked one out yet.

 
At October 26, 2010 at 9:49 PM , Blogger Sandra said...

Hi, I saw a hugh pile of orange Halloween pumpkins at Woolworths in Northbridge. They costs $25 dollar. Have fun!

 

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