As you can see our cat is in the full spirit of Halloween and is wearing an eye patch. As he is by far the scariest member of the family he doesn't need to do much more, and as you can also see, he's really impressed. Apparently cats don't like change so when I carefully spent a whole morning hanging up black tinsel and skulls and webs in the window, he spent the same time following me around and taking them all down. One by one, with dogged (sorry!) determination, he carefully ripped tape from wall and suction pad from window and left a big mess on the floor. I put them back up, higher this time, and he did his best. I even caught him trying to take a huge framed print off the wall. I'm not bothering with a jack-o-lantern as he probably won't agree with my design. Save us! We're doomed! Oh and happy Halloween.
P.S for a recipe for ghoulish goodies I'm putting up my photo from last years Ginger Dead Men, I know it's lazy but that's what I'm making!
Set oven to 180degreesC/ Gas 4
For ten big men you need
A gingerbread cutter
50g softened butter
75g light muscovado suger
1 egg beaten
175g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of/ bread soda
1 tsp mixed spice – cinnamon, clove, ginger
1 tblsp golden syrup
1. Cream the butter and sugar for a few minutes until fluffy.
2. Sift in the dry ingredients and bind the mixture with the syrup.
3. Turn onto a floured surface and roll out to half and cm thick. Cut with a flour dusted cutter and bake for 5 mins.
4. Enjoy the macabre decorating and the faces on the kids when they get them