in an attempt to remove a stubborn seed from an avocado,I manage to stick a knife through the palm of my hand. A trip to emergency,and some surgery to repair the cut nerve left me with a quietly impressive scar, a slight tingling sensation along one side of my middle finger, and a healthy respect for big sharp blades. Naturally, I was the logical choice for the person in charge of the last minute carving of The Pumpkin.
Up until 5 o'clock this evening , the said Pumpkin had been sitting happily intact at our front doorstep. A quick walk around the neighbourhood this afternoon, made it quite clear that we needed to do some serious work with a knife.
Not bad at all,for my first attempt at pumpkin carving.
I'm quite proud of his rather fierce expression.
I'm even prouder of the fact that no trip to the emergency room was required.