Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Halloween Fun

Trick or Treat by Pushbike

When half term is wet and dull there is nothing better than celebrating Halloween with friends and family.
This year we are going for a dark bike ride to a friends rambling home on the edge of an Abbey Grave Yard filled with tumbling Victorian headstones and twisted Yew trees...we're taking an Autumn picnic and mulled wine packed into our panniers and baskets for a spooky night of fun.

Getting SpOOky
Ideas to decorate our bikes, including LED mini lights, spider webbing and the odd plastic bat or spider are keeping the younger ones busy; whilst the rest are busy making fantastic Lanterns from re-cycled jam jars, paper, tissue, and wire.

Kids of all ages (yes including me) enjoy anything that involves a bit of Blue Peter spirit...

Why not organise your own spooky pushbike ride?

You could strap a skeleton onto the back rack of your bike or add a pumpkin to your basket... Lots of local parks organise Halloween events and
The National Trust have Halloween Family Fun Events for all the family near you.

pushbike inspiration
GHOULISH cycle ride...

Panniers laden with treats are a great way to get the kids involved - get them active but keep them safe by using cycle routes, paths and tracks.

Reflective clothing can be customised - get creative and add Skulls or Bats in black felt onto waistcoats; you can glue them on or sew them with tacking thread.
Not creative? Take a look at ASDA's Halloween costumes...

Halloween & Bonfire Night Family Fun
Why not cycle to a local firework display or organise your own party. Pushbikes laden with homemade goodies add to the sparkle of the evening.

Children will be full of fun and anticipation on arrival, the fresh air and cycling adding a healthy glow to their faces.

Our panniers can be filled with warm blankets, homemade goodies and autumn punch in the chill bag - it can keep food hot too!

Favourite AUTUMN recipe

WE LOVE Nigella's Slime Soup - its very easy to make and despite it's name tastes great try out this recipe...

500g frozen peas
1 spring onion
750ml boiling water
chicken or vegetable stock cube

Cook the frozen peas, chopped spring onion & stock in boiling water until tender. Then simply add it all to a blender (best to do this in batches or the kitchen will become a Slime Zone!) - blend to make the velvety slimy soup and add to flasks for an Autumn picnic!
Makes around 1 litre

Recipe from Nigella Lawsons FEAST

BASIL Blue Gingham Panniers and our Pannier Chill Bag that fits snugly inside making shopping and picnics easy.

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