Sunday, 23 October 2016

Have a Heart this Halloween

Halloween is the season for little ghosts, ghouls and goblins to take to the streets in our neighbourhoods.
Prunella wonders what creepy potions have been cooked up in this 500 year old cauldron in the warming room at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire...

Now for Prunella's 2016 Halloween Tale...

Have a Heart this Halloween...

It was a chilly October's day in Potters Down, bright but a little breezy. 
 Prunella Pepperpot was gathering the colourful Autumn leaves littering her lawn when she noticed Willamina's broom abandoned in amongst the branches of her lilac bush...

Every October Willamina the Wise Witch from Ballymena would roam in Prunella's patch collecting ingredients for her magical potions to ward off evil spirits and undo unfortunate spells cast by her evil nemesis Wendy the Wicked Witch of Wessex. 
Prunella knew that wherever Willamina wandered Bertram Bat would be close at hand.
Prunella rushed inside to gather some juicy grapes a favourite of Bertrams' being that he was a fruit bat.
It wasn't long before Prunella spotted Bertram sat on a pumpkin left for Prunella as a magical Halloween gift from Willamina. 

The two friends hugged. Bertram delighted by the juicy grapes tucked in heartily.

He had so much to tell little Prunella. How Willamina worked her fingers to the bone wielding her wand intricately woven together from oak and apple branches  and kept supple by rosemary oil, chanting spells and concocting potions made from roots, herbs and spices.
Bertram squeaked, 
"Dear Prunella Pepperpot, 
to protect your frog friends from Wendy the Wicked witch this year, Willamina the Wise has hand crafted a safe house which is tucked away amidst your shrubbery.

Sadly frogs legs are a key ingredient in wicked Wendy's venomous potion this year. So much so that gardens have seen a sharp decline in their frog numbers."
Prunella gasped, she was saddened by this gruesome news. Her precious frog friends were dear to her heart and she couldn't bear to think of them being used in Wendy's vile potions of doom.

Bertram went on to tell Prunella of Wendy's wickedly wacky deeds the previous Halloween. 
How Wendy had turned Sally Squirrel and Farmer Brown's Mrs Brown Bunny to wood. It took all of Willamina's wit to undo these dastardly deeds.

Bertram requested that Prunella carves her magical pumpkin with love this year. The soft flickering light would help comfort and protect all of Prunella's garden critters through the dark gruesome nights to come.
Prunella watched as Bertram fluttered off.
She carried her small, astonishingly light magical pumpkin indoors.
Now how to carve some love into this wondrous pumpkin pondered Prunella...

 Until the next time, 
stay safe this Halloween.
Hugs to all.


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  1. What a wonderful Halloween tale, I hope the frogs like their new home

  2. Hello Prunella!:) This is a charming tale, and your colourful photos are delightful. You and your friends will stay safe now, with such a love filled magical Pumpkin, and a good witch for a friend. Happy Halloween!:)

  3. What a great post and Halloween tale! I love all your colourful photos as well, Prunella! Happy Halloween to you, I hope you had a great weekend. :)

  4. You are something else Prunella! Such a lovely Halloween story or fairytale. If you had fun, I had ten times fun! Thank you so much for these happy moments!

  5. Oh no, my face is aching from smiling too much... This is a wonderful Halloween tale, I'm happy the frogs will be safe - and Bertram is the cutest bat I've ever seen and will see. The photo of him and the fungi is priceless.
    Wishing you all a happy new week and a happy Halloween! xx

  6. Well Prunella you almost had me scared then until I realised that wicked witches and ghosties aren't for real. I hope so anyway. Excuse me as there's someone at the door. Should I answer it?
    Best not I think. I'm going to hide under the bed sheets until it's all over.

  7. aww!! how cute story... love it..

  8. Oh I did enjoy this Halloween story. Sure hope the frogs stay safe.
    Love that pumpkin. : )

  9. Hello, what a cute Halloween story. I love the images too! I wish everyone a safe, happy Halloween! Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  10. What a lovely story with a happy ending! It's good to know that Willamina the Wise does
    good deeds, made a safe house for the frogs, rescued Sally Squirrel and Mrs Brown Bunny from their wooden state and has a cute fruit bat for a companion. I'm sure Bertram enjoyed the grapes. It was thoughtful of Willamina to leave the pumpkin for Prunella. It's now the best carved out one I've ever seen. Wishing Prunella and friends a wonderful week.

  11. Your cute Prunella is a book that's published, is it not? If not, then it should be. I love Prunella and her happy adventures.

  12. My dearest Prunella ... once again I have so enjoyed my visit to see you at your lovely blog.
    Such a lovely tale and your photographs, with you featuring in many, were a joy to see.
    I wish you a happy and safe Halloween

    All the best Jan

  13. Oh my, what a darling tale! I most certainly agree that sweet Prunella should be featured in books.

    Hugs and joy to you!

  14. Love that architecture - hope you dont kiss a prince and find a frog!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  15. a sweet story...halloween, it is surely in the air!!

  16. That is one seriously large cauldron....for seriously powerful brews!
    Lovely post,pretty lantern. Happy Halloween to all!

  17. Beautifully spooky Abbey! I'm glad that you have been protecting your frog friends, Prunella, from the evil witch! Love your pumpkin lantern <3 xx Karen

  18. A wonderful Story! I love your pictures and your ideas for Halloween so much.Great the squirrel in wood. All together your Halloween is great have a good and nice time.
    All the best

  19. Good Afternoon Prunella, Oh my word you have had such a busy time caring for all your friends.
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your lovely Halloween story, and yes, I agree with your other friends, this story would be a lovely book.
    Best Wishes to you.

  20. You're incredibly adorable Prunella and I must say that I enjoyed your tale so, so much, thank you for telling it !
    Hope you're having the best of weeks, I'm sending all my love to you,

    Happy Halloween, dearie

    Xx Dany

  21. cool, great adventure for Prunella. Love the light in the pumpkin :)

  22. What a fun and unique post. The hearts are my kind of carving!

  23. Happy Halloween for all!
    This post is really nice, I love the photos with Batman :))

  24. Happy belated Halloween!! I LOVE that froggie pic :)

  25. What a beautiful post and Halloween tale !!

  26. Such a wonderful tale and delightful photos of Prunella in her garden.

  27. Happy Thanksgiving to Prunella and to you.

  28. Hello Prunella ... just stopping by to say hello.
    Hope everything is well with you.

    All the best Jan


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