Have you seen the price of pumpkins
Some places are selling them for £7 apiece.its enough to give you nightmares
They'll be cheaper next month
Started: 11th Oct 2015 at 16:33
I'll have to get my fairy godmother to get me one
Replied: 11th Oct 2015 at 17:29
Pumpkins are magical, Jazzy, think of all the faces lit up at Halloween, & that's just the pumpkins.
This Pumpkin Trail looks like good fun & it's free, though you can make a donation.
Replied: 12th Oct 2015 at 10:40
There was a farmer who grew pumpkins. He was doing pretty well, but he was disturbed by some local kids who would sneak into his pumpkin patch at night and eat his pumpkins. After some careful thought, he came up with a clever idea that he thought would scare the kids away for sure.
He made up a sign and posted it in the field. The next day, the kids show up and they saw the sign which read, "Warning! One of the pumpkins in this field has been injected with cyanide."
The kids ran off, made up their own sign and posted it next to the farmer's sign. When the farmer returned, he surveyed the field. He noticed that no pumpkins are missing, but the sign next to his read, "Now there are two!"
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i-spy, pumpkins at Tesco for £1 so I'm told
Replied: 13th Oct 2015 at 18:28
A stockboy is stacking fruit on a display, when a lady asks "Do you have any pumpkins? " The stockboy replies "Sorry ma'am, we are out of pumpkins, but we will be getting a shipment tomorrow morning" The lady looks around some more. A few mins later she runs back to him asking where the pumpkins are. The stockboy confused about her mental state simply tells her "Sorry ma'am, we are out of pumpkins, but we will be getting a shipment tomorrow morning" The lady looks around some more then goes back to the same stockboy and asks "Where the hell do you keep the pumpkins, I need some pumpkins right now!" The stockboy, getting frustated with his inability to explain the situation, tells the lady "Answers a couple of questions and I will get you your pumpkins from the back." The lady agrees and the man starts the questions. "Spell cat for me, as in catastrophe " she says Ok, "C A T". "Very good!" the stockboy says, "now spell dog, as in dogmatic. " The lady getting frustrated spells it correctly. Now the employee finally asks "now spell, F**k, as in pumpkins. " She replies "There is no F**k in pumpkins?" To which the stockboy replies "THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YOU THE WHOLE TIME!"
Replied: 13th Oct 2015 at 18:33
Staff - could it be time to call in the crime squash? Is £1 a cut price offer, Jazzy?
Replied: 13th Oct 2015 at 18:36
jo anne, if it wasn't it soon will be
Replied: 13th Oct 2015 at 18:40
£1 seems cheap, Jazzy, do you think sales are going through a bad patch?
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I've only just managed to stop giggling enough to post this.
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dont buy them ,buy a marrow.
Replied: 14th Oct 2015 at 17:51
Or a turnip
Replied: 14th Oct 2015 at 18:42
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Jumbo pumpkins are on sale here this week for £1.23. And they are Jumbo.
Replied: 15th Oct 2015 at 16:57
What's the postage broady
Replied: 15th Oct 2015 at 17:37
Do you make your own pumpkin soup, I-spy? (Asking as you recommended it on General) 🎃
Replied: 15th Oct 2015 at 18:20
Tesco small pumpkin £1 or large pumpkin £2 each or £3 for two
Asda pumpkin £1
Replied: 15th Oct 2015 at 18:23
I wonder if the Haigh pigs like pumpkins. I hope they're OK - not seen them for ages.
Replied: 21st Oct 2015 at 18:35
There was worrying news on the Conservation Pigs FB page, if you can access it, I-spy: FB Post
We sell our pork (which) can be a divisive subject and prompt strong responses. We personally think that for those of us that do eat meat, eating pork from a source where you know the pigs are kept exceptionally well and well cared for is the best way.
Unfortunately, at our Haigh pen, vinyl signage has been slashed through several times (and) somebody is intentionally damaging the pig pen cutting the fence.
Please don't approach anyone who seems suspicious, but call us; we are receiving police advice and the area is under tighter monitoring. We have also installed a mobile cctv system.
Replied: 21st Oct 2015 at 19:00
I'm not sure what they're suggesting. Is it that someone is attempting to set the pigs free - or trying to steal them to take them to market .
Replied: 21st Oct 2015 at 19:32
Sorry, I-spy, the former, the above post was me paraphrasing:
What is most concerning to us is that somebody is intentionally damaging the pig pen cutting the fence, this selfish, foolish act is not "caring for animals".
Book-Cycle Wigan - FB / Book-Cycle Orrell - FB
Pumpkins will be provided for a donation.
* A new Book-Cycle is opening in Wigan Galleries tomorrow! *
Replied: 21st Oct 2015 at 19:39
Jo Anne maybe you should post piggies on general for a bigger audience.Otherwise they could get lost among the giant pumpkins.
Replied: 22nd Oct 2015 at 12:56
This sounds lovely!
Tyldesley Market is holding a Shine a Light family festival on Halloween - Leigh Journal.
Light up a pumpkin with, & for, people living with dementia, Alzheimer's & mental health problems. (FB)
The festival will set a new borough record for the most carved and lit pumpkins in a town centre, hopefully next year other towns will compete. Refreshments - including pumpkin soup & sweet pumpkin pie - will be available.
Replied: 22nd Oct 2015 at 19:01
50p at Morrison's. Can they get any cheaper
Replied: 22nd Oct 2015 at 22:30
As cheap as chips, or turnips, even?! Has everyone got their designs ready for next week?
Getting reports of teenagers smashing pumpkin trail boxes at Haigh.
Can't do anything about it now will have to keep fingers crossed damage not too bad but looks like it will delay the the pumpkin trail opening time tomorrow.
Replied: 23rd Oct 2015 at 17:58
Guide For Carving A Halloween Pumpkin By World Champion Pumpkin Carver Dave Finkle:
Red Tractor Video
Replied: 25th Oct 2015 at 09:53
From FOHCP on FB:
Come along, get some fresh air, a nice walk in the woods, ride on the train, play Crazy Golf.
Don't forget to put a donation into the Winston's Wish tins in the courtyard in the stables block.
Some comments about the trail:
Had a lovely time doing the pumpkin trail today - perfect for a chilly Sunday. Our 4 year old was very excited every time he found a box. Hope you have a great success despite the vandals xx.
We did the walk this afternoon and we didn't notice any damage so you've done a great job at fixing them. Our family are visiting from Kent and we all had a fantastic time doing the hunt! Thank you! The new park looks fantastic too!
* Please bring a pen or pencil with you. You need it to do the quiz *
Replied: 26th Oct 2015 at 17:12
Saw an elderly chap carrying a giant pumpkin today - I'll be amazed if he's not in casualty by now.
I offered a helping hand but he would have none of it.
If it gets too heavy I'll roll it,he said.
Replied: 28th Oct 2015 at 17:56
When our kids were little we used turnips it must be a yanky thing pumpkins
Replied: 28th Oct 2015 at 19:02
We used turnips, too, PeterP; pumpkins are a relatively new-candled idea in the UK.
I-spy, I hope the elderly chap didn't do himself a mischief! Operation Treacle
Replied: 29th Oct 2015 at 10:00
@DerianHouse: Pay £1 to guess the weight of this pumpkin on Chorley Market by Sat evening & the money will be donated to Derian!
Replied: 29th Oct 2015 at 10:16
Saw some really odd pumpkins in Aldi to-day,did anyone else I should have taken a picture ah ah
Replied: 29th Oct 2015 at 16:23
They sound interesting, Susie, I bet some people could create imaginative jack-o'-lanterns out of those.
@pigconservation: Won't give too much away ... the #WiganPigs are very much embracing #Halloween related activities and it's all a bit Franken-swine at Pig HQ
Replied: 29th Oct 2015 at 16:36
Shine A Light Family Festival in Tyldesley
Twitter Pic @MITKWigan
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That's the plight of pumpkins. Their popularity waxes then wanes.
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for all you Mums and Dads
79p at Lidl this year
Replied: 27th Oct 2016 at 17:37
First Pumpkin I ever saw was when I came over to the US 41 years ago... No Pumpkins or Trick a treating when I lived in England...
Replied: 27th Oct 2016 at 18:12
The British are getting sooo americanised
But I think they have a looooong way to go yet lol
Replied: 27th Oct 2016 at 18:41
Last edited by britboy: 27th Oct 2016 at 18:42:15
I hate that though.. It just isn't the same anymore...all the same fast food chains, shops everything...
I remember well when the Chippy was the only 'fast food around..mouth watering when we were waiting for the fish and chips to be cooked...
Replied: 27th Oct 2016 at 20:19
This is a good chippy....
fish chips and mushy peas
"Can I have a photo?" I said to the girl behind the counter, she posed and smiled..."not of you "I said "the tray full of fish chips and mushy peas!"
I don't think she was best pleased but I had my priorities!
Replied: 28th Oct 2016 at 01:54
Last edited by britboy: 28th Oct 2016 at 01:57:33
I think I have been to that chippy.. years ago, my brother took me to what he said 'was the best chippy around'and they were delicious.. I know it was Orrell, because I thought it was a fair way to go from North Ashton,and it was a small stand alone building, but it was worth the drive..
I agree with your priorities..
Replied: 28th Oct 2016 at 02:47
Last edited by jouell: 28th Oct 2016 at 02:48:21
Jo Anne posted "(Self Pick in Hindley had a giant pumpkin last year too - thread - wonder if they have one again?)"
I was in there on Tuesday, they had this gi-normous one, probably almost a metre in diameter.
It was on sale for an unbelievable £60.
Replied: 28th Oct 2016 at 13:29
@CBBC_Hacker: What do you call a pumpkin that's put on a bit of weight? ... A plumpkin
And someone's reply: And a pumpkin that’s lost weight ... a pumpthin? :)
Replied: 29th Oct 2016 at 10:02
Get your coat Jo Anne!!!!!!!!!
Replied: 29th Oct 2016 at 11:20
It's the Shine A Light Festival in Tyldesley again today, hope rain didn't stop the display
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Last edited by jo anne: 31st Jan 2017 at 08:03:14