What you can’t see is the smell of Halloween: the hum of charred turnip from the candle inside.
I’m Scottish. For Hallowen, it’s traditional to make lanterns out of turnips. How this was done before power tools, I’ll never know.
In 2015, I decided to make a traditional neep (that’s Scots for turnip) lantern. Yes, I used a holesaw, and turnip goo went everywhere.
It looked pretty good on the day:
Unlike pumpkins, turnips last. I left it out in the front garden.
It went very wizened:
It disappeared towards the end of May 2016. This was the last time I saw it:
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