I remember (before the American pumpkin invasion) carving out a swede for 'All Hallowes eve. My Dad sharpened the edge of an old spoon, but the fingers and palms of the hands used to get so sore. :'( The kids today ! ! ! !
Mam used to say that that was the night the witches went to brush the cobwebs off the moon. We believed every word ! :o Cheers, Tony.