Last night I came home and told Cinnamon man that I had spent
part of my day at work looking up time lapse videos of growing pumpkins.
He chuckled and told me I have "pumpkins on the brain". It's true, I do.
So I couldn't believe my luck when I turned on the TV that night
and a movie I had never heard of before - Growing the Big One - was on.
A romantic comedy TV movie about growing giant pumpkins!
What could possibly go wrong? Well - quite a few things, as it turns out...
I could live with Shannon Doherty in the lead, I could live with the silly look
of the male love interest, I could even live with the completely unoriginal storyline.
But how the hell can they make a movie about growing pumpkins
without actually showing, you know... anyone growing any pumpkins??
The ridiculous shot of the pumpkin seedlings looked nothing like pumpkins,
more like lettuce. The shot of the pumpkin patch in summer was a compost heap
full of dead vines, with out of place Jarradhale pumpkins thrown in to the mix.
And the winning pumpkin in the end? A giant orange balloon.
It was pathetic. I recommend this movie to NO ONE.
I spend some time with my green and orange babies every day, carefully turning them,
cutting away sick leaves, even talking to them. I google pumpkin decor, giant pumpkins,
jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin kinds, recipes, growing tips - and pumpkin festivals.
Only recently I learned that since a few years back, Sweden actually hosts
a couple of pumpkin festivals. The biggest one is at Solberga Gård on Öland,
a small island just off the south east coast. It seems like a lovely harvest festival
- and they even have a proper giant pumpkin competition!
For my birthday (last October...) my parents offered to pay for a weekend away
for myself and Cinnamon man. But because he still can't leave the country
while waiting for a reply from Immigrations we have never made anything of it.
I think the pumpkin festival at the end of September would be a perfect way for us
to make use of their generous offer, and a great way to kick off the Halloween season!
I'd like to thank you guys for your kind comments to my last post.
It feels really good to know that it's safe to share more personal stuff
from time to time. On really bad days the blogging community
is one of the few things that help me get through. So thank you!