Last night was the annual Pumpkin Gouging at the Chadwick’s. If you remember, I was the reigning King of all the Pumpkins, having crushed last year’s opposition into submission with my trusty cheese grater and wall saw.
a last photo of the Pumpkin King 2003 (with Kay customised pumpkin adornments)
This year things didn’t go so well. I was robbed I was.
I made it through to the last four but then my flame got doused by a cheating stencil pumpkin (no stencil’s allowed!), a piddly Santa’s Little Helper (with fangs) and Bill’s monstrous creation.
With Tina and Martin presiding, the judging worked it’s way left to right across the surviving pumpkin line, Bill’s passed muster but then the rabid fury of the crowd eliminated mine before they even got to the last two, which then progressed by default. *sigh*
A tremendous rousing cheer for the winning pumpkin brought Bill victory. Hoorah!! I am consoled in the fact that the pumpkin robes, sceptre and crown were passed back to hubby and thus the Allen’s continue to dominate and the royal artifacts can go back onto the shelf, where they belong.
Flushed with victory, Bill rushed to make his very own LJ entry (& more pics) and even upgraded his account when he found he was only allowed three icons and he wanted to add this year’s winner to his stash. Bless.