I've started to make cobweb cakes, I've ordered some pumpkin-shaped biscuits from Angela, I've got to look out my recipe for Witches' Brew soup.
Friday is set aside to decorate the tearooms.
I've asked my neighbour to carve a couple of pumpkins for me - she's got skill and patience in abundance. Last year she carved a wolf's face, a haunted house and a witch on a broomstick. Put my two triangle eyes, odd-shaped nose and huge, tooth-filled mouth (on the pumpkin) to shame.
I never used to like Halloween (or is it Hallowe'en?) but the scope for fun is just too great to resist.