A busy night at the castle
Dipping Brussel Sprouts in chocolate and wrapping them in Ferrero Roche papers for the young urchins shouting "trick or treat" at the gate, of course for the older feral chavs I find a pan of copper coins warming on the hot plate of the Aga more suitable for their outstretched hands.
In the Butler's Pantry the ironing board is busy pressing the Poppies, with care they can last for years, especially if you stick to the etiquette of only wearing them from the 1st to the 11th.
Faggots for the fire are piled up in the porch, the first welcome signs of winter are arriving. Enjoy.