Saturday, 31 October 2009

But... that was real blood...

I think we were lucky that it was Hallowe'en.

At any other time of year, leaving a blood-splattered axe lying around is probably a good way to ensure a speedy response from your local police... but on October 31st, it's far more likely to be mistaken for costume.

But it wasn't a prop.

That was a real axe, covered in real blood.

My husband (who wasn't my husband, back then) had been chopping wood for our fire, when one of the logs jumped up and hit him in the face. A dramatic nosebleed ensued, he came inside dripping with blood, and I was far too busy worrying about him to give a second thought to the axe.

On his way in, he'd left it in the porch. The porch which the postman had to step inside to deliver our letters. And we didn't spot it until we headed out the next morning... after the post had arrived.

Yep, I'm pretty sure we'd have had the police round, if it hadn't been Hallowe'en.

The Hallowe'en cake I made that year, for my sugarcraft course


Anonymous said...

The postman must have wondered what kind of weird people decorated like that for Halloween.
Hope your DH wasn't permanently injured.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Nah, not the police. Perhaps the health inspectors to complain about possible cross-contamination isuues...

phd in yogurtry said...

Poor postman. I'm surprised he actually made it to your door to deliver the mail!

That cake is so cute. Have you kept up with it -- cake decorating?

Fly Girl said...

That's a scary story! I'm sure the postman thought it was a fake prop. Your cake is adorable!

Veggie said...

Oh, your poor husband.

Love the cake it`s just so adorable.

mangocheeks said...

Hi Rachel,
Just having a nosy round this blog of yours, I don't know why I haven't visited before.

Your a pretty talented lady. I like this Halloween cake.

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