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£100 of Amazon vouchers to be won in our pumpkin carving competition!

No trickin’ or treatin’ but plenty of eatin’! Yey!  We just wanted to let you know that Halloween 2020 @ The Neighbourhood is happening Saturday October 31 and we’d like to invite you all to join in our pumpkin carving competition, enjoy lots of sweet treats and watch a collection of special scary movies.

For those of you who want to join in, please let us know at reception and we will deliver you your very own gleaming orange pumpkin and carving kit by next Friday 23rd, which gives you just over a week to get going!

Before or on Halloween Sat 31st please pop a photo of your pumpkin onto your own social and tag us at Facebook (TheNeighbourhood) or Instagram @livestudyenjoy and we will award the Amazon Gift vouchers to the best!

Also, to tie in with our Collegiate Chef Oliver Tarrant’s Instagram Live cooking sessions we’d like to share our own super easy recipe for Happy Pumpkin Soup & Halloween Mocktail with you, to keep those juicy vibes flowing…

Happy Pumpkin Soup

Place your spoons of pumpkin pulp (lumps and all - but no seeds), a finely chopped onion, some fresh grated ginger and a good glug of oil into a large saucepan and sauté everything over a medium heat until soft and slightly browned. Add a pint of stock (a stock cube is fine), a tin of coconut milk and a good pinch of chilli powder plus some salt and pepper. Then bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Mash with a fork or blend in a food processor and enjoy - should make a few bountiful bowlfuls.

Halloween Mocktail

Mash or blitz a cupful of pumpkin chunks, a small chopped pear, some orange juice, fresh grated ginger and 100ml of cold water together in a bowl. Pour through a sieve, with ice in, into a chilled glass - and sip.

Happy Halloween from The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood will provide free pumpkins and carving kits – please remember to participate responsibly and to always take care when using any sharp tools.

Pumpkin T&Cs:

  • This competition is only open to residents at The Neighbourhood
  • Three Amazon vouchers will be awarded to the top three entries
  • First Prize £50; 2nd prize £30; 3rd prize £20
  • Remember - you’ve got to be in it to win it!
  • Our social media team will pick the winning entries by 1st November and get back to you directly.  No other correspondence will be entered into.  Best of luck!