Friday, October 9, 2020

October 2020 Calendar Picture

Hello everyone!

October has been with us for a few days already, so here I am with the SF official calendar's picture for this month.

And it's a Halloween-y picture, same as last year!

It's a very cheery and cute scene; we can see many babies and some children wearing Halloween costumes and having fun in a lovely, colourful playground. I believe the castle and train are both sets available to buy in the current line, and they're both very cute. I adore that huge ghost to the left; it seems like it might be a covered-up treehouse, since it has a tree with a swing. 

I also quite like the lovely autumn-y trees in the background. Where I grew up, all the leaves in the trees turned orange when the seasons changed, and I remember how they cracked under my feet when I walked to school. But where I live now there's almost no deciduous trees, and I've realised that I really miss them and their orange leaves when autumn comes around.

I have to say that I love all three costumes the older children are wearing; I'm especially fond of witches and spellcasters, and Aidan's pumpkin costume is truly adorable. I love how his bucket has a cute face, haha! 

As for the babies' costumes, Crème Chocolate is looking quite adorable in that fairy dress! I love her basket, which also has a face and ressembles a carved pumpkin. The little Walnut demon also looks quite mischievous!

October is a special month for me, since it's my birthday month and marks both the time when I started seriously collecting Sylvanian Families (three years ago, on October 19th) and my blog's anniversary (two years ago, on October 2nd). 

I know I haven't been very active in the SF community lately, but I'm doing OK and I'm still around, though mostly lurking. I've added some sets, families and even a building (the old Supermarket, which I had been wanting since I started collecting) to my collection lately, but I haven't done much with them yet. I miss my Sylvanians, but it's been a strange few months and motivation is still escaping me. That might change at any moment, though! Maybe I should get Camilla's shoe shop out, see if I feel motivated to set up a scene or two for my next story...

I hope you're all staying safe and healthy, everyone! Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week-end and month of October!