Monday, 31 October 2011

Trick or treat...

Love it or loathe it, Halloween is upon us!  Each year it seems become a bigger event in the UK.  Maybe we’re still trying too hard to become a Little-America in bid to resist further embedding into the EU. 

In our house we are in favour of Halloween celebrations.  This year it seems to have been on its way forever as The Seven Year Old has been counting down the days for a couple of weeks.  He is heading off to a friend’s house for a party after school and has been excitedly planning his costume.  Taking his inspiration from Pirates of the Caribbean he will tonight be a pirate skeleton - which is an upgrade from last years trilby- hatted skeleton.  I’m trying not to think about what the sword may be for.

In the past we have often thrown Halloween parties. Pumpkin lanterns are made and we lavishly decorate the house. Last year some of The Friends came over for a fancy dress party.  One friend had spent a considerable amount of time during the week before fashioning papier mache devil horns in blood red which he had then super-glued to his head – we very much appreciated the effort.  His wife took great delight in pulling them off towards the end of the party whilst his daughter cheered her on.  We’re a funny bunch really.  Which kind of fits for Halloween.

Enjoy your tricking 'n' a treating people!

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