Halloween ...is it just me? Here we go ...do any of you think that Halloween is macabre dressing up, house decorations etc has it all gone a bit well.....mental !!! You can be living next door to your lovely neighbour all year, having lovely chats over the Flymo and then.....31st October strikes and the lovely neighbours turn into ‘slasher, gore and dismembering psychos! You see when my daughter was growing up it was as scary as witches (black bin bag dress,holes for arms and black sugar paper shaped into a pointed hat) Dracula (fangs and red lipstick and black bin bag for a cloak) ghosts (white sheet) SIMPLES. Making the outfits was great fun, children used their imagination - it was still cute. It was not small children with open cut slashed zombie faces threatening you on your front porch. I gladly handed over a tub of Celebrations (which I’d bought to put away for Xmas for me who lives in the land of Disney films) Freddy Krueger is terrifying but he’s an adult, albeit with serious social and anger issues 😂😂😂...I can deal with that ...but zombie children no I just don’t like it.
Another thing PUMPKINS !! When did that happen? You had a big swede and got the bread knife and teaspoons out ! (unless you were Stanley Marsh in our street who had a penknife and would start the swede off for you if he felt like - mostly he didn’t help the girls) It took hours to do. The swede lanterns would be put on the front windowsill for all to wonder at. The smell of warm/burning swede and wax is never going to be a Jo Malone aroma of choice but I remember it with great fondness, it was great fun. Am I ranting ...yep think so! I’m also having a hot flush so maybe this is part of thementalpause WHOOPS! menopause. So give me a break 😂😂😂