H is for Halloween.

The other week during my A to Z i talked about the C word.. Christmas.. now I feel like talking about my favorite time of year.

Halloween –

Only recently people in the UK have cared about Halloween, when I lived up north they did Halloween like how they did Christmas, decorations everywhere and a full blown party on the night..

Down south is a little more diluted, very rarely you’ll see a pumpkin on the door steps and no one dressed up unless it was a pub crawl or a children’s party, but these days, everything is different.. everything is covered in ghastly orange and purple glitter and you’ll find gardens full of skulls and ghosts on the 31st..

I LOVE IT!!

Autumn is the best time of year for me, I love the colors and the cool temperatures, I love being able to wrap up in boots and scarfs (I have a Hufflepuff one!!) and just enjoy that smell that you only get at this time of year..

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The shops are full of fun items for all, sweets and outfits, pumpkins are everywhere and there’s a little magic in the air as everyone prepares for trick or treating, apple bobbing and egging of houses (However I did read somewhere.. probably the daily mail that the police consider egging a crime.. which is understandable hah).

As soon as summer hits I spend all of it longing for when the days turn shorter and the leaves from the trees fall.

Autumn is the best time of year and Halloween is my favorite event!

Until next time

Mummy Cat.

2 thoughts on “H is for Halloween.

  1. Halloween was big in Scotland and Ireland. ‘Guising’ as they called it and traditionally we’d dress up, carve a Turnip (not a pumpkin) and go door to door doing party pieces (telling a joke, reciting poetry, singing etc) for which we’d be rewarded with sweets and tablet (Scottish fudge) and treacle toffee (form of sweet edible tar like substance that would glue your teeth together for a week XD)
    of course when the Scots and Irish emigrated to the States they took their traditions with them. ‘guising’ on all hallows eve became Halloween and the stuff of cheesy Hollywood horror movies πŸ˜‰
    then it came back with American oil workers and ex GI’s under the guise of “Trick and treat” and pumpkins became ‘Toute la rage” πŸ˜‰

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