Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Hallowe'en in Britain

Around this time of year I see American bloggers getting excited about Hallowe'en and decorating pumpkins and preparing sweet treats. It looks like quite a jolly festival (minus the scary outfits, which would give me nightmares) with all of the party bags and fancy dress costumes. I forget that this festival is 'celebrated' here too.

Unfortunately, here in Britain, we don't get cute kids knocking on our door in their lovely outfits which the parents have spent so long making. No. We get pre-pubescent thugs in horror movie masks demanding sweets. Forget begging, it's glorified mugging, really. If you don't hand over the treats they'll either egg your house or slash your tyres.

So please excuse me while I say, 'bah, humbug' to this festival and continue making Christmas decorations.


  1. Ha ha ha ha ha, I do love a bit of Fry and Laurie! I also love a bit of pumpkin, but other than that I agree, Hallowe'en is horrid. Roll on Christmas!

  2. Surely the thugs want money not sweeties?!

    They do in our area.

    I'll be doing fancy dress and hitting the town this halloween, I'm sooo excited. Any excuse for fancy dress!

  3. Actually Rowan, you're right! They DO ask for money! I'd forgotten about that.

    Don't you just love Britain?

    I'm with you, Kate: roll on Christmas!