Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Oh my goodness, Halloween is a non-event here!  I am so ready to turn British and not dress up anymore!  The rugby finals started at 4 on Halloween which was quite the event and much more important that Trick or Treating!

Sebastian was Jake, Jillian was Minnie Mouse, and Taryn was Elsa.  They actually called each other by the name of their character all night, it was so cute.

We got dressed up and went over to a friend's house.  We had midwestern Chili and guacamole which were wonderful!  All the kids ran around in their costumes and had a blast.    They played with bubbles, confetti poppers, and glow in the dark bracelets.  (Quick side note - Having a get together at your small house with lots of children guarantees that your house will look like a tornado came through.  I haven't been brave enough to have everyone over yet.)

Our house is owned by a husband who is British and the wife who is American.  She would make such a big deal about Halloween that several of our neighbors mentioned to us that it would be good to have Americans on the street again.  I was so not prepared for this and will have to work on my Halloween decorations or completely give it up, hmmm, one or the other.  We came back to our neighborhood to go trick or treating.  Only 1 in about 10 house participates and you know to go to the door if there is a lit pumpkin on their porch.  The kids were running from house to house looking for lit pumpkins.  We only got home with maybe 1/8 of their small bucket filled with candy!

Most houses looked like this...dark and no decorations, just another night

The houses that participated usually only had a simple lit pumpkin. 

The streets were pretty quiet.

Every so often, you would find a house that went all out for Halloween.

They had tons of fun and it was a great experience!  

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