Friday 4 November 2022

Halloween Thoughts A Few Days Later.

 Even Halloween is a fashion and money making venture these days.



No it's not the nineteen seventies with 3 day week and power cuts.  Just Halloween on the Irish Riviera.   A 20kg bag of smokeless fuel is 21 Euros this week.  "Yoikes Scooby!"  That is scary. 

My generation was brought up or even dragged up watching Magpie and Blue Peter and you would make your own costume out of a black card or paper rolled into a witches hat held together with some sticky back plastic and perhaps you would make a tunic out of a black bin bag or even be a ghost if you wore a sheet off your single bed?  Happy days!

Life was so  less complicated and you didn't expect your parents to pay an arm and a leg for an Halloween costume did you? Says the one who's wife bought pet Halloween costumes from Lidl.




10 comments:

  1. We just stayed at home with the lights off.
    Bah, humbug ...

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  2. Sounds very romantic JayCee. A bottle of Croft Original and a box of Quality Street?

    We once went in a posh restaurant and the tables were candle lit. I told the waiter to put ten Bob in the leccy meter.😊

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    1. I prefer Croft Particular but you know me... I'll drink anything!

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  3. Even Carlsberg Special Brew? It's only 8 percent. I think they fill the cans with old radiator water.

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  4. We spent so much time figuring out our costumes. That was part of the fun, wasn't it?

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  5. I think you have got it spot on Debby. Imagination is a gift we are born with and often lost by the time we had grown up to be adults. It's like the magic of Christmas in a small child's eyes. Nothing can buy that.

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  6. Halloween means nothing to me. I am bemused by all the fuss. In my childhood nobody ever really marked Halloween. We were too busy dreaming about Bonfire Night - preceded by Mischief Night.

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  7. Bommy night, black peas, treacle and parkin.

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    1. Rockets, catherine wheels, roman candles, penny bangers and the effigy of a Yorkshireman getting his deserved comeuppance. Take that Fawkes - you blighter! Sadly, tonight, I won't light any fireworks but I will try to get the garden bonfire going in spite of recent dampness.

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  8. Yes I believe Guy Fawkes was born in York and so they don't have bonfires there. It's not celebrated in Ireland but it was traditional to light bonfires on St John's Eve which I think is in June. It's been particularly wet here recently in the West. It's very mild though.

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