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Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween....

Halloween...

Kids trick-or-treating all evening...

They know that a bowlful of sweets and toys awaits them at No. 5...

I am sure that for these apprentice sorcerers Halloween is just a lot of fun but is Britain going the American way by acquiring American habits???




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16 Comments:

Blogger Caroline said...

Hey Cream - you posted this just in time to get into my list of favourite Halloween postings!

31/10/05 8:37 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Of course Britain is going the American way, don't you watch the news? :P
Sorry... Happy Halloween!!!

31/10/05 10:21 PM  
Blogger isis said...

I had know idea that Halloween was just an American thing...I am so un-cultured!

Happy Halloween from this side of the pond!

1/11/05 2:41 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Caro, checked out your Halloween selection. Some great stuff!
DC, it is the way of the world, I think!
Isis, Everything nowadays is an American thing! Most of it is GOOD!
Happy Halloween, guys!

1/11/05 8:38 AM  
Blogger Chill Daddy said...

Cream, cute costumes there, I love it. But, um, you probably shouldn't feed the devil's children, otherwise they'll keep coming back.

1/11/05 10:39 AM  
Blogger cream said...

When I answer the door they only take ONE sweet and ONE toy each...
When Karen answers they grab a HANDFUL of each!
Who's got the evil eye, then, CD?

1/11/05 10:51 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I didn't know it was an american thing either.

Cute little devils, Cream.
LOL I tell my children to only take one candy but when they're offered the bowl at the door, my words suddenly escape their little minds and they go for it. 3 times I had to get Jacob out of peoples houses last night. He just walks right in as though we're visiting friends.

1/11/05 11:57 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Hi, Pennylane, They can be cute these little devils but watch out for your sweeties...
Definitely an American tradition that's slowly but surely being adopted by the rest of the world.

1/11/05 1:08 PM  
Blogger Shyha said...

Yup, I can confirm. Halloween parties are becoming more and more common in Poland but yesterday was the first time I heard 'cukierek albo psikus' which is nothing more than 'trick-or-treat' in polish. So, the kids've been caught and it's a way of no return.

1/11/05 1:27 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Oooh, Cream, you're bad, getting them to take only ONE toy, ONE sweet.

Funny thing about Halloween...I was reading yesterday that there was some similar tradition in 19th century Europe, where folks went from house to house asking for Soul's bread or something like that.

How comes NOBODY plays tricks on the children? I would, hahaha...

1/11/05 2:42 PM  
Blogger cream said...

In ref to Halloween and the rest of the world, what I really meant is that Americans celebrate Halloween in a big way and that way is being passed on to the rest of the world in the "commercial" sense.
With Wallmart taking over Asda, they have near enough a virgin market to exploit with all the merchandising, etc...
I am not being grumpy, just noting a new fact...

1/11/05 5:47 PM  
Blogger the Dad. said...

guyana gyal - some people do play tricks on the children. Here's a common but always unexpecten one. A lot of people decorate their houses and yards with spooky skeletons and scarecrow-like mannequins, every once in a while, it turns out to be a person in a costume, waiting for the kids to get close. One of my twins cried, the other just gave him a dirty look and walked around him, and my oldest boy screamed like a little girl.

2/11/05 10:00 AM  
Blogger Chill Daddy said...

guyana gyal - I'm 'the Dad', it's my alternate online persona. Sorry if I confused anyone. Obviously I was confused myself.

2/11/05 10:03 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Hallowe'en: good. Walmart: bad. We have to pick and choose what Americanisms we want to be engulfed by (if only we could). As far as I know, Hallowe'en is as Canadian as it is American, but I still don't have to shop at Wal-Mart! :) (I'll admit that I was kind of disappointed, though, to learn that the UK celebrates Hallowe'en now. What happened to Guy Fawkes Day?)

4/11/05 2:54 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Andrea, Guy Fawkes Day is turning into a booze-up and an opportunity to show off who's got the biggest...fireworks display!
I love fireworks myself and the minute I have a Saturday night off, I will buy £500's worth and organise a Creamy display for friends and neighbours!

7/11/05 1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Danke!

8/2/10 6:16 PM  

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