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01 November 2014 @ 09:41 pm
I am such a cow sometimes.  
Halloween was never a tradition here, and it's only been in the last ten years or so that the retailers have pushed the idea, so that we now get the occasional roaming band of dressed-up kids coming to the door. Last night I locked the gate at the top of my front stairs, so no-one could make it to my front door, feeling mean and Scrooge-like but also lacking any kind of food that those tiny predators would consider acceptable.

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From their calendar ad:
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Nothing like a bit of shaming, I thought. By cats.
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miwahnimiwahni on November 3rd, 2014 10:50 am (UTC)
Sounds as if the Cotswalds is about on par with here, having caught on only in the last ten. I think I'd be a bit concerned about my kids taking anything from people they didn't know; sounds like the people in your old area have the same concern.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on November 3rd, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC)

In the US there have always been scare stories about things in sweets but it's another one of those urban legends where no one can actually prove it with a real story. The truth is most people just love to see the little kids dressed up, their parents usually lurk at the end of the driveway to keep a general eye on them and you hand out commercially produced miniature chocolate bars and lollies.

In England we had "penny for the Guy" in the lead up to Bonfire Night and that was begging for money so... *g*

miwahni: Sherlock Trafalgar Squaremiwahni on November 5th, 2014 10:07 am (UTC)
Everything important in life I learned from the telly
I learned about "penny for the Guy" from Sherlock. See? Fandom IS useful! *g*