As a child I never really had the opportunity to celebrate Halloween like they do here. When I listen to the stories my husband tells me about his trick or treating days, I listen with wonder. Halloween wasn’t really an event in Australia when I was growing up. Trick or treating and dressing up for school was only something that we saw in the movies. Sure you could get a costume and go around knocking on neighbours doors, but no one would have anything to give you.
So as Halloween was approaching I got excited. The Brits celebrate Halloween like the Americans do, and I was keen to get my little one involved even though he had no idea what was happening. Unfortunately for me my planning was cut short when I came down with the worst flu ever! Nevertheless, I was determined to make it special for him even though I felt like hell.
Our small collection of Halloween decorations are slowly growing and I managed to decorate the house a little bit before the flu took hold of me. My plan to make iced cupcakes went down the drain so I improvised and made cobweb ones instead. Quick and Easy!
The night of halloween we took Gabriel out to knock on a few doors. Even though I know it is normal here in Scotland I couldn’t help but cringe every time we approached someones door. “Are you sure they won’t mind”, I kept asking. But every one was so lovely and fully equiped for the occasion. Watching our little Skelton holding his trick or treat bag and scream WOW everytime he got a treat was worth me dragging my sick head out into the cold. Hopefully next year I will able to enjoy it properly and maybe carve my first pumpkin.
How was your halloween?