- Halloween. Love or loathe?
Like it in general: nice looking lasses dressed up in costumes that are basically “sexy something something”. Like “sexy undertaker”, “sexy plumber” and so on. Clearly enjoying themselves, having fun.
Dislike this year because some **** stole a 15kg pumpkin I’d left on my doorstep. Hadn’t carved it yet, it’s a nice neighbourhood, but some **** came up the path, up the steps and nicked it, then stumbled down the road carrying it. BooooooPosted 4 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
For those saying its an American tradition, its actually an old British/Irish tradition that we exported to the colonies. It fell out of favour when we found out it was much more fun playing with gunpowder and burning Catholics! (effigies of!)
I like it, love seeing the kids dressed up and am always surprises how few sweets they actually take when faced with a bowlful!Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
click enter gallery, great stuff.Posted 4 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
I do remember going round as a kid and having to do a wee turn in neighbours houses. My kids love it, their mother might like it more though. Not that I see the benefit of that anymore.
I do it but actully hope they’ll grow out of it soon, I’m always a bit embarassed taking them roudn the houses.Posted 4 years agoMarkieMember
Turnips? Jeezus! Surely, a holesaw-drillbit would be easier with those
Coming from the US I’d never heard of using anything but pumpkins, called my wife to ask what to do after not being able to find any to buy on Halloween eve, she said get a turnip, I bought a parsnip instead 😳
Was a bit surprised about how much of a faff was to carve, given that everything online suggested it was the traditional thing to do…
Posted 4 years agobruneepSubscriber
wrightyson – Member
Piss off and roll on bonfire night
Oh can barely contain my excitement of getting fireworks, stones, bottles and last years new missile jaffa cakes 😕 thrown at me.
When did the tradition of burning wheelie bins creep in to celebrate a failed terrorist?Posted 4 years agowoody2000Subscriber
I love it, but then it’s my (and my brother’s) birthday so I have good reason to enjoy it 🙂
I have some large bags of goodies waiting for the trick or treaters, though they largely don’t bother as we have a good few steps to get up to the house. More for me then 🙂Posted 4 years agotheblackmountMember
Unfortunately the whole thing has been hijacked by U.S style trick or treating plus our Supermarkets over commercialisation of everything associated with it (Pumpkins, costumes etc)
I have fond memories of it as a kid – cost the family nothing more than the price of a Turnip and a candle. All the costumes were home made at zero cost and I cant even remember any of the houses giving us money, it was tangerines, monkey nuts, sweets and toffee apples (home made.) Also, there was none of this pitching up with a sh1t joke and trousering ££ – we had to sing, or tell a story or play an instrument. Dooking for apples that’s gone too. Sighs…Posted 4 years agoDracSubscriber
Wysiwyg that’s a great costume a nice tribute to one of the greatest films of the 80’s too.
When we were kids you got money and the occasional sweet, now all kids get is sweets. We never had to do any singing or tell jokes the idea was they give you a treat or get a trick.
Pumpkins we’re carved last night before I went to work in preparation for tonight and their costumes are ready. I’m off to work so kids can knock as much as they want they’ll only get a terrier trying to make them look like Wysiwyg (no not really).Posted 4 years agoFlaperonSubscriber
Loathe. I have a 3am start tomorrow but no doubt the doorbell will be ringing up until 11pm like it was last year. Wouldn’t be so bad if it was just young kids with their parents, but round my neck of the woods it’s basically teenage gangs out to stock up on junk food.Posted 4 years agoalexandersupertrampSubscriber
What a bunch of moaners 🙂
All the kids we have had at the door have been remarkably polite.
Calcot in Readings not the best of places. Our boy is nearly 3 and he is an ace time
Guisin , turnip lanterns and dookin for Apples. Great memories from my youth in East Lothian.
Although we did used to always go to an auld bloke who lived on his own every year. He used to have a big tub full of water and apples and tons of sweets.
He would probably have has his house torched now a days. He was a big fan of sport as he was always watching us playing football and swimming in the river.Posted 4 years ago
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