Well, yep I succumbed. For a few years the kids have been asking to go Trick or treating. Usually they ask on the 30th or 31st and I put them off by explaining that in order to pay proper homage to the tradition they really ought to put some effort into their costume not just chuck something on 1 hour before blah blah blah.
It's me... George.
This year Elizabeth called my bluff. She went on a sleep over with a friend, took some of her pocket money and spent a considerable amount of it on a Halloween costume!
Hovering about waiting for the fun to start.
So of course I had to hold up my end of the bargain and take them out. You see here in Australia, Halloween isn't celebrated. In fact, in some circles, there is quite an aversion to the tradition, with claims that its 'too American', 'too commercialised' and even 'hypocritical' because it teaches kids to take lollies (or should that be 'candy') from strangers.
Wahhhhhh whats that?!
I must admit to being a bit of a fence sitter about it all. Halloween isn't something that I'm hugely interested about participating in, but at the same time I usually have some lollies around on Halloween and some sort of sign up to say we are 'trick or treat friendly'. This year it was a spider and web stuck to our front fence.
George saying hi to a couple of school buddies
After talking to a few neighbours I discovered that a few households were going to go out trick or treating, so we decided to join in, simply visiting all the people we knew on the block.
Matilda, I mean Harry Potter, was out at swimming lessons and by the time she arrived home and jumped into her costume it was dark. We only managed this quick photo AFTER we got home from our neighbourhood walk.
At least we have all our costumes for next year!
So that's a wrap on Blogtoberfest. I've tried hard to stick with a craft theme, with only a smattering of kid/life stuff and no resorting to food posts (LOL not that I have anything against food blogs, I follow a couple, it's just not why people visit this blog). I hope I've kept it interesting for you! At the beginning of the month I drew up a list of potential posts and that worked well until about day 25. For about a week towards the end I knew I was going to be really busy and spent the weekend before writing up 5 posts in Blogger, saving them in draft form and posting one each day until things had settled down again. I certainly have become more familiar with the features and functions of Blogger and think I can create snazzier posts now (note font change and use of different font sizes. pretty swish hey?)
I would never be able to keep up a 'once post a day' pace, but I'd like to think that Blogtoberfest has inspired me to post a little bit more often than once a week. We'll see.