My son has just gone trick or treating with a friend from school and his mum. They are just going around to friends' houses where they know they will be welcomed. I remember Hallowe'en being quite a big thing when I was little. We carved pumpkins, bobbed for apples, dipped, face first, for a sweet placed on a pile of flour and generally scaring ourselves silly by turning the lights off and making spooky noises. My mum is Scottish and I think maybe that is where we got the habit of celebrating from - certainly nobody around us really celebrated. The Irish side of my family celebrated too by having barmbrack. A sort of fruit cake/bread that contained fortune telling charms - a penny, a ring, those sort of things. I can't remember what they all were or indeed what luck each was supposed to impart.
Good news...my little laptop is home! Yesterday I had to go into central London for some training and whilst there I got a message saying it was ready to collect. So a couple of hundred pounds later (I know, I know) here he is back home.
Whilst up in town I took the opportunity to spend some more of my earnings. John Lewis to get a Built by Wendy blouse pattern. Then on to Liberty to get some fabric to make it from. Oh and then finally Charbonnel and Walker to get a scrumptious box of choccies (quick tip, it is cheaper to buy these boxes from Lakeland Limited!)