About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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9 Responses to BOO HOO TOO YOO!

  1. carmen says:

    Another comment –
    I just went through Facebook and someone had shared a picture of our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau – dressed up as Sherlock Holmes – trick-or-treating with his young son! 🙂

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  2. carmen says:

    Hi Colonialist,
    I think I’m the only one in the world who spells it Hallowe’en. It’s something I remember from my childhood and I’ve stuck with it. I had to leave Canada to come to Australia just before the big day so I made sure my grandchildren were left with lots of treats. .. my husband and I usually dress up, decorate the house, and serve “Witches’ Brew” and other treats – we get lots of the neighbourhood kids as a result. It’s a very exciting time in Canada and most people get into the spirit of things. Here in Australia it’s catching on a little but not like it is in Canada. What fun for children! (Even thought I know it’s probably a retail cash-grab!!)
    I suppose you say, “Humbug!” At Christmastime too, do you? 😉

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    • colonialist says:

      Our grandkids did have a Hallowe’en party (hey, it’s catching!) at a friend’s house but otherwise it is pretty tame here. ‘Trick or Treat’ doesn’t happen.
      Not to forget the ‘Bah’. No, elder granddaughter has a calendar with a countdown to Christmas and at any given hour delights in saying how far to go.


    • Hopefully it will not catch on here in Australia, We have enough nonsense from the northern hemisphere to put up with as it is 👿 😈


      • carmen says:

        Yes, I know exactly what you mean LordBear. However, I’m afraid the capitalistic attitude is catching – our little granddaughters were taken to a “Hallowe’en friendly” section of the town, where they went from house to house with other spooks. (I’m still in Australia). They loved it! The word (within my daughter’s and her friends circles) is that one must have a sign on the lawn to attract ‘spooks’. Here where she lives, there were no signs on lawns so they went elsewhere to a section of town where the homeowners get into the spirit of things. 🙂
        Oh, and Col – I, too, am in Christmas mode year-round — but I don’t know if I’ll ever spend Christmas in Australia. It seems to me that it must be celebrated properly in a cold climate. Just because I’m Canadian, eh? 😉


        • I’m English; been in Australia since 1951 and still can’t get used to Christmas in the summer heat.


          • carmen says:

            Having a ‘barbie’ on Christmas Day just seems . . . Well, UN-Christmassy! 🙂 We rarely get snow on Christmas anymore where I live (in Nova Scotia) but it’s at least cold, so roasting a turkey in the oven is just the thing to do. It’s also not unheard of to have snow at Hallowe’en, although it’s usually not that cold in late October. They don’t refer to us as ‘Bluenosers’ for nothing. ..


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