Halloween – buckets of rain
I’m one of those people that don’t think that Halloween is a cute excuse for a dress-up and for kids to consume excessive amounts of sweets and go round the streets knocking on doors of people that they don’t know. It could be an excuse for teenagers or tweens or even grown-ups to have a party and get a bit scared playing silly games and watching age appropriate videos of a scary kind. It rained buckets here last night so dampened the enthusiasm of most of those who would have been trailing the streets with their parents looking for sweets last night.
Anyway, our local church does a convenient line in ‘not Halloween party’ for tweens and younger and my offspring gets sent there for an hour or so to eat sweets and play games every Halloween. To make up for what he sees as a lack of Halloween spirit, I bake a few cakes, this year’s were chocolate sponge with orange flavoured water icing, some sprinkles and Halloween decorations.