A little perturbed by the sheer number of sole tinytots chapping on my door tonight but particularly so at the sight of a family posse consisting of half a dozen nippers ranging c.2-14 accompanied by Ruby-Wax-alike chain-smoking ma and big tall crack-wired looking da with baseball bat in left hand readying for action on Tyers Estate. No, we didn't answer the door, but curious to know if anyone else did and outcome.
My husband's response is to give them apples. Presumably for some these maybe a unique experience. Though he was bemused last night by the reaction of some Arab looking boys. They said "God bless you". Whether Christian or Muslim, Halloween is hardly a religious festival.
Kids round our way often go out without adults. One of the problems with the football in Archbishops Park has been that kids would bring their three or four year old brother, who then had to be accepted on the scheme because there was no place for him to go. On the other hand some kids are not allowed to go to the end of the road wihtout being escorted. Its difficult to work out where the balance lies.
The baseball bat sounds scarey. Is it part of the trick?
isnt that some american clap trap?
it seems it grows every year...................it will be starting in july soon-oh no thats christmas isnt it?
can anyone explain why fireworks are on sale in august?when bonfire night is one single night in november?