Friday, 14 November 2014


We have a guest blogger today, Ellie.  Who better to give you an account of Halloween here in England.  And just for the record, I did no editing whatsoever on this.  The commentary on the pictures is mine, but what is directly below are all Ellie’s words.

Hello it is Ellie and I am going to tell you about Halloween in England.  It was quite nice on Halloween in England.  It was a bit cloudy with a high of 60.  Leah was Anna from Frozen ( she got an Anna dress for her birthday) and I was a gypsy.  We gave out candy for awhile ( mum saying the children that came were so cute with their costumes and English voices ).  Then we went trick-or-treating!  It was a lot of fun.  They have different candy like Mars bars, Haribo gummies (I got an egg shaped gummy), Twix, Snickers, Butterscotch and more.  There are not many people in our village who do Halloween so we didn’t get much candy.  But we only got a couple of the same thing.  I say there was such a wide variety of sweets.  When we got home we had dinner.  Then we watched It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.  It was a great night!  Happy Halloween!  

Getting ready for the trick-or-treaters.  The girls made these signs for our front door.  In England, it's not a house light being on that indicates you are welcome to stop at a particular house.  You either hang up a sign or put out a jack-o-lantern. 
Heading out the door for some trick-or-treating.
The total take for the night - combined!  And we walked around the entire village.  Definitely not the haul they get back in Indy.  Like Ellie said above, not many people celebrate Halloween here in England.  Usually just families with children who go trick-or-treating themselves.  There was one older lady however that got into the spirit of things.  She opened the door dressed as a ghost, invited the girls and Eric right into her home, and when they popped back out the door a few minutes later, Eric was munching on a brownie.  He got a treat as well.
A great end to Halloween night - It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!  I had sent some DVDs from home over to England in our shipment back in September.  The problem was, we had no TV yet.  So, we all squeezed onto the sofa, put the DVD in the laptop, pulled up a chair to sit it on, and had a cozy little cartoon watching session. 

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