Last night we celebrated Hallowe’en at the house. Ye gods it was cold but it wouldn’t be the same doing it at the flat. The house has an atmosphere and ambient very conducive for candlelight and creepiness. We had both fires going but the temperature just wouldn’t climb. The kids wrapped themselves in wool blankets and we watched horror films and then told each other ghost stories. It was great fun as always.
Another reason I like Halloween is that it’s the only celebratory festival where the kids look forward to it for the ambient and activities rather than for presents and materialism.