I've had a halloween overload!
It's way more of a big deal in other countries than it is down here.
Partly because it's not all pumpkins and autumn leaves here right now.
And it doesn't get dark till about 9pm.
Our version of trick or treating is often some kids with no dress ups on at all, carrying a plastic bag, bashing on your door and saying "Got any lollies?". Bah Humbug.
But it's fun to see the excitement in other parts of the world. And we do do dress ups here sometimes. (We're having a 'Hallo-fawkes' party in the weekend at some friends' place who live out in the countryside. Bonfire etc and scary games..)
Here are my Halloween Awards for the Year 2012, from my blog friends..
|Best Halloween themed photo: Vintage Coconut|
|Most friggin amazing costume: Heather's Thrifty Closet (Half raven, Half Edgar Allan Poe, of course)|
|Most effective and simple kids' costume: Mum of All Trades ( incl tutorial, no less)|
And now for something completely different:
A couple of questions answered:
1. The mouse is gone. We got 2 in a trap and poisoned another. And that's all I know about. Shudder. I'm sorry if that killing them offends mice lovers all over the world but it is me or the mice in this house - and my kids need feeding! I now can't open drawers in as carefree a way as I used to - for fear of one jumping out... incl the dishwasher drawer in which I MAY have seen one crawling over the CLEAN dishes. Bleugh. Faint.
2. Carrying the haul at a Jumble Sale can indeed be challenging! A good question! Fortunately the women and men running the one the other day were so lovely and offered to stash my stash behind the counters. This of course is done at one's own risk. There is a chance that things may be lost or resold, so frequent checking was required!!
Then I stood guard over the loot while my wonderful Sister-in-law went and got the car from down the road and we got a park right outside. The second hand gods smiled down upon us that day.
So that's that mystery solved for those who enquired!
A little tip while we're on this topic: Always go to jumble sales with lots of carry bags that can go over shoulder or even on the back!