Good morning, everyone. Last day of October, Halloween and the sun is shining (for now). I used to be so careful on Halloween, as a teacher close to the school, to put up a nice little notice on the door saying 'no trick or treat, thank you, but have a lovely evening' and I was never bothered apart from the once when my door was egged.
However, I knew who did it and when, a while later, I caught them red handed - or do I mean egg-handed - doing the same to my car, I went to both sets of parents (that's the joy of living local!!) and - well, let's say I was never troubled again. :-)
Generally, the local parents had a code - pumpkin at the front meant knock on the door - and it seemed to work very well. Also, the children were in a group with at least one adult with them.
I wonder about this year though - I've seen hardly any obvious Halloween decor around here.
Anyway, enough reminiscent ramblings.
Yesterday was a pleasant enough day, despite the rain. I got my fruit and veg from M&S, other bits and bobs from Aldi (which was packed and, looking at trolley contents, people are partying anyway, whether they trick or treat or not) and then I had a meander around Dunelm. It was OK but there wasn't anything all that special really. I got a new hand towel and some reed diffuser refill in a nice citrus scent and then, at the last minute, fell for some 'mulled wine' (ha ha) scented tea lights for December. I wasn't at all impressed with their Christmas decoration stuff at all though.
Not that I need any more, mind you . . .
Then it was home to unpack and chill for pretty much the rest of the day.
Today, real life restarts. Children are back to school and Lindsey's classes are on again so I have circuits today. Before then, I rather fancy a short drive to another precinct to have a nosey around Matalan and HomeSense. I'm really enjoying feeling right enough to meander about so am making the most of it.
The rest of the day is, as always, householdy stuff - not terribly interesting at all.
Until early evening, that is. Then, Dave and a financial adviser are coming round to help me make sense and use of my ill gotten gains from Dad's estate. I'm not looking forward to it all that much - numbers make my brain ache - but it has to be done.
And that's today. How about you? Do you do Halloween at all?