Happy Hallowe’en Everyone

….a very satisfying Hallowe’en night

Last year our doors were closed because of COVID. This year I noticed in our block that more homes were shelling out than I’ve ever seen in the 43 years I’ve lived here. It was a perfect night. I had made up 50 bags of treats and had another 20 chocolate bars left over. It all went and I had to close shop early.

In total we had 64 kids come to our door. I felt badly when I ran out because I know that there would have been more. One of the things that I loved about Hallowe’en this year was the sense of community with those that participated. We walked up and down the street and talked to our neighbours and chatted with the parents when they brought their children up to the door. My husband and I both shelled out the treats and we were able to sit outside because the weather was so mild.

Did you participate in Hallowe’en this year?

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Square Skies from the Past

thanks to Becky B for hosting Past Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/30/past-squares-30/

On the eve of Hallowe’en and the second last day of the October Square Challenge I looked back to find some of my favourite sky photos. I’m not surprised that most of them are from the cottage and from the park at the bottom of our street. Enjoy!

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The Neighbourhood is Ready for Hallowe’en

….looks like we’ll have more doors open this year for Hallowe’en

Last year Hallowe’en was a bit of a bust because of COVID. Some people left candy outside on the honour system and many families had small costume parties with people who were in their bubble only. This year it looks like the rain will stop just in time for Trick or Treating and many people have decorated their houses with spooky decorations. I’m looking forward to opening the door again to all those lovely little kids (and some big ones too) all decked out as ghosts, witches, princesses and their favourite super heroes.

As an added precaution I’m prepackaging their treats in individual bags so there will be less handling of the food. Tonight I will clean out the pumpkin and let my husband do his magic on our Jack o lantern in the morning. Are you ready for Hallowe’en this year or are you going to give it a miss for another year?

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….and the winner for my favourite Hallowe’en display is this one

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Past Squares – From 2019

thanks to Becky B. for hosting past squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/29/past-squares-29/

Circles

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Roofs

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The Colour Blue

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Not sure if all of these were themes in 2019 but the photos are from that year.