A smiling pumpkin all lit up, A bowl of sweets by the door, the black lipstick’s coming out – yes folks I don’t need to tell you that tomorrow it’s Halloween. I’ve been waiting all year to show you this picture of the pumpkin we made last Halloween.
Not everyone in Bristol’s so keen – there are some neighbourhoods where they go to bed and turn off the lights for fear they’ll get a bag of flour thrown at the window or worse. But our road is full of families of all ages, and so my children’s friends make a special journey to trick or treat around this street.
For the trick we ask for something – a poem, a joke, a song or just a scary mask. For the treat it’s a bowl of those fun size chocolate bars. The unwritten rule is – if you have your pumpkin outside the door or some other halloween decoration, they know they’re welcome, if not they pass you by. Normally the parents are hovering in the background, with a token black hat on. It’s all part of the neighbourhood fun.
What will you be doing at Halloween?