Photo Friday – Smile for Halloween

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.

Smiling pumpkin for Halloween

Smiling pumpkin for 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.

Kids dressed up for Halloween

Kids dressed up for Halloween

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?

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    Fly Girl
    October 30, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Those are some ghoulish cuties! For Halloween, my pre-teens will be trick or treating and the we’ll all go to my cousin’t house for a party. I’ll be Red Riding Hood and my my husband is the Wolf.

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    October 30, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    What a fabulous pumpkin and so perfect for Photo Friday! We love carved pumpkins! My husband and I try to do a better pumpkin each year than the year before!

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    Camels & Chocolate
    October 31, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Resting up for my half marathon the next morning, blah!

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    October 31, 2009 at 1:08 am

    That pumpkin did make me smile, and inspired me to carve my pumpkin which my kiddo has been bugging me to do.

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    October 31, 2009 at 7:30 am

    http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/137270/Vatican-condemns-dangerous-Halloween Guess the Vatican isn’t a good place to go trick-or-treating! Have a good one!

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    October 31, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    wow that’s a great pumpkin! My son is going to a Halloween party later today, but we’ll leave the trick or treat out because in Sardinia where we live that part of Halloween has not really developed much although they have the wording for it “dolcetto o scherzetto”

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    Mark H
    October 31, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Great photo and well carved pumpkin. Being Australian, I still don’t really get or like Halloween but it is becoming more and more prevalent every year.

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    Heather Cowper
    October 31, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    @ Flygirl – my grandmother, how big your teeth are – hope you don’t get gobbled up by that bad old wolf

    Obviously we’re not so big in UK and Europe on Halloween, each to their own customs

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    jen laceda
    November 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Happy Halloween! Boo!

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    November 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    We had a grand total of 13 kids show up at our door on Halloween. Sadly, Halloween doesn’t seem nearly as much fun for kids as it was when I was young. My mom always said she had about 200 kids stop by on Halloweens when I was trick-or-treat age.

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