Just popping in to wish you all a Happy Halloween!
As Our Boy is expected back from his 4 days scout trip tonight I think Halloween will be a somber affair in our house as he has probably not slept very much while on camp... I therefore chose a picture taken about 11 years ago - long before we had a new kitchen - and Our Boy is only 3 years old here.
Happy times ;-)
Can you see the cat face we put on the pumpkin?
This was long before The Cat joined our family, so we were obviously already then liking cats!
I remember going trick-or-treat'ing when I was little and living in the USA. It must have made a great impression on me as I was less than 5 when we moved to Norway, but the memory of this festival is still very strong. Contrary to popular belief, Halloween is not originally an American tradition. It has its roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian All Saints Day. It was originally an old harvest festival and the marking of the darker part of the year with the carved out pumpkins used to ward off evil spirits.
Over here the children go trick-or-treating in a couple of streets in the neighbourhood, but mainly enjoy the slightly spooky feeling of being outside in the dark.
Have fun and be safe in the dark!