So until some time around lunch, I completely forgot that today was Halloween. It might be because I’m just not tuned into British culture, but I’ve only seen the occasion sign advertising Halloween candy in a few stores. Beyond that, there was the sign in one of my local groceries saying that that my local council has requested that stores not sell flour or eggs to people under 16.

Again, I don’t have my pulse on the nation or anything, but here was my Halloween experience. I went to a pub which was much more interested in the Arsenal match that the day itself, although their guest ale on tap was Hobgoblin and the indicator plaque had a glowing pumpkin. Beyond that, I saw a whopping two trick-or-treaters and someone said they saw a higher-than-usual number of chavs wearing hoodies. All-in-all, my UK world doesn’t do Halloween very enthusiastically 🙂

5 Responses to “Hallow-what?”

  1. dina Says:

    i had a stash of candy corn… i made sure i got some last time i was home. but people here don’t understand it… they ate like, one. how can you just eat ONE CANDY CORN?? it’s not right.

  2. Mom Says:

    We had tons of candy and got 15 kids…although to be fair, we are out in the boonies now.

    Unfortunately, now SOMEONE has to eat all of the leftovers!

  3. Melissa T. Says:

    Mmmmm Candy corn- and it will be 50% off today- must run out and get some. It’s been one of my pregnancy cravings this week!

  4. Melissa T. Says:

    PS- Mom- I’ll eat the leftovers! 🙂

  5. Mom Says:

    Sorry, I got to them first Melissa – Ha.

    Actually I’ve thankfully pawned them all off on my nephew, but thanks for offering.