No Halloween cheer at the Budman and Hachie Gal's house this year. We are going to be like those old spinster people in the neighborhood who turn off all their lights, lock their doors, and pretend they are not home when the trick or treaters pass by looking for Halloween treats.
Of course, there is a definite "love-hate" relationship with the whole Halloween concept in the UK. Some people love it, embrace it for what it is...a fun little holiday where people can dress up, eat alot of chocolate, and have a good excuse for a party....others see it as the UK's ultimate sell-out to an American custom...and a commercial one at that.
As for us, old habits die hard. I am all for any reason to dress up, eat chocolate, or have a party! Sadly, this year the only costumes we'll be donning are our pajamas as we pass for infirmary patients nursing our respective strep throat/cold (Hatchie Gal) and stomach bug (Budman).
So, bah humbug Halloween!