Favourite time of the year. Samhain. Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Soul Cake Day (Pratchett fans – and that’s a real thing BTW).
One child gone off to a sleepover looking too beautiful by far in her devil horns, with strict instructions not to get drunk or eat so many sweets she spews – it could go either way at her age. The other one here with her mama, supposedly on door duty to dole out lollies and/or stop Alan Lickman escaping. He is busting to go out but not yet allowed – despite a most excellent Halloween costume to rival any Woochie prosthetic make-up. Giffy eye, stud through the jaw and a hole in his neck! Lovely. So far though it’s been me who has been up and down like a fiddler’s elbow to answer the door while her ladyship ‘ gets ready’ – for what I’m not entirely sure.
Had a most excellent visit to Chester Y Fronts over the weekend. Party tea for mum’s birthday with (most of) the Fam (don’t ask) on Sunday, after a mare of a train journey. A family viewing of the genius Halloween edition of Inside No9. Then a most civilized lunch at Cote in Chester on Monday afternoon and visit to the pub in the evening. Tuesday, my Pops took the Childerbeast to the cinema and I met my pal Miss Sunshine and we spent a very pleasant afternoon sat by the fire in the Grosvenor Arms catching on up each others lives since the last time we met.
Stay safe out there MoFos. Watch out for Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers, Pennywise, Slenderman (Don’t look directly at him) and if you see any class 5 full bodied apparitions be sure to get a selfie.