Halloween Parties Inside

Posted by on Sep 5, 2020 in Halloween News |

It’s September now, and time to knuckle down and plan the details for Halloween. When the kids were younger we spent a few years living in Tokyo.It was great fun – we lived across the road from their school – and there was a great community of expats, most of whom were American. So they really knew how to throw a cool Halloween Party. One of the best parties was inside a small unit in the middle of Tokyo.You don’t necessarily need a large house and...

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Halloween 2020 and Covid-19

Posted by on Aug 22, 2020 in Halloween News |

It’s late August, and in most years, Halloween addicts are deep in planning how they’ll celebrate Halloween: How will I decorate the house this year?Will I have a party?What sort of treats will I hand out to kids?What costume will the kids wear?What costume will I wear? Halloween 2019 was a non-event for me, for the first time in 15 years. I’d sold my house, given the majority of my halloween decorations to the kids next door, reduced everything I owned to...

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A green halloween

A green halloween

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Halloween News |

I think by now, everybody realises we can’t keep doing things the same old way, and still have a healthy planet (thank you Greta) and healthy bodies. Halloween needs to be more green than orange… Halloween doesn’t have to mean buying bags of lollies individually wrapped in plastic, costumes made of cheap vinyl, toxic PVC masks, plastic pumpkins that break on the way home, decorations that end up on the garbage heap and traffic jams from driving to the next...

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Halloween 2019

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019 in Halloween News |

And now for something completely different. I swear we were in front of the zeitgeist, not in response to it, but we’re escaping from the city. At Christmas we went on holiday to Byron Bay, and made an offer on a block of land in the hinterland, with views to the mountains. A little bit impulsive, but actually quite logical, given family nearby. Any the first thing I did when I got home (apart from putting my house on the market) was to offer all of my halloween...

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Halloween 2016

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Halloween News |

I’m a nerd. It’s the month before Halloween, and I’m watching Google Analytics show an increase in hits to my site. And spending time rebuilding it with a new theme, because my kids have shamed me into it. “Such an old-fashioned site, mum”. But it’s done for now, and it’s time to update the trick-or-treat locations, and the events for 2016. The letterbox is full of magazines, and sure enough, Luna Park is having the regular...

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Halloween 2015

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Halloween News |

Wow, what a year. Starting with a torn ACL/MCL from soccer, progressing to an enhanced Angelina-Jolie operation, son in hospital and then a surprise cancer diagnosis. Nothing like celebrating halloween with a chemo bottle attached – makes for a great costume opportunity. But that’s all finished now, and my halloween treats will be healthier this year. Yeah, right. Luckily Buddy was on hand to help me decorate.

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