Halloween is a big deal, for the kids. My two get obsessive about it, talking costumes, sweets, and playing with those noisy monster toys in Aldi.
I’ve grown less fond of it as years go by. All that sugar, unnecessary plastic tat sold in the shops, the over Americanisation of it all. And after last years terrible accident to Claudia Winkleman’s daughter (google it if you don’t know), I’m against those nylon costumes we all buy from the super market.
I must admit, I have a bad case of Halloween grumps. This year, much to the boys annoyance, we are leaving Bristol and the trick or treating, the over consumption of crappy sweets and the masses of teenage kids roaming the streets dressed up as Zombies or in scream masks.
This Halloween we are off to the Wye Valley in Wales, to stay in a beautiful barn conversion (I shall share our trip on Instagram so please check in this weekend). I am planning pumpkin carving, bat watching at night, making bat shaped biscuits and if I can find it, watch Ghost Busters on the TV.
Charlie is so cross! But he can miss one Halloween. I am sure he will forgive me!
So what are you planning this weekend? Halloween full fright night or a quiet night in.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.