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Post by whip » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Halloween party.

Down pub they are having a disco Halloween do t'night.

Big spread '' food '' of all thing's Halloween on tables Even got me some Lobster in so he did. great landlord Is Tommy.

Taxi is booked each way which mean one can have a few bevvies/shorts and not get nicked by coppers.

Good food, Good beer, Good music and last but not least good company.

Meeting up with a couple of army buddies. Canny lads so they are.

They are off to Ireland on Monday to visit their kin folk.
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Re: Halloween

Post by sherri » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:40 am

Sounds like you're up for a good night there. Have fun!

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Re: Halloween

Post by freon » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:10 am

With your nose Whippy you will save a big quid on a costume LOL
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Re: Halloween

Post by whip » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:57 pm

Turned into a great nights entertainment.

Silly buggers all dressed up in Halloween dress.

Fellas dressed as nuns ? The mind boggles.

The lass's looked great in their Halloween attire.
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Re: Halloween

Post by sherri » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:41 pm

I thought Halloween costumes had to be witches and ghosts & things like that.
Sounds more like the gay pride parade in Sydney. :wink:

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Re: Halloween

Post by champion. » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:06 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: sherri you just have to splash a little fake blood on you and you can go as anything you want these days. :lol: :wink:
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Re: Halloween

Post by andysfootball » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:22 am

huge thing in America halloween like
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Re: Halloween

Post by gnads » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:29 am

Another over commercialised, not traditional Australian event.
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Re: Halloween

Post by whip » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:12 am

Halloween in the Uk is over commercialised as is many thing's.

Maybe we in the UK need an alternative.

One thing's for sure, folk enjoy themselves at these do's.

Any excuse to don crazy attire and have a few bevvies is ok by me for sure.
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Re: Halloween

Post by freon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:28 pm

When my kids were young we had a good time trick or treating
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Post by sherri » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:06 pm

What some of the places down here have done is advertise their own events. You can order tickets (usually free) but then you turn up with your child all dressed up & they can get a free lolly or treat at a series of shops when they show their ticket.

Then there are a couple of places that are having displays & some freebies for kids.

My grandkids are quite excited to go & dress up but I don't like the idea of house calling, even with mum & dad, it is intrusive. I hope if it develops here it goes the way of structured events.

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Post by Beachbum » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 am

I can't understand why people get their knickers in such a knot over Halloween.

What's wrong with children actually getting away from the internet, creating costumes and being physically active running around from door to door.

So it's not Australian. Boo Hoo.

So it's intrusive in the mind of a few grouches. Boo Hoo.

Just as an aside, we have lived out in wine country on a tiny unlit lane for more than twenty years.

Each year we buy a box of 100 bite size candy bars for the kids.

We haven't had one in all these years.

I'm about a third of the way through them and I'm pretty confident we still have enough supplies

The Twix and Mars Bars are especially good this year.

OK, I admit I might be slightly biased.

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Re: Halloween

Post by max Headroom » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:55 am

Thank god its not australia yeha.
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Re: Halloween

Post by andysfootball » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:58 am

going to universal studies for Halloween

most of the Halloween stuff seams to have occurred over the weekend in pubs etc

to put it into perspective there's shops in the US that just sell Halloween gear and some of them would be half the size of a football field
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Re: Halloween

Post by niagraa » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:50 am

andysfootball wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:58 am
going to universal studies for Halloween

most of the Halloween stuff seams to have occurred over the weekend in pubs etc

to put it into perspective there's shops in the US that just sell Halloween gear and some of them would be half the size of a football field
it must generate a lot of money eh, see a lot of leftys want people to be careful what costumes they wear, they reckon most things are racist, even a kid dressed up as an indian or a Hawaiian or even an arab from a Disney movie is deemed as racist by these morons, political correctness is insane.

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Re: Halloween

Post by sherri » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:59 am

Beachbum wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 am
I can't understand why people get their knickers in such a knot over Halloween.

What's wrong with children actually getting away from the internet, creating costumes and being physically active running around from door to door.

So it's not Australian. Boo Hoo.

So it's intrusive in the mind of a few grouches. Boo Hoo.

Just as an aside, we have lived out in wine country on a tiny unlit lane for more than twenty years.

Each year we buy a box of 100 bite size candy bars for the kids.

We haven't had one in all these years.

I'm about a third of the way through them and I'm pretty confident we still have enough supplies

The Twix and Mars Bars are especially good this year.

OK, I admit I might be slightly biased.
I wouldn't say we have our knickers in a knot about it, beachbum.
But there's a time & a place.
Australia isn't USA or Canada & we do it differently here.
In fact most of the time we don't do Halloween at all. And that's totally okay.
Personally I would prefer we didn't get kids in the habit of going door to door collecting sweets.

Children do not create their costumes (if they have one at all over here), they buy them.
It's okay for kids to have a bit of fun but I would hate it if it got to the point where we had to have bags of 100 chocolates around the house. I'm like you this year, I'd eat some. :lol:


So I'm a grouch, but a good grouch. :lol:

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Re: Halloween

Post by whip » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:58 am

Not had folk with children knock on our door for a few year.

There is an organised party this evening tea time for young kids.

The place is covered in balloons/witches/ghosts etc. looks the bizz so it do's.

I do believe they have a firework display.

If so, I wonder where fireworks and Halloween is associated.

So called modern time's at hand.

Either way, I guess the youngsters will have a blast.
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Re: Halloween

Post by gnads » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:37 am

Beachbum wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 am
I can't understand why people get their knickers in such a knot over Halloween.

What's wrong with children actually getting away from the internet, creating costumes and being physically active running around from door to door.

So it's not Australian. Boo Hoo.

So it's intrusive in the mind of a few grouches. Boo Hoo.

Just as an aside, we have lived out in wine country on a tiny unlit lane for more than twenty years.

Each year we buy a box of 100 bite size candy bars for the kids.

We haven't had one in all these years.

I'm about a third of the way through them and I'm pretty confident we still have enough supplies

The Twix and Mars Bars are especially good this year.

OK, I admit I might be slightly biased.
Beachy if you've had no callers in 20 years your rant is irrelevant.

Halloween hasn't been a tradition here but it has picked up momentum in the past 10 years & in my opinion it was a retail driven agenda.

Younger Aussies are sheep.... they follow everything from the US ... ghetto fashion, talk & gestures .... Rap (crap) music etc etc .
Not getting getting ones knickers in a knot at all ......but I appreciate a bit of originality these days... and I don't agree with kids going door to door knocking at strangers places.

I don't like Mormons or Jehovah Witnesses knocking on my door either.

There's better ways to get kids outside & off the internet..... it's called sport ... a team event ......

And with the sweets they ge at Christmas & Easter they don't need anymore ammo for trips to the dentist. :P
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Re: Halloween

Post by freon » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:30 am

Halloween didnt start in America The same as religion didnt start in Australia but i have to put up with
religious Dicks knocking on my door anytime of the year Have to put up with Christmas and Easter which is
retail driven
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Re: Halloween

Post by sherri » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:09 pm

What beachy has to realise is the aussies on this board are all grumpy oldies and we didn't have this stuff going on when we were young.

Don't you worry, I have friends in US & I've seen the scenes on FB. It looks like mobs out in the streets. I guess the kids are having a good time but gnads is right, the retail section is pushing it here for all they are worth & it is catching on. I went out for dinner but as far as I know, we had not a visitor. :D

A daughter though lives in a young area & had about 20. She was over it by visitor 12.

I do prefer it the way my grandkids did it.
They went to organised events at the shopping centre or cheese factory.

Here's my grandson aged 2. He said it was the best day of his life. :lol:
Was given a map at the shopping centre & followed it to 15 shops for a treat from each.
I don't know what the character is but apparently it is someone famous in kidworld.


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And granddaughter aged 3. She is on the right & her little boyfriend is on the left as they collect sweets.

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They were at the cheese factory. She ate the lot there, doubt she will have had any dinner tonight.

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