Monday, 31 October 2016

Blogtober16 - Happy Halloween!

I'm going to keep this post brief because I don't have a lot to say if truth be told.

I feel like it's controversal to say but I actually dislike Halloween. Apparently I did do trick or treating, but don't remember it. I just remember dressing as a witch every year and hanging out with other family/friends. I might have tried to carve a pumpkin with my Mum and Gran a few times too, but that's as far as it goes.

Why do I not like Halloween?
1. My birthday is the 26th October, so Halloween served as a constant reminder that the presents, kindness, good food, cake and surprises was over.
2. I hate dressing up. I've done my fair share from dressing as a daffodil for Marie Curie to dressing as an easter bunny for my fundraising efforts to climb Kilimanjaro
















3. I've never found any horror films that I've enjoyed or that scare me.
4. I don't understand why people want to find ways to be scared.
5. I can't really think of further reasons, but it seems like a pointless event

That being said, I genuinely wish you a "happy halloween" whatever you're doing. I'm guessing the majority of you might have enjoyed it over the weekend. I have friends who love to curl up watching horrors, or dressing up. Just because I don't doesn't mean I can't appreciate why it's popular. It's nice to see kids dressed up or carving pumpkins, which has filled my current facebook feed.

I'm going to try to embrace this occasion watching a few horrors including: Case 39, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, then perhaps Leprechaun, Return of the Living Dead and Poltergeist II. Unfortunately they are the best selection on Netflix, and not seen that much worth seeing on TV. Any better recommendations to be found on TV are much appreciated! Keen to watch something I've not already seen.

What are you doing this halloween?

As this is my final post, I'd like to say thank you to Hex Mum for getting my creative juices flowing. It's been great, but think I will be glad of the break. For those bloggers, who wished to get involved, Hexmum and Me Becoming Mum are doing #AlphaBlogBites this November too. To get involved, you write the following types of posts:



















Further rules are available on the Facebook group here. Unfortunately I think this is too much for me to do! I have come across of blog ideas recently that I hope to write, and hope you will enjoy reading! I'm also thinking of taking up another blogging challenge, which I hope more people wish to take part in.#dreamandsparkle is weekly posts displaying positive posts detailing things you are proud of, achievements, milestones, or any type of post that makes you feel good. I hope to do a post every Sunday starting this week, so if I don't blog for a while, it won't be until then.



68 comments:

  1. My little ones are looking forward to dressing up after school and trick or treating. I quite enjoy Halloween but then it's because I love taking the kids out and watching them have fun x

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    1. Yeah can imagine it might be fun with kids. I think seeing babies dressed as pumpkins is the cutest! X

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  2. I don't really do anything for Halloween but I enjoy gory/horror movies so it's a great time to indulge although it doesn't stop me watching them anytime x

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    1. It's like Valentine's Day in a way. You could do it anytime of the year, even dressing up anytime of the year :)

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  3. I have to admit I'm not a huge Halloween fan and I don't do dressing up, I do love horror films though lol.

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  4. I guess it is what we make of it, love this post!

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  5. Really like your perspective on Halloween - I have to say I enjoy it more now that my kids love it and that makes a difference I think but everyone feels differently about things

    Laura x

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    1. Yeah think it is more of kids holiday :) like Christmas has lost some of its excitement now there are no kids in the family!

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  6. I love how the US celebrate Halloween, it is always so much fun and lots of activity x

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    1. Yeah seems almost like a different culture x

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  7. I must admit we not really into Halloween we not doing anything this year but will probably dress my son up when he is a little older.

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    1. I do think it's something fun for kids. I believe it must be fun making fun halloween food creations and dressing them up!

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  8. My son loves it, but I can very much take it or leave it. Hope you had a good birthday.

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    1. Glad i'm not alone! Think it is more for kids :) I did thank you, didn't do anything as big this year, but still good

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  9. Halloween is just now becoming fun for me, but I am sure that will all change when I have my own family!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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    1. It's interesting how more people are divided on it than I thought!

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  10. Aww thank you so much for posting about #DreamandSparkle. I am so looking forward to co-hosting with Kat!

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    1. No worries :) I thought it would be fun to post what else was happening in the blogging world since doing the challenge

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  11. We are take it or leave it kind of family sometimes we have a party other years like this year nothing we don't do trick or treating neither.

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    1. Interested to hear how families organise parties for the kids :)it sounds more fun than trick or treating

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  12. I'm a bit meh about Halloween, but I love to see what others get up to!

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    1. Yeah it's a real mark of creativity and imagination in others :)

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  13. I love Halloween and I love how big a thing it has become in the uk now. We didn't do anything this year though, because my due date is 4 days away.

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    1. It is something different I guess! Could have dressed up the bump! :)

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  14. I'm not the biggest fan of dressing up and I don't like horror movies but I love halloween for the fact that there are skulls and witches stuff everywhere. Happy birthday for the 26th x

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    1. It is interesting that not as many people are as fanatical as I thought! x

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  15. I love halloween! Although I do get a bit freaked out sometimes haha www.georginadoes.co.uk

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    1. Yeah i can imagine, there is some scary costumes haha

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  16. I'm with you on not being a fan of Halloween, I hate horror films! x

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    1. Glad it's not just me!Horror films seem a bit lame to me x

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  17. We took the kids trick or treating and then had a warm hot pot for tea - nothing exciting over here really! H x

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    1. Nice for a relaxed evening though :) x

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  18. Halloween drove me crackers this year, it seemed to go on forever - it was Halloween season!

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    1. I don't think it was any more than normal, but do think it is slowly getting like the states x

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  19. Aw we had a great night, the kids went to a party and then out trick or treating to family and friends houses, bopping apples when they come home then a film while they were allowed some of their candy

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    1. used to love bopping apples I must admit! Sounds like a fab night for the kids at least :) x

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  20. I spent Halloween at my cousins house. She hired a psychic and we had a reading then a curry xxx

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  21. I don't do Halloween either but that may be a generational thing as it was never celebrated when I was a child.

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    1. I think it depends on your parents attitude to the traditions of it. My parents never really liked it that much, so maybe rubbed off!

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  22. i love halloween as i get to dress up. point 3 is so me!

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    1. I loved your bambi dress up, so original and unique. Yeah films need to get better

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  23. I think it's ok to dislike Halloween - I don't think you'll be alone. I would just stay at home and eat all the sweets myself if I was you :D

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    1. Haha that's what we did as we got no trick or treaters

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  24. I've never celebrated Halloween until little man got a bit older and started enjoying trick or treating!

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    1. I do believe my opinions might change when I have kids of my own :)

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  25. I am with you, I know it's popular in the states and slowly catching fire in the UK but it's not something I celebrate

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    1. Yeah think it is becoming a lot bigger here. There is bound to some sort of festival here if there isn't already!

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  26. I'm not a huge fan of Halloween but I love Christmas x

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    1. Me too! Hope you have seen my latest post

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  27. Halloween seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year now. I am not a fan as my children have grown and it really is more fun when little ones are able to enjoy it xx

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    1. Yeah can imagine how it might be fun with kids

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  28. Hahaha you are so blunt and matter of fact! I love dressing up though I always have and I think thats really the only reason I like Halloween!

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    1. I understand why others do lol just not my thing!

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  29. Ah this is different. I have never had anyone say they dislike Halloween. Refreshing read. I am indifferent really. Everyone else seems to love it.

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    1. Yeah it seems to be a marmite of the seasons lol glad you enjoyed reading :)

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  30. I adore Halloween, it's my favourite time of the year! We get into it and always dress up, carve pumpkins and get the scares on! xx

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    1. Awww that sounds lovely! Hope you enjoyed this year 😊😊

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  31. I'm with you in not really liking Halloween - This was the first year I went trick or treating with the girls and it was ok but I was glad when it was over! Hope you are enjoying a more relaxed pace of blogging!

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    1. Yeah it felt like such a build up. Maybe I will like it more when I have kids. Haha I am thinking of doing some for blogmas too! X

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  32. I really like halloween, I usually watch a few scary movies and buy halloween themed things like candles and lush stuff

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    1. You make it sound relaxing! Suppose like most things, it is what you make it :)

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  33. aw I always wanted to go all out for the american theme or Disneyland maybe

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  34. I love Halloween. I'm writing this post in January, but it won't be long til Halloween this year x

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    1. I maybe at it the wrong way, but doesn't appeal to me x

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