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Halloween flashback - 2016

As I published photos from our 2018 Halloween celebrations I happened to notice a blog post saved in my draft folder,  it turns out it was a  Haloween post from 2016 so I thought it was about time I actually published it!

Halloween wasn't widely celebrated in the UK when I was a child,   I don't remember anyone 'trick or treating' or the shops being full of costumes.   It was starting to become a thing in my late teenage years,  I suppose once our generation was getting old enough to be able to choose to celebrate without having permission!

I went to Halloween themed pub nights but my first proper party was a children's party here in Cyprus, thrown by my Halloween mad friend Sam.  It was really for our benefit I suppose, as our kids were only 1 and had no idea what was going on,  we made it spooky rather than scary with cartoon ghosts and Disney themed decorations. 
We've been to Halloween events,  Cyherbia Halloween events are always worth going to, they beat…

Trick or treat - Vodka and Sweets!

This week's Sunday post is a Halloween special! 

I must apologise, Sam, if you are reading this, for cropping you out of the photo but it just lent itself to this!

We had our now traditional Halloween get together for the kids - well I say for the kids but the get-togethers go on a bit later these days and include a little more alcohol as we are joined by the men and the kids get less demanding.

The 'pack'   (as Leo now calls the 5 children we have between us all)  are less interested in the games we used to play,  happy now to disappear off to their bedroom and do whatever it is they do for hours on end, but they still enjoy a few once we 'drag' them out to be sociable.

Hanging doughnuts had been requested once again so that went down well

No themed gathering would be complete without a Tiny Acorns craft!

And of course, you can't have Halloween without a bit of trick or treating.

As trick or treating' isn't done generally in Cyprus we visit 2 or 3 of o…