Monday, October 31, 2011


Hallowe'en is gaining ground here in France, just as it is in the UK, although we are somewhat behind, and of course we are all well behind the USA.

When we were in Indiana 3 years ago, at the time of the presidential election, it was amazing to see the profusion of stuff in gardens as we went out for our morning walk.

There were election posters, Hallowe'en things, Thanksgiving things, and even one or two early Christmas symbols. There were full sized graves, bones and skeletons, ghoulies and ghosties, inflatable turkeys bigger than ostriches, enormous plastic pumpkins, Vote-this-that-and-the-other exhortations, and a few tasteful Santas and wreaths.

It will all be here soon. I blame the television.

Yes, of course we have the bags of chocolates ready!

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