Halloween

Oct. 31st, 2010 09:11 pm
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It is a halloween and we live in an area where we never really get trick or treaters coming around.

It is odd as I don't remember it being a particularly big celebration when I was a child. It seemed firework night rather dwarfed it, we used to do Penny for the Guy and go to a few firework displays. But Halloween seems to be growing in popularity. Parties seem to be more common and the shops are making a bigger deal out of it as it fills a gap in the retail calender between Back To School and Christmas. Firework night itself seems to be smaller than I remember it to be. There seem to be fewer large displays, and fireworks seem to be more spread out over a large period of the year. I haven't seen Penny for the guy in years.

So my perception is that Halloween is squeezing out Firework Night as an event. I am not sure if that is really what is happening though. But I sort of wonder if firework night will be subsumed by Halloween at some point in the next twenty years. I also wonder if Thanksgiving will arrive on these shores. I know some churches have a harvest festival, but it is a bit shit really. I suppose there isn't a film industry that promotes Thanksgiving in the same way the Horror genre has promoted Halloween.

Halloween

Oct. 31st, 2010 09:11 pm
radiantsoul: (Default)
It is a halloween and we live in an area where we never really get trick or treaters coming around.

It is odd as I don't remember it being a particularly big celebration when I was a child. It seemed firework night rather dwarfed it, we used to do Penny for the Guy and go to a few firework displays. But Halloween seems to be growing in popularity. Parties seem to be more common and the shops are making a bigger deal out of it as it fills a gap in the retail calender between Back To School and Christmas. Firework night itself seems to be smaller than I remember it to be. There seem to be fewer large displays, and fireworks seem to be more spread out over a large period of the year. I haven't seen Penny for the guy in years.

So my perception is that Halloween is squeezing out Firework Night as an event. I am not sure if that is really what is happening though. But I sort of wonder if firework night will be subsumed by Halloween at some point in the next twenty years. I also wonder if Thanksgiving will arrive on these shores. I know some churches have a harvest festival, but it is a bit shit really. I suppose there isn't a film industry that promotes Thanksgiving in the same way the Horror genre has promoted Halloween.

Halloween

Oct. 31st, 2010 09:11 pm
radiantsoul: (Default)
It is a halloween and we live in an area where we never really get trick or treaters coming around.

It is odd as I don't remember it being a particularly big celebration when I was a child. It seemed firework night rather dwarfed it, we used to do Penny for the Guy and go to a few firework displays. But Halloween seems to be growing in popularity. Parties seem to be more common and the shops are making a bigger deal out of it as it fills a gap in the retail calender between Back To School and Christmas. Firework night itself seems to be smaller than I remember it to be. There seem to be fewer large displays, and fireworks seem to be more spread out over a large period of the year. I haven't seen Penny for the guy in years.

So my perception is that Halloween is squeezing out Firework Night as an event. I am not sure if that is really what is happening though. But I sort of wonder if firework night will be subsumed by Halloween at some point in the next twenty years. I also wonder if Thanksgiving will arrive on these shores. I know some churches have a harvest festival, but it is a bit shit really. I suppose there isn't a film industry that promotes Thanksgiving in the same way the Horror genre has promoted Halloween.
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Enjoying it here in the states.

So far we spent Thursday tired. Friday at Greenpark Mall, Saturday at central. Yesterday we went to an open air performance of Romeo and Juliet and to Laura's sister work. We also had pizza and went to a view shops.

It is cheap here, very cheap. There was an open house sale opposite Laura's mum. The house has 3 bedrooms, double garage and half an acre of land. The price is $120k and will probably go for $100k. That is only about fifty thousands in GBP. Our house was half the size and costs two hundred thousand GBP.

I haven't had much time to read other people's entries to be honest. Hope you are all well.
radiantsoul: (Default)
Enjoying it here in the states.

So far we spent Thursday tired. Friday at Greenpark Mall, Saturday at central. Yesterday we went to an open air performance of Romeo and Juliet and to Laura's sister work. We also had pizza and went to a view shops.

It is cheap here, very cheap. There was an open house sale opposite Laura's mum. The house has 3 bedrooms, double garage and half an acre of land. The price is $120k and will probably go for $100k. That is only about fifty thousands in GBP. Our house was half the size and costs two hundred thousand GBP.

I haven't had much time to read other people's entries to be honest. Hope you are all well.

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