So I'm pleased to say that this year we are going to the wholesaler for our Swizzels (fantastic British sweet company of around 100 years in business & the best in the market for child & adult pleasers.
As we go through in excess of 25 kilos of sweets (that's over 55lbs of sugary treats) we are simply visiting the wholesaler which will save us a considerable amount of cash (that we haven't got).
for 2011 I was so disheartened with local gobshite kids (the minority not the majority) that we did halloween totally for ourselves & diidn't actually answer the door , why!? well no-one has ever offered to take Izzy out trick or treating so she & I went out for the evening to do what hundreds do to us.
I think it's important to do both sides of Halloween & really enjoyed myself with my daughter on a very good, clear warm (for October) night & renew your own links with Halloween past, certainly refreshing for myself, & fun for Izzy, & in all the years i've been in this area my first chance to see other folks decorations & set up..
There were some excellent pumpkins & folk who'd gone to town with their front doors, & surprisingly a good few parents actually realized who we were behind our costumes ..we were both zombies ..what else!?
Izzy really appreciated me giving her time rather than us kow-towing to the hordes that keep us so busy on the 31st from before dusk till past 10pm, I must agree it was a lovely experience to share properly with our own Halloween enthused child.
Lots of moaning & annoyed parents apparantly, that we should have been in & ready for their children, this is sad really, does it never cross their minds to share the fun & become one of the decorated houses?
This is why I get jaded, not only is it hard work for one night per year it's also a one person set up, take down & store away for next year!
My constant fx foggers have run out of the proper fog fluid this year & unless I can get some from the states, will be fogless for 2012 ,..so anyone who knows of any stock please let me know i have 3 of these foggers & they are darn good but need a precise fog fluid concoction.
Help a fellow haunter out if you can!