Today is Halloween. And I can’t believe how much it has changed in the 16 years I lived here.
When I moved to England in 1998, going trick-or-treating was very awkward. Hardly anyone did it. When my kids got old enough, I would take them door to door. We encountered a lot of older people who had no idea what we were doing. Sometimes, we even saw friends of my kids standing in the doors because their parents didn’t believe in it.
And forget about finding a good costume back then. It wasn’t easy. Now, Sainsbury’s has an entire Halloween section.
It’s nice to see it gain popularity.
But now. . . . I’ve kind of gone off it!