Well last year I was away, so this was the first halloween in the new house, always an interesting time with plenty of local children around…
Rather than the usual careful explanation at the door of all hallows eve, finally giving in and giving them sweets as usual, I decided a more pratical approach might bemore interesting, for me, and for the little darlings.
Cassock donned ready, largest Roman collar ready, black funeral cape ready, Crucifix and aspergillium full of Holywell’s finest, (well ok it was tap water, but that’s all that is in the Well too!) Well honed and practiced phrases going round in my head, (begone foul fiend etc)
Not a sausage. Not one little beastie, not even a timid little ghoul with a mummy or daddy ghoul, NOT ONE, I ask you, all that preparation, HMPH!