Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's October!

It's official, Autumn has arrived, the nights are colder and the mornings are brisk. I am lucky though, October can be warm here in B.C. and the beautiful colours of nature are vibrant. However, with the cold brings illness, flu, coughs, sneezes, sleepless nights. Let's look on the bright so though, it will be, Thanks Giving, then Hallowe'en and Christmas will fast approach.

The turkey has been ordered for Thanks Giving, and food will be a plenty, not sure what dessert will appear on our menu, perhaps apple crumble (without the over seasoned cinnamon they insist using in Canada) and custard, certainly not a tradition in North America but who cares, it is damned tasty.

Hallowe'en will be filled with dressing up, kids crafts and making treats as well as trick or treating. Even though Hallowe'en was something that my parents insisted that I did not participate in, or at least not banging on doors for treats, it is fun here and very welcomed. If you are not welcome you know this as the light outside of the house is turned off, so there is a system to it. Furthermore, you know if teenagers come around trick or treating they are doing for the fun of it all, and not to come and mug you (unlike in the UK) - it is innocent and children today are told to grow up too quick so I do not begrudge teenagers getting in the last bits of their childhood.

Christmas this year will be lots of fun. I am hoping family will fly over and spend sometime with us. If this is not the case a trip to New York maybe more appropriate. I would love to go to NY, Christmas is such a big deal out there, not unlike London, big cities are fun, I wonder what Paris would be like at this time of year? Beautiful no doubt. Paris being another fave place of mine.

All in all this time of year may be cold but presents loads of fun.

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