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Who gets involved and who closes the curtains, knocks the lights off and turns up Corrie to drown out the noise??
 

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It's so random around here.
One year we get loads and run out of treats, others we get nobody......
Hope we get nobody tonight....scrounging little wronguns.😕

To qualify that - I'm not long in from a long day, dinner's almost ready and I just want to kick back for a while, not having to jump up every 10 minutes to answer the door.
Bah!
 
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Always buy a tin of sweets, some years we get lots of kids, the odd year I've got sweets for the Golf Bag😃
 

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Depends on the weather, last year it bladdered it down so had loads of slurps left.
This year it's gorgeous so there may well be a few more, little monsters out there. Don't mind spending two quid on a few haribos for them.

feel sorry for the little mites, when I was a kid, me dad got a new gate every year which we used to borrow for a year, " mischievous night" we used to call it. Only night you could be a little sod and get away with it. Certainly made the most of it.
putting bangers in a milk bottle and ringing the door bell. Only bettered by putting dog poo in news paper and setting light to it, seeing Dirty Dez stamping out the lit newspaper. God I miss being 8 yr old.
 

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A big bowl of sweets and no knock at the door yet - any left I shall munch them over the next few days.
 

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In the good old days, you could buy fireworks with your paper round money. Bangers and jumping jacks ( now unfortunately banned) were the fave toys. Fortunately for us kids we found out in History classes that some bloke called Guy Fawkes tried blowing up the a big house near " mischievous night" so we could get fireworks to play with.
All went well until Tash tried putting a lit banger through the letter box of an empty house, instead of rolling into the hall it rolled into my hand and blew a big hole in my right index finger. It hurt. A lot. I didn't think it was funny, but I was in a minority as my mates were wetting there pants laughing. Ringing doorbells asking for sweets is not character building.
 

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Middle of the Country , not many of trick or treat age left around , always buy stuff to have tho just in case ..Found refreshers in one of the packs tonight , they wont be getting them . no chance
 

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No takers yet...

Maybe it's something to do with the sign I put on the gate.....
Trick or Treaters will be hung, drawn and quartered....😕
 

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Trick or treating is a rubbish American import, I will not answer the door to them, what happened to remember, remember the 5th of November and Penny for the Guy?
 
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Such a pity Hallowe'en has turned out as it is today - as in Scotland guising on Hallowe'en and all that went with it was great fun - for children and the folks you visited.

Going round with my brother and sister in disguise - we'd usually be invited into the house - we'd each do our 'turn' and often dook for apples or try and bite a (very) sticky toffee covered apple dangling from a string - or other little games. A good handful of monkey nuts, a piece of Scottish tablet wrapped in grease-proof paper; a sweetie or two or a chocolate bar (fudge and flakes were common); an apple and maybe a penny or two - and off we'd trot to the next house. Innocent bygone days,
 
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Drove out tonight on the way to the range and they seemed to be going round in massive groups. No chance of me giving to a throng like that, especially teenagers. I'll give to the small kids that live locally as they're always accompanied by a parent and are always told to say please and thank you. It's been a long day, long range session and I'm not in the mood for a group of wrong un's to turn up. Patience in short supply I'm afraid
 
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