Kitty Blackadder

A Scottish blog about making art, too much eyeshadow and becoming a grown up.

Thursday, 23 October 2014


Everyone is talking about how Halloween is right around the corner, well some people are anyway, I mean I guess actually most people I know don't care at all... OK, I've heard someone mention at some point that Halloween is right around the corner, and it feels really weird to me, as my Halloween was ages ago - we celebrated on September 14th, as you do.

 We had good reason though - and no, it wasn't just to get Halloween out the way so that the next thing was CHRISTMAS eeeek, though that fact wasn't lost on me - no, we celebrated Halloween when we were in Disney World in September, by attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and behaving like eight year olds. We dressed up like cat burglars (I went for the classic Sims version, if you know the one I mean, and became ludicrously excited every time someone pointed out that I looked the one from Sims - I mean, air punching, wooping, over excited), we trick or treated, we rode roller blocoasters and we watched parades and fireworks - who says you have to grow up?!

 Incidentally, their are two reasons I bring this up. Firstly, I've been lucky enough to celebrate the last three Halloweens with Mickey and the gang, but this year was the last time for the foreseeable future - if you would like to read more about my little self pity party, I wrote a post about it, here. So, I wanted to make sure I really took a moment to appreciate all the fun memories that I've made there, not just this year, but the last three years: seeing my mother dressed as a fairy and getting 'Pixie Dust' sprinkled on her, watching the normally super sarcastic and grumpy Kenny dress up and play along with small children who were dressed as super heroes and threatened to take him to jail (he was also dressed like a cat burglar, just thought I should mention that again as otherwise the previous statement seems hilariously out of context), eating my own body weight in yumminess and of course, getting to run around a theme park until midnight impulsively doing whatever you please.

The other reason I bring it up, is that whether we like it or not, this might be our only chance to celebrate Halloween this year as it appears we may be getting the keys to out flat that day - which, by the way, am I the only one who finds the idea of the first ever night you spend in a 100 year old flat being Halloween, to be absolutely terrifying?! Although, as I type this, information is coming through (weird turn of phrase; now sound like a Morse code operator on a World War 2 submarine), that suggests that actually maybe we're not moving on Halloween after all. (To keep up with the riveting saga of "Are we, aren't we moving to Glasgow" see parts one and two, here and here). It seems yet more red tape has wrapped itself around the situation and things may be delayed even further... or not. We may yet still move on Halloween. But either way, I'm glad we had our 'proper' Halloween early this year - it was pretty freaking awesome, and at least it consisted of more than streaming Hocus Pocus on Netflix while unpacking boxes in a half hearted manner, which is probably what we'll end up doing... or not, as the case may be.

How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Let me know below in the comments!

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