Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Have pumpkins, will travel

Halloween is historically not an English holiday. There is trick-or-treating to be found, but it is never a sure thing... hardly the slam dunk door-to-door sugarfest one finds in the States.

And so tonight, we faced the annual question: can a magical purple wizard...

....and a not-so-wicked witch

.... find the magic elixir* they seek in the high streets and back alleys of Hampstead?

Suffice to say 2007 was a success.


*high fructose corn syrup, of course...


Anonymous C said...

Wow. we cut our kids off much earlier than that! You have QUITE the haul there!!!

10:18 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Absolutely adorable! Glad they were able to score plenty of loot :)

10:50 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Happy Halloween! So cute! And with cool British candy bars, too.

12:07 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

Happy Halloween! Love the costumes, the kids looked adorable. I was going to comment on the cool British candy, but Suzanne beat me to it. :)

12:41 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

They're adorable! I'm glad they have their sugar fix for the next...week? ;)

(p.s. When I clicked onto last year's post, oh my goodness, Evan looks so much more grown up now. Aww.)

3:29 AM  
Blogger denzylle said...

Where I live in London, Crime Central, is not so Hallowe'en friendly, but I did see one group of young children in costume, with their parents, going door to door.

However, I also saw three boys aged about 12, no costumes, but armed with a box of eggs and a bag of flour, so the ancient practice of Mischief Night is, perhaps, more prevalent around here.

I'm glad to see your Hallowe'en was successful, and I'm sure the children don't only count the enjoyment in terms of the stash!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Patois said...

My Brit husband said last night that it's not such a big deal because next week is bonfire night. Keep your kids off the street then, I reckon! Beautiful kids you've got. I so covet their British chocolate.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Badness Jones said...

Very cute! I'm so glad that things are picking up on the London Hallowe'en scene!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Iota said...

You can imagine we had the reverse experience. We have enough candy to last us till the 22nd century, in spite of my attempts to recycle it to the late hour trick or treaters who came to our door. I am less of a mind to ration it out day by day, than to have 3 or 4 days when they're all on a sugar high, and get totally fed up of it (this is perhaps wishful adult thinking), and then we can go back to normal. I'm not above sneaking some into the trash can. How mean is that?

12:59 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Iota needs to meet my sister's version of "the Great Pumpkin" who takes candy and leaves toys (the candy then shows up at my BIL's office - LOL)

The kiddos look GREAT! I love Julia's costume, so cute! I can't get over how much Evan has grown!

4:00 AM  
Blogger AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Glad you found places to TT! And, the British candy is too cute.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Kellan said...

Really cute post and such cute kids and costumes! Have a good weekend - see ya.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Sooo cute! Looks like it was quite a successful holiday! Yay for sugar! LOL!

12:45 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

They look adorable in their costumes! They must be pretty proud of all their candy! I hope that for your sake they are better than mine little one at rationing their candy!

3:15 AM  
Blogger OneTiredEma said...

Heh, all I could see in the buckets was the Israeli candy bar on top. :-)

Adorable costumes!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

It looks like they had quite a successful outing - I'm glad those cute costumes were rewarded :)

1:34 AM  

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