We love Halloween and this year it was made all the more special by seeing the burning of The Wicker Man at St. Fagins (National Museum of Welsh Life) on the Sunday.
When the wicker man burns you are supposed to make a wish and the crowd were asked to scream as loudly as they could to repel evil spirits for the forthcoming year.
I love decorating the house and the kids were on red alert for trick or treaters but this year we only had 2. I know lots of people really don’t like this tradition – particularly since it can be scary for the elderly, younger children and pets but it is nice when you find fellow Halloween enthusiasts!
The Husband and kids did a great job of the pumpkins this year
Mr Bones announced he needed a holiday
The kids with my mum, Kay
Ieuan as the Grim Reaper
Caitlin as a gothic bride
I’m a zombie bride
The kids with my parents, John and Kay.
I always think it’s important to take every opportunity to celebrate the yearly events in the religious calendar or those times which were marked by rites and rituals by our Pagan forefathers. Life goes by so fast and it’s good to make some memories, isn’t it?
When you’re an older mum, like I am, you are very conscious of the passage of time so these times have an additional significance.
Did you celebrate Halloween? What are the events which mean the most to you? I’d love to know.
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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