Thursday, October 24, 2013

Halloween

These days it makes no sense for me to watch cable TV, all shows are full of gore, ghosts and blood. Halloween. As a European this ‘holiday’ is still a bit difficult to grasp because there is nothing equivalent in Northern Europe. Yes, people dress up, but around February, but no one shouts “trick or treat!” or bakes gory cookies that look like blood drenched eye balls. Oh well.

Yesterday I took a much needed drive along the coast on a sunny, mild, late October day. In Winterport I came by a most elaborate Halloween decoration. In awe, I turned around the car and inspected it in more detail. It is fabulous – I had to laugh, someone went all out and really loves Halloween. Then, it was off to the ever attractive Belfast, for a cooler, tourist-free, calm day with all the usual favorites.

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