Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Parenting


The leaves are not dead.

Here, we have the opposite: blooms, bees, warmth, sunshine. Halloween in daylight savings. Weird.

My feet are dead though.

I picked my kids up from school and haven’t stopped since. They quickly readied themselves for trick-or-treating. We had a quick stop-off at a neighbours to share in their party, then made our way to the local, full-on gung-ho Halloween street in our suburb where all the community gathers to knock on doors for chocolate.

We then made our way back to school for a Halloween disco. I had a stint on the BBQ. Chatted with my friend till we both had enough of standing around and called stumps.

Now, pain pulsates through my feet up my legs and into my lower back. Tiredness courses through my blood.

But I am not done over.

Happy Halloween!


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4 thoughts on “Halloween”

  1. It’s all we’ve ever known, and Halloween has only really been a ‘thing’ here for the last 15 or so years. It’s the same with Christmas…all those beautiful lights that don’t get noticed until after 9PM. Some of my friends who grew up in Northern Hemisphere talk about how weird it all is, but for true blue Aussies, it’s just how it is. Thanks for reading and commenting…appreciate it 😁👍


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