This is Halloween, Red 'n' Black, Slimy Green...

October is almost over & so once again, it's that time of year... Actually come to think of it, according to the advertisers  & retailers it's been that time of year, for the past two months... 

Personally, for me it won't be that time of year, for at least another 4 or 5 weeks! Although, I usually leave that kind of shopping until the 2nd 3rd week of December... 
I'm all for being organised & making plans & putting money aside for all occasions...

At this point, I'd much rather celebrate Halloween... It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's mine *cheers* 

To the advertisers of home furnishing, I do not need a new table & chairs; 3-piece suite or washing machine, because my granny is coming over & it's that time of year...

To the Supermarkets, get your seasons in order... Late August/September is not 
seasonally that time of year...

To The Card Factory, why do you begin selling cards for that time if year during 
the summer, when it isn't that time of year...

... I could go on ...

I walked past a large fashion chain store the other day, they were blaring music which is appropriate for that time of year, not this time of year... One woman was obviously confused because she began singing along  ~ it isn't really for me to say, but it was a little bit weird! 

On a bigger scale, I understand people need to budget & stores need to prepare for busier times, but we don't need it ramming down our throats that x, y & z are things which we should be doing in order to have a successful that time of year... At present, many stores are selling goods relating to Halloween, Bonfire Night & that time of year - has it always been like this?! It can't have been, this is consumerism gone mad... If you buy gifts for that time of year now {unless it's a specialist purchase} where's the love? I for one, will look forward to that time of year, but not until it's closer to that time of year. 

At this time of year, I am enjoying this time of the year... 

I'm looking forward to making a Pumpkin Lantern (or two), making some Pumpkin Bread, making Halloween cider cocktails & bathing in frankincense & Myrrh.. 

I don't like the 'trick-or-treat' side of Halloween, but in the main it's harmless fun! For some, it is deeply religious & for others it's a good excuse for dressing up & partying... After Halloween, I shall be enjoying Bonfire Night - before I even contemplate taking on that time of the year... 

*chin-chin*
Who's with me?!




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