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Saturday, November 1, 2008

A New Month

Here we are at the beginning of a new month ~ November 1, my birthday. Thank you Flighty for giving me such a lovely surprise post, and for the delightful birthday wishes from my Blog Friends...:) I had a lovely day with many phone calls from family and friends. There turned out to be nine of us gathered for my birthday dinner treat ~ great way to start off a new birthday year. This is also the night we turn the clocks back one hour, so a little bit of extra birthday time :) LOL

Here is a glimpse of the ins and outs as I awaited the Halloween goblins ~

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In England where I was born, we did not celebrate Halloween, but I do remember the bonfires and fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day each November 5. When I arrived in Canada, I was quite delighted to find out that my brother and I could wander the streets the night before my birthday and collect a bag of treats...We called out "Halloween Apples" rather than "Trick or Treat" in those days, although we really preferred the candies to the apples! My mum always baked an apple pie or two with the apples as an extra birthday treat. I must say that the goblins who came to our door last night were very polite and happy little souls. It was a treat to see and talk with them :)

I am looking forward to Flighty's daily postings on his Looking Skyward blog ~ he's already taken off with his first post of the month!

4 comments:

  1. Many thanks for the linked mention to my two blogs.
    I'm glad to see that you had an nice birthday and an enjoyable evening.
    Good photos! It's something that we don't celebrate as much as this week's Bonfire Night. xx

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  2. How nice to hear that your birthday was a nice one, Glo -- and how convenient that you got to collect goodies right before your own special day when you were a kid :-)

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  3. Flighty ~ My pleasure :) Yes, it was a great birthday and I think I've heard from everyone ~ nice catching up with friends and family.

    Nikki ~ Yes, thanks Nikki, I even got more calls today...perhaps when they flip the calendar to the new month, there I am :) Fond memories of Halloween as a kid ~ I think that's why I try and make it fun for the those who come to my home.

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  4. I missed your birthday Glo, I hope it was a happy one. I am a Scorpio too, my birthday being at the end of October. There are lots of fireworks exploding outside as I speak, they go on for about a month, before and after November 5th! Your house looks so very warm and inviting, I have two pumpkins glowing, although as you say the UK really doesn't celebrate the event of Halloween to the full. x

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