Once again October 31st crept up menacingly upon us and, with what started as a way to involve the boys without allowing them to go Trick or Treating but has now become an annual Halloween tradition, a spooky meal and decorated house were once again prepared. Friends were invited and much devil making was had by all.
Halloween falls on the same day as the Pagan/Gaelic Festival of Samhain. This marks the end of the harvest season and the start of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Many people find this time of year difficult with long nights and cold, wet weather. If you are feeling a bit down as we bid farewell to the longer days perhaps this Samhain blessing from Sarah Matthew at The Cailleach Writes ... might be just what you need: