Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

There may not be any trick-or-treating in Australia.

No dressing up in costumes.

No jack'o'lanterns.

No scuffing through piles of autumn leaves in the early, frosty dark.

No bags of sugary loot to gloat over and swap.

(It's the wrong season altogether for that sort of thing here, and it's never really caught on.)

But there will be Halloween cupcakes for one very short, very inquisitive Anglo-American expat who knows there's something special about October 31st.

(Oh, and no, I won't be giving up my day job just yet to become a professional cake decorator…although I don't think my audience will be too critical of the aesthetics.)

If you want to make some of these for your own goblins (large or small), the recipe is here.

Happy Halloween!


dp said... Best Blogger Tips

I think it's very cool you get to live abroad, in Australia, no less! It's interesting to see how other people celebrate (or don't celebrate) the same holidays we Americans do. When I lived in DK, Thanksgiving was just another Thursday to everyone but a handful of us from the States. It was strange at first.

Anyhow, happy halloween! And happy hunting for red cabbage!

Roving Lemon said... Best Blogger Tips

dp - thanks for stopping by! Yes, one of the things I've enjoyed about living abroad is learning about how holidays differ from place to place. Thanksgiving is particularly weird in Australia, because not only is it not a holiday here, it also comes at the height of spring--not the optimum time for a harvest festival!

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